Association Management System Stabilization: What to do After Go Live

Posted by Teena Whittenhall

Thu, May 28, 2015

When associations undergo major organizational changes, such as the implementation of membership management software, there is a common misconception that all of the hard work is complete once the system is live. In fact, true user adoption requires associations to take additional action following go live. Just like the organizational change necessary during the association management system deployment, successful adoption after the launch of the software requires engagement at all levels within an association, and starts at the top.

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Topics: association management software, management, AMS, Association Software, Association management system

Leaders vs. Managers

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

While managers certainly fill a leadership role in today’s organizations, not all managers are leaders. Management requires a unique set of skills for managing employees and teams. Being a good manager also means years of experience honing those skills. But even the best manager may not be a leader because the skills and characteristics of leadership are very different than those necessary for effective management.

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Topics: leaders, management, leadership

Motivating Employees

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Motivation. It is critical for every aspect of today's businesses and nonprofits. Especially employee motivation. Sometimes employees can manage their own motivation, but more often than not, managers and leaders must take action to keep motivation high.

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Topics: management, leadership

Transparency and Trust for Employee Loyalty

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Many of today's business leaders tout the importance of empowering employees to help build loyalty and retention. And while many leaders may indeed be empowering their employees, this approach simply isn't enough to counter the reality of today’s businesses: layoffs, pay cuts, benefit reductions and IPOs. Research shows that, particularly for Generation X and Y workers, business leaders are struggling to rebuild trust with their employees.

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Topics: management, leadership

Advice for New Nonprofit Tech Leaders

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

It isn’t difficult to find articles, books and other media about being a good leader. These resources can prove valuable for aspiring professionals who aim for leadership. Even in the tech world, resources are abundant. But what about nonprofit tech leaders? Consider these tips from current nonprofit tech leaders for new IT professionals with aspirations to lead and manage.

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Topics: management, IT, information technology, leadership

Workplace Creativity

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

Today’s successful businesses espouse the importance of innovation and creativity in leading to growth, progress and acceleration. In fact, creativity has become a commodity: demand for creative talent is soaring. Unfortunately, many businesses talk the talk and don't walk the walk. And even more unfortunately, fear is the primary reason organizations fail to leverage the creativity of their staffs.

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Topics: management, productivity, leadership

Better Employee Engagement

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Today’s social media networks like Twitter and Facebook draw the attention of many workers all day long, every day, often to the distraction of productivity. And while social media in the workplace may not be ideal for your organization’s productivity, it does offer employers cues for how to better engage employees in their work.

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Topics: management, productivity, leadership

Managing Creative Employees

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Sometimes a “great” hire isn’t about hiring the friendliest or easiest-going employee. There are times when, in order to succeed, your business needs creative employees who may not fit the typical mold. These employees are critical for innovation and growth, but they can be challenging for employers who don’t know how to effectively manage creative people.

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Topics: management

Client Conversion Opportunities

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Wed, May 8, 2013

While mobile and social media remain the darlings of business and technology, conversion optimization is far more critical to business success. According to Paul Rouke of econsultancy.com, conversion optimization is aimed on helping management, customer service and sales ensure their actions are focused on conversions.

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Topics: management, customer service, strategy, sales

What Employees Want

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Apr 19, 2013

Despite conventional thinking, employee satisfaction isn’t tied exclusively to pay. Neither is employee productivity. A higher salary doesn’t guarantee commitment, work ethic or motivation. If you’re business is struggling to get employees to care, consider the things employees want beyond a far wage.

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Topics: management, leadership

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