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8 Best Apps for Team Collaboration

8 Best Apps for Team Collaboration | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

As more and more apps utilize the cloud's file-storing and -sharing capabilities, remote team collaboration becomes even easier.


There are hundred of apps that claim to "increase productivity" and "optimize company workflow," but how many apps actually do? Mashable has selected a list of 8 apps that actually make your workday easier, and team collaboration more enjoyable in the process.

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Mashable has selected a list of 8 apps that actually make your workday easier, and team collaboration more enjoyable in the process.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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How to Break the Expert’s Curse

How to Break the Expert’s Curse | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw famously wrote, "He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches." But it's often more accurate to say, "He who can do can't teach."

It's natural for novices to seek out experts for guidance. That's why many organizations adopt formal mentorship and training programs. Unfortunately, though, experts frequently make lousy teachers.

Experts are sometimes so steeped in expertise that they don't remember what it was like to be a newbie—in terms of both how much they knew and how they felt back then. The memory gap leads to an empathy gap.

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Experts could be our most powerful teachers—but often they've lost the ability to connect with novices. Research reveals how experts can rediscover the experience of inexperience.

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.

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Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 24, 11:06 PM

I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

Trumans's curator insight, February 25, 4:16 PM

As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test. 

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Ban Dull Meetings at Your Workplace

Ban Dull Meetings at Your Workplace | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Meetings have earned a bad reputation in the workplace.

Not only do people think they're a waste of time. Employees also find them incredibly boring. A January study of more than 2,000 adults in the United States by Clarizen and Harris Poll discovered some employees would much rather watch paint dry (17 percent), commute four hours (12 percent) or endure a root canal (8 percent) than attend a boring meeting. Ouch.

Although it’s nearly impossible to get rid of meetings altogether, here are six ways to make them more fun and engaging.

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Here some ideas to ban dull meetings at your workplace.

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300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

There are a lot of beautiful tools on the internet – here are 300+ of them that are awesome and – best of all – free to use. 

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Check out this list of over 300 free internet resources.

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J. Nolfo's curator insight, February 23, 9:14 AM

We all know there are great no-cost or low-cost tools for business that are available on the internet.  Here is a list of nearly 300 of them.

Kellie Levåns's curator insight, February 23, 10:08 AM

list located here http://thenextweb.com/dd/2015/02/18/300-awesome-free-things-massive-list-free-resources-know/

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, February 23, 2:07 PM

The tools are important, just make no mistake in the process steps: First you have to analyze the situation, then define what action will be taken and finally choose the tool. But! What happens if done backwards? First a tool is selected, then identifies that could be done with it, to finally find a need and / or problem we have. What do you think?

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5 Signs Your Company Wants You To Quit

5 Signs Your Company Wants You To Quit | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In a perfect world, you and your boss would get along swimmingly, with a free exchange of ideas that leads to promotions, all while your company continues to grow and thrive.

But let’s face it, that’s a rare situation.

Often, instead, you begrudgingly do the work you are assigned, as your boss tries to accomplish unrealistic goals and timeline dictated from up high. All the while, you’re looking for the next opportunity to flee. This was especially the case for employees in the last few years, before businesses began to hire again.

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If you’re worried about upcoming layoffs or concerned your boss isn’t thrilled with you, here are a few things to keep in mind.
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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, February 23, 2:16 PM

Just as the breaking of a couple does not happen any minute, the process to be asked for your resignation does not occur in an instant, but it is a process where signals are received. It is necessary for you to recognize them to take action, in the following article are some of those signs: "5 signs that your company wants you to quit."

Marco Fuentes's curator insight, February 25, 8:38 PM

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If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week

If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Is the traditional 40-hour work week dead? Today’s nine-to-fiver can only look at all of the alternative proposals being bandied about and savor the possibilities: the four-day work week, the 30-hour work week, the 21-hour work week, and even the no-day work week. With the advent of telecommuting, flexible hours, globalization and answering emails after hours and on vacation, the American worker has entered the era of the fuzzy work-home divide.

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Is the traditional 40-hour work week dead?

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Kimberly Kline's curator insight, February 18, 12:13 PM

Telecommuting & Compressed work weeks are part of the modern work week.  Employers would do well to deal with them now, and get practices in place, to attract and keep quality employees!

John Norman's curator insight, February 19, 4:42 AM

There is still a clear division between those that work for themselves and those that work for someone else. How many hours a week does the self employed person work, particularly when they are first starting out compared the person in say a middle management position?

I would be great to get some feedback.

Is it still a fundamental equation of What's In It For Me (WIIFM) or is there more to it?

TalentFinders-TX's curator insight, February 19, 12:38 PM

The ‘No Hour’ Work Week is the reality today

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Simplifying the Enterprise Social Media Landscape

Simplifying the Enterprise Social Media Landscape | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When executives talk about social media in business, they typically talk about it in terms of specific platforms. They ask: does our company need to have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Snapchat? Should we adopt Yammer, Jive, Sharepoint, IBM Connects, or the upcoming Facebook at Work as an enterprise collaboration tool?

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There are a lot of social media platforms your business could use. How do you pick which one fits you best?

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