24 Online Collaboration Tools That Let You Leave The Office Space Behind

Tips From T. Marie

But what about collaboration? In fact, it’s why some companies rescinded work from home policies in the past. Contrary to what those big companies think, it is possible to collaborate without needing an office. The right combination of online collaboration and well-timed in-person meetups solve the problem nicely. Online Collaboration Tools Online Meetings We all know about Skype , but there are lots of other choices out there for conducting live online meetings.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

Small Business Labs

Networked Organizations:  Today’s collaborative technologies are allowing businesses to easily connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime.  This shift to network organizations has been discussed and forecasted for many years, but is finally arriving thanks to the maturing of the Internet, the cloud and related collaborative technologies.   Government Policy trends Web/Tech Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.

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Creating Effective Team Communication Systems

BioTeams

Project and enterprise teams across all organisation types are perpetually exposed to a stream of information flows that ebb the natural tempo of processes, policies, system mechanics, codes of conduct and collaboration protocols. Collaboration Research & Science

2019 53

Five Major Global Economic Challenges

Small Business Labs

Is peaceful international collaboration ending? Government Policy trendsThis is the key question asked in Knowledge@Wharton's  How to Manage the Top Five Global Economic Challenges. The article is written by Kalin Anev Janse, secretary general of the European Stability Mechanism (the eurozone’s lender of last resort). In it, Janse describes 5 broad forces shaping the world's economies and economic order.

2017 55

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. That if you maintain a good communication flow via your daily collaboration tools, then team meetings don’t add enough value to warrant the hassle of trying to get everyone together at the same time across time zones.

2010 54

Living in a Style Vacuum

Loosely Speaking

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2010 130

Social Networks, Cultural Evolution and Idea Sex

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

Belated WordCamp Dallas Gratitude, Part 1: The Sponsors

Denise Aday

The University of Texas at Dallas (Gold) – UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science , and the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. Tags: uncategorized Akismet Automattic Cali Lewis collaboration gratitude John Pozadzides preferred partners University of Texas at Dallas WordPress Two weeks later, I’m just getting to process my notes from WordCamp Dallas 2009. What an amazing event!

2009 40

Behind the Social Media Curtains: Virtual Assistants

Denise Aday

I have some clients whose friending policy is to accept all connection requests. Tags: uncategorized administrative assistance clients collaboration customer service delegation Getting Things Done productivity Social media social media marketing Social Networks Twitter virtual assistant By his own admission, Jeremiah Owyang is “stretched to the limit at times&#. Perhaps that explains some of his grumpiness regarding the use of virtual assistants in social media.

The Importance of Good Office Design In Creating a Productive Working Environment

Eco-Office Gals

Workspaces are often redefined to encourage collaboration and lateral thinking. Encourage staff to move away from their desks when working collaboratively; adopt Facebook style chill-out zones where employees can use laptops or problem solve over a hot drink; encourage staff to dress casually, it immediately changes the atmosphere of the office and removes stifling, traditional ways of working.

How to create an assistant handbook

Practically Perfect PA

Policy & Procedure , for HR documents, travel and expense policies, health and safety etc.; Allow the team to shine naturally whilst working collaboratively. Handbooks are an evolving document from which you can drive change; when drafting a guide at my former company, my team was forced to review the current expenses policy, and as a result, the firm now has a new travel booking provider in place!

2016 154

Running a More Efficient and Greener Business

Eco-Office Gals

You need to understand how changes made to the environmental policy by government will affect your business and ensure your business is well positioned for these changes. Similarly, unified communications increases efficiency across board as collaboration on specific projects become easier for. . Running a more efficient and greener business comes with numerous benefits.

2015 158

Paperless Office: Myths, Benefits, and Tips for Going Paperless

Dumb Little Man

When all of your documents are in electronic form, collaboration with your partners becomes faster and easier. They have different amounts of available space and privacy policy rules, so be careful. It also allows you to remotely collaborate with stakeholders and sign your documents even on-the-go. Operating in an eco-friendly manner has been the new black for some time now. However, being trendy is not the main benefit of going paperless in the office.

2018 159

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. Then, develop his understanding of the policies and ethics of your business. Running a business can take a significant toll on you, especially when you are doing all the tasks alone. It will make it hard to focus on growing your business and generating more profits if you’re too busy doing everything yourself.

