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3 common business communication gaps

When we talk about business processes or workflows, we are talking about the way information moves around a company or department.  Business process information can move in a number of directions: between people, between systems, or from people to systems (and back again).  Here are three areas where business communication gaps commonly occur: People

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4 reasons to avoid ad hoc business processes

When business processes are not standardized, poorly defined, or based on informal personal communications, the end result can be a logistical mess. Here are four reasons to avoid ad-hoc business processes: Confusion:  In an ad-hoc business process, the lack of documentation and structure means

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How to manage forced layoffs of good employees

Traditionally, when an employee left a company, this departure was usually due to one of two reasons:  either the employee found another job elsewhere, or the company fired the employee due to poor job performance. But in our current economic climate, a new category of layoffs has emerged: forced layoffs

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Bridging business process gaps with web services

I want to go into some more depth on issues involving the the third type of business communication gap I mentioned in my previous blog: system gaps.  System gaps occur when information from one IT system, program, software, or database must be shared with another system.  In an ideal

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Are you wasting time and money on ad hoc business processes?

The term “business processes” is just a fancy word to describe the collection of routine activities your company undertakes every day.  All departments have processes, and they often include requests, approvals, and forms.  But whether those processes are well-designed or running smoothly is another story.  When we talk about business

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