Continuous Improvement Process
CIP – Continuous Improvement for Your Company
  • Productivity

Constant increases in quality: That works best with ongoing, small improvements. CIP – the continuous improvement process – provides the right framework for this. Every employee should see it as their task to recommend improvements for their area of work. And that can be quite simple: Even reorganizing the workplace can have a great impact.

CIP – Continuous Improvement for Your Company
Verbal communication
Verbal communication – the key to mutual understanding
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Verbal communication isn’t the only factor that determines the success or failure of a conversation, but it plays a key role. You’ll achieve your goal more quickly if you can express yourself clearly and skillfully. You’ll also handle critical situations in your day-to-day work more effectively if you have targeted strategies for communication.

Verbal communication – the key to mutual understanding
Nonverbal communication
Understanding and using nonverbal communication
  • Productivity

If you only pay attention to verbal language and ignore nonverbal communication, you’ll eventually encounter problems in your personal and professional life. How you understand other people ultimately depends not only on what they say, but how they say it. If you want others to perceive and understand you as you intend, you need to know how nonverbal communication works.

Understanding and using nonverbal communication
Microsoft Exchange alternatives
Microsoft Exchange: What are the alternatives?
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Microsoft Exchange is the leading collaboration software, which you can use to manage emails, appointments, and contacts. But it’s not the only software for that. If you’re looking for an Exchange alternative, there are a number of tools with a similar range of services, including free and open-source options. Just make sure to check that your chosen solution fits the IT infrastructure of your...

Microsoft Exchange: What are the alternatives?
Bullwhip effect
The bullwhip effect
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The bullwhip effect, also known as the Forester effect, describes the phenomenon in which fluctuations in market demand can increase at every point in the supply chain. Even small changes in demand that a retailer will hardly notice can have a major impact on a manufacturing company at the beginning of the supply chain. The bullwhip effect is therefore important for supply chain management.

The bullwhip effect
How to conduct a meeting
How to conduct a meeting
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Having to conduct a meeting is a challenging, often underestimated task. Many workplace meetings fail because of unprepared participants or showboating colleagues who talk endlessly without getting to the point. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and learning how to conduct a meeting is easier than you might think. With these effective meeting tips, a little preparation, diplomatic moderating...

How to conduct a meeting
Working from home with children
Working from home with children: Reduce stress on both sides
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Working from a home office with your kids around can prove to be a challenge for even the best multi-taskers. The double burden of work and keeping your little ones entertained in a confined space can push both parents and children to their limits. Our best tips and tricks can help you manage conflict and ease tension at home.

Working from home with children: Reduce stress on both sides
Insurance for home-based workers
Home office: Which insurance do I need as a home worker?
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Working from home is becoming possible in more and more industries. But how are you actually insured as an employee when working from your home office? Find out what you should know about home office liability insurance, when it pays to have insurance, and how you should behave in case of an accident in your home office.

Home office: Which insurance do I need as a home worker?
Set up a home office
Setting up your home office for safe and efficient working
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Working from home continues to gain importance as part of modern work life. To ensure that you can work efficiently and securely from home, certain precautions should be considered. Generally, employees are free to design their home office spaces as they wish. However, there are times when the employer has a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of your home office setup. Find out what your...

Setting up your home office for safe and efficient working
Home office tax deduction
How to deduct working from home from your taxes
  • Productivity

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce any resulting financial burden, the costs for working from home can be deducted from your taxes. However, certain conditions need to be met for you to qualify and only some expenses can be claimed.

How to deduct working from home from your taxes

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.