2019 182

Can AI Be the Solution to the Much-Debated Climate Change Issue

Dumb Little Man

But, it’s not just strict policies that can cause an impact and save our only home. Once we have the ideas at hand, both the government and the private sector can deploy cutting-edge technology and policies to drive the battle against climate change.

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5 Steps to a Green Recruiting Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Compile all information on your organization’s recruiting strategies as well as any and all green initiatives and policies. The following questions may help you decide on necessary changes to policy and strategy: How important is social responsibility to your company? Reduce recruitment travel by using all means of online collaboration such as the ever-wonderful Skype, Google + hangouts, audio/video interviews of other types, online tests, emails and so on.

2014 160

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

Also, online collaboration tools like Google Drive make it easier to create, edit and download files wherever and whenever you need them. In this case, you have two choices: accommodate their requests, while still keeping your paper waste to a minimum, or enforce a policy of avoiding these clients altogether. Did you know that it takes around 24 trees to produce one ton of paper? That’s nothing to sneeze at, considering the rate at which we use and dispose of paper every day.

2014 156

5 Biggest Problems Faced By Small Businesses And How To Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Whether it’s for setting company goals, implementing new policies or even order tracking, it’s important to keep whoever’s involved in a project or a transaction on the loop all the time. Thus, a decision maker needs to cultivate a collaborative virtual space that will keep everyone connected. For team communication, there are tools that allow chats with task management and collaborative office productivity components.

2017 158

5 Types of Usage Errors

Daily Writing Tips

This policy engenders an altruistic comradery. A third category of mistakes in word usage is to misspell a word adopted from another language based on how it “should” be spelled analogously with established English words—for example, “per say” in place of “per se” or how the last word in this sentence was spelled: “This policy engenders an altruistic camaraderie.”. A collaborative approach is comprised of four stages.

2017 49

Do Green Employees Make Greener Companies?

Eco-Office Gals

Taking care of our eco-systems and establishing a plan for sustainable growth in our world must be a collaborative effort if it is to have any real effect. Employees who’ve graduated from environmental policy masters programs will bring exciting new ideas and ambitions into your midst that will help to steer the company to previously unconsidered territory and new directions.

2012 145

Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 2]

Office Dynamics

Your executive may have an open door policy, but he or she still needs private time to get their assignments done or even just respond to emails. Develop a partnership in an atmosphere of trust and collaboration. Did you read Part 1 of this 2-Part series? Read: Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 1]. Helping your executive shine is about doing 100 little things, not 1 big thing. In the previous blog, I shared tips specific to teaching your executive how to work with you.

2015 184

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

There was less sharing of information and limited collaboration. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards – for e.g. Gifts and Entertainment Policy. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. I’m curious to know how the original Job Spec evolved.

2015 147

Tips For Keeping Office Printing Costs Down

Office Dynamics

After all, unless you operate on a purely paperless policy, your employees may need to use one for printing off assigned work, or completed work. Operate a paperless policy. Many offices nowadays are choosing to operate on a paperless policy. Post contributed by Abigail Clapham and Rachael Pegram in collaboration with Euroffice. It’s very likely that your office has a printer.

2013 130

5 Legal Issues To Consider And Address Before A Divorce

Dumb Little Man

Collaborative divorce. Life insurance policies. Divorce is an ugly process filled with drama and heated-up emotions. Despite this, divorce rate continues to increase in number across the globe. A 2014 divorce data showed that America has a 53% divorce rate while Belgium has the highest rate at a staggering 70%. Some individuals decide to push through with a divorce case after spending a long time in their relationships.

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire Your Virtual Assistant on Guru.com

Tips From T. Marie

And although I’m sure I’ve lost a few potential clients because of it, part of my introduction packet explains my business policies to remind them that they are collaborating with another business professional, not employing me as part of their own business. I recently read an article by Ryan Lee called “ The REALITY of Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants ”.

2011 122

Tips To Keep Your Millennial Employees Committed and Engaged

Office Dynamics

Make sure your employees have an adequate amount of vacation, and create policies to limit after-hours work and communication that can disrupt employees’ time away from the office. Bolster the effectiveness of your company’s collaborative efforts through team-building opportunities. It’s important that companies take into account workforce demographics, so they can effectively manage and utilize their talents for future growth.

