What are the Greatest Challenges of Working from Home?

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home has become a harsh reality for a major part of the working population. It has changed the way people have been working all along, and as it seems, there will be no going back. While working remotely has allowed us the freedom to work flexible hours, it has also presented us with some major challenges. In this article, we will discuss the greatest challenges of…

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How to develop and sustain a high-performance work team?

A “high-performance work team” is a group of employees focussed on their goals. They possess special expertise and exceptional skills that help them in collaborating, innovating and producing superior results consistently. Specialties of a High-Performance Work Team Simple measures cannot determine the performance effectiveness of groups. Also, no two teams are identical. However, most teams seem to have a shared understanding of the qualities that make an effective workgroup. Generally, a high-performance work team is…

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How can a Flat Organizational Structure benefit your organization?

In today’s interconnected world, organizations rely more on flat organizational structures that promote collaboration and team-building than on traditional pyramid structures of leadership that facilitate bureaucracy. This is because an even playing field allows the organizations to leverage the passions, talent, and expertise of the employees to find a better way of overcoming business challenges. What Is Flat Organization Structure? A flat organization implies that there are very few or no management levels separating the…

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As a Leader, How Can You Encourage Group Cooperation?

If you want your organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, you must foster a workplace environment that supports group cooperation and collaboration amongst colleagues. Cooperation amongst teammates within the office can help to increase the level of participation from your employees in decision-making. Cooperation can further improve interactions amongst all the levels of your organization and allow everyone to work together towards achieving common goals. That is why it is essential to encourage…

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How Strong is the “Glue” That Holds Your Team Together?

A colleague of mine asked me this question a couple of days ago and it made me stop and think – what does it take to create a strong cohesive team? Is it the strength of the leader who can successfully motivate the members? Perhaps it’s the fact that a select few share a common goal and work together to solve any and all problems to reach a final conclusion? Or does a great team…

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Top 5 Useful Free Apps for Consulting Companies

Running a consulting company can be overwhelming, especially when you are looking to increase organization and productivity to grow. Consulting companies need to communicate effectively, readily share information, efficiently track project costs, and easily hire new team members. To that end, these top five useful free apps for consulting companies will help you to do just that. Dovico Free for up to 5 employees or 10 projects | Basic plans start at $10/user per month…

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Workplace Engagement: How to Reconnect with Remote Employees

In a world reshaped by a pandemic, companies are forced to shift to remote working to keep operations running while ensuring that all employees stay safe and healthy. Remote working gives employees more control, improves productivity, gives companies better access to top talent and enables employees to maintain a better work-life balance. Despite the numerous advantages of remote working, it has challenged workplace engagement. And has many managers new to this environment wondering how to…

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How to Introduce a New Timesheet to Your Team

I don’t need to tell you that change is hard. Change at work is especially tough to deal with as we all get into daily habits that bring us some level of success. However, business needs change, and your office is in desperate need of a better timekeeping solution. Billing clients efficiently and accurately every month is a chore. You have to change your project time tracking process, but you know there will be opposition….

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How To Stay Connected With Co-Workers While Working From Home

By now, you’re a week or so into your journey of working from home because of COVID-19. You’ve settled on a comfortable place to work, got a desk set up that rivals the one at the office, you’ve found your flow and probably even got some things accomplished. But if you’re like me, you are starting to miss your work peeps. Those work buddies that get you through tough days at work or at home….

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