Hello there, Friday. It’s good to see you again.
I don’t know about you, but my to-do list is WAY too long for it to be Friday. Time to get motivated and be productive!
Need a break from the Friday grind? We’ve gathered the articles, tools and links to help get you to the weekend for the latest post in our #THRIVEable Friday series. Enjoy!
Don’t worry – happy hour’s almost here.
Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.
Grow Your Team Slowly.
It’s easy for startups to get caught up in the race for growth and expansion, which often leads to rapid-fire hiring and, in many cases, rapid-fire firings. It’s critical to encourage growth in a startup environment, but this post from Forbes discusses why it’s more beneficial to take the time to build a high-quality team that will help you expand your biz.
Get Rid of BS.
Bureaucracy and red tape is a necessary evil in the business world, but there are things you can do to limit them and improve productivity. Want to remove unnecessary practices from your workplace? This post by Guy Kawasaki lists ten ways to remove the BS from a business. From management tips to cutting down emails, these tips are super helpful.
It’s easy to say that you’ll begin delegating more tasks and projects to your team, but not so easy to put your money where your mouth is. Delegating can be stressful and just plain difficult for managers, and requires a designed process. This post from Inc. provides great tips for delegating and creating a system that improves efficiency and productivity.
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life
Does the idea of scheduling a meeting with multiple people give you the heebie-jeebies? With team members and clients in multiple time zones and with crazy schedules, finding a time that works for everyone can be a nightmare (and cause a migraine). That’s why we’ve been experimenting with Doodle, an online tool that helps make the process a lot simpler. Instead of an endless stream of emails to determine what time works best, Doodle lets you create a poll with several times and lets everyone vote on which time works best for them. No more headaches!
Links We Love
- Stop Reading and Start Learning: How to Absorb Information Better
- Non-GMO Food Sales Growing, According to New NBJ Research
- The Scope and Scale of Data Security Breaches in 2014 [Infographic]
- You’ll Never Guess Which Casual Dining Restaurant Is Everyone’s Favorite
- 3 PR Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge
- Six Measurement Practices PR Pros Can Borrow From Marketers
- Instagram Rolls Out Deeper Analytics for Advertisers
Enjoy your weekend!
–Megan and Team Belle