2017 110

Tips For Keeping Office Printing Costs Down

Office Dynamics

After all, unless you operate on a purely paperless policy, your employees may need to use one for printing off assigned work, or completed work. Operate a paperless policy. Many offices nowadays are choosing to operate on a paperless policy. Post contributed by Abigail Clapham and Rachael Pegram in collaboration with Euroffice. It’s very likely that your office has a printer.

2013 101

Google drops Wave

BioTeams

Wave combined e-mail, instant messaging and the ability to collaborate on documents in real-time and was described as "how e-mail would look if it were invented today". Our policy is we try things. BBC News reports that Google is dropping Google wave due to lack of users.

Ask the Admin: Meeting Minutes Retention

Administrative Arts

What I did find was a report from 2007 compiled by the Collaborative Electronic Records Project at the Rockefeller Archive Center on record retention for non-profits. Another good document I found talks about setting up a document retention policy. Both of these documents have footnotes and a bibliography to source material, so anyone interested in in-depth information on document retention policies has a good place to start.

After the dance is over

Loosely Speaking

In fact, it appears that the genesis of many new projects and collaborations has already begun. Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change?

2009 130

Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

2010 157

Small Business Labs: Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

2011 135

Making Your Words Count

Ian's Messy Desk

We are naturally great collaborators and connectors, so capitalize on this strength. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 151

Getting Things Done With StickySorter

Productivity Bits

For any offices that are implementing paperless policies, sticky note is not the perfect reminder tool. It does not only provide a way to manage and organize your tasks in intuitive manner but it also offers an environment for visual collaboration. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

2010 179

TechShop, Ford Partner on Automotive Innovation Center

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

2010 145

Session 6 - Thursday, Sept 29, 2011

Office Dynamics

Tonya showed a company philosophy of collaboration and team building, showing a P&G commercial featuring “you’ll never walk alone,” which was a very popular hit commercial. The key policies and practices centered around whether they treated administrators differently than other employee tracks, and should that practice be done? Stir Up the Profession: Trailblazing the Path Forward. Tonya Roth).

2011 100

4 Fresh Meeting Trends and Where to Find Them

Office Dynamics

It’s no secret that the workplace is leaving behind old customs and adapting more flexible policies, such as non-traditional working hours and interactive work environments. Open, flexible layouts are also being implemented in many corporate offices in an attempt to encourage natural collaboration. In the midst of our constantly-changing culture and ever-more-digital world, the meeting and events industry is the next realm to be updated.

2016 100

Working at Home and Workplace Productivity

Daily Writing Tips

The rationale for the policy change, according to a leaked Yahoo memo, is that the company needs employees to be available to collaborate with colleagues in person, but the irony in this statement from an Internet company is delicious. If this predicament sounds familiar to you, and even minimal telecommuting is not part of company policy, consider these possibilities: 1.

20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

TiddlyWiki Use this wiki as a collaboration tool, for taking notes, making websites or whatever else you need to do in order to stay organized. Gliffy Create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans and technical drawings with Gliffy and collaborate with others using visuals.

2010 88

The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

BioTeams

Experience shows it is unlikely that an business network will win a major collaborative new customer contract in less than 12 months. Opportunistic behavior and under investment kills collaborative business networks. Small Business Public Procurement Policies (UK eGov Monitor).

2009 52

Watch Grass Grow

The Marq

I think you loose collaborative opportunities, even with competitors that way. TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Watch Grass Grow Optimist’s Perspective My travels and work have taken me away from sharing my thoughts with you for the past couple of months.

2010 56

Say No to Solo Work | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Freelancers Should Use Retainers to Remove the Guessing From Project Estimates Reply John Soares ( @TheJohnSoares ) March 6, 2010 at 12:07 am I think it’s important that co-authors/collaborators have good synergy for the specific project. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically." - Captain Jack Sparrow Home | Services | About | Comment Policy | Disclosure | Contact Copyright © 2006 - 2010 30 Sous Zero Inc.

2010 52

TheMarq: Motorola CLIQ Review – Part 4

The Marq

In fact, I stopped using Google Documents altogether since all remaining documents I transferred to Google Wave, a collaboration and document management tool. TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Motorola CLIQ Review – Part 4 Technology Review Another week has gone by and I’m more in love with the CLIQ than ever before. Many of the issues I’d noticed have disappeared with the change of hardware. It appears I may have indeed had a lemon.