Promises at Work
At Samewave we believe in the strategic value and transformative benefits of, promises. From the water cooler through to the boardroom, promises are the intrinsic fabric behind it all. Here you'll find our research, thoughts and practical tips, on harnessing the power of promises within the workplace.
The Performance Management Process: Could You Be Doing It Wrong?
When many organisations think about performance management and the way they measure the success of teams and individual employee performance, they think about annual performance reviews.
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Dec 4, 2018
Five Qualities of a Good Promise
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.
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Dec 4, 2018
Collaborative Leadership and 7 Other Traits Strong Leaders Have
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.
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Dec 4, 2018
Team Performance: How the Best Teams Work Together
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.
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Dec 4, 2018
How to Take the Most Efficient, Effective Meeting Notes
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.
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Dec 4, 2018
Project Tracking Best Practices You Can Implement Today
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.
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Dec 4, 2018
How to Ensure Teamwork in the Workplace Is Driving Results
Did you know that 86 percent of employees and company leaders say that poor collaboration and teamwork among team members is a direct cause of workplace failures?
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Dec 4, 2018
Don't Make These Team Meeting Mistakes
Team meetings are rarely the most enjoyable time for any department. They are necessary, but often overdone. Often, teams meet too frequently without a valid reason.
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Nov 19, 2018
Short-Term Goals: Why They’re Important and Examples to Get You Started
Lots of people get stuck focusing on long-term goals way down the line. Yes, long-term goals are important in goal-setting, but you can rarely get there without the help of short-term goals.
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Nov 19, 2018
How to Be a Manager: Be the Boss You Always Wanted
If you've ever had a great manager, you know how much it increases your job satisfaction. If you've had a bad manager, you also know how miserable it can make going to the office on a regular basis.
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Nov 19, 2018
Performance Measurement: Simplify Your Process With the Right Tools
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?
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Nov 19, 2018
How Project Management Tools Increase Productivity and Collaboration
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
How to Implement Productivity Measures in Your Organisation
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
Use These Marketing Objective Examples to Streamline Your Marketing Efforts
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
Team Meetings: Don't Make These 9 Common Mistakes
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
10 Benefits of Work Messaging Apps for Any Organisation
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
7 Ways to Improve Work Performance
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
8 Strategies for Improving an Employee’s Performance
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
The Top Business Messaging Apps: Features to Look For
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
Are Menial Tasks Keeping Your Organisation from Reaching Business Goals?
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
How to Calculate Productivity: The Top Best Practices
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.
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Nov 19, 2018
How to Choose the Right Team Chat App for Your Organisation
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.
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Oct 16, 2018
These Top Management Skills Build Successful Teams
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.
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Oct 16, 2018
The Key Components of Effective Business Management
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.
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Oct 16, 2018
What Is Program Management?
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.
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Oct 16, 2018
6 benefits of a cross-functional team
In a cross-functional team, team members from various departments with different skill sets come together to work on a project or reach for a common goal.
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Oct 15, 2018
How to make your next team meeting count
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.
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Oct 15, 2018
Teamwork software: What every organisation should look for
In today's business world, it's more important than ever for team members to collaborate and communicate on projects...
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Oct 15, 2018
Long-term goals: How they aid professional and personal development
Imagine one of your investors or board members asking, 'What is the organisation's five-year plan?' It can feel daunting.
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Oct 15, 2018
4 team effectiveness models and how they work
Why is team effectiveness more important than ever?
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Oct 15, 2018
6 types of project management methods for supervisors
What is the true definition of project management?
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Oct 15, 2018
Effective team organisation: The do's and don'ts
Team organization isn't always easy, particularly for remote teams.
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Oct 15, 2018
Social Discipline: Using psychology to manage teams better
Human beings are motivated by being held accountable for their actions
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Oct 15, 2018
5 benefits of collaboration that foster the most productive work environments
Some employees like working in groups and some prefer to work alone. While each team member in an organisation has different work styles.
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Oct 15, 2018
Why Is collaboration important? Your business results depend on it
It's no secret that effective team collaboration in a work environment is an important aspect of a long-term success.
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Oct 15, 2018
Project Reporting: Simplify It with the right tools
What do project managers do when a C-suite executive or a board member asks them to provide a project status report as soon as possible?
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Oct 15, 2018
Improve team productivity today with 5 proven strategies
A survey conducted by CareerBuilder reported that over two hours of productive work time are lost every day.
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Oct 15, 2018
6 ways to prevent promise breakdown
When implementing Promise Based Management into the culture of any organisation, leaders need to have tactics in place to ensure promises are delivered.
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Oct 15, 2018
The 3 phases of every promise
Making promises to others, and even ourselves, is natural part of daily life.
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Oct 15, 2018
The 6 benefits of social discipline: How this psychological theory drives results
Social Discipline is a strong psychological theory backed by research.
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Oct 15, 2018
How team apps help organisations save time
Web and smartphone apps are everywhere in our digital world.
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Oct 15, 2018
How strategic goals lead to business success
Every good leader knows they need to have goals and a business strategy for accomplishing objectives.
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Oct 15, 2018
The difference between goals and objectives: Create an actionable business planning process
Do you know the difference between goals and objectives and how are they related?
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Oct 15, 2018
Do you have too many meetings? Scale back with these tips
Many meetings are simply a waste of time.
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Oct 15, 2018
How to be more productive at work by working smarter, not harder
Cultivating productive habits in your work environment will help you do your best work consistently.
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Oct 15, 2018
How to achieve effective collaboration in the workplace
Collaboration in the workplace is the foundation of successful business outcomes.
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Oct 15, 2018
Easy-to-use S.M.A.R.T. goal template for any business
Learn how goal-setting the S.M.A.R.T. way and incorporating promises into your action plan can create successful outcomes.
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Oct 15, 2018
How to be more productive: Five productivity hacks
We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with distractions at work.
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Oct 15, 2018
Master sales goals with four proven strategies
Reaching and surpassing sales goals are the foundation of success for nearly every small business.
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Oct 15, 2018
Workplace promises: 4 ways managers can build trust and productivity
Most people don’t make promises they don’t intend on keeping.
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Oct 15, 2018
KPI metrics and promises: How they work together to deliver results
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the tried and true best practice for tracking success towards specific goals over time
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Oct 15, 2018
How social performance management software helps companies thrive
When most employees think about performance management, they cringe.
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Oct 15, 2018
How to craft a staff meeting that matters
Why do so many business professionals hate staff meetings?
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Oct 15, 2018
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Oct 15, 2018
Upgrade your team management with these 4 project management methods
Managing a team without a team management policy can be detrimental to your company.
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Oct 15, 2018
6 Expert tactics to easily transition your team to new teamwork software
When you introduce your employees to new teamwork software, it should be exciting, not frustrating.
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Oct 15, 2018
Performance management systems: Why promise-based management works
Provide the results necessary for meaningful, measurable and effective outcomes.
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Oct 15, 2018
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