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Increasing Profits with Multichannel Strategies
Increasing Profits with Multichannel Strategies
The significant growth of e-commerce in business to business relationships (B2B) often causes sales companies to question the impact of direct customer sales calls on a regular basis. Many are also wondering if online channels will reduce or even soon replace the presence of traditional salespeople. But will this really happen? Further, what are the effects on sales and profits for a B2B company when combining salespeople with an online channel? Is combining these channels a transitional phase to a completely online model in the future?
Drivers of Big Data Analytics Value
Drivers of Big Data Analytics Value
The term Big Data has been a buzz word of sorts in both industry and academic circles. In some instances, the definition of what makes data big and what it involves varies drastically from one field to the next. On top of this, the value that is derived from Big Data is hard to quantify. According to this study, even though most companies collect some sort of Big Data, 43% of firms obtain little or no value from it.
Self-Managed Teams Need Leaders Too
Self-Managed Teams Need Leaders Too
After cutting through the leadership research and management jargon, this paper offers some serious insight for how to be an effective leader in self-managed teams. The authors begin by considering three broad categories of team communication behaviors: task-oriented, change-oriented and relations-oriented. Task-oriented communication behaviors are largely execution focused and consider the work to be done. Change-oriented communication behaviors are largely strategy focused and consider shaping a team’s vision and encouraging change. Finally, relationship-oriented communication behaviors are largely membership focused and consider how best to include and support team members.