5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

But the main challenge is managing virtual teams. Working in a SaaS environment can be quite stressful if the management is slow. To get work done in a virtual environment, e-leaders need to double their employee management skills. Poor time management.

2020 227

Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Every time I have witnessed someone using Outlook or Gmail as a to do list, I cringed and did my best to get them to see the light of day and start using an actual task management or to do list application for getting things done instead. Now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen the light of day and realized that you can use any email app as a to do list – far from it.

2019 87
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5 Important Features of a Team Collaboration Software

Small Business CEO

Team Collaboration software is the ultimate source to boost your team’s productivity while the members work from home and connect virtually. Many such software have been launched that claim to be the best collaboration tool.

Organisemee – Task Management With A Collaborative Touch

Productivity Bits

Ulrich is the creator of Organisemee – a web-based collaborative task management application. His 16 years of experience managing medium and large-scale business processes and IT projects have taught him a lot about achieving high levels of productivity. He has learned how to effectively manage goals and milestones and mastered the art of defining and executing tasks. Please signup to my email list to receive free updates from Productivity Bits.

Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

While ten years ago, managing email could have been a secondary consideration, today it is absolutely vital to keep customers and clients in the loop through rapid, prompt email support. Service businesses will always need to devote more time to emails than product-based businesses. Despite these differences, there are some important email management tips that can apply to any online business. Limit your daily email quota.

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers. It is unlikely that I would be able to support everyone at once in my team, but it is also important that I am clear about how to negotiate that same support and manage our mutual expectations realistically and honestly. Just be polite when working with multiple managers.

2017 181

C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal. Important as this is, it is at most only half of the story of successful project management. The C3-CPM approach addresses the hidden side of project management - the people-collaboration-end-result perspective. For more details contact me directly at the usual email (bioteams.com).

The Pros and Cons of Using a Collaborative Task Manager

Productivityist

Those who have been reading this site for a while know that I use two task managers for the work I do: one is for individual task management (OmniFocus) and the other is for collaborative efforts (Asana). I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I need to use both types of task management solutions to deal with all of the projects and tasks I’ve got on the go, and it has worked. Every collaborative task manager that I’ve used isn’t dependent on any one platform.

Top 5 Tips for Making Email the Cornerstone of Your Business

The Small Business Blog

Although email has lost ground to social media and instant messaging in recent years, it is still one of the quickest ways to get hold of people. Many business people don’t check their social media profiles regularly, whereas any email sent to them will most likely go straight to their smartphone. If you want to guarantee that they will see your message, email is still the next best thing to actually phoning them or meeting in person.

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The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files. As a way to help you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for managing PDFs — every smart freelancer’s go-to tool — that will leave you more time to spend on your other tasks. Let’s say you’re receiving PDFs from a client or a collaborator or you want to re-use a photo from a previous PDF that you’ve made — what do you do?

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3 Biggest Mistakes Made While Writing Emails that are Simple to Solve

Jen Lawrence

Like it or not, email is still our default form of communication and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Sure, you can add in various collaboration and communication tools, but you’re not going to completely get rid of emails. Too many new emails.

2020 52

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

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? 5 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 5 Responses to “ Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? &# Ron Ratliff Said on January 13th, 2010 at 4:27 pm Stefan, I’m not really surprised to hear about this company doing things a bit differently. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2010 109

How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing

Andrea Kalli

Website and landing page design and strategies to increase the likelihood of sign-ups are beyond the scope of this guide, but suffice to say you will want to inform the visitor with all the great benefits of subscribing to your email list and the value your online business can provide. Furthermore, it should include a form that visitors can use to sign up to your email list. How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing Rating 3.00

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How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Website and landing page design and strategies to increase the likelihood of sign-ups are beyond the scope of this guide, but suffice to say you will want to inform the visitor with all the great benefits of subscribing to your email list and the value your online business can provide. Furthermore, it should include a form that visitors can use to sign up to your email list. How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing Rating 3.00

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How To Use Multiple Task Managers

Productivityist

While it is ideal to have one task management solution on an ongoing basis, for some of us that just isn’t a reality. Maybe the tool you use doesn’t allow for collaborative task management but has an outstanding feature set that is very tough to beat – such as OmniFocus. There’s a simple trick to allow you to use as many task management applications as you want. But this trick doesn’t need to only apply to task management solutions either.

2015 83

Managing Your Inventory for Next to Nothing

Small Business CEO

Inventory Management Software as a Service. Right now, you’re probably using email, calendaring, tasks and collaboration applications for free. But if your business deals with products, or if you’re a wholesaler or distributor, then you can add inventory management software to this list. … Information Technology inventory management

2018 55

6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Listen to Stephanie on Solace Wealth Management on Blog Talk Radio | Main | My first Twitterview with @marciahoeck - Decisive Productive Action Taken » 6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual Teams I created this super secret (he he - not so secret now) group on Facebook of productivity and organization consultants and it has been a great source of networking for us.  Click to get posts as we publish Prefer less email?

