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Ray Lindenberg

Can switching to an open plan work-way a smooth transition?

The quick answer is that it could be, especially if a Manager who is either experienced or who has thoughtfully gone onto study the methods for smooth transitioning is in place – or one of the many expert consultants on the practice is brought in. But unfortunately, today more often than not, it doesn’t go so swimmingly. It’s too dramatic a change for many since it affects so many variables of people’s work practices, routines and comfort levels. It involves co-workers learning to modulate their … [Read More...]

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MESH Interactive Agency

Company Spotlight   MESH is a digital marketing, PR and technology agency that creates strategic and innovative brand opportunities that amplify reputation and evolve businesses. We are an agency made up of strategists, creatives and technological whizzes. We influence the growth of … [Read More...]

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Android Web Traffic Distribution: Samsung, LG See Quarter-over-Quarter Gains

Two and a half years after launching its first Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is expected to unveil its first smartphone on June 18, 2014. Usage statistics point to the company already having made a sizable impact in North America on the strength of its existing tablet offerings, but becoming the market … [Read More...]

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Ray Lindenberg

Can switching to an open plan work-way a smooth transition?

The quick answer is that it could be, especially if a Manager who is either experienced or who has thoughtfully gone onto study the methods for smooth transitioning is in place – or one of the many expert consultants on the practice is brought in. But unfortunately, today more often than not, it doesn’t go so swimmingly. It’s too dramatic a change for many since it affects so many variables of … [Read More...]

Thomas D. Davidow - www.tdavidow.com

What was the scariest but best decision a family business had to make?

A large family owned wholesale company in the Mid-West contacted me about helping them set up a Board of Advisors as one step in their transition process. I explained that having a Board of Advisors was an excellent idea for all the obvious reasons. However, their family dynamic/issues would have to be in place first. The Board is there to aid in helping the family business. It is not a place … [Read More...]

Michael Gonnerman Inc

Why can’t we find a banker who’ll stick around?

"My CFO and I have read all the books and articles about the importance of building good banking relationships. But our bank is a revolving door--the officers never stay for more than a few months, and during that time, all they care about is pitching inappropriate services and talking us into refinancing whatever deal we signed with their predecessor. Are we doing something wrong?" Mike: No, … [Read More...]

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