A colorful bar chart or a wide network that correlates different project tasks: there are several diagrams that show different methods of project management. Many processes are similar because certain problems occur in almost all projects. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel: methodologies provide you with formalized approaches that have already proven successful many times over. With the...
You’ve mastered the job interview, but now comes the hardest part: waiting. If the wait is too long, you can send a follow up e-mail after the interview. By sending an e-mail using a template, you can avoid common mistakes: Being pushy and rude could catapult your application to the sidelines. Find out what to look out for!
Anyone who has sat through a few presentations in their life knows how the quality of a presentation can vary. This is due in part to the lecture’s topic, but also to the speaker, whose appearance and presentation skills have a considerable influence on the lecture’s success. Here, you can find out the details of what is important for presenting.
Coworking came about due to the ever-changing modern working world. In many professions, you don’t necessarily have to work at a specific location. Coworking spaces are an alternative to the classic office, but are also different to your own four walls or the café around the corner. What exactly is coworking?
There’s a sale in the store. Large queues at the counter. Hardly any staff to be found. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding about the work schedule: two employees didn’t show up because they had lost theirs. The solution? Go digital. With Excel, you can easily create a work schedule and send it as a PDF file to your employees’ smartphones. But how does this work?
In an age where everyone is striving for efficiency, good communication and collaboration lie at the heart of any successful business. Given the huge range of options, it is often difficult to decide on which method or application to turn to in order to boost productivity and efficiency. In this article, we look at how a new approach on a well-established system can help improve internal...
When work piles up, there is no way around it: prioritizing tasks is part of the daily work of a good company head or team leader. But if everything already had to be done yesterday, it can be difficult to define a clear structure. Proven concepts for how to prioritize such as the Eisenhower principle and the 80:20 rule can bring order into workload chaos. Everything begins with pen and paper –...
Achieving the greatest possible success with little effort? That's what many people dream of. This wish can be fulfilled with the Pareto principle. Whether at work, at university, or in private life, those who follow the 80-20 rule ensure efficient handling of all important tasks. We explain to you what the Pareto principle is all about and its advantages and disadvantages.
What does the future look like for your product and services? The BCG matrix is a simple tool that helps you make your decision: should you invest in a business unit or not? We explain the individual zones of the portfolio matrix and use an example to illustrate how to set up the BCG matrix.
Is your business strategy working out? The balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton can help you answer this question. It enables a comprehensive analysis of the company from various perspectives; it also provides useful key indicators on where there may be shortcomings in the company. Identify the success factors at all levels of your company to ensure long-term success.
Productivity plays a leading role in running a successful business. From relevant tools, to project management and collaboration, including self-motivation and time management, this section gives employers and employees a wide selection of tips on nurturing productivity in the workplace.