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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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The Difference Between Learning and Doing Project Management

Project management is a multi-faceted discipline that has evolved rapidly to accommodate the changes brought on by new technology, new approaches to running organizations, and the pressures of modern business cycles. Despite what most PMs learn in school and training, it's exceedingly difficult to prepare for "the real world of project management." I recently posed a question on… View More


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How to Digitally Transform Your Internal Operations

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Before Tom Martin became our Customer Success Manager, he spent several years working for one of our customers, Exacto and managed several different process automation projects. Recently Tom presented this work to an audience at the CampIT conference in Chicago. The theme for the day was "IT Infrastructure / Operations Management (Data Center) Strategies" and… View More


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Real World Project Management

There’s a myth out there, and business school contributes to it to some extent, that project management is a world where one gets everything needed in resources and all that has to be added is the brain power to run the show, (i.e. the project manager or PMO.) Projects are able to get started, the right people are pulled from various areas immediately as subject matter experts, and the day is filled with constructing Gantt charts… View More


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8 Features Your Workflow Management System Must Have in 2018

Over the years, workflow management systems have evolved and attempted to solve more and more workflow-related problems. At the same time, other features have been sloughed away by vendors as other tools become more advanced and reduce the need for certain features. For instance, a separate component for building mobile forms has been replaced by "mobile everywhere" forms that… View More


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