Michael Scott (played by Steve Carrell in "The Office") was an interesting leader, to put it lightly. But despite his not-suitable-for-work behavior and unproductivity, he possessed many admirable qualities, from compassion to loyalty. Scott once said, "Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I...
Managers are human. They experience anger, jealousy, excitement and other strong feelings. However, in the office, leaders need to control their emotions and prevent them from overpowering their judgment. For instance, no manager wants to fire a kind employee with a poor work ethic, but it needs to be done...
Data has become a major priority for businesses of all sizes. As technologies that capture and analyze data proliferate, so too do businesses' abilities to contextualize data and draw new insights from it. The internet of things and artificial intelligence are two critical tools for companies in data capture and analysis,...
In the office or at home, you may be protected from online threats thanks to a robust cybersecurity solution for your internal network. But what about when you're on a trip? You won't be protected by your office's network security and must depend on hotel and conference center Wi-Fi,...
Consumer to consumer, or C2C, is the business model that facilitates commerce between private individuals. Whether it's for goods or services, this category of e-commerce connects people to do business with one another. The other three categories of e-commerce are B2B (business to business), C2B (customer to business) and B2C (business to customer). A solid example of C2C transactions...
With minimal risk and numerous resources, student entrepreneurship is on the rise at campuses all over the country. According to an Insights Report from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, more than 1,500 universities offer some form of entrepreneurial resources, an increase of 120 percent in the last 5 years. While...
Drone pilots are in demand. In fact, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, projected more than 100,000 new jobs will be created in unmanned aircraft by the year 2025. And analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted that the global market for commercial use of drones could reach $127 million by 2020. That's...
Disasters happen. While they can't always be avoided, they can be prepared for. So can other disasters, such as data loss or fire. In the case of any disaster, it's important, as a business, to have a disaster recovery plan and/or business continuity plan in place for whatever is...
From eliminating distractions to adding technological automation, there are numerous ways businesses can improve workplace productivity. One such method is the use of surveillance and tracking methods. Using video surveillance strengthens your business's security measures and productivity. Catching a thief on camera reduces shrinkage costs. Employee tracking and monitoring systems...
Finding funding is stressful. Whether you're starting a business from square one or trying to find funds to push your startup forward, raising capital can be a full-time job. For businesses with a short runway, or limited operational timeline, this full-time job can come with crushing stress. Startups and new...