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5 Tips for Building a Strategic Plan

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Many of the clients we work with have a Strategic Plan document. However, throughout the year it can easily be forgotten about among other priorities. Strategic planning is a great exercise to think about the future of your organization—where you would like to be and what your goals are to get there. Here are five ways to help improve your strategic planning process.

Need help developing or applying your organization’s Strategic Plan? We can help! Contact us to learn more! 

How to Successfully Lead Through Change

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We have all experienced many changes in 2020. Sudden changes often cause a sense of fear in people, which makes them more resistant to change. If your organization is going through a period of change, it’s important to know how to address the fears and help your team transition smoothly. Here are a few actions you can take to make this happen!

 

Does your organization need support while making a transition or change? Our Organizational Change Management consultants can help. Contact us for more information!

5 IT Security Tips for Small Businesses

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Implementing IT Security best practices can help your organization protect itself from data breaches and attacks. Here are some of our IT team’s top IT Security tips!

Contact us today if your organization needs IT support! 

Technically Speaking: How to Create a Functional Home Office

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By Chris Koroluk

For many of us, working from home has become the new normal. However, some people may find it difficult to recreate an office environment at home without a little technical guidance. Luckily, our IT team is here to help!

While laptops are portable and convenient, the screens are usually small. The small screen will often condense websites and make the text much harder to read. Reading small text for long periods of time can strain the eyes and cause headaches, thus slowing down your work.

Our IT tip: Use a spare TV in place of a computer monitor.

Since most laptops come with an HDMI port and using an HDMI cable, you can connect your laptop to a spare TV! You can use the TV in addition to your laptop screen or make the TV the primary display. Here’s how:

  • Once you have your laptop and TV connected using the HDMI cable, press the Windows Key and the P on your keyboard. Then select ‘extend,’ or ‘second monitor only.’
  • Adjust size scaling and resolution in the Display settings.

Next, you can change the power settings to keep your laptop on after the screen is closed, which allows you to use your laptop as a desktop PC. Here’s how:

  • Go to Settings > System > Power & Sleep—the additional power settings are on the right.
  • Click ‘Choose what closing the lid does.’
  • Choose ‘Do Nothing’ on either or both ‘Battery’ and ‘Plugged in.’

This is just one way to make your office more functional so you can remain productive throughout the workday! Is there something our IT team can help you with? Let us know in the comments and we’ll talk about it in a future blog post!