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Strategic Thinking Series #3: Strategic Planning – How To Set Long And Short-Term Goals?

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Strategic Planning: How To Set Long And Short-Term Goals?

In today’s fast-changing world and business environment, managers and individual contributors alike need to have a broad perspective and see the big picture. Many managers are so focused on delivering ‘today’s’ achievements, preoccupied with daily obligations that they fail to position themselves for long-term success. In this time of rapid change economically and business wise around the world, strategy is moving away from the fundamental ‘strategic planning’ to more of ‘strategic thinking’ in order to survive the crowded and competitive…

Make Better Decisions With These Decision-Making Frameworks

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Make Better Decisions With These Decision-Making Frameworks

Sometimes we find ourselves forced to make a decision under uncertain circumstances. To be honest, that’s most times. Especially when working at a startup, chances are you will face decisions like this quite often. But decision-making doesn’t have to ba that hard. If you think of it as a process you will be able to make much better decisions in the long term. Here’s the best decision-making frameworks you can use: Define What A “Good Decision” Is This sounds much…

Empathy-Driven Development: Is Empathy A Technical Skill?

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Empathy-Driven Development: Is Empathy A Technical Skill?

Empathy is not usually on the top software developers’ skills list. In fact, for the longest time, people didn’t even think that empathy is a part of this industry. But there’s much more empathy involved in writing code than most think at first. Let’s dive into the world of empathy-driven software development. Code Is Language According to Andrea Goulet, the CEO at Corgibytes, “[…] Coding is a form of communication. Communication is rooted in empathy. So software engineers have a…

Top 5 Remote Communication Tools

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When it comes to remote work, communication is key. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with a big or small team. Without proper communication, remote work will inevitably fail and prevent you from trying out remote solutions in the future. So, what are some of the best tools to use when managing a remote team to communicate? 1. Slack Slack is one of the best known tools and one of the best in general. It claimed its status as a…

How To Use The User Persona Canvas?

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How to use the user persona canvas?

In our  “How To Use UX Techniques For Your Product’s Success” eBook, you will find free downloadable UX canvases and detailed descriptions on how to use them, even if you’re not a designer. In this article, we’re going to just focus on one of the canvases from the eBook – the User Persona Canvas. If you’d like to get an overview of more canvases like the Context Map or the Value Proposition – download our eBook. WHEN TO USE: When…

How To Boost Your Company’s Digital Transformation?

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How To Boost Your Company's Digital Transformation?

The digital revolution has begun many years ago. However, we’re still talking about the digital transformation of businesses today, because some didn’t even start this process. Maybe your business is still not digitized or maybe it is but you feel like you didn’t reach its full digital potential? This article is all about analyzing what you can do to be more digital and accessible to your customers through the online channels. Should You Invest In Digital Transformation? Even if you’ve…

Strategic Thinking Series #2: Using Strategic Thinking To Analyze The Bigger Picture

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Using Strategic Thinking To Analyze The Bigger Picture

In the first article of the Strategic Thinking Series, we defined the basic concepts and phases in preparing for this process. In this part, we dive deeper into the objectives of specific teams and the organization as a whole that will allow us to see the big picture. Strategic thinkers continually improve their view of the larger company ecosystem which they operate in daily. They understand the company’s and their team’s goals. They have to stay up to date on…

How To Sort Through Information And Prioritize Your Tasks Like A Pro?

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An article on how to sort through information and how to prioritize tasks.

There’s a thing called “information overload” and it is actually very common in today’s world. With all the means of communication around us, it’s easy to get lost in all the different facts, opinions and news. But all this information is key to working efficiently and successfully. There’s just the matter of being able to sort through it and prioritize the most important bits. In this article I’m going to dive into my best tips on how to do that….

Creative Thinking As A Structured Process

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Improve your creativity skills with this article about Creative Thinking As A Structured Process.

Creativity is a widely valued skill. I call it a skill, not a trait, because it is something that you can work on. Something you can develop. Most people think about creativity and being creative is all about that one lightbulb moment. When it strikes you and you come up with the best idea. But the truth is, creativity doesn’t work like that. I would like to show you how creativity works, what a creative thinking process looks like and…

Strategic Thinking Series #1: How To Introduce Strategic Thinking In Project Management

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How To Introduce Strategic Thinking In Project Management

As a manager, you work in an organization that has many different parts and units. Everyday you have to make decisions and choices that can help grow your organization. To make decision that will drive the best possible results for your company, you need to consider the wider implications of each course of action. To make the wisest possible choices you have to think strategically. But what does that really mean? Thinking strategically is a process that will help manage…