Learn what the top trends in AI mean for your business

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This post was originally published on The Boss Magazine at https://thebossmagazine.com/ai-trends/

I spent some valuable time late last year with our hip clients in the tech space and there is no doubt that the artificial intelligence (AI) phenomenon will have a profound impact on businesses large and small, that part is easy to predict. What impact it will have, and whether this is a “good” or a “bad” thing is harder to tell.

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5 Surprising Life Learnings from a Female Entrepreneur

I expected many things when I decided to build my own business at 21. Hard work? Certainly. Struggling to make ends meet? For sure. Success? I could only hope.

Six years and four successful businesses later, I want to share five surprising life learnings which I hope might encourage more people, especially women, to pave their own paths in business or other passions.

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3 Critical Leadership Skills For Driving Change

There comes a point for every business where leaders need to introduce changes — whether to respond to competition, improve business processes or react to customer feedback. These adjustments play an integral role in improving your performance, and even if your team is showing healthy signs of productivity, staying still risks eventually falling behind those who are innovating.

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Leadership and Reputation – The Biggest Business Risks for 2018

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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett.

 

I find myself appealing to the wisdom of this quote a lot. Why? Because people still don’t seem to get it! I don’t know if they ever will.

We live in a time of unprecedented uncertainty and distrust and yet people still fail to recognise that reputation is everything.

Business leaders recognise the need to conduct business risk assessments, but all too often we overlook some major risks. Time and again I see people – smart people – underestimate brand and reputation as major risks. Often I see people fail to recognise brand and reputation as risks at all.

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Five simple employee engagement ideas using your company’s intranet

Need some simple ideas for employee engagement?

Embracing the shift to social-media style interactions is an effective way to encourage collaboration in business. Features such as ‘likes’ ‘shares’ and comments’ have become instinctive, especially to the new wave of millennial employees.  Adopting digital communication techniques in the workplace can enhance employee engagement and productivity due to the familiarity and simplicity of the interactions.

Digital interactions at work are not a new idea. Intranet systems to support internal collaborations have been around for years, however, older systems were clunky and difficult to navigate, due to the heavy design influence from the desktop experience. In addition the idea of a platform such as an intranet for business being used in a similar way to how Facebook or Twitter is used today is not something that would have ever occurred to anyone. The substantial cost of the hardware, maintenance and technical updates made intranet systems unfeasible for small and upcoming businesses, due to the financial strain.

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5 Signs You’re Ready To Hire Your First Employee

Hiring your first employee can be scary. You’re (usually) putting trust into somebody you haven’t got much of any working history with to complete tasks that are essential to your company’s operations, and you’re forking over hard-earned cash in return without 100% certainty on whether or not that person will realistically deliver what you need. A scarier scenario is hiring somebody for a job you need done that you don’t have any understanding of at all, and therefore can’t do nearly as detailed of quality assurance in the early days.

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10 Things that make you less productive at work

The main thing that matters at work is your productivity. If you’re less productive at work, not only you would face the wrath of your clients or manager but also you would ruin your personal and professional life. And I certainly don’t want that and that’s why I thought of sharing 10 things that help me to be productive at work and get more done in less time.

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