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How to Implement New Company Policies

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Introducing new policies to employees, whether those policies are designed to address HR requirements, regulatory compliance mandates, or formalize IT processes, can be difficult at best. After all, as the familiar saying goes, “change is hard.” However, finding effective ways to implement new policies and procedures can increase adoption and policy compliance. Following these best practices for policy management can help ensure a… View More


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How to Delegate Authority

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Many managers have mixed feelings about delegating authority. They know it's vitally important in a broader, abstract sense, yet the practical demands of the workplace often make delegation seem like a more onerous choice. After all, can a manager really ensure stellar results by detaching from the process? At first glance, it might seem like a circle that can't be squared. Fortunately—with the… View More


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Refresh Your Job for Better Job Satisfaction

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Feeling bored, underappreciated, overworked, or simply feel like you're stuck in a rut? We offer some ideas for refreshing your job. Numerous workplace studies have shown a correlation between job satisfaction and productivity and between job satisfaction and career success. Of course, you probably don’t need a study to tell you that being happier with your day-to-day job can also make you happier when you’re… View More


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Flowchart Friday: Baseball Edition

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As the second half of the Major League Baseball season grinds forward, we thought we'd share a handful of flowcharts around the topic of America's Pastime (and you thought it was social media!) Do You Deserve That Foul Ball? Trade Deadline… View More


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Task Delegation Can Save Your Bacon

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No one is "always available." Though we may feel infinitely connected and permanently online, people still get sick, have to deal with urgent family matters, take vacations, attend conferences, etc. As much as we try to tell our teams and coworkers that we can always be reached, the reality is that we sometimes we can't. Facing this truth, a question you should consider is "Who's my backup?" It may sound simple, but consider the… View More


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Find Your Flow by Reducing Distractions and Task Apathy

Reducing distractions and achieving "flow" is hard in most workplaces.

What is the "Flow"? High-functioning organizations often harness insights from human psychology to boost efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Personal productivity coaches help their clients attain peak "flow" as they tackle difficult tasks or work toward personal goals. If you have ever felt like you were "in the zone" while practicing a hobby or… View More


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Reduce Decision Fatigue with Workflow Automation

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Focusing employees on higher value decisions can improve both productivity and the quality of employees’ work, freeing their time and brainpower for the decisions that really matter. Related How Quickly Does Your Organization Make Decisions? Each of us makes dozens of decisions every day, in… View More


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Don't Just Automate, Reframe Those Business Processes

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Interior designers know that the right frame makes all the difference when incorporating artwork into an overall design. Reframing is also a skill that can also unlock the biggest ROI from a workflow automation initiative. Most organizations understand that they can boost efficiency and reduce errors and rework by using workflow tools to eliminate manual tasks, person-to-person handoffs, and manual calculations. There is… View More


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5 Things You Should Stop Doing with Microsoft Excel

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Excel is a great tool but it's often used in ways it was never intended. Here are some of the ways it should never be used. Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet that has been greatly refined over the past 30 years, especially with the development of macros. However, these capabilities have prompted many people to use Excel in ways for which it was never designed. For example, Excel isn’t a… View More


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Baltimore's Department of General Services Automates Processes with Integrify

The City of Baltimore's Department of General Services has a lofty goal: to implement workflow automation across the entire agency and its partners. After rolling out a series of process improvements with Integrify, Varghese Paranilam, City of Baltimore’s Department of… View More


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