Managing Remote Employees? Spot This Problem and Improve Productivity

While this article focuses on creating successful business relationships among teams that work remotely, at its core it’s about how to drive meaningful communication among team members. Building and maintaining good relationships is the backbone of any successful company. When employees feel comfortable while engaging in constructive discourse and have personal rapport conducive to exchanging ideas and working toward a common goal, workplace productivity and profit feel the impact. Want to encourage your teams to do their best work? Check out this article for more on how you can help your customers foster better communication in their teams.

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7 ways to work smarter in the cloud

7 ways to work smarter in the cloud

“7 ways to work smarter in the cloud” is an eBook that shows your nonprofit customers how they can improve communication and teamwork to accelerate their mission and drive greater impact. Microsoft Office 365 makes it easier to create, share, and work together wherever they are, on any device. For more information on Microsoft nonprofit solutions, please contact us.

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Customer Story: Clifton Coffee | Connect and Collaborate

Customer Story: Clifton Coffee | Connect and Collaborate


Clifton Coffee Roasters (CCR) was the first specialty coffee roaster to adopt the Teamwork solutions from Microsoft platform, which means they’re breaking new ground in communications methods for their industry. As the company expands, they depend on Teamwork solutions from Microsoft to manage their growth, drive innovation, and help their employees connect in the most meaningful and productive ways possible.

Want to increase productivity and drive innovation in your business? Check out this video to see how CCR lead the way in communications innovation in their industry, and then contact us to learn more.

Business Central TCO Overview

Business Central TCO Overview

Cloud and on-premise ERP solutions might look identical at the surface, but not all costs are obvious. Have you considered the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your current ERP solution and what your ERP might look like in the cloud?

This TCO estimate explains the six cost areas every company should know when visualizing a transition to the cloud—including software, training, hardware, personnel, and more. By carefully evaluating these cost areas, you’ll understand the savings inherent in a cloud ERP system.

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Beyond overhead: Donor expectations for driving measurable impact with technology

Beyond overhead: Donor expectations for driving measurable impact with technology

Microsoft conducted an extensive survey and found that donors and funders are more likely to contribute to a nonprofit that can show how it is using technology to run its programs in a better way. This report summarizes the results of this global survey, provides examples of nonprofits investing in technology, and explores how technology is contributing to organizational impact. Additionally, “Beyond overhead…” offers actionable guidance for building a technology investment strategy that meets the needs of the nonprofit organization and its donors. It should be downloaded and reviewed by your team, and also shared on social media with customers.

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A Grateful Culture Is A Healthy Culture. Here’s How To Create It.

A Grateful Culture Is A Healthy Culture. Here’s How To Create It.

Many studies over the past decade show a correlation between gratitude and happiness—the more people feel and practice gratitude, the more contentment and joy they experience. We know this is true in our personal lives—and it’s true in our professional lives as well. In his article, “A Grateful Culture is a Healthy Culture. Here’s How to Create it,” John Hall writes about gratitude in the workplace; specifically, how to create an appreciative company culture amongst team members. The first step, writes Hall, is to start with yourself: “Make time to reflect each day on the positive things that have happened to you, what you’ve already accomplished, and what you like about yourself.” While it’s nice to communicate your appreciation to others, it’s not essential that you do so repeatedly. Just by making time to consider what you’re your grateful for, you’ve stimulated your hypothalamus which regulates a lot and affects empathy, social cognition and emotional experiences. It’s difficult to encourage gratitude in your team if you’re not experiencing it yourself. And yes—they’ll know. Read Hall’s entire article for three other ways to create or increase a culture of gratitude.

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