Convince your boss of the Home Office

April 8, 2013 by Bernd PichlbauerNo Comments
Convincing the boss of the Home Office

So you think you’re ready to work in the home office? Unfortunately, it’s rarely your choice to make such decisions. This article will focus on how you can convince your colleagues and managers to allow you to work from the home office, and to ensure that they don’t regret that decision once you’re there! Don’t [...]

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Home Office? Yahoo says “No”

March 11, 2013 by Bernd PichlbauerNo Comments
Home Office

It’s not every day that you get to go back to school. That day seems to have returned for employees of Yahoo, having been told last week that their days of working from the home office are numbered. In a letter leaked by Yahoo employees, head of HR Jackie Reses states that all employees are [...]

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – Get to Know your Customers

February 18, 2013 by Michael HermannNo Comments
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Customer relationship management (CRM) covers all activities that aim for long-term and improved customer retention. CRM involves the maintenance of customer relations, satisfying customer needs and communication with them. The data regarding the customers are collected, managed and maintained. These data are particularly helpful in marketing, sales and customer service when conversing with customers. The [...]

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Cross-Mentoring. Shouldn’t you start?

February 4, 2013 by  No Comments
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Many new managers (mentees) are new in their field. Most still have to learn new processes and structures. Cross-mentoring helps a junior employee to better integrate into an unknown firm culture and teaches them how to personally set goals. An experienced manager (mentor) helps to promote and advance a mentee in their personal and professional [...]

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Decision Making – Don’t Put it Off!

January 28, 2013 by Michael HermannNo Comments
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Which candidate should I choose? Which project do I undertake? Whether we are looking at the everyday or our private life, we are constantly faced with decisions. It is rarely a matter of two choices, and we are often unaware of the consequences of some decisions. We’ll give you a few tips on decision making [...]

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Change Management – Struggling to cope?

January 21, 2013 by Thomas PuchleitnerNo Comments
Change Management

The everyday life of a company consists of change; be it change in work processes, supervisors, work conditions etc. Lots of changes can lead to insecurity and angst amongst team members. Employees feel misunderstood and become resistant. What’s essential for managers of change management is the ability to communicate with your employees. The change management [...]

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Outsourcing – An Introduction

January 14, 2013 by Bernd PichlbauerNo Comments

“Do it yourself or pass it on?“ That’s the question here. Outsourcing is a popular discussion, not just for large corporations, but evermore for SMEs. It doesn’t just concern business economics however, but also employment law. What is outsourcing? Contracts for services required by a company are given to external service providers. It is however [...]

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Performance Reviews without the Sweat

December 31, 2012 by Thomas PuchleitnerNo Comments

You shudder at the very thought of it: the year is almost up and the performance review is due. Do you always have that worry about justifying what you’ve done? With the correct preparation, you can skip through your performance review with flying colors. Here are a few tips on what to consider. Beforehand Consider [...]

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Conflict Solutions: Efficiently Manage and Avoid Conflicts

December 24, 2012 by Bernd PichlbauerNo Comments
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A shut mouth catches no flies. Don’t put the conflict solution on the back burner… that’s more than enough idioms for today. Develop an interest in finding the ideal conflict solution; even though it takes two to tango, make sure you make the first steps… sorry. Here are a few suggestions on how to behave [...]

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Holiday Planning 2013: Get the Most for the Least

December 10, 2012 by Bernd PichlbauerNo Comments
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The year is still in full swing, but the next is coming faster than you think. A new year means new holiday plans! Thoughtfully planning your time off around public holidays and long weekends can prove to be beneficial. Those that start their holiday planning for next year early, have a greater chance of having [...]

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