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  1. "Team productivity plays a vital role in the success of a team. To make your team more productive you can do some of the following things: 1. Keep your team motivated: It is very important for the team members to stay happy and motivated. Only if the team is motivated to do their work will you get rRead more

    “Team productivity plays a vital role in the success of a team.
    To make your team more productive you can do some of the following things:
    1. Keep your team motivated: It is very important for the team members to stay happy and motivated. Only if the team is motivated to do their work will you get results.
    2. Build team spirit: This will make sure team members understand each other and pitch in wherever needed.
    3. Ownership of work: Let the individual members take responsibility of their work. When team’s success or failure will be every individual’s responsibility, they will be more productive.

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  1. There are 4 major types of outsourcing namely, Professional outsourcing, IT outsourcing, Manufacturing outsourcing and Project outsourcing. 1. Professional outsourcing: It is a type of outsourcing in which we don’t intend to outsource an entire function but wish to outsource some tasks of a functionRead more

    There are 4 major types of outsourcing namely, Professional outsourcing, IT outsourcing, Manufacturing outsourcing and Project outsourcing.
    1. Professional outsourcing: It is a type of outsourcing in which we don’t intend to outsource an entire function but wish to outsource some tasks of a function to a professional who is an expert in that field.
    2. IT outsourcing: It is a practice where businesses outsource either whole of their IT function to a third party vendor or part of their IT function to a third party vendor. It can include sub-contracting your infrastructure services to an external vendor or contracting a third party to develop a software for your company.
    3. Manufacturing outsourcing: Here companies hire external people to assemble parts of products or whole product outside the company.
    4. Project outsourcing: Some companies may outsource a project to a third party instead of a whole function.

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  1. "Here are some tools that can be used to boost your team’s productivity: 1. ProProfs Project: It is a project management software that streamlines process which in turn helps your team to save time. 2. Clockify: It is tool used for time tracking across projects. By tracking time you can figure out tRead more

    “Here are some tools that can be used to boost your team’s productivity:
    1. ProProfs Project: It is a project management software that streamlines process which in turn helps your team to save time.
    2. Clockify: It is tool used for time tracking across projects. By tracking time you can figure out the tasks that need improvement.
    3. GoToMeeting: It is a video conferencing tool which can be used to facilitate face to face meeting for teams located at multiple locations. Team building exercises can be conducted using this tool.
    4. Asana: It is another popular project management tool. It is used as a strategic planning tool where users can assign tasks to each other.
    5. Google Docs: It is tool used to create a document online which multiple people can access at the same time and make changes. It is a kind of collaboration tool and it’s usage helps teams save time.
    https://www.feedough.com/startup-resources/best-team-productivity-tools/ this article recommends 10 such tools.

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I’m 6 months into a new job that uses a technology I’ve had no experience in (but am trying really hard to learn). Often I get tasks that I have real difficulty with. I flag this: I say that I’ve ...Read more

  1. Your boss probably knows that this is new tech for you, and that your results take longer and are less robust. As you say in your comment, the real experts are just too busy – you’re all he’s got. Thus, don’t assume that you are performing below expectations, because you’re not expected to have mastRead more

    Your boss probably knows that this is new tech for you, and that your results take longer and are less robust. As you say in your comment, the real experts are just too busy – you’re all he’s got. Thus, don’t assume that you are performing below expectations, because you’re not expected to have mastered the technology.

    Your boss might also think that the best way for you to master the technology is to dive head-first into it. A lot of people don’t realize that other people think differently, and learn differently! It’s up to you to let your boss know that you think a different way would be more effective.

