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Pups Affect Office Productivity

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00
Managers who are having trouble with employee productivity and morale might benefit from an "office animal." A 2012 study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University analyzed how pets in the workplace affect employees physiologically and psychologically, and found that having an office pet makes people more pleasant and productive.  Read more...

Convey the Vision: It’s Imperative

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 07:07
Imagine this happening at an all-star football game: All of the best players converge, but no one shares the game plan. Even with extraordinary talent, what would transpire on the field would not be representative of the players' true talents. Read more...

Creating Order From Chaos

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 08:33
When you need to find a computer file—whether it is something for work, the photo you know would be perfect for your holiday cards, or your résumé and letters of reference for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that just appeared—finding the information you need can be seamless, or it can feel like a wild goose chase. It all depends on how you organize your files. Read more...

Why the Cloud is a Must

Monday, 21 December 2015 10:10
"Cloud" continues to be an ambiguous and often misused term. What is the cloud, anyway? PC Magazine put it best in a 2013 article: "In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet." While this may not be 100 percent accurate, it's close enough to the truth to work as a definition. The cloud allows you to store data, access services and run programs remotely using shared resources—instead of on the actual machine you are using or on… Read more...

When a Growth Opportunity Knocks ...

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:04
As a small business owner, managing growth can be the most challenging part of running a company. When do you add another person? Is one more client going to push us over the edge? How much more can my staff manage? Do we expand our service offerings? Read more...

MWF Leverages the Power of Peer Learning

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:01
Michigan Women's Foundation, an organization dedicated to social and economic equality for Michigan women and girls, is launching a new program for female business owners. The program, PeerSpectives® Roundtables for the Emerging Second Stager, or PRESS, is part of MWF's growing entrepreneur empowerment footprint in West Michigan. Read more...

Empowering People and Teams

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00
"Empowerment can have a greater impact on your bottom line than any other strategy you implement," said leadership consultant Michelle Steffes, CPLC. Read more...

6 Ways to Sabotage Your Leaders and Your Team

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00
What if your team supported your vision, your ideals, and the excellence you desire for your organization? What if they had an unstoppable sense of ownership, loyalty, and passion to expand your business? Read more...

Learn to Say “No.”

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00
It's a fine balance between being involved in your industry or company, community, family, et cetera, and taking on so much that you enjoy little of it. Read more...

Wine Down. Scale Up.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00
Congratulations! You're a leader in a company that is poised for growth. Join the West Michigan Woman community for an inspirational night of wine paired with stimulating conversations about launching your company to the next level. Read more...

 

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