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Schemas – Get the Data You Need from Cloud Applications

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:30
OK, so you’ve got data spread across a number of cloud applications and you have decided to bring that data together to understand your business better. Great. But you have customer information...

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What to Do When You Inherit a Struggling Team

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:00
When you walk into a new management role and inherit an existing team, you’re hoping that they’re all stars who you’ll be delighted to work with. But sometimes – especially when you have a different...

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Low Code Platform Transforms SMB Operations

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:30
At the recent Intuit QuickBase #EMPOWER2015 conference, one session included a few small but mighty IT outfits discussing how they drive innovation through low-code app development. In Chicago this...

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A Closer Look: Mars Works to Make Collaboration a Bit Sweeter

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:00
What’s the best engagement tool? How about a cup of coffee? Mars Drinks finds that providing such a simple connection is an important part of a strategy that makes its parent company lauded as one of...

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Overcoming 5 Obstacles Cross-Functional Teams Face

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:00
The cross-functional team and its development is a vital part of any organization looking for new ideas and solutions. Getting diverse individuals to pool their ideas and techniques to create...

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How to Use Parkinson’s Law for Daily Productivity

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 07:30
Give yourself just five minutes to read this article and jot down a few action items that will help you become more productive. Why? Because, according to Parkinson’s Law, the less time you give...

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How to Groom a Team Member for Promotion

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:00
When you have an employee who wants to move up, what can you do to help get them ready? One of the signs of a great manager is that her people move on to bigger and better things – because...

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3 Ways to Transform Your Business with QuickBase Sync

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 15:15
If you asked the attendees at our inaugural global customer conference, #EMPOWER2015, last week in Chicago about the main theme of the event, you’d get different answers all pointing to the same...

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How Empowering Your Employees Supports Process Improvement

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:00
I spoke to Jason Kayzar, who is the COO PhishLine, a complete social engineering management platform built for Information Security Professionals. They help Fortune 1000 clients counter social...

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How to Manage When Everyone Thinks They’re the Smartest Person in the Room

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:00
So you’ve got a team made up of smart, driven people. That’s a good thing, right? Of course it is – except when each of those people thinks he or she is the smartest one in the room and wants...

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Solutions in Days: The Rise of Rapid Application Development

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:30
Gone are the days when one would put in a request to IT, wait, and then wait some more. Employees with little to no technical background — in some organizations, called “citizen...

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Why Managers Must Embrace Big Data or Be Left Behind

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:00
Business experts say that analytics and data will define the difference between winners and losers in various industries. If you’re a manager and don’t have a clue about statistics or how to ask...

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How to Manage Change When Your Team is New

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:15
Change management is already a difficult, time-consuming process—and it’s even more challenging when your team is new. But when the membership of a team is rapidly evolving, you can still bring new...

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Power to the People: Strategies for Successful User Adoption

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:00
Ah, user adoption. I’m hearing cries of pain from all of my technology-related partners, and this week’s Intuit QuickBase #EMPOWER2015 conference was no exception. Fortunately, Jacob MacIntyre,...

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5 Leadership Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:00
Veteran Fast Track readers know that my relationship with Intuit Quickbase goes back more than 5 years, So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to attend the brand’s very first user conference,...

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How to Create Greater Urgency in a Team

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:00
Sears and K-Mart are the latest in a long line of big companies that have failed to react quickly enough in this fast-paced business climate. If managers at every level can’t keep their teams in the...

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Introducing QuickBase Sync for Streamlined Cloud Integration

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:30
Last week, we discussed low-code app development and cloud integration challenges and suggested that there must be a better way to get the data you need into your app development platform. Guess...

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Stamp Out These 5 Hidden Inefficiencies On Your Team

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:00
As a manager, you want your team working at peak capacity. Have you thought about these five hidden productivity killers? 1. Unnecessary meetings. It’s practically cliché to say it at this point, but...

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The 7 Words That Will Connect You With Anyone

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:00
Every magician has more than one good trick up his sleeve, and now one of them is choosing to share some of the secrets that will help you get what you want on the job.  When you were a kid,...

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How Project Managers Can Efficiently Scale Up Projects

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:00
It’s a good problem to have: Your team has been asked to expand a small project into a much bigger one. But flattery won’t get your project anywhere. As a project manager, how can you develop...

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