2011 206

Why Inbox Zero works and Tim Ferriss is wrong about email

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Unshackling us from the idea that answering email equals “winning” is the best thing Tim Ferris ever did for the entrepreneurial community. For artists, email is an obstacle. You need email… hell, you probably need to send a few text messages! I would go so far as to say: They need email. Let me explain the post-modern evolution of Inbox Zero: First up, it’s not just about email for email’s sake. Responding to email inquiries creates sales.

2016 57

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

BioTeams

Over the last 6 months I have been designing, testing and piloting an exciting new Change Management Game for leaders and teams which lets them experience what it is like to lead a complete 9-month change management project over the course of a single day. The development process forced me to think through what I really believe to be the key principles of change management in a sufficiently clear and concrete way to be able to design an online/offline game round them.

2013 71

Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies

Andrea Kalli

One area that is both free of direct marketing and very appealing to businesses is reputation management. If you are interested in using SEO as a reputation management tool for your business, these five strategies, tips, and tactics could be of value. Before investing in any search strategy, reputation management or otherwise, plan things out, survey the options that are available, and take action. Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies Rating 3.00

2010 116

Persona Management Software destroys internet authenticity

BioTeams

The Guardian reports on the growth in "Persona Management Software" which individuals use to engage in web conversations using multiple identities on forums and social sites. The article reports that: Companies now use "persona management software", which multiplies the efforts of each astroturfer, creating the impression that there's major support for what a corporation or government is trying to do.

2012 59

Why Inbox Zero works and Tim Ferriss is wrong about email

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Unshackling us from the idea that answering email equals “winning” is the best thing Tim Ferris ever did for the entrepreneurial community. For artists, email is an obstacle. You need email… hell, you probably need to send a few text messages! I would go so far as to say: They need email. Let me explain the post-modern evolution of Inbox Zero: First up, it’s not just about email for email’s sake. Responding to email inquiries creates sales.

2016 40

How To Effectively Manage Your Priorities – Part I

Productivity Bits

Author's Note: This is the Part I of a two-part series on "How To Effectively Manage Your Priorities" ]. There might be an extensive research requirements on it or you probably need to collaborate with a team from a distant location. Please signup to my email list to receive free updates from Productivity Bits. Your email will remain private. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

2010 152

Gmail + GTD + Inbox Zero = Profitable Productivity

Denise Aday

The common outcry is that email is evil. That’s because there’s so much crap there mixed in with the good stuff and it can get so out of control so quickly that we just give up and ignore it altogether or declare email bankruptcy on a regular basis. But bad or no email management means lost opportunities and failed commitments. Besides my own, I’ve been in a lot of client email accounts. Read my previous post on time management.

2010 63

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

This kind of anchoring is even more critical because we weren’t just learning about spreadsheets or calendar management; we were learning how to live our lives with greater awareness of others, more effective communication and collaboration, how to communicate with greater clarity and authenticity, and how to leverage our own creative instincts to confidently solve problems in new ways. Ideation is going to be rewarded over mere production, and collaboration is a new norm.

2014 100

9 Step Process To Manage Your Remote Team

Office Dynamics

However, managing a remote team requires a framework that needs to allow for all team members across different time zones to collaborate effectively. A simple solution to this problem is to use a project management system that helps capture all your ideas in one place. Trello allows us to manage all our tasks in one place. By prioritizing each task and designating a reasonable time to the task we’re able to manage our effectiveness.

2016 118

Doing the Virtual Assistant Shake(Up)

Denise Aday

Looking back over my entire VA practice, permission-based email marketing has been one of the things I’ve consistently handled various aspects of for clients using multiple platforms, enjoyed the most, and wished I could do more of. I’m also looking for more of the other items below that score near the top of the enjoy-o-meter: Specialties (see [link] ): Email Marketing (Permission-based. Manage bounces. Preferred email marketing provider.

Personal Management Software destroys internet authenticity and democracy

BioTeams

The Guardian reports on the growth in "Persona Management Software" which individuals use to engage in web conversations using multiple identities on forums and social sites. The article reports that: Companies now use "persona management software", which multiplies the efforts of each astroturfer, creating the impression that there's major support for what a corporation or government is trying to do.

2011 73

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART II: PEAK EXPERIENCE

Office Dynamics

The first, presented by Lucy Brazier, was “Harness the Power of Collaboration.” Executive and administrative assistants hold a unique position within their companies which allows them to participate in true cross-company collaboration in a way that almost no other job role does. But if that’s true, then why do most administrative professionals continue to operate in silos when collaboration is so good for business? OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART II: PEAK EXPERIENCE.

