Polishing Social Skills To Be More Productive At Work

Starting with the basics, social skill is the way, behavior or even attitude you have publicly with others. It is mainly verbal, but the term also refers to physical, mental, and emotional behavior socially. In the workplace, social skills are known as interpersonal skills. Both social skills and interpersonal skills refer to the same thing—interaction […]

Should We Be Looking to Children to Teach Us How to Learn?

When we think about the world of children, it is a world of discovery, investigation, and exploration. A world of first times. They’re absorbing information, learning without even realizing it is happening. Do we become weary of learning or are we, as adults, just afraid to put ourselves out there? Researchers have been studying this […]

How Is Productivity Affected When Employees Set Their Own Schedules?

In some professions, a strict work schedule is imposed upon an employee by virtue of their job.   For example, a teacher is guided by their students’ timetable and a train driver must depart the station on time. Outside of these frameworks, a company may set guidelines for working but generally, employees will be given some […]

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of a New Software Rollout

Change is the driving force behind your business. It can be welcomed in equal measure with open arms and dread. This is certainly true when it comes to fundamentally changing how people do things via your computer system. New software will eventually make your business sleeker and more competitive. But learning to use a new […]

Motivational Tips from Successful People

Motivation is the reason or reasons behind why you act and behave the way that you do. It is why you started your business in the first place and why you persevere. There are times when motivation is lacking. And there are many reasons why this can be. For you, as a business leader, you […]

Signs Your Productivity Needs Improvement

When a project is in full swing, monitoring output and productivity is tough. Knee-deep in clutter and driven by meeting deadlines, the organization of a project and its team can be nothing short of chaotic. If this describes you and your team the hard truth is that as a result, productivity is slipping. To get […]

Why Great Training Builds a Stronger Team

A great leader leading a great team is the stuff of dreams… and yet so few reach the pinnacle of team working success. Projects are often beset with difficulties, teams fractured and ill prepared for the tasks in hand. Training a team is one thing. A great leader is another. Without the two working in tandem, […]

5 Reasons to Stop Using Excel For Project Management Right Now!

“We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan Spreadsheets are amazingly, versatile tools. With enough effort you can do a lot with them, but the question is: Just because you can do it, does that mean you should? People tend to use what they know, so naturally Excel can be […]

Habits – The Key To Success (Or Failure!)

“ We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then is not an act but is a habit” – Aristotle We have all been there; A year has passed once again and a new year is fast approaching. Committing to ourselves things such as going to the gym, eating healthier, studying daily, reading more and the […]

6 New Goal Setting Techniques for 2016

Recently we have started thinking about our goal setting techniques over here at CTO 2 GO. This was sparked by a great article written by Michael Hyatt. In his article The Beginners Guide to Goal Setting he points out 5 great techniques for jumping into the world of goal setting. Although we find traditional goal […]