A lot of our personal and professional interaction patterns have been digitized. The emergence of social media has irreversibly changed the way we communicate with each other. Likewise, the modern workplace has seen new tools being introduced, facilitating teamwork and promoting productivity. With all this novel software popping up all around us, it’s easy to neglect soft skills, thinking they don’t apply in the digital world. Well, that’s simply not true but keeping them well-oiled may be the hard part. Let’s see how you can improve in this area.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Remote work, especially long-term, isn’t for everybody. Some individuals lacking self-discipline, self-motivation, and organizational skills may quickly find themselves in shambles. Certain people simply perform best when provided with a strong, external frame. On the other hand, there are those, who excel being given more freedom. Not only do they possess the character traits I mentioned earlier, but they also keep reinforcing them under the conditions of remote work. Here’s how to stay productive and bring your A-game while working from home during quarantine.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
The office, and I’m not talking about the hilarious TV series (or am I?), can get pretty hectic. Different personalities at various positions in the pecking order interact with each other on a daily basis making internal communication an intrinsic part of everyday operations. That being said, all the digital and face to face conversations are one of the aspects any business can improve in. Here’s a simple office productivity hack you can implement immediately.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
We’re witnessing the evolution of the workplace. Not that teleworking is a new phenomenon, but with recent global events related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, a huge number of businesses had to rethink their processes and adapt to the new situation on the fly. One of the strategies being implemented is working remotely. In order for this approach to be successful though, you need relevant tools. Here’s the role that group chat has in this new emerging economy.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
We always want what’s best for us but how often do we stop to think what ‘best’ actually means? How do we define this elusive quality? When it comes to products and services, we often fall for manipulative marketing schemes, designed to generate sales of not necessarily quality goods. When shopping for a team collaboration app, it’s paramount to be well-aware of your actual needs, as the best thing for you is what’s going to fulfill them to the highest degree.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Effective communication within a group has been extremely important since the dawn of man. It has helped individuals cooperate, build, hunt, and survive long-term. Fast forward to the present day and the idea remains as true as ever. The problem with team communication though is that many people won’t understand how important it is until they’ve been in a situation where it was either terrible or amazing. Luckily for the former group, there are multiple fixes available. Bear with me as I discuss how to make team collaboration more efficient with a group chat app.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Have you ever been let down by the search results? Frustrated by not being able to find what you’re looking for? Maybe Google wasn’t doing its job properly, or maybe… you weren’t asking your questions the right way. Grande G has its mysterious ways when it comes to choosing what results to show you, however, there’s some actions you can take to make them more relevant. Read on to get familiar with advanced Google search operators to supercharge your queries.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Personally, I owe a lot to email in professional terms. Many of my daily activities involve email. From freelance commissions, to messages from clients, to task updates sent by our project management platform – they all go through my inbox. I often find myself baffled upon learning that certain individuals only check their email once every couple of days, or only when expecting a message to arrive, which I then have to remind myself is perfectly fine after all. If, however, you’re anything like me, you might be interested in a bunch of Chrome extensions for GMail that will help you get more out of your account.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
If your brand enjoys at least moderate popularity, meaning you’re somewhat known locally, and maybe even beyond, you can be sure there are people out there discussing it daily. These are your fans, enthusiasts, advocates, constituting the core of your business. It would be irrational to not try and harness the potential lying within. Bringing them together by building an online community centered around a brand is one way to spur growth. Let’s see how you can approach this tactic and what benefits does it create.
Building an online community is a tremendous effort in and of itself. However, once you accomplish it, the result can be very rewarding. It feels really amazing to win a following behind a theme or an idea that’s important to you. It’s empowering to know that what you believe in also resonates strongly with a wider audience. You may have a noble cause and host your community pro bono, with no intention of ever getting anything out of it for yourself. I salute you if you do. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with trying to monetize it if you do it the right way.