The Apps That Help You Stay Connected

The way teams work is changing. Remote work and mobile offices can make it hard to stay productive and stay in touch. But every day new apps and programs are released that are designed to help us be productive, stay connected and get more done. These are just a few of those apps.
These project management tools help your team stay connected, productive and on task. Both let you assign tasks and subtasks, tracking a project from start to finish. Assign certain tasks, leave comments, add files and connect with those outside your organization. Which one you use is up to to you, and there are even more to choose from, but a project management tool is a must for collaboration.
Evernote is note-taking on steroids. And every business owner, creative, go-getter and idea man needs a place to take notes. Evernote provides that and more. It’s a space where you can store notes, documents, images and more. And, you can share those notes (or entire notebooks) with the team members you need to collaborate with.
Trello is a project management app that is not only great for working with teams, but can also help organize your personal life. A visual list that lets you drag, drop, upload images and share, Trello gives you an overview of your life.
G Suite
The Cloud, Drive, Docs, Calendar, Gmail; G Suite are all Google apps that make your life easier and make it easier to work together as a team. Share documents, save them …

5 Tips for Better Team Collaboration

Being a part of a group of people who are putting their minds together to accomplish something amazing is a pretty inspiring experience. For the most part, the more minds you have on a project the more successful it will become. So, it makes sense to try to create that environment at your business, because who doesn’t want to have amazing ideas and collaborations that help result in profitability? But how do you create this collaborative mindset at your company?

Here are a few tips to help ignite a collaborative business environment:
Collaboration Tip #1: Build a Creative Atmosphere
When you look around at your business, does it motivate you to greatness? If not, create the spaces where team members feel encouraged to brainstorm comfortably. Also, promote a positive and dedicated attitude in every aspect of your collaborative discussions. Challenge and discuss ideas with a mindset that isn’t judgmental, but driven by a team-wide goal of creating the best possible results.
Collaboration Tip #2: Set Expectations
Set the expectation at your organization that collaboration is a standard process. Establish who will be in charge of each aspect as well as what the expected results are. In the end, all team members should understand that they take responsibility for all positive outcomes of the collaboration.
Collaboration Tip #3: Identify Individual Strengths
Your business is filled with a variety of people that bring a wealth of different skill sets, education, and passions to your organization. Seize those individualized …

What is the Essential Ingredient for Success? Just One Word: TEAM

For the purpose of this Blog, Team is synonymous with teamwork. It’s my belief that to be a success at anything, your Team is the most important factor, bar none. If your rebuttal is there are many successful sole proprietors’s out there; I would make the argument, that the successful one-person-companies, still surround themselves with a team of professionals. Or if you make the point that Serena Williams won 19 Gland Slam Singles tournaments by herself, my counter would be her family is her team. After all, she grew up playing with Venus, not to mention they are 13-0 in Grand Slam doubles. Plus both her father Richard and her mother Oracene are credited as being her coach up until she brought on Marcos Baghdatis in 2012. I would make a similar argument for Tiger Woods.

Vince Lombardi defines teamwork as “individual commitment to a group effort”. He is also quoted as saying “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.”

Paul Bear Bryant “In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first-ahead of personal glory.”

Henry Ford when discussing teamwork, “Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, Working together is Success.”

Thomas Edison when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants, “If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.”

Andrew Carnegie “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct …