3 Strategies for Scaling Up and Navigating the Growth-Stage

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 27, 2017 7:50:00 AM

Research shows over 27 million people in the U.S. are starting or running new businesses. While start-ups and their predicted successes and failures dominate the media, what should your company expect once you’re past the initial start-up phase?

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Topics: goal alignment, team alignment, entrepreneur, scaling up

4 Ways Management Can Increase Employee Engagement

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 26, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Engaged employees work with greater passion and perseverance. As part of Administrative Professionals Week, Wednesday marks Administrative Professionals Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the work of secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, and other administrative support professionals. In honor of this holiday, we’re going to highlight some of the ways that a company’s executive team can show their employees that they appreciate their work and boost employee engagement.

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Topics: employee engagement,, leadership, communication

Keeping Things Fresh While Growing Your Business

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

With Earth Day and Arbor Day, April has no shortage of focus on nature, growth, and renewal. Running a company is hard. At the beginning there's so much excitement and fresh energy and it's natural for that initial rush to ebb into a daily routine, but when that routine becomes a rut how do you breathe new life into it and capture the spirit of those early days?

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Topics: Consistent Growth, business success

3 Tips to Increase Accountability and See Consistent Growth

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 20, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Accountability is a key component of successful companies. When your teammates are responsible for certain tasks and take ownership of their roles, you know that stuff will get done. Organizations today strive to have a culture where employees are proud of their work and know exactly what they need to do to propel the company forward. To scale up successfully and see consistent growth, learn techniques to increase accountability in your company.

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Topics: employee management, Consistent Growth, communication

How Adaptability Affects Strategic Execution

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 18, 2017 7:55:00 AM

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 470,000 companies go out of business in the United States every year. If you think that number seems high, just recall what happened to the Delorean. Surprisingly, only 71 companies of the original 1955 Fortune 500 list are still around today. What's the hold-up for these organizations when it comes to strategic execution? How can companies that were once household-names end up going bankrupt? One of the biggest issues that prevents companies from succeeding in the long-run is a failure to adapt. 

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Topics: entrepreneur, innovation, business

Why Every Company Needs a KPI Dashboard

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 14, 2017 8:48:00 AM

Your KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are the metrics your team uses to see whether they’re on track. Will we finish the project in time? How well do our current numbers match our goals? These are important questions your organization needs to ask. But when your employees don’t have access to KPI data, they have no idea whether they’re close to achieving their goals or way off base.

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Topics: KPI, business planning, track progress

How Team Alignment Affects Your Company Culture

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 12, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Team alignment affects how your employees work together on a day-to-day basis, but it can have huge effects on your overall company culture. When your team is aligned around similar priorities and works well together, you can create an environment that fosters cohesion and easily attracts new hires.

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Topics: employee management, team alignment, communication

3 Misconceptions About Scaling Up Your Organization

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 10, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Scaling up your company can seem daunting. Business experts, trusted family and friends, and anyone else within a five-foot radius will provide advice, insights, and other nuggets of wisdom. But often, this well-intentioned advice isn't rooted in fact, and it can end up negatively affecting your company. Learn how to avoid 3 common misconceptions about what it takes to scale up effectively. 

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Topics: business planning, Consistent Growth, scaling up

How Collaborative Task Management Helps Your Company

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 7, 2017 9:49:00 AM

When your team works together to get projects completed, you can achieve your goals faster, smarter, and more efficiently. That’s why many companies are starting to use business software that allow for collaborative task management which helps them communicate quickly, monitor their team’s progress, and execute strategically.

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Topics: employee engagement,, team alignment, task management

Unique Challenges of Scaling Up a Family-Run Business

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM

With National Siblings Day coming up Monday, we wanted to take a look at the unique challenges of scaling up family-owned businesses. When personal relations get involved, it can be hard to stay objective about what’s best for your organization.

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Topics: team alignment, scaling up, business success

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