SMART goals
How to achieve more by setting SMART goals
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Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organized and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all methods, SMART goals also have their drawbacks.

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained
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Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what NLP is, how it works, and where it can be applied most effectively.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained
Work schedule Excel template
Work schedule – free Excel template to download
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If you don’t want to invest in an expensive software solution for managing your staff, then you can use alternative management tools like shift and work schedules, and easily create them yourself in Excel. But what’s even quicker: To download the 1&1 IONOS free work schedule template in Excel. We’ll explain how to adapt it to your needs in just a few steps.

Work schedule – free Excel template to download
Skype Interview
Skype Interview Tips: How to Prepare for a Skype Interview
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A Skype interview can be a perfect solution in a world of work that’s increasingly benefiting from employee mobility. However, it’s important that no personal habits sneak their way into a Skype interview with a future employer. If you consider all the technical and formal requirements, a meeting over Skype can hold the same chances of success as a conventional interview.

Skype Interview Tips: How to Prepare for a Skype Interview
Best office software
Office programs: A comparison of the best office software
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Everyday office life is often stressful and associated with various challenges. The most important thing for all upcoming tasks and appointments is not to lose track of things and to work as efficiently as possible even under time pressure. An elementary success factor is therefore the choice of the right office software. We will show you which office programs you should not forego under any...

Office programs: A comparison of the best office software
Unsolicited application
Unsolicited application: Commitment leads to success
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An unsolicited application has to be done well, because it doesn’t relate to a specific job opening. That’s why it’s important that your application is impeccable and tailored to the company you’re writing to. This will increase your chances of getting an interview, where you can convince your potential employer of your application and how well you’re suited to the company.

Unsolicited application: Commitment leads to success
Work Breakdown Structure
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure: How to use one of the most important planning tools
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The work breakdown structure is one of project management’s most important planning tools. Beginners in the field shy away early from creating it – at the same time, with the right approach, it is easier than people think. We’ll introduce various methods for creating a work breakdown structure, and give tips on content structure along with an example that you can use as a template.

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure: How to use one of the most important planning tools
Sales follow-up e-mail template
Sales follow-up e-mail: Templates, examples, and tips
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How frustrating! You’ve come across a promising contact, you write to them... and receive no feedback. But that’s not a reason to give up: Send regular sales follow-up e-mails to increase the likelihood of receiving a response. Writing messages such as these involves a lot of work. As a result, we’ve built various sales follow-up e-mail templates for you.

Sales follow-up e-mail: Templates, examples, and tips
Microsoft 365 alternatives
Which Microsoft 365 alternatives are recommended for which companies?
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Many companies are looking for an alternative to Microsoft 365. It is not always an easy decision to make as there are now numerous free and paid options on the market. Not every option will be right for every company and their requirements. Here we will present a variety of alternatives to Microsoft 365 and discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Which Microsoft 365 alternatives are recommended for which companies?
Fishbone diagram
Fishbone diagram: Solving problems properly
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Entrepreneurs face problems on a regular basis. However, in order not to postpone but instead to solve these problems, it is important to look not only at their effects but also at their causes. The fishbone diagram is a tool that helps to identify causes of a problem in a structured way. We explain the principle of this cause-effect diagram.

Fishbone diagram: Solving problems properly

Productivity

Productivity plays a leading role in running a successful business. From relevant tools, to project management and collaboration, including self-motivation and time management, this section gives employers and employees a wide selection of tips on nurturing productivity in the workplace.