Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment. PROS of open office space: More cost effective and flexible. Fosters collaboration. I realize that brainstorming and collaborating is necessary.

Why You Should Re-think That Low-Cost Virtual Assistant

Tips From T. Marie

They have a right to their opinion of course, but it’s funny how many of those same people are contacting me again a few months later with tales of virtual assistant collaborations gone bad. And since you’re being billed only for time on task(s) it could end up costing you less than you imagine. Were you more concerned about competing with low-cost VA’s than what you’d need to run a profitable business? Click here to Register or learn more!

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The Top Advantages of E-Learning You Might Not Know About

Dumb Little Man

With the advent of the internet and everything being almost fully available online, learning has changed. Now, almost anybody can easily learn even the most difficult skill right from the couch! Along the years, many remote learning centers have developed complete e-learning models with no brick and mortar school affiliated at all. This is why many people choose e-learning. What Exactly Is E-Learning? E-Learning Broken Down By Type.

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Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2010 141

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

It was a culmination of the thoughts of many assistants who came together through a collaborative process around the idea “how assistants can add value every day.” Learn more about this special experience and what makes Who Took My Pen … Again?

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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use.

How I Made My First $10,000: Treg Stark

The Solopreneur Life

Later I learned that it would take $50,000 of resources to get the job done! Our first job cost us money. I had a lot (A LOT) of learning experiences that made me question my motives, but every time I had one bad thought, I would go back to the Valentine’s Day Massacre and smile.

2014 175

Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act

BioTeams

I recently worked with colleagues to identify savings through collaboration between different local councils. I believe it achieves the best compromise possible between sharing around cost of service versus quality of service.

2011 56

Reinventing the Office Experience: How Office Design Has Changed

Dumb Little Man

As the old saying goes, those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. However, despite initial intentions to create a workspace that promotes collaboration and exchange of ideas, these office spaces only served to fit as many employees possible.

2019 150

Guide to Membership Retention and Strategies

Andrea Kalli

Keeping these clients is always more cost effective than obtaining new members. This may include a two part content series that must be learned over two or more renewal periods.

2010 153

Should You Consider Working In A Co-Working Space?

Dumb Little Man

They are much more engaging, employee-friendly, and cost-effective. You can save as much as 20 to 40% of the cost of setting up a regular office. Collaboration. 63% of the companies get into co-working office space just to collaborate. Learning.

2018 219

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Practically Perfect PA

Improving the quality of the product or service, speed of delivery, cost of delivery or ease of delivery. Collaborate with others. Collaboration is a fantastic way of finding new and improved ways of working. Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

2017 198

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

But you have to remember that collaboration is a tool you need to level up your business. Plus, you can choose from better options at lower costs. You Can Save On Your Operational Costs. There’s no need for you to spend on additional taxes, maintenance costs, and office space.

2019 247

"The Venture Capitalizaton of Belonging"

Small Business Labs

" The broader point of the article is that the new wave of clubs need to charge high prices because they are ventured backed, have lots of amenities and high costs. A great example is the How We Gather project, which is a collaboration between Harvard Divinity School, the Fetzer Institute and the On Being project.  Fast Company's Social clubs died out in America.

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Leading and Working with a Multi-VA Team

Denise Aday

A few critical components and my key takeaways from the discussion: Project management – Whether it’s Basecamp, Central Desktop or another project management tool, have a way for everyone to easily collaborate and track client projects. The cost is still built into pricing, of course. But word quickly gets around, making it difficult for that VA to find future collaborative work or for that client to find another VA willing to work with them.

2010 54

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn. by Donna Toothaker.

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7 Business Ideas That Could Change the World

The Solopreneur Life

Instead of going straight to college, these kids learn how to start a business the “real-world” way. lower the cost of an existing product or service. Here are seven of the Thiel Fellowship ideas: • build a benchtop genome synthesis device that will allow individual laboratories and medical practices to synthesize large genetic constructs in-house for an unprecedented low recurring cost.

2012 161

How To Make Meetings More Effective

Dumb Little Man

Collaboration is what the new workplace is all about. This rise in collaboration has made frequent meetings a necessity. There are anywhere between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in America with ineffective meetings costing the U.S. Collaboration depends on it, so getting everyone on the same page is important. However, for keeping everyone on the same page, collaborative tools might be a better bet.

2017 140

Investing in Graphic Design as a Key Point of Any Startup

Dumb Little Man

It’s the site that claims projects only cost $5. Will it really only cost you $5? You can still further collaborate after that if needed, but that’s the overall gist. Going the 99designs route will cost you around $300.

2019 133

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 138

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Although not so in every industry or field, social media networks are quickly demonstrating they provide cost-effective efficiency for companies to gain visibility and transmit their message in a viable, personal way. Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Although not so in every industry or field, social media networks are quickly demonstrating they provide cost-effective efficiency for companies to gain visibility and transmit their message in a viable, personal way. Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites.

How to Keep Your Competitive Edge in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

If you ever find yourself saying, “There’s nothing more to learn,” you’re kidding yourself. A book costs about $10 and you can learn a ton by actually reading a book on any topic. Aside from incredible networking, most professional associations also give you access to valuable learning opportunities—whether through featured speakers at meetings, annual training conferences, or newsletters highlighting trends in your field.

