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From Little Things: How Teams Achieve Big Things

This is Part 2 of a two part series on how teams achieve great things.

You can also read Part 1: Building a Team to Stand the Test of Time.

In the the last post we looked at some tips you can apply day-to-day, week-to-week to ensure your organisation achieves its goals and effects real change on the world.

In this post, we are going to look at some of the long term, big picture strategies to ensure that your team can do amazing things and continue doing them for a long time to come.

Good Corporate Governance: Rules of Thumb

Corporate Governance is absolutely crucial to instil confidence in your organisation in the eyes of your stakeholders. The community that you work in, be it local or international will respond to your corporate governance decisions with a watchful eye and their assessment will affect how your organisation is treated.

Apart from having and following good corporate guidelines, in the world of corporate governance the difference between good and bad usually comes down to simple decision making.

Avoid the Budget time blues...

Are you running a calendar year budget or starting early for next fiscal year? 2015 is fast approaching. You may have started your annual process or perhaps not...

Now is a great time to sense check how you need to run an efficient and effective process and drive your organisational goals forward.

Here are 6 tips to get the most from your budget experience.

Another 5 Secrets to Efficient Meetings

This is Part 2 of a two part series on running efficient meetings.

You can also read Part 1: 5 Simple Secrets to Efficient Meetings.

In Part 1: 5 Simple Secrets to Efficient Meetings we looked at the problems that can come from poorly run meetings, and discussed some simple techniques to help run meetings efficiently and effectively.

In this post, we're going to look at another five techniques, focussing around getting the best out of your attendees and helping them to follow through on decisions.

Let's jump straight in, shall we?

New Updates: Reply via Email, Annotations, Strategy Module

Today, the team at CommitteeManager are pleased to announce a host of new features designed to give busy organisations tools to streamline their planning and communication.

  • Reply via Email
  • PDF, Word and Powerpoint Annotations
  • Strategic Planning Module

Building a Team to Stand the Test of Time

The sole purpose of any organisation is to bring people together to accomplish things and change their community, whether that be a small group, a school, a company, a suburb, a country, right up to a global scale.

The longer your organisation runs, however, the greater the risk of losing sight of what bought you together in the first place, making it harder to really make a difference.

But how can you prevent becoming a group that drains time, but doesn't accomplish anything?

In this post we will start some concrete, day-to-day, week-to-week tips to keep your team motivated. In a future post, we will discuss some of the long term, big picture strategies.

5 Simple Secrets to Efficient Meetings

This is Part 1 of a two part series on running efficient meetings.

You can also read Part 2: Another 5 Secrets to Effective Meetings.

It's just after noon. You're hungry, your glass of water has run out, and you have been sitting in an uncomfortable chair for the past hour. There is a long list of things you could be working on - some of it needs to be done by tomorrow. You have to pick up the kids at 3pm and you probably won't even get to have lunch.

We've all been stuck here - the disorganised meeting. Sometimes more often than we would like.

So what can you do to keep your meetings short, sharp and efficient?

The solutions are easier than you might think...

Welcome to the CommitteeManager blog

We are a team committed to helping people work together efficiently and productively.

So much of our lives are spent working with teams and committees; meetings, group emails, conference calls and project planning sessions. But most teams struggle to get the best out of their members due to a lack of organisation and a lack of focus.

This blog has been set up to provide helpful, practical advice on getting the most out of your meetings and groups. We will be covering topics ranging from efficiency tips, new ideas you may want to explore, to long term strategic planning.

When we're not helping provide tips and tricks about efficiency, we build CommitteeManager, an online application that can revolutionise the management of your board, committee and project team obligations.

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