2014 100

I Need Web-Site Pros For My Virtual Corporation

The Solopreneur Life

I need pros who build sites that are fast-loading, search-friendly, easy-to-update, and easy to manage. If you’re familiar with TheSolopreneurLife.com, you know that I prefer: long-term working relationships; collaborating with people who are pleasant to work with; and people who are motivated to serve others. (If Send me an email if you’re interested. Collaboration and Partnership Virtual corporation web sites

2012 131

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

The Solopreneur Life

If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. I had seen a need for management and sales organizational software while at my firm and thought that the software, written correctly, would fill a need. Collaboration and Partnership Marketing Sales Starting Out How I Made My First $10000 startup

2014 145

Project Managment Planning Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

And it’s sweet because now I get to discuss my ultimate, favorite topic: T, for Time-based, which has a great deal to do with project management. And project management is what I do best. I could throw the text book definition of project management at you… Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. …

Dealing with confidential electronic documents

Practically Perfect PA

With cloud technology, the increased use of email and other electronic forms of communication (Slack, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, etc. If you have been asked to email a confidential message to another member of staff – think to yourself, should I really be emailing this? The following steps should make this clear: a) Mark the email as ‘confidential’, you can do this in the email options tab. c) Move the emails from your sent file into a secure location.

2017 157

Tweaking vs. Fiddling

Productivityist

I am working more collaboratively these days, as part of a larger team where things need to be tracked across the miles. As for my task management system, I’m spending more time working in Asana with team-based stuff and I’m keeping a close eye on OmniFocus as it still holds some of my longer-term individual projects. The tweaking takes place in how I use Asana, rather than how I manage my tasks and projects. I’m not a morning person.

2015 52

How We Use Slack

Productivityist

I’ve only sent a handful of emails to the Productivityist team over the last year. Slack allows us to focus on using email for other areas of our work. With that in mind, I would like to share with you how we use this application to collaborate in an effective, meaningful way. If this was done via group email, it is easy to see how this could flood an email inbox with unnecessary information. Again, Slack is our communication tool – not our task manager.

2015 82

5 Tips To Build Your Team’s Productivity

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to managing a team, whether in a corporate setting or as part of your business, productivity is one of the most important parameters of success. Building your team’s productivity should be a priority for you as a manager, mainly because when productivity goes up, it implies that your business is functioning at optimal efficiency. Collaboration. Encouraging collaboration among team members can help you maximize your team’s productivity.

2020 191

Exclusive January Entrepreneurial Productivity Special **Limited time & number available.**

Denise Aday

Follow-up inquiries and accountability check-ins by email for 30 days (60 days for combo package). uncategorized collaboration entrepreneurship improvement motivation planning procedures productivity small business success systems time managementGet and stay ahead of the curve in 2011! Make the most of your time from the get-go this year by jump starting your own personal productivity and refining your business systems and procedures.

2011 55

3 Best File Sharing Services

Small Business CEO

In many cases, it’s desirable over sharing files via email. This is because emails limit the size of attachments that can be sent. Instead of fiddling with sharing files via email, you can simply send a collaborator a download link and you’re done.

Tools to Help Your Employees Work from Home

Dumb Little Man

Whatever it is you need, there’s almost always a tool available for it, like video conferencing tools, audio tools, productivity tools, and even project management templates. Google Online suite also makes it easy for teams to communicate, share, and collaborate. ?

2020 170

How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

If you can’t put aside time for that right now, here are some helpful habits for file management that you can apply right away: Delete every file you receive as soon you don’t need it anymore. It will become easier to manage notifications and stay focused.

2020 254

Technology of the week: Highrise

Practically Perfect PA

Highrise is a flexible contact management tool which helps users keep their contacts organised. Users can make notes on a meeting, share important emails during negotiation, or share tasks related to any contact or project. Users can keep track of important tasks, assign tasks to team members, get reminders via email or SMS. Users can track and share contacts and emails in Highrise. What is Highrise?

2015 109

Asana: What Needs Doing

Productivityist

I like the ubiquity of it, I like the way it is laid out (for the most part) and I really like the email integration that goes along with it. Asana went offline on Friday and while I wasn’t overly inconvenienced by that (late Friday isn’t the worst day or time this could’ve happened), others may have been – and may be dwelling on that if they use it as a primary task manager/productivity system. Maybe collaborative tools can’t – or don’t– work for individuals.

2012 40

15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

For assistants who have managers that engage with social media it is important that they have a variety of great images that they can use when tweeting, updating LinkedIn and writing for the corporate blog. I’ve already started to receive emails from Twitter to promote Practically Perfect PA via their new paid for advertising structure. For those managing their organisation’s social media this is something you might be asked to research in 2015.