Questioning Techniques
Questioning Techniques: How to Get the Answers You Need
  • Productivity

For many, asking other people questions can take a lot of effort. But those who succeed in finding the ideal mix of attentive listening, showing interest, and questioning at the right times can also benefit professionally. The deliberate use of questioning techniques also helps you to promote communication based on trust and find the optimal answers to relevant questions with your coworkers.

Questioning Techniques: How to Get the Answers You Need
Time tracking systems
Time tracking systems: A comparison of different solutions
  • Productivity

Obviously, work hours need to be accurately recorded. The question is how and with what tool? There are a variety of time tracking systems on the market with varying prices and functions. However, the right solution for you is not necessarily the one with the lowest price or the largest range of functions. The system needs to be the right fit for your company for everyone to benefit from it.

Time tracking systems: A comparison of different solutions
Project Plan
Writing a Project Plan: This is How You Lay the Foundation for a Successful Project
  • Productivity

How you make sure that your project will be a success? With a well-thought-out project plan. When creating a project plan, you should make the work stages clear, as well as the requirements that the project has to be successful. In doing so, you’ll always know what the next steps are in the project, and if you are still on schedule and within your budget.

Writing a Project Plan: This is How You Lay the Foundation for a Successful Project
DISC assessment
The DISC assessment: Outdated test or useful tool?
  • Productivity

For many years, the DISC assessment has been a popular tool used by companies to improve their management style, collaboration, and sales. If you know which of the four DISC assessment types match your personality, you can gain valuable insight to improve your work and influence your career development. But the test has also been under scrutiny.

The DISC assessment: Outdated test or useful tool?
WOOP Method
WOOP Method: Achieving Success Despite Obstacles
  • Productivity

Just think positively and it will all work out? No matter whether it’s a business or private context, hardly any plans succeed with that approach. The WOOP method combines proven techniques for achieving goals and establishing new habits. Rather than simply ignoring potential obstacles, the WOOP strategy explicitly accounts for them in its plans.

WOOP Method: Achieving Success Despite Obstacles
Giving Feedback
Providing feedback: How to give constructive feedback
  • Productivity

Giving feedback is part of professional communication – no matter whether you’re a manager, coworker, or customer. Feedback gives people the opportunity to understand whether a collaboration is working well and where there is still room for improvement. But if you give feedback, there is a risk that the recipient will feel personally attacked by the criticism. Feedback rules help to minimize this...

Providing feedback: How to give constructive feedback
How to apologize for late replies
Sorry for the late reply: How to write apologies for a late reply
  • Productivity

Everyone forgets to reply to less important emails at work occasionally – or even puts them off deliberately. This may be the case if you be the bearer of bad news, for instance. But if you want to avoid making a negative impression, you shouldn’t just ignore these emails. A well-formulated apology for a delayed response can help you to convince customers, business partners, and coworkers of your...

Sorry for the late reply: How to write apologies for a late reply
Accounting-apps
Accounting apps in comparison: The best solutions for mobile accounting
  • Productivity

Many self-employed people and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have to manage their own accounts to schedule invoices and keep track of payments and payroll. Accounting apps deliver those services straight to your mobile device and enable you to work from your smartphone or tablet. Here, we introduce you to the best mobile accounting apps.

Accounting apps in comparison: The best solutions for mobile accounting
Workforce management
Workforce management (WFM): objectives, methods and tools
  • Productivity

Hiring qualified employees is just half the battle. Engaging them effectively is the real challenge. Workforce management is intended to ensure that positions within a company are filled by the most qualified employees for them. It is also supposed to prevent bottlenecks or surplus within the company.

Workforce management (WFM): objectives, methods and tools
Facilitation Techniques
Moderation Techniques for Efficient Meetings
  • Productivity

Meetings that aren’t moderated often drift off-topic, leaving the important matters at hand overlooked. Moderation is therefore essential; there are a range of moderation techniques that enable you to avoid these situations. Conversation strategies help you keep meetings on course, prevent unnecessary discussions, and involve everyone present.

Moderation Techniques for Efficient Meetings

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.