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How to Foster a Continuous Learning Culture

Posted on September 13, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog ,Industry Discussion by
How to Foster a Continuous Learning Culture

Want to nurture your team’s strength and ensure professional development while people are working remotely? Consider these tips to grow a continuous learning culture. COVID-19 has changed the business landscape – perhaps irrevocably. Many businesses are continuing variations of the work-from-home model even as some social distancing restrictions lift. While many companies are discovering the benefits of a flexible workplace, new challenges are taking shape – specifically, fostering employee development and company culture without a shared physical office. I know how bumpy this transition can be. My company experienced […]

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4 Principles of Transformational Leadership

Posted on August 30, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog ,Industry Discussion by
4 Principles of Transformational Leadership

Are you a transformational leader – or headed there? Consider these four principles to inspire and motivate your team. Of all the leadership theories that have been posited over the years, few have the enduring simplicity of transformational leadership. Originally conceived by James Burns and further developed by Bernard Bass, transformational leadership has provided inspiration and principles on which many other leadership theories have expanded. Its straightforward approach makes it easy for any leader to keep in mind as they go about their work. What are […]

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How to Keep a Project on Course

Posted on June 28, 2021 in Blog ,Increase Project Profitability ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by
How to Keep a Project on Course

If all projects are different, what is the best way for integrators to keep a project on course? All integration projects are unique, and there’s no two alike, right? Yes, all projects contain uniqueness and uncertainty. But there is also a lot of similarity, with many repeatable activities that can (and should be) standardized. If we understand that performing an activity in a standard and repeatable manner will always have some variation, then our measurement process must allow for variation. This concept was described in […]

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How Do You Manage a Remote Workforce?

Posted on May 17, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
How Do You Manage a Remote Workforce?

One consequence of the COVID pandemic is that managers have had to deal with a new, and to many, a daunting challenge: learning how to manage a remote workforce. What are they doing? Are they really working or have they checked out? Are they working long enough? Hard enough? Understandably, managers have felt the angst of wrestling with these questions. However, underlying all of them is a more fundamental question: How would I know? That’s the right question. How would you know if your team […]

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Are You Living Your Values and Ethics?

Posted on March 22, 2021 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by
Are You Living Your Values and Ethics?

Culture can be difficult to define, but it embodies who we are as a company. Welcome to another episode of Clear Talk. Today, our CEO, Brad Dempsey, is joined by Brad Malone from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss how culture is the soul of your integration company. If you take a fish out of water, culture is the water it didn’t know it was swimming in – and it is the water that we are all swimming in when we’re in a company. It’s important to […]

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Should Integrators Reward Value or Effort?

Posted on February 22, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
Should Integrators Reward Value or Effort?

I find that people are often rewarded by how busy they are, rather than how productive they are. I was recently working with a company and the president said, “I want people who put in lots of effort.” I asked him to define that. “I want them working from seven in the morning until ten at night,” he said. I asked him whether he would know if they accomplished anything valuable. “Well,” he replied, “At least I’d know they were busy giving the effort.” Given […]

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3 Security Trends to Watch in 2021

Posted on February 8, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
3 Security Trends to Watch in 2021

Security is an everlasting concern for enterprise IT. Here’s what experts say are some of the top security trends to watch in 2021 – as “normal” gets redefined. Here’s one prediction that you can bet on: Forecasting enterprise security trends will never go out of style. That’s not a bold call but it’s a bankable one. Technology trends come and go, but security is an everlasting issue. There’s no finish line where everyone gets to clink glasses and declare: “All secure!” In the same vein, […]

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