From text messaging and touchscreens to Siri and tablets—the past decade of the technological revolution has rocked our world. But for Generation Z, the cohort of kids born from 1995 to 2009, these advancements are less of a revolution and more a pedestrian progression. These individuals—the oldest of which are turning 19 and starting to impact the economy—have never known a time before the Internet.
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By Andy Bailey, an EO Nashville member and president of Petra Coach
When it comes to running a successful business, I’ve learned that giving appreciation is an art form. While flexing the appreciation muscle can be a daunting task, it’s absolutely needed to keep my team—and my business—moving forward. In my coaching firm, I’ve discovered the value of consistently showing my staff the appreciation they both expect and deserve. Here are three things I learned along the way.
By J.J. Rosen, an EO Nashville member and CEO of Atiba
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your inbox, read on.
According to the Harvard Business Review, the average worker is sent more than 11,500 emails a year. Reading, replying to and prioritizing thousands of messages that accumulate year after year is challenging for even the most organized among us. Between email, voicemail, social media, texts, phone calls, video conferencing and instant messaging, modern communication is super immediate and super voluminous, but not always super efficient.
By Julie May, an EO Nashville member, and CEO of bytes of knowledge
Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Without a clear understanding of the business challenge, who will be served and why, it’s nearly impossible for an IT firm to give you an honest idea of the risks or unintended consequences that may occur, and any proposed schedule, budget or resulting work will start off on the wrong foot.
By Andy Bailey, an EO Nashville member and president of Petra/Rock Habits
If you want it done right, do it yourself. If that is your mantra, hard work may have gotten you where you are, but hard work without smart work will inevitably cause your business to plateau and maybe even crumble.
Here are three good reasons why you should stop micromanaging and focus on working smarter: