Monday, May 23, 2022

Sales management put at risk by feeble modern-day sales managers

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The art of effective sales management is being lost as a discipline with many modern-day sales managers unable to understand that it’s an action role, not a position. Too many sales managers are unable to relate to the teams they manage as they fail to invest time needed to understand each member as individuals with unique needs and very personal aspirations.

How you can add an extra $1-5m to an existing ecommerce business

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When you hear a bold claim about scaling your organisation, usually it’s a marketing ploy by someone who wants to sell you marketing services. Although you might hear many business leaders say things about scaling businesses, they usually charge you upfront and don’t have a strong guarantee because you can’t ever “guarantee” things in life.

How to effectively create waiting-list hype for your online business

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Every business owner dreams of having a waitlist of customers who are constantly on standby ready to purchase their latest product or service. Whether you’re about to launch a new beauty tool or you’re a coach who is about to launch a new mastermind, the security of knowing you have a database ready to purchase, is the most valuable tool you’ll ever have.

How employers can adopt and maximise the hybrid working era

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The past two years have marked the rapid expansion of hybrid working, where employees feel empowered to split their time between working from home, the head office, and a neighbourhood coworking space. Having experienced the benefits of hybrid working during the pandemic, employers are planning for a permanent shift to a hybrid model of work.

How to recharge your social battery ahead of the impending summer

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Since the pandemic many of us have noticed our social batteries are running lower than usual. As we have acclimatised back to the normal runnings of the world over the past year many of us have felt that we have over socialised, and seeing our friends is becoming an exhausting chore. But how can we recharge our social batteries ahead of summer plans?

Eight strategies employers can implement to reduce worker burnout

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Social burnout is a phenomenon that can occur when someone has spent an inordinate amount of time socialising, and feels as though they need a break from their external world. Social burnout varies from person to person as extroverts tend to recharge and gain energy from other people, while introverts need to be alone to recharge. Therefore introverts burn out from social interactions quicker than those that tend to be more extroverted.

Technology’s impact on employee inclusion in hybrid work model

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In a world where 63% of employees say a hybrid work model is their ideal work pact, only three in ten strongly agree that their firm provides them with the necessary tech to coact equally and inclusively from anywhere. This is according to Jabra’s 2022 edition of the Hybrid Ways of Working Global Report, carried out amongst 2,800 knowledge workers in 6 countries globally to understand sentiments and motivations in this hybrid working era.

Three reasons why hardware matters in a software-defined storage solution

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Software-defined infrastructure is among the most noteworthy advances in data centre tech, providing new levels of flexibility in scale-out data infrastructures. Decoupling hardware and software has enabled freedom that was once unavailable and seeded a scaling revolution that continues. From this revolution, many software-defined storage (SDS) solutions were born.

3 toxic payday loan myths busted: Why payday loans are a terrible trap

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Payday loans market themselves as “save the day” solutions when unforeseen expenses arise. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, payday loans can do incredible harm and the myths surrounding them are not nearly challenged enough. As a broker, I’ve seen too many people succumb to the myths of payday loans, thinking the seemingly short term loan will take the pressure off when there is an unexpected financial struggle.

Could cybersecurity debt be the biggest security threat in 2022?

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Security has taken a back seat to digital acceleration, creating a growth in cybersecurity debt, and putting firms at risk. Among the unique threats of the past two years, the pandemic sped up digital innovation and accelerated the need for businesses to transform to stay relevant. Many of these digital initiatives have been a necessary response to the health and trading environment. Businesses have had to pivot quickly to the cloud, prioritise enabling remote and hybrid working and accelerate the introduction of new digital services for customers.