Monday Mornings with Madison

Yearly Archives:
2010

OFFICE ETIQUETTE IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

PART 1: EMAIL MANNERS We all know it is important to have good manners at work.  Politeness is what makes it possible to work closely with others in a peaceful and productive way.  When it comes to office etiquette, most … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR PROFIT: PART 3

HOW TO WORK YOUR PLAN In the last two weeks, we have considered what to do when a colleague, employee or team member is just not ‘carrying their weight’ at work. They miss deadlines or fail to do what they … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR PROFIT: PART 2

HOW TO ‘PLAN YOUR WORK’ Last week we explored the impact that poor planning and pitiable perseverance by one employee or colleague can have on a team’s overall productivity.  Like cogs in the machinery, while it may not seem that … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR PROFIT: PART 1

PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN Have you ever seen a sign posted on an office cubicle that reads: “Your lack of planning is not my emergency.”  At most workplaces, projects usually require the involvement of several people or … Continue reading

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REMOTE STAFFING – PART 3 – MANAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES

MANAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES Over the past two weeks, we examined the question of whether it makes sense for companies to have remote employees.  For those that do… which is a great many companies today – we then looked at the … Continue reading

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REMOTE STAFFING, PART 2:

THE TOOLS FOR REMOTE STAFFING SUCCESS Last week, we examined the question of whether it is a good idea for companies to have remote employees… that is, employees who work part or all of their time from a location other … Continue reading

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REMOTE STAFFING, PART 1

IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE STAFF WORK REMOTELY? A growing number of companies – large and small – are now faced with the decision of whether to allow staff to work from remote locations. National companies like Madison, with … Continue reading

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE WITH YOUR TRADE SHOW EFFORTS

PART 3 – POST-SHOW FOLLOW UP Your company’s sales team just returned from exhibiting at a big trade show.  It was a great show.  Everyone prepared for the show.  The company’s booth got noticed.  There was plenty of attendees walking … Continue reading

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE WITH YOUR TRADE SHOW EFFORTS

PART 2 – SHOW ATTENDANCE In today’s economy, making the decision to exhibit at trade shows is not easy.  Companies question whether the leads from trade shows this year will result in actual additional business.  ROI is always a concern … Continue reading

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE WITH YOUR TRADE SHOW EFFORTS

PART 1 – SHOW SELECTION AND PREPARATION Economic downturns hit trade shows hard.  After 9/11, for example, trade shows struggled to make a comeback.  With the current recession, trade shows are again struggling with attendance and booth sales.  Many businesses … Continue reading

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