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How to successfully telecommute from home

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Telecommuting is a great opportunity for employees who are offered the chance to do it. Many businesses have realized the benefits of telecommuting and, as a result, offer this option to employees. While it isn’t for everyone, for many it is a great experience.

Allowing employees the ability to work from home is often a cost-savings measure for employers because telecommuting often increases productivity and helps retain the best employees. With these cost-effective advantages, employers are passing on the opportunity to their employees and many people are jumping at the chance to work from home.

Some of the benefits that come with a telecommuting position are:
AutonomyFlexibilitySavings on commuting costsReduction of stress (for some) While there are many pros and cons associated with telecommuting, for many people the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The key to maximizing these advantages is to develop strategies to help you succeed. You can best do this by customizing your days to …

How to use social media to create better customer experiences

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Social media rapidly found itself a niche in our modern fast-paced and tech-oriented society. Over the years social media has undergone tremendous change and, nowadays, a high percentage of people spend large amounts of time on social networks for personal and business reasons.

Is cyberloafing a problem for employers?

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Over the past few years the buzz word "cyberloafing" has appeared in many circles. According to Webopedia, the term is a slang word that describes employees who spend their working hours engaging in online activities that do not have anything to do with work.

In March 2013, U.S. News reported on a study published by Kansas State University. The research
found between 60 and 80 percent of people cyberloaf. Also sometimes referred to as "cyberslacking", some say this has become a real problem when it comes to the level of productivity; others say -- not so much.
What are Cyberloafers Doing? Employees that cyberloaf are involved with a number of different activities which are fall into two general categories: entertainment and personal business.

In the leisure realm of things, people tend to engage in:
Social media Online games Video watching, streaming and viewing live events Instant messaging applications to chat with family and friends. Personal busi…

Courtesy: A winning strategy for promoting

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People who publish content on the web generally want to be read. Be it a marketer, writer or anyone else. If they wanted their thoughts or the information they have to remain private they'd keep a personal journal or write on their word processors and let dust collect on their thoughts as they wither

How Demings’ Plan-Do-Act-Cycle applies to today’s business environment

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In the 1950s W. Edwards Deming constructed the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. Deming developed this model on the basis of quality, and his assertion was that when processes are placed in a continuous feedback loop this increases the quality of service and products to customers.