The Meeting Rhythm to Scale Up Efficiently

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 24, 2017 11:50:24 AM

If your team is not communicating in a consistent rhythm, it can be difficult for everyone to stay aligned to the same overall company priorities.  Many organizations struggle to find a meeting rhythm that allows their team members to maximize their time and retain an efficient flow of information.

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Topics: scaling up, communication, meeting rhythm

What Ancient Proverbs Can Teach Us About Modern Business Success

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 21, 2017 8:38:00 AM

There’s a reason that many business executives will reference ancient proverbs in their documents and meetings—why? Because many of these platitudes still have relevance today, and there is a great deal that ancient proverbs can teach us about modern business success. We’ll delve into some of the expressions from centuries ago that particularly apply to contemporary entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, scaling up, business

6 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Productivity

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 20, 2017 9:40:37 AM

We’ve all felt that drop in productivity during the mid-afternoon slump. Maybe you had a big lunch or stayed up a little too late the night before. No matter your reason, a lapse in productivity affects your ability to complete tasks by their deadlines and execute on your strategic goals. Rather than succumbing to the urge for an afternoon nap, learn 6 ways to improve your workplace productivity and avoid a big drop in efficiency.

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Topics: business planning, engagement, productivity

How to Tell if Your Team's Rhythm is Off

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 17, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Many companies employ the core fundamentals of the Rockefeller Habits in their daily business practices to keep their team aligned to their goals. The habits focus on three main factors which business leaders need to be aware of and incorporate into their strategy: priorities, data, and rhythm.

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Topics: employee management, team alignment, communication

Which Leadership Styles Are the Most Effective? The Benefits of Different Leadership Styles

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 15, 2017 8:07:00 AM

A fantastic leader can make or break an organization. Effective leaders inspire their teams to persevere and achieve their audacious goals, while poor leaders can drive their companies into the mud.

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Topics: employee management, leadership, founder

How to Navigate Interpersonal Relationships in the Workplace

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 13, 2017 4:56:18 PM

Your interpersonal relationships at your workplace can have a big impact on your team’s day-to-day engagement and motivation. From work acquaintances to more, your interactions with your team members and coworkers can fall into a variety of categories. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and forbidden office romance, we’ll explore the best practices to navigate interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

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Topics: leadership, engagement, team alignment

Why You Need to Adapt Your Business Strategy

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your business strategy. Every company is different, and your business strategy will need to take your industry, size, and market needs into careful consideration.

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Topics: leadership, business planning, strategy

5 More Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to growing a successful company, you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. While we’ve already identified 6 resources to help your team stay aligned, check out 5 more business tools to help your company scale up.

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Topics: business planning, scaling up, innovation

Daily Huddle Versus the Traditional Meeting Format

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 6, 2017 7:41:00 AM

Research shows that employees spend about 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings. While there are a variety of tactics to improve team meetings, many managers are switching to a daily huddle instead of a traditional meeting format.

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Topics: employee management, team alignment, communication

3 Lessons From American Football to Help Your Team Execute Strategically

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 2, 2017 7:55:00 AM

When we think about team cohesion, we don’t usually mean actual sports teams. But when you look at the big picture, there are a number of things you can learn about improving how your department or division operates and collaborates from the activities that occur during the biggest football event of the year. So take the opportunity while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday to keep in mind these 3 lessons from American football to help your team execute strategically.

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Topics: goal alignment, BHAG, scaling up

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