Networking Icebreakers

There has definitely been a trend over the last decade to use distributed teams as part of most professional services companies’ project delivery systems. Technology has enabled seamless interactive and collaborative communications, which makes working remote extremely easy, both for the company but also the employee or contractor. And just as this has become an accepted model for marketing and professional services firms, it has also spawned a number of new networking venues. It appears...

5 Tips for Improving Resource Utilization

Growing your service-sector business in a sustainable manner is a top priority. You’ve hired the best talent to help you achieve this important goal. The trouble is, for the growth to be sustainable, effective resource allocation and utilization is a must, yet this may not be your strongest suit. To reach your goals and maintain a lead in your market, it is vital for to you understand the significance of improving resource allocation and utilization rates for your specific business. We’ve...

Keeping Good Employees

In the professional services world, it’s all about your people. Your clients pay for their knowledge, experience and wisdom. Your people are definitely not a commodity. They are the defining forces of your brand, and each individual adds to the collective image of your firm. To keep your team engaged means having a thriving culture that supports who they are and allows them to grow and succeed. Yet, even if the culture is considered “great” people still leave. In this article we’ll explore...

Timing is Everything: Keys to Successful Marketing Performance Measurement

When the customer is ready, the message will appear, or maybe it “should” appear. So says a recent research study prepared by Bain and Company. They interviewed 1700 marketing executives globally in both consumer and business-to-business industries. The goal of the research was to determine what the leaders were doing that the laggards were not. The answer is simply a matter of timing.Time for a Change

Digital Transformation Meets Generation Z

“At its most fundamental level, digital transformation is about the ability of organizations—and their leaders and employees—to adapt to the rapid changes created by evolving digital technologies,” explains Gerald C. Kane, professor of information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. “The challenge is that the gap between what is possible technologically and what companies are actually doing is growing wider,” says Kane. Can a new generation that is truly a...

The Changing Landscape of Work

The office of the future will not be totally automated, nor will it be filled with millennials. The trends that we’ll discuss in this review suggest that the nature of how work gets done in the future is, in many ways, still unknown. What is known is that it’s changing, and the new worker of the future will have more tools than ever and will be more comfortable using them. Additionally, the environment for the office worker of the future will be mixed, and research suggests there are fast...

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Client Success: Scale My Empire Triples Project Margins With Mavenlink

Scale My Empire (SME) was founded on the idea that the key to small business success is the implementation of the right systems. Find out how Mavenlink helped Scale My Empire triple project margins.

The Connection Between Wellbeing and Workplace Performance

As a student and advocate for positive change, I’ve reviewed a great deal of research that points to the fallout and heavy toll that change can bring. The one word that most often gets blamed for the negative impact is stress. More specifically, work related stress. Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has compiled an article that can attest to the widespread challenges that stress creates in the workplace. From their website they quote the CDC:

How Leading Experts Gauge the Health of Projects

One of the many challenges of project and resource management is viewing the up-to-the-minute health status of projects from multiple angles. We turned to a roster of resource management experts to weigh in on some best practices.

G2 Crowd's Top 20 Project Management Software Solutions

Finding the right project management software for your projects and business needs can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. G2 Crowd shared their top picks to help take the guesswork out of this daunting task.

Change Management Scorecard

This is the third installment of our series on managing change in today’s networked economy. We started with a focus on professional services and the transformation taking place in that sector as markets and competition all seem to be moving faster than ever before, indicating the need to keep up with the speed of change. The cost of not keeping up with these changes or not initiating the right new system to manage change can cripple a company. This is especially true and obvious for...

Client Success: Navigant Consulting Increases Efficiency to Drive Profitability

Navigant Consulting applies experience, foresight, and industry expertise to pinpoint emerging opportunities to help build, manage, and protect the value of their clients' businesses. Find out how Mavenlink helped Navigant increase efficiency to drive profitability. 

Change Management Needs a Change

There is nothing more predictable than change. It is, as they say, the one constant in the universe. However, the volumes of analysis and research on the subject of change only provide a peek at how change may impact our individual business. In other words, there is no magic wand solution for managing change that works predictably for everybody. Where would the fun in that be?

Client Success: Maestro Increases Projects Delivered On Time and On Budget by 100% with Mavenlink

Maestro is not your typical agency. They focus on developing your learning and marketing through strategy, design, and technology.