Claire Crafts

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The Increasing Importance of Collaboration Across a Distributed Workforce

Environmental factors originally jump started the work-from-home revolution, but current research suggests the distributed workforce model is here to stay. Some estimates claim that at least 70% of employees don’t believe going into the office is necessary. Flexibility, less travel time, and reduced office costs are just a few of the perks of having a distributed workforce. However, experts in project management have been emphasizing the importance of collaboration for years, which makes it...

Do You Have What it Takes to Scale Your Professional Services Business?

Growth is the hallmark measure of success for all organizations - especially in the professional services industry. But scaling your professional services business is difficult when you have slim margins from outdated software solutions, process bottlenecks, and underutilized talent. To pursue higher profits and your competitive advantage, first ensure that your organization has removed the barriers to scale.

The 5 Biggest Resource Management Challenges At Your Agency: Overcome or Fall Behind

Now more than ever, agencies need to be at the top of their game to be profitable and scale their success. The shifting realities of the professional services industry don’t make that an easy task. When given the best tools, working your way past the following five challenges is more than possible.

3 Ways Resource Management Can Supercharge Your Team

Changemaking organizations consistently field the best teams. Your potential for success is built upon the collaboration between individuals that make up your business. The right people are important and so are the right systems to support them.

Why You Should Invest in Employee Mental Health

The global pandemic changed everyday life for people and organizations around the world in ways we are still coming to understand. In the business environment, sweeping stay at home orders forced most companies to shift to a work-from-home model—in many cases, almost overnight. It’s no surprise that more than 42% of employees have been experiencing a decline in mental health, according to Harvard Business Review. What can you do to support your employees when you’re not in the same room?...

5 Ways Leading Agencies Use Time Tracking for Better Bottom-Line Results

Tight deadlines. Making the most of billable hours. Finding the right resources available when you need them. Time is a constraint every agency runs up against. The value of time and how to best manage it are decades old questions that remain relevant in the agency model today. Even in the face of shifting business processes and a more specialized, on-demand workforce, agencies still run up against the need to track hours and demonstrate their value. Time tracking is essential to analyzing...

Resource Management Solutions: The Forgotten Key to Success

Maximizing resource efficiency and profitability is a top objective of every organization. From tapping into the full potential of a talent pool, to effective forecasting, and even business intelligence, resource management has become an integral part of success in today’s work environment. A high-level resource management solution not only optimizes a workforce, but it integrates with existing systems, provides comprehensive reporting and analysis tools, schedules resources far in advance,...

The Essential Elements of a Project Timeline

In project management, it’s well known that organization is critical for success. The clear communication of goals, targets, and deadlines establishes the foundation for each team member to accomplish individual tasks in a prompt and productive way while keeping the overall objectives in mind. A project timeline is an essential management tool that chronologically tracks stages, intermediate milestones, and deadlines to keep all team members engaged and aware. When interdependencies and...

Best Practices for Keeping a Remote Team Connected and Engaged

The modern workplace has experienced a revolution like no one has seen before. As executives, consumers, managers, and clients alike adapt to a digital environment, it’s more important than ever to keep remote teams connected both to each other and to projects. For leaders asking themselves how to keep their teams engaged in today’s ever changing climate, the following five practices are a guide to help keep your remote teams engaged, connected and productive.