Our benevolent leader, Matt cut his teeth in technology and digital media based professional services for about a decade before resolving to help bring Samewave to the world. A 90's kid from the suburbs of Australia with a passion for tech, getting things done and cheesecake, among other things.
The famous American businessman, Ray Kroc, said, 'No one of us is more important than the rest of us.' Teamwork and effective communication are critical for every organisation, large or small. And if teams can't work together and don't have good communication and rapport, they are unlikely to succeed.
Business objectives are critical for reaching goals in large and small businesses alike. They serve as the road map for getting to your ultimate goal or destination. Without clear, concise objectives, you are unlikely to succeed.
A common mistake of young professionals and unseasoned business owners is to make lofty plans that fall apart quickly because they don't set clear goals. To turn your vision into a reality, you need to define goals and objectives along with specific action steps.
Everyone has their own definition of what effective teamwork looks like. Every team leader knows how important good teamwork is to business success, but not everyone knows how to create a work environment that facilitates successful teamwork.
Any person who has started a new job, particularly in a large organisation, often feels overwhelmed with how many systems and processes there are to learn and keep up with. It can take some time to get used to how many systems and programs you need to download, get training on and learn how to use effectively.
With today's technology, smart organisations use powerful tools and software to effectively and efficiently manage their business processes. Gone are the days of cumbersome GANTT charts that can't be updated in real time.
There's no shortage of group chat apps for businesses. In today's digital age, organizations need group chat apps that maximise productivity wherever they go, whether they need to have video calls at the airport or need to send direct messages on the subway.
In any organisation, team members need to work independently and within a team. However, even when you work independently or in separate teams, the tasks you complete and your performance affects other members and groups within the company.
As remote work environments become more and more popular, online collaboration becomes increasingly more important. In our digital age, everyone works online. There are a ton of online project management tools available, but how do you know what's best for your organisation?
Many people cringe when they think about the term 'performance management.' Yearly performance reviews and annual performance appraisals come to mind. Employees get a score or grade and end up feeling like they are a number with a price tag rather than a team member with valuable contributions and ideas.
Team collaboration isn't a new concept, but that doesn't mean it's easy. It involves more than avoiding conflict and making sure people can work together. True team collaboration is about team members working together in an effective and innovative way to produce the best business results.
Every successful business knows that optimising workplace productivity is key to driving the results you want. Every individual team members' productivity contributes to the bottom line and successful outcomes.
Without a clear understanding of the difference between goals vs objectives, it might seem difficult to differentiate between the two. In project management, the terms ‘goal’ and ‘objective’ are often listed out at the beginning of a project.
Business management and having good leadership skills requires more than being able to tell direct reports what to do. A good leader has well-honed management skills and strategic thinking that make him or her the type of leader people are eager to follow.
Project teams are an integral part of the workplace where people from different groups or departments come together to create a project plan. They are usually temporary because when the project is complete, the group disbands.
If you haven’t heard of promise-based management before, it’s a simple concept to explain. Just as people make commitments to their friends, families and spouses, we also make them in the workplace, but we don’t often give work commitments the same weight we do personal ones.
The biggest part of being a collaborative leader is fostering a work environment where team members want to follow you. Becoming a collaborative leader comes naturally to some people, but cultivating a leadership style that drives the best business results usually takes time and intentional leadership development efforts.
Even if you have the best product or service and one or two star performers, it's impossible to stay ahead of the competition without working together as a team. Effective teams work together well for optimal team performance.
Whether you've volunteered to record the meeting notes for a department meeting or have been asked to update the meeting agenda with specific notes and action items, keeping minutes for a meeting doesn't have to be a cumbersome task that requires a lot of extra work on your behalf.
The best ideas and plans are useless without proper execution. That's why good project tracking and project management tools are so important. If you aren't continually tracking project progress, it's easy to lose sight of the end goal and fall off track.
Performance measurement is something that happens in nearly every organisation, but it can be done in so many ways. How do business leaders determine the measurement system for individual and group performance?
A robust project management system is key to driving business success for any organisation. There are a lot of moving parts involved in complex projects and having the best project management process in place is necessary to keep everyone on task and meet deadlines.
When an organisational leader asks themselves the question, 'Is my team productive?', how do they know the answer? 'Productivity' has become a buzzword in business and many people don't know where to start with measuring productivity and productivity improvement.
Many people in departments outside of marketing don't have a good grasp on what a marketing team really does on a daily basis. It can be even more confusing to measure the success of a marketing program. It's important for sales, marketing, communications and other departments to work in tandem to drive the best business results.
Many business professionals dread their workday when they see their calendar is full of meetings. One of the main reasons people don't like them is because they accomplish little and waste valuable waste time.
Collaboration and communication are the foundation of building a successful work environment and culture. There are an array of ways for team members to communicate, and today's modern professional doesn't want to be inundated with emails.
Today's modern professional not only needs to keep their resume current, but they also need to continually strive to improve their job performance to stay ahead in a competitive market. You can't rely solely on your boss or company leadership to provide ways for you to sharpen your skill set.
Every smart business leader knows that having the best talent is the key to business success. Even if you have the best products or services in the world, if you don't have the right employees as influencers to deliver services or sell products, it doesn't matter.
Today's small business owners and corporate leaders alike benefit from using business messaging apps. Emails pile up, voicemails go unanswered and pointless meetings are scheduled in an effort to communicate more with team members, especially for remote teams.
How many times have you felt like you didn't accomplish hardly anything on your to-do list at the end of the workday? Workers around the globe are frustrated with spending too much time on administrative tasks and menial job responsibilities.
An organisation’s productivity can be impacted by so many outside factors that are out of the company’s control. For example, the national economy, new competitors, inflation in prices or a recession can drastically alter productivity levels.
Whether you run a small business or a giant corporation, emails and conference calls alone aren't going to cut it for effective team communication. Today's modern workforce needs one single place where team members can participate in individual and group chat streams and manage projects with coworkers in real time across multiple devices.
Good managers come in all shapes and sizes, but there are many consistent characteristics among the best managers -- the ones that make their team members feel safe, appreciated and equips them to do their best work. Displaying effective management skills isn't easy and doesn't come naturally to all aspiring managers.
The term 'business management' is a broad one - so broad that it has become a popular degree program, of which there is no shortage. Many people choose business management programs in college and get a business administration or business management degree in college, and for good reason.
Many people ask, 'What is the difference between program management and project management? It's a valid question because programs and projects have a lot in common. The key difference is that project managers work on deadline - driven individual projects, while program managers are responsible for broader programs that encompass a wide range of individual projects.
Most team members in any organisation have a love/hate relationship with team meetings. While they can be productive and foster team-building activities, ineffective meetings waste time and create frustration in the work environment.