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This post was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new data and advice in 2019. Think small and you will achieve big things. That’s the counterintuitive philosophy that nets Finnish game company Supercell revenues of millions of dollars a day. [Image via Giphy] So really, how do you build a billion-dollar business [...]

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This post was originally published at the Zendesk Sell blog. It has been republished here with permission. While many sales teams might think they’re productive, did you know that the average sales rep actually spends only 22% of their time actively selling? To determine if your own sales team is productive, measure your productivity according [...]

The post 5 Strategies to Improve Your Sales Team’s Productivity appeared first on I Done This Blog.

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This post was originally published in 2014. It has been revamped with additional research and advice for managers in 2019. Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash What, by a long shot, is the most important motivator for employees at work? Is it money, pressure, or praise? Typically, managers believe the idea that pressure makes diamonds. [...]

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Editor’s Note: This refreshed post was originally written by Kevan Lee in December of 2013, was revamped and updated for currency and comprehensiveness by Willa Rubin in 2017 — and again in 2019.I spent an hour on this opening paragraph. The hour wasn’t time well spent, mind you. Sure, I was working — writing, deleting, [...]

The post Your Brain on Dopamine: The Science of Motivation appeared first on I Done This Blog.

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[Image via Giphy] It’s 3 p.m. and you find yourself struggling to focus on work. You can’t seem to stop checking Facebook. Instead of being productive, you welcome distractions like text messages and co-workers coming by to chat. Welcome to the afternoon slump: that time in your workday when your brain refuses to cooperate with [...]

The post The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate In The Afternoon (and How To Stop) appeared first on I Done This Blog.

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This piece was originally published in 2016 and has been updated to include new advice for teams in 2019. What exactly does ostracism at work look like? On the exclusion spectrum, you’ll find everything from accidentally leaving someone off a calendar invite to purposefully avoiding an individual in the lunchroom. Feeling ignored at work is [...]

The post When Employees Feel Ignored at Work, Everyone Suffers appeared first on I Done This Blog.

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Editor’s note: This post was first published in 2015. We’ve updated this post with new research and additional tips. We live in the most distracting time in history. When else did people have access to so much information with so little effort? It’s a phenomenon that can be both beautiful and terrible. You can easily [...]

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Managing a team well requires expert communication. Holding meetings and using project management software systems do not equate to effective management. Effective management means aligning your team through goals, inspiring them to do good work, and seamlessly transferring knowledge from person to person and team to team. When it comes to communication, missing by an [...]

The post How Managers Can 10X Their Productivity with Writing appeared first on I Done This Blog.

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The famous management thinker Socrates once said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” As 2019 approaches, everyone is making resolutions. Most people do this without data, hypotheses or any idea of what they’re going to do differently. It’s usually a combination of regrets over bets that didn’t pan out, thoughts about what they feel [...]

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[Image Source: Unsplash]   If you work on a remote team, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled with managing time zones. With co-workers and subscribers spread all over the world, it can be hard to keep track of what time it is where your colleagues are. Even if you’re not working remote, it’s easier than [...]

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