Nov

10

2017

Managing Remote Teams – Tips for Increasing Productivity You’ve spent time, energy and money building your remote team. It’s not unreasonable to want to get the most from them. You want to maximize productivity. Yet when your team is virtual there can be some challenges to motivating them....

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Nov

9

2017

When you’re managing a team of contractors, it can be difficult to let go of control and let them take care of the tasks and projects. However you can save yourself an abundance of time, energy and money if you implement systems to monitor and manage your virtual team’s productivity. There are systems...

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Sep

28

2017

I have to admit that I too have heard some disheartening things about working with virtual assistants, but when problems arise, it often isn’t the virtual assistants fault. The majority of the blame has to be given to the business owner or delegator, as they simply didn’t have the skills or info...

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Sep

14

2017

While it would be great to be able to manage all of the details of your business, there are items that will slip through the cracks if you aren’t careful.   Copyright by the Calvert Litho. Co., Detroit, Mich. / Foter / Public Domain Mark 1.0 Think of it as being like the circus act where the...

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Dec

30

2016

Delegating is not the easiest task for managers but it is a vital necessity. Learning the process and how to use it provides significant benefits for both organization and managers alike. It can be slow going in the beginning, but practice does make perfect, as they say. Here is some advice on the signs...

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Dec

23

2016

Are you having a problem with delegation? Maybe you are afraid that you will lose some control or power as a manager if someone else completes a task for a certain project. Could it be that you are not sure how to select the right people to do the job that you have previously done? Whatever the reason,...

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Dec

16

2016

Let’s just be blunt about this, you cannot effectively manage a remote team without using and leveraging technology. Ultimately, the majority of your business systems and your outsourcing management can and should be automated as much as possible, and that means using the technologies available to...

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Dec

8

2016

Contractors and employees are vastly different. You’re probably already familiar with the hiring differences. You know that employees require you to pay payroll taxes, benefits, and so on, whereas contractors only get payment for work. It’s easier to hire, and fire, contractors too. However, the...

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Nov

17

2016

4 Communication Styles: How To Identify Your Communication Style And Why It Is Important

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management, Tools to Train Your Team

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Have you ever been talking to someone and thought, “This person just doesn’t get what I’m saying?” It could be that, while you are discussing the same topic, they have a different viewpoint altogether. In the world of work, we call that communication style. Keep reading and find out about the...

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Nov

4

2016

How to Create a Self-Directed Team

Deanna Maio

Tools to Train Your Team

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Part of the power of having a team of outsourced professionals and contractors is to let go of tasks and the need to oversee everything. Let’s face it, if you have to babysit your contractors and check in with them daily, then you’re not really saving yourself much time, nor are you getting the biggest...

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