Newsletter Archive 2017
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How Organized are Your Network’s Shared Files?
A fairly universal experience of office workers is the dreaded feeling you get when you can’t find a file. Whether it’s a word processing document, an image, scanned data, or a different type of digital file, odds are that you’ve experienced the time-consuming and aggravating task of not being able to find the data you’re looking for in your business’ shared network. Panic and, ultimately, frustration set in as you have to pull coworkers away from their tasks to help locate the file—or worse—you begin to recreate it.
So, what can you do to bypass all of the undue stress that comes with an unruly digital filing system?
The first step is to determine and standardize filing labels throughout your organization. For example, name your document “ABC Company Invoice 5.30.16” instead of “ABC” or simply “5.30.16,” because descriptive labeling will help users locate the file later. Maintaining standardized folders and subfo…
Hiring to Fit Your Company’s Culture
More hiring managers are recognizing the importance of cultural fit when interviewing potential new employees. To ensure that your future hires align with your company culture, consider taking the following steps. 1. Define Company Culture. The first step is…
Phishing Scams Just Got Smarter: Tips to Protect Your Business
What if your company accountant receives an urgent, time-sensitive email from your chief executive officer (CEO) requesting a transfer of funds for an acquisition? The prefix and domain of the email address are correct, suggesting its legitimacy, but your CEO isn’t…
Fundamentals of an Effective Team
Below are a few key factors found in effective teams that, when implemented, can help you develop your best team possible. Top-down Trust – Managers and C-level executives must show that they trust their employees, while simultaneously demonstrating their ability to be…
Why You Should Never Eat at Your Desk Again
You need to get out of your chair for your health – Studies show that sitting for too long can shorten your life span. It increases our risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 Diabetes, and strokes. Spending all day at our desks can also lead to anxiety and depression.