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How to Get Employees to Take Vacation – and Why You Should

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:00
When’s the last time you pushed an employee to take a vacation and meant it? Too often, managers cringe when they see employees will be out on vacation for a week – who will cover their work, what...

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How 3 CIOs Inspired Business-Led IT within Their Company

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:00
Last month I was fortunate enough to host a CIO panel at our inaugural #EMPOWER2015 user conference in Chicago. The panel was designed to understand the major trends that CIOs are seeing and...

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How To Decide Which Business Process To Fix First

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:00
When several business processes need work and there are limited resources to get it done, it can be hard to decide which process to attack first. Most of the time when you decide to take a look at...

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Schemas – Successfully Navigating API Complexity

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:30
In last week’s episode of “Schemas” we discussed how to bring together information from different cloud applications. Today in our exciting mini-series finale we will take a look at...

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5 Tools You Can Use Today to Improve Your Construction Business

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:00
Buoyed by a 75% increase in US construction output between 2012 and 2015, the construction industry is growing at a breakneck pace. Globally, this amounts to a projected $15T market by 2025 (yes,...

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Team Productivity – What You Need to Know This Week

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:00
Here’s a look at three interesting stories currently in the news with ramifications for your team’s productivity. 1. Should we all be on a four-day work week? Could a shorter work-week make your team...

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Business Transformation Fails When Problem Isn’t Defined

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:00
Companies are doing their best to keep up with competitors and the ever-changing business landscape. But many of their efforts fail because they can’t even accurately define the problem they’re...

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How Are You Capturing Key Information?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:30
From paper archives to mobile capture – where are you on the continuum? The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) put forth an ideal scenario. Your invoices are scanned at the door,...

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How to Adjust to a More Demanding Job

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:00
If you’re used to a job that comes easily to you and where you can take the occasional long lunch and get all your work done in 35 hours a week, it can be tough to adjust to a new, … Read »

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Send in The Apps: Execs Advise on an Efficient Rollout

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:30
Apps are not just in the IT domain anymore. A diverse group of Intuit QuickBase customers offer best practices for empowering business unit citizen developers. At the recent Intuit QuickBase...

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How To Manage A Project When The Sponsor Is Missing In Action (MIA)

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:00
Sometimes project sponsors are appointed to projects by senior leadership and for various reasons just aren’t engaged in the project. Low engagement can also happen when a sponsor thinks a...

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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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