5 Important Areas to Outsource When Starting a Business

Outsource
When you decide the time is right to start your own business, there are many factors and areas you need to consider. Will you run your company from your own home? Will you take on staff at first? How will you fund the business to begin with?

You could spend a considerable amount of time working everything out before your business takes off. And rightly so. If you do not think things through thoroughly, you could run into major problems once you have already started operating. So it is better to iron out any potential problems before you get started with your company.

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Why Communication is the Most Important Skills for Business Leaders

Communication
What did Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and Gandhi have in common? They were all excellent communicators. Their speech could galvanize the entire nation and spur everyone to follow their footsteps. Think about what they have accomplished by defining a clear vision and communicating that effectively and in simple terms so that even tan illiterate person could understand what he was being asked to do, and would do it without asking any question.

Such is the power of effective communication. While good communication is no doubt important in politics, its importance is no less in the business world. When you think about it a business leader is tasked with the same mission as a political leader – to galvanize the entire organization to rally behind him and give everything to the business he works for so that the business would prosper.

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How to Organize Team Building Events to Create Lasting Bonds

Team Building

Post by Dan Colgan, Founder Rock Paper Team LLC

Corporate team building is a great way for companies of any size to discover new ways of working that can transform their business environment. Team building activities build skills and strengthen teams, while promoting synergy and bonding between employees and team members.

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Why You Should Invest in the Best Advice

Advice
When you are in business, you are always looking to get mostvalue for money. Making sure you get the best deal possible on the services you buy is important. Doing so helps to ensure that you have a healthy profit margin. It is part of what enables you to offer your product at a competitive price and beat your competitors.

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5 Tips for Leading your Team through Change

Leadership
Adaptability is integral to success in business. The companies that have stood the test of time have evolved through the ages, becoming reflections of society itself. The best leaders are those who can adapt to succeed in any situation. Businesses often go through transitional periods and changes that require a flexible team that is willing to trust their leader. Leading others through change is a challenge, but keeping your team together to grow stronger through times of hardship can bond your staff together.

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Infographic: How to Survive Organization Stress

Organization Stress
As you research MBA programs online, one thing you’ll find across the board is an emphasis on leadership. Learning how to become an effective manager is a core component of your journey in business school. Organizational stress is just one hurdle today’s managers experience. It can lead to profit loss, increased costs, employee burnout and more. Learn the ramifications of organizational stress and how you can avoid it altogether in our latest infographic:

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Infographic: Why Corporate Culture Matters

Organizational Culture in word collage

Organizational Culture in word collage


Culture is such a soft term that many executives forget to pay attention to it. Instead they focus on financials, products, sales, marketing and other more “tangible” aspects of running the business. This could be a big mistake. Culture is a more important factor in a company’s success than you might think. It affects everything from product branding, to the hiring process and employee productivity, and everything in between. It should be introduced as a required MBA class due to the impact it can have on the success of business. As you work toward your online MBA degree and think about your next employment opportunity, consider corporate culture first. Look at the Infographic below to understand the impact culture have on the business:

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7 Essential Teamwork Strategies for Small Business Success

Teamwork
“Teamwork is an individual skill.” – Avery, 2001

When team is effective, emotions of enjoyment overwhelm us leading to everyone in the team feeling satisfied. As productiveness increases, trust grows stronger and satisfaction enhances success and efficiency. The result is a productive team which easily reaches goals.

The question is how productive can teamwork be in a business setting? The answer can be quite simple: since we are egoistic beings and find content in success, if we commit ourselves to our team to that extent to be egoistic about it, our actions will be oriented toward the team succeeding.

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How a Motivational Speaker Can Help You Retain Top Talent

Motivational speaker
In today’s competitive business environment, recruiting the most talented employees is hard enough. Holding on to them is even harder. As time passes, employees may naturally begin to lose morale and energy. Productivity drops and so do profits. But you can change all that by planning regular seminars with motivational speakers.

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5 Management Mistakes that Kill Employee Motivation

The topic of how to boost employee motivation is one that has been covered exhaustively in many a blog post. However, what you may not realize is that it’s just as important to take steps to protect existing employee motivation.
Employee Motivation
When you go back to school online to earn your BS in Organizational Management, you’ll learn that many employees are already quite motivated. In fact, most employees are excited about their careers and come into their jobs brimming with the desire to do their best work. What these employees need most is to avoid being de-motivated by poor management practices, like the ones below.

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