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  1. "Here are 5 CRM softwares that can be implemented: 1. Hubspot CRM: It is a free CRM software best used by small businesses and startups. It includes features like pipeline management tool, contact data organization, sales reporting and forecasting and customer segmentation. 2. Zoho: It is an inexpenRead more

    “Here are 5 CRM softwares that can be implemented:
    1. Hubspot CRM: It is a free CRM software best used by small businesses and startups. It includes features like pipeline management tool, contact data organization, sales reporting and forecasting and customer segmentation.
    2. Zoho: It is an inexpensive software having features of Artificial Intelligence. It has multichannel support like email, live chat, telephone support, etc.
    3. Copper: Copper is a Chrome extension which you have to download as a Chrome extension to use. It is developed for businesses that plan to use G-Suite. It adds extension like contact management, task management tools, etc to G-suite.
    4. Salseforce: Salesforce is a CRM application that provides everything starting from marketing campaigns, generating leads, converting them to contacts, sales of products to customer support depending on the enterprise version you subscribe to.
    5. Insightly: It is a go-to CRM tool which enables integrations with Google Calendar, Gmail, Outlook, etc seamlessly.
    For more help you can read this article as well: https://www.feedough.com/startup-resources/the-5-best-crm-software-for-startups/

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  1. "Customer Relationship Management or CRM is a process of end to end management of existing customers or potential customers. The CRM process starts right from generating leads through marketing campaigns to providing the customers with support with respect to the products or services offered. CRM isRead more

    “Customer Relationship Management or CRM is a process of end to end management of existing customers or potential customers. The CRM process starts right from generating leads through marketing campaigns to providing the customers with support with respect to the products or services offered. CRM is management of customer lifecycle. It is an approach which uses customer’s past data to analyze with the view of making improvements in business. Main aim of customer relationship management is retaining customers. CRM helps companies to streamline their processes and improve profitability.
    I have linked a video better understanding

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  1. To build a powerful network you can keep the following points in mind: 1. Set goal: You should set achievable goals. Meaning focus on the right people you want in your network and try to establish a long term relationship with them. 2. Etiquette is a key: To be able to build a network and establishRead more

    To build a powerful network you can keep the following points in mind:
    1. Set goal: You should set achievable goals. Meaning focus on the right people you want in your network and try to establish a long term relationship with them.
    2. Etiquette is a key: To be able to build a network and establish a long term healthy relationship your approach towards the person should be genuine. Be a good listener to the other person.
    3. Mindset change is required: When we talk about networking, it does not necessarily mean professional network. Somebody in your network can also be a very close friend or relative of yours.
    4. Quality should be the focus: Increasing the number of people in your network is worthless if you don’t share a good and healthy relationship with them.
    Here is an article which can help you even further to get answers to your question: https://www.feedough.com/build-powerful-network/

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  1. Productive employees increases chances of your business being successful. Productive employees also mean the employees are highly committed and focused towards their work. This will lead to customer requirements getting fulfilled which means satisfied customers. A satisfied customer would mean estabRead more

    Productive employees increases chances of your business being successful. Productive employees also mean the employees are highly committed and focused towards their work. This will lead to customer requirements getting fulfilled which means satisfied customers. A satisfied customer would mean establishment of a long term relationship. Satisfied customer will also lead to word of mouth publicity for your business. All in all productive employee at workplace means improvement in business in terms of financials as well as work management.

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I manage a small team and recently hired for a new position. In the job posting it clearly stated that the work hours are from 8:00-4:30. No concerns about these hours were mentioned during the interview process at all. Recently after ...Read more

  1. This is not a problem with the employee. This is a problem between you and your superior. As a middle-level manager, I would be aghast if my boss allowed someone to go around me and get their acceptance on such a request without even first letting me know about it. I’d immediately request a one-on-oRead more

    This is not a problem with the employee. This is a problem between you and your superior.

    As a middle-level manager, I would be aghast if my boss allowed someone to go around me and get their acceptance on such a request without even first letting me know about it.

    I’d immediately request a one-on-one meeting with my boss and discy what my role was, what my authority was, and why this end-around happened.

    Hopefully I would hear that this was all a mistake or misunderstanding. But if I found that I actually had no real authority and that this sort of thing would continue to happen, I’d re-evaluate my role and decide if it was still a role that I wanted to fill or not.

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