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5 Tips For Helping New Teams Connect

Some people are simply naturally better team players than others, but even for those people, it can be difficult to connect with and work well with brand new people straight away. Whether you are adding a few new people to an already existing team, or putting a brand new team together who have never worked together before, you can expect the dynamics to change and people may need to get to know each other a little better before they can work together at maximum effectiveness.

Thankfully, as a team leader or manager, there are several things you can do to help teams connect. Here are some ideas:

1. Music.

Listening to music is something that most people can share with one another, even if people have different musical tastes. Even if somebody doesn’t share your exact taste in music, you can both appreciate what each other likes, and sharing musical … Read the rest

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A woman spread COVID to 27 customers at a Starbucks. Its mask-wearing employees escaped infection

After a woman with the coronavirus visited a Starbucks cafe north of Seoul this month, more than two dozen patrons tested positive days later. But the four face mask-wearing employees escaped infection.

The Aug. 8 outbreak in the South Korean city of Paju is another example of how rapidly the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread in confined, indoor spaces — as well as ways to minimize transmission. With health authorities around the world still debating the evidence around face masks, the 27-person cluster linked to the air-conditioned coffee outlet adds more support for their mandatory use to help limit the spread of the COVID-19-causing virus.

“This speaks volumes about the role masks can play,” said Ma Sang Hyuk, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Changwon Fatima Hospital in South Korea. “Masks may not provide 100% protection, but there’s nothing out there that’s as effective.”

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Exxon Booted from Dow Industrials in Major Embrace of Tech

(Bloomberg) — The dominance of technology companies has eclipsed every other story in 2020’s pandemic-upended stock market. Now it’s helping speed changes to the world’s most famous equity benchmark.In the biggest reshuffling in seven years, Exxon Mobil Corp, Pfizer Inc. and Raytheon Technologies Corp. were kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, making way for Salesforce.com, Amgen Inc. and Honeywell International to enter the 124-year old equity gauge a week from today. The actions were prompted when Apple Inc. — currently 12% of the 30-stock index — announced a stock split that reduced the sway of computer and software companies in the price-weighted average.The changes mark a stunning fall from grace for Exxon, the world’s biggest company as recently as 2011, whose ejection reflects the steady decline of commodity companies in the American economy. They represent an equally significant embrace of technology firms, whose giant rallies have have caused … Read the rest

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The Worst Advice We’ve Heard For SEO Services

by Sheryl Jones, Senior Marketing Specialist at Uplers

The internet is an excellent resource for learning and acquiring knowledge. However, it is also a hotspot for half-baked truths and a generous sprinkling of lies. This problem often plagues popular, hot topics. And resultantly, you are stuck with information that has lost its fidelity.

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is one such domain that is dotted with misinformation. Individuals claiming to be “experts” are misleading the general user base to adopt poor or ineffective techniques. Unfortunately, the cost of treading into the grey areas of this practice can attract severe and irrecoverable penalties!

Since we believe that prevention is better than cure, here’s a lowdown on some of the worst SEO advice doing the rounds over the internet.

SEO is a One-Time Thing.

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Stocks Gain on Virus Progress, China; Dollar Holds: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks and S&P 500 equity futures rose on signs of a progress in coronavirus treatments and a thaw in U.S. and China relations.BT Group rallied 8% to lead gains in the Europe Stoxx 600 Index, and Asian shares advanced. Hong Kong shares outperformed, aided by a rally in WeChat owner Tencent Holdings Ltd. The 10-year yield on New Zealand bonds fell to a record low after the central bank fell short of its quantitative easing buying target. Treasuries and the dollar were steady.People familiar with the matter said President Donald Trump’s team is privately seeking to reassure U.S. companies that they can still do business with the WeChat messaging app in China. Over the weekend, Trump also moved to expand access to a virus treatment involving blood plasma from recovered patients.Governments continue to tread a fine line between easing lockdowns to revive growth and controlling any resurgence of … Read the rest

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Trump’s push to approve COVID-19 convalescent plasma treatment could delay efforts to better understand it

The Trump administration’s decision to authorize the use of a blood-plasma treatment for COVID-19 with no clear evidence it works could frustrate efforts to better understand the therapy’s benefits.

Several clinical trials are examining the use of so-called convalescent plasma for COVID-19, but none have been completed and results aren’t expected for at least several more weeks.

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Some of the studies are struggling to attract participants because of programs that give patients a more certain path to the therapy and a way to avoid the risk of ending up with a placebo in a clinical trial. Researchers fear that Sunday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration to issue an emergency waiver will make it harder to get patients into clinical trials and get a more definitive picture on whether … Read the rest

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The Importance Of Having An Escalation Management Process

The two primary objectives of project management are that the project should be effective and efficient. Let’s take a look at the top entrepreneurship tips shared by startup entrepreneurs, and how you can overcome the challenges that may come your way. A person who wishes to professionally interact with international or foreign clients must face issues such as cultural differences, climate changes, language barriers, business practice variations and other possible conflicts. Entrepreneurship is central to the American identity. In a world defined by globalisation, a rising populist sentiment, and sociopolitical uncertainty – a profound understanding of the global economy is increasingly important for any organisation to identify business opportunities and mitigate risks. As a business student at Aston, you’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. Typical constraints are funding, the scope of the project, available resources and … Read the rest

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Positive Attitude For Entrepreneur

Project management books abound, but you will not find one that addresses how to project manage a business process improvement (BPI) project. Below are team building activities which can be done during the period of lockdown and otherwise. These factors come from all of the various enterprises involved in accomplishing a strategic initiative and its associated business objectives and include organizational culture and structure, infrastructure, existing resources, commercial databases, market conditions, and software. Interim management can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis or change within an organization. In addition, you’ll explore the dynamics of communicating with both your team and upper management, as well as methods for carrying out a project as quickly and effectively as possible. This is a wonderful team-building activity which can be hilarious as well as engaging. The WIR (World Insurance Report) … Read the rest

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Business International

For any business looking to expand its international audience, or to maintain its existing global client list, expenses incurred in international business dealings can be fairly substantial. The Map Game – simple fun game for pairs or teams of threes to draw a map of the world from memory. Excitement: compared to being regular employees, entrepreneurs enjoy much excitement beginning from the planning stage of the business up to development and realization. In this team building exercise, the group must work together to handle toxic waste symbolised by an object. The Business Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience. Process improvement is a strategy and a tool to help an organization meet its long term goals and objectives. They also work with other managers to achieve the organization’s goals. Integrate all channels of marketing including but not … Read the rest

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History Of Human Resource Management

Creating an engaged employee is not just the responsibility of the human resources function or the head of Human Resources of an organization. At the same time, consumers, agents, and other outside parties have more channels than ever to access insurer systems and data, creating a multitude of new vulnerabilities. The communication between customer and company is fundamental in our inbound marketing services. The greatest value TYE offers is the idea development into a viable business plan, with guidance and mentoring by successful entrepreneurs in specific domains. The purpose of the PBM Methodology is to show executive management how to implement project management to serve the enterprise’s strategic business initiatives and business objectives and how to harness the enterprise’s existing project management capabilities. While it’s great to have these close workplace friends, HR should encourage employees to reach out to those who they aren’t so close to. Randomly pair people … Read the rest