2012 187

Why Your Co-Workers May Not Trust You

On The Job

Those results may not really surprise many Americans, but they might be taken aback to learn in their own work life, their colleagues, bosses or employees may not trust them, either. In addition, disengaged and distrustful workers are less collaborative and innovative, Russell says.

2013 164

Why You're Not Getting Hired -- and How to Fix It

On The Job

Doesn't matter how long it takes or how much it costs -- they're going to search because they don't want to take the time to truly assess a candidate's fit for a job and the company. But I'm trying to learn to be more encouraging and help someone who gets stuck in a rut."

2016 164

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Although not so in every industry or field, social media networks are quickly demonstrating they provide cost-effective efficiency for companies to gain visibility and transmit their message in a viable, personal way. Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites.

A Look At 3 Great Alternatives To IQTell

Productivityist

With collaborative features, tagging, project dashboards, and plenty of other features to offer, Asana is a great option to consider. Click here to learn more about Do Better With Asana. It’s not all that expensive either, costing only $29/year for the feature-rich premium version.

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How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

Although not so in every industry or field, social media networks are quickly demonstrating they provide cost-effective efficiency for companies to gain visibility and transmit their message in a viable, personal way. Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites.

Assistants Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

Office Dynamics

Although not so in every industry or field, social media networks are quickly demonstrating they provide cost-effective efficiency for companies to gain visibility and transmit their message in a viable, personal way. Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites.

WinWeb Establishes Partnership With The IOEE For Small Business Success

The Small Business Blog

The ability to be able to offer this has been achieved by collaborating with the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs), the UK’s first entrepreneurs learning Institute. As part of its activities, the IOEE is building a community of business mentors who have been recognised according to the informal or formal learning they have achieved. Our collaboration with the IOEE will add even further value by connecting people with others that have been in their shoes.

2010 141

Blog Hopping Tour pulls into the Loosely Speaking depot

Loosely Speaking

Where do they hang out to learn or gather information? Eventually, VAs will seek them out for input, potential subcontracting and the building of collaborative relationships. I often recommend VAs keep up with professional development but meet with resistance, usually over cost or time.

2010 130

From a systems perspective the UK Public Sector is totally broken!

BioTeams

The costs of people spending time writing specifications. The costs of inspection. The costs of preparing for inspection. The costs of specifications being wrong. The costs of demoralisation.

2012 70

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

’” I know of no better resource available for getting that insider knowledge, and even the most unimaginative employer cannot balk at the cost: incredibly, these webinars are offered at no cost to the attendees! Beyond that, in person conversations are the right place for off -the-record conversation, and provide the opportunity for stimulating real-time debate and collaboration. I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving !

2017 148

Book Review: Give and Take

Productivityist

Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. They found things that were of high value to their opponent low cost to them.

2014 89

Review: James Patterson’s MasterClass Course on Writing

Daily Writing Tips

It also includes a look at some less-discussed areas of writing, like collaborating with a co-author and what happens when Hollywood takes an interest in your story. I’ve bought online courses that cost more and that had considerably lower quality videos.

2019 90

It is Easy to Answer "Where Does My Time Go" with Chrometa - Interview CEO @BrettOwens

Productive & Organized

  Yet, I quickly learned that it was critical for client billing.  What is the most surprising thing you have heard Chrometa users tell you they have learned by using the tool?   So how can people get started with either version and what is the cost?

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Why I’m quitting my business to build software 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We’re turning the personal development industry on it’s head by offering low-cost personal development coaching where we train our clients in self-initiated action taking. . We’ve collaborated with psychology professors and neuroscience researchers from Harvard and NYU.

2015 58

Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!

Productive & Organized

  One thing I learned back then was that there was not a one-size-fits-all approach to motivating my team.  Burnout and stress are morale killers that cost USA businesses $300 Billion per year. In fact "Keep learning to keep growing" is on my vision board.

2011 280

Join the Refresh-Her Challenge

Productive & Organized

Dr. Shannon Reece is a colleague and friend that has participated in a number of my collaborative posts as well as shared her thoughts on eliminating fear right here at Productive & Organized.   Today, I will tell you about a few different opportunities to learn more from her and some of them are at no cost to you! Video #1 - Origin of Success - Learn the simple steps to take to launch your business to another level. 

2011 151

Kaizen: A Simple Way to Supercharge Your Freelance Career

Dumb Little Man

Lower the operational costs of your freelance business. There could be other reasons behind these wishes, such as freeing up time to learn new skills, experimenting with a side hustle, spending more time with the family or globetrotting etc. Kaizen encourages a collaborative approach. Do you have the level of flexibility, freedom and fulfillment that you crave in your career? Are you managing every aspect of your life with the deftness that you wish for?

2017 165

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

BioTeams

Leadership, Change Management, Learning or Behaviour Change), such as a business simulation game , in a straightforward but credible way"? Step 6 - Do the cost-benefits analysis. " How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g.

2014 70

Maximizing the Use of Ecademy for Business

Catch Friday

On top of that the platform has it's own score that you can collect from engaging with real businesses, high level of learning in communication techniques, which can turn into real business opportunities and collaboration. In the past there were a lot more meetings which were free and easy to join, these days any networking event costs and thus attendance is limited. Ecademy is a business and social network started in the UK by Thomas and Penny Power et al.

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