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Matt Straz - Page 7
Founder and CEO of Namely
Mobile technology is reshaping work and business but few companies have taken full advantage of the potential.
Once the winter holidays are past, it's just winter. That's when your team needs to be rallied.
A startup needs a good story to secure initial funding and good numbers to get a second round.
Don't be in a hurry to hire at the top. Proceed methodically when you do.
You risk losing the zeal that launched the company if the merry band who rolled the dice with you feels they don't have a role any more.
Team members who are sincerely engaged are a company's greatest asset. Nurturing engagement is the leader's job.
An influx of money can energize your team, or threaten dissatisfaction at how it is used. Transparence is the solution.
How team members interact, and the settings in which interactions occur, dramatically impact the workplace.
Generous time off encourages employee loyalty and, since so many workers don't use all their vacation time, costs the company little.
No matter how small the company, the holidays are a time to celebrate, with maybe a little team building and brand building mixed in.
From preparing for performance reviews to organizing receipts for taxes, an early start now will avoid headaches later.
Small businesses cringe at these customers, but it might just be the internal team that keeps them coming back.
The insidious mental illness is a leading cause of absenteeism. Happily, some good ideas for building team cohesion make the disease much less likely.
Boosting pay and offering more attractive alternative benefits could help companies deal with ever-rising health insurance premiums.
People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.