What Factors You Should Consider to Before Getting a Degree in Project Management

Project management is one of the fastest-growing industries in the corporate world. If you’re thinking about joining the field, however, you might be a bit confused by all your options, especially when it comes to project management degrees. Here are just a few suggestions for cutting through the muck and getting down to the point.

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Flow Control: Is It the Right Engineering Career For you?

The year 2018 has been dubbed the year of engineering. With the development of technology, engineering architecture and digitization of new structural processes, it indeed presents an exciting time for brilliant minds in the industry.

But the engineering profession has many aspects, ranging from mechanical to electrical, civil electronics, structural and even software engineering. It is a trove of opportunities for anybody in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

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4 Tips for Comparing Prospective Occupations for Career Change

So, you’re currently in the process of trying to decide which job or career path you’re going to pursue in the near future. Usually, you’ll have more than a couple of options to consider, but the abundance of possibilities can have the adverse effect of making the comparison even more difficult. Choosing the wrong job can create negative moods and emotions like regret, which is a feeling that you don’t want to live with after you’ve committed yourself to a specific position. Fortunately, by heeding the following tips you can break down the comparison to truly determine which occupation would be the most ideal for your desired lifestyle:

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How to Handle Your Business After a DUI Incident

Drink driving is a consequential crime in the US, and every year over one million people are arrested for drunk driving. A DUI is tough for anyone to overcome, and it can feel like even more of a problem if you are a business owner. You may be wondering if the DUI will affect your business, and it is likely that you are worried that you have damaged your businesses image. Thankfully it is entirely possible to recover your business. Here is how to handle your business after a DUI.

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Services That Can Help You Land Your Dream Job After Being Laid Off

Let’s face it: it’s not something fun, but the reality of working life these days is that no matter how good you are at your job or how hard you work, there can come times when you’re let go by your employer. Industries can evolve and companies fail to catch up; finances can be inappropriately juggled; new management can decide to radically change company structure; and many other situations can occur that mean people are laid off in droves.

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Will Self-Driving Vehicles Result in Job Losses?

According to Sky News, the government have recently committed to a £8.1 million investment to finance trials of self-driving lorries across the UK roads, following news that they had been given the green light. This comes as no surprise to the UK, which already has vehicles on the roads which operate with semi-autonomous driving systems, from cruise control and lane departure warning to active park assist. But as the government funds further developments, we could see them on our roads sooner than we think.

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How to be More Productive When Working from Home

Everyone has a different idea of the ‘perfect’ working environment. Some prefer quiet, some like music. Some like a cold temperature, whilst others prefer a warmer room.

When you work from home, there are even more distractions than normal that stop you from getting your work done. Whether this be the children, the television, or just the food for your lunch you’ve been thinking of all morning, there are definite benefits to working in an office.

So how can you make your home workspace a nicer place to work in that will also make you more productive?

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On Your Best Behavior: Traveling with Your Boss

Before you recline your seat, dip into your favorite book, and order yourself a double whiskey on your next business flight, think again, particularly if you’re sitting right next to your boss.

The first rule of traveling with your boss is this – you’re not on vacation now.

Granted, you might be out of the office, but you’re still working, you’re just in a different setting. So here’s how to keep up appearances while you’re traveling for work:

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Drive Your Career with a Business from a Van

Has your current career route hit a roadblock? Are you tired of your typical 9-5 job and looking for a new career adventure? If you have your own van, then you’ll be excited to hear that there are so many types of businesses that you can get involved in to reinvigorate your working life…

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3 Ways to Cultivate High Employee Morale

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After nearly 15 years in the exhibit and trade show industry, entrepreneur Bev Gray started her company, now named Exhibit Edge, after a request for services from one of her clients. This was 25 years ago. Today, she stands at the helm of this, now, multimillion dollar enterprise. Her mission is to meet all the changing demands of exhibitors’ trade show needs in any venue. Throughout her career, she has discovered how important high employee morale is for any company. The following three steps reveal simple ways to develop it.

  1. Create opportunities for camaraderie

    A strong company culture doesn’t just happen nor can it be forced. It’s the responsibility of management to create an environment conducive for the growth of a supportive and successful team. To do so, a manager can schedule interactions between employees that support the type of culture that is desired. For example, Exhibit Edge has its “Daily Warm Up,” a brief stand up meeting where each person shares the previous day’s biggest accomplishment and their top 3 goals for the current day. This establishes an opportunity for employees to learn about their coworkers’ projects, stay up to date on company happenings, and build camaraderie. As a bonus, it’s also a change for management to identify any conflicts (and determine how to resolve them before they escalate).

  2. Share responsibility and authority

    Even the greatest entrepreneurs can’t control every aspect of their business. Moreover, it wouldn’t help their company if they did. There are many benefits to letting go and handing off responsibility to those who have proven themselves. Employees want to feel as though their work has significance and that it’s making an impact. Plus, most anyone wants to grow their career. By delegating authority to those who deserve it, managers will not only see more highly engaged employees, but they’ll also find more time to focus on what is most important. The expertise that makes someone qualified to manage others also makes their involvement in strategic business decisions much more valuable. Handing off the relatively less significant tasks frees time to focus on the critical ones.

  3. Communicate the bad — honestly

    Every business will endure tough times, and the worst thing a manager can do is to keep employees totally in the dark. Following 9/11 was a defining period for Exhibit Edge for this reason. After the tragic attack, few people were travelling, which meant many trade shows were cancelled. This translated into fewer opportunities for Exhibit Edge to generate revenue. However, all employees were sustained because the company focused on lowering overhead costs instead. Throughout this tumultuous time, management was open with the staff about the decisions being made and the intentions behind them. The employees felt vested in the outcome as a result, which led to them trying to help with the efforts to lower costs. Managers should always communicate with their team whether the message is positive or negative. It will produce engaged employees and a stronger company culture.