How to Create a Business Strategy Map

How to Create a Business Strategy Map

Your business needs a path! Creating a strategy map for your business will clarify how you intend to be unique in the market you’ve selected to serve, help you discover if you have the resources to be successful, and uncover conflicts or inconsistencies in your strategy that can cause it to fail in implementation.

How Project Managers Organize Their Project Plans with Sticky Notes

How Project Managers Organize Their Project Plans with Sticky Notes

Cardsmith allows project managers to keep every piece of their project plan organized and easy to access. Similar to sticky notes on a whiteboard, the Cardsmith board I created for project plan preparation has a ton of flexibility, allowing me to move things around as needed. One of the best parts about online sticky notes, as opposed to ones in person, is that we can fit much more information into our selected sticky.

How to Manage a Remote Team: Advice from Five Experienced Remote Managers

How to Manage a Remote Team: Advice from Five Experienced Remote Managers

When you move to a remote work environment, it can be easy to panic about how to manage a remote team. It won’t surprise you to know that some managers will fall into the trap of micromanaging their team in an effort to feel in control of their output. However, the boundaries for remote working look a lot different than the boundaries for a traditional office. How do you structure regular team check-ins…without getting in the way of things actually getting done? How can you tell if work isn’t getting done, and how should you handle it? We asked five experienced remote managers their advice on how to manage a remote team.

The Remote Work Learning Curve: Here’s What You Need To Know

The Remote Work Learning Curve: Here’s What You Need To Know

As companies and educational institutions rapidly look to remote work to maintain as much normalcy and societal functioning, remote work veterans are considering how we can best help with this mass transition. While for many, working from home has long been the dream, there is an undeniable learning curve when transitioning from a traditional work environment to a remote work environment. As we’ve watched things unfold over the last week, the topic has been a regular discussion amongst the Cardsmith team.