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4 Strategies to Bring Out High Performance From Your Sales Teams – Productivity Article

Let’s not sugarcoat the situation. Even at the beginning of the year, signs were pointing towards a time of economic recession, and that was before COVID-19 came along and dealt the global economy the most superlative kick-em-while-they’re-down blow we might ever have witnessed.  A period of recession looks inevitable and, along with countless other repercussions, it means that life is going to get a lot harder for sales executives out there. These forlorn figures will be tasked with selling their…

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How Digital Agencies Can Take Client Pitches Virtual – and Win New Business – Productivity Article

Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on those bloated Madison Avenue profits. Or blame it on the first agency executive who uttered the phrase, “Why do this over the phone when we can come and pitch you right there?” Whoever caused it, the result is the same: whenever an agency pitches for new business, they’re expected to do so in person and, often, en masse. But as someone who’s been on both sides of this strange equation – both…

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3 Ways Online Scheduling Can Improve Your Law Firm’s Client Success & Retention – Productivity Article

The legal system is highly dependent on meetings. The largest law firms, for example, can have as many as 2,000 lawyers on staff working across 20 global offices and hold over 50,000 meetings in a single year. That’s no small number.  These can be firm-wide meetings, meetings with administrative staff, meetings with senior partners, introductory meetings with clients, meetings to conduct depositions with witnesses, to name a few. In each of these cases, it’s vital that the meetings are scheduled…

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Gain Customer Trust Remotely – Productivity Article

‘The customer is king.’ Most of us have heard (and said) this many, many times. It’s also become the mantra of every business today. Personally, I like how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks about it: “We see our customers as invited guests to a party and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Bezos hit the nail on the head.  If you look at the…

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Digitally Adapting Recruitment and Onboarding to COVID-19 – Productivity Article

Has the COVID-19 pandemic thrown a wrench into how your business operates? Do you still have a large number of ‘essential’ roles to fill right now? Are your HR and operations teams on a time crunch to get these roles hired and onboarded so your business doesn’t lose momentum? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused about where to start and what tools to use? You’re not alone. Most HR and operations teams are in the same boat.  If the coronavirus…

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3 Tips for Communicating with COVID-19 Frontline Workers Remotely – Productivity Article

As a resident of Berlin, Germany and someone who’s worked remotely full-time for a few years in a previous role, I completely understand how stir crazy many folks are feeling these days. It’s one thing to choose to stay home and hibernate (because you chose to). But it’s another thing to be told by the government that you can’t leave your house, or if you do that you can’t be in a group of more than two people.  But then…

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Prolonged Remote Work (in a Coronavirus World): 3 Major Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them – Productivity Article

Remote work, telecommuting, work-from-home (or whatever you want to call it) isn’t a new phenomenon or trend. It’s a way of life in a world where digital/mobile devices and technologies rule our lives 24/7. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again. A study by Global Workplace Analytics revealed that the number of remote workers has grown by 140 percent since 2005.  When you consider the many benefits – increased flexibility, productivity, autonomy, trust and work-life balance – it makes sense that remote…

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Office Culture: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know – Productivity Article

Got questions about office culture? Doodle has the answers! It’s the buzzy phrase that’s flying around workspaces – but what exactly is office culture? How can you build it, change it, or make it work for you? In our deep dive into office culture, we’re looking beyond the buzz… So…what is office culture, exactly? It’s probably come up in your meetings or featured in your company-wide communications, but maybe you’re still not sure what exactly ‘office culture’ is. That’s okay!…

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What AI in the Workplace Can Teach Us About the Future of Work – Productivity Article

Tech often lets us glimpse into the future before it arrives. Think about how social media has completely changed the way we connect both on and offline; the way streaming services have (shifted?) the way we watch television, discover new music, and more. Cultural paradigm shifts are often brought about by game-changing tech- and the recent influx of AI-infused workplace tech suggests we’re set to see massive shifts in how we conduct business in the near future. What can examples…

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Need a Project Management Tool? Here’s Where to Start – Productivity Article

Project management might seem like a contemporary concept. In fact, it’s ‘s been around as long as there have been projects to manage. Think about the complexity of planning and executing the building of the Great Wall or the transcontinental railroad. (Or: After all, it’s thanks to project management that we have the Great Wall of China and the transcontinental railroad – two complex projects with – literally – lots of moving parts!) But you don’t need to be creating…

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Microscheduling: Trend or Hype? – Doodle Blog – Productivity Article

Here at Doodle, we’re interested in anything that might boost our productivity: working better and smarter is our endgame, after all. When we heard about microscheduling, we were naturally keen to learn more. So what is it — and more importantly, should you try it? What is a microschedule? Microscheduling is the latest productivity trend making waves online — although not without raising a few eyebrows. Essentially, microscheduling entails breaking your schedule down into small increments — we’re talking timeslots…

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3 Places You’re Having “Micro Meetings”, Without Even Knowing It – Productivity Article

What are “micro meetings”? Meetings get a lot of bad press. They can waste money, kill productivity, and more generally, employees don’t seem to like them. Cutting back on unnecessary meetings is a noble goal, but all too often our reluctance to hold meetings spirals into good, old-fashioned avoidance anxiety. And that avoidance comes with its own time-sucking, money-wasting perils. Case in point: micro meetings. To put it briefly, I use “micro meetings” to describe the virtual spaces where we…

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What Project Management Taught Me About To-do Lists – Productivity Article

It’s safe to assume that many people who clicked on this article, like me, have read countless articles about productivity. Often, the authors of these articles are CEOs and entrepreneurs. Indeed, their ability to juggle many different priorities and effectively manage their time is admirable. But I would argue that there’s an untapped resource in almost every workplace, one that can help us all plan and execute our personal projects better: the Project Managers. They’re essentially experts in meticulously roadmapping…

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