Top Golf Event powered by DELL EMC
Join CR-T for an exciting afternoon of lunch & golf at Top Golf on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.
Take a Break for Top Golf
This is a great way to get to know each other and have a lot of fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything is provided, so come out for a great time! CR-T is a proud supporter and certified partner with DELL EMC as they join with us for this event.
We’ve hosted events like this in the past and have had people say:
“Most relaxing business event I’ve been to. They (CR-T) provided amazing food, giveaways, golf and time to talk with some of their partnered reps that came.” – Kent Richeson | CEO Boundaries Social Media LLC
Leave that boring office for a few hours to have a great time on the range with friends and talking with DELL EMC reps.
Has your Company Received an Invite?
If you did not receive a personal invite from CR-T but you are interested in attending, please contact us at 801-222-0930 for more details.
Must RSVP via personal invite to attend the Top Golf event.
Tip of the Week: 7 Easy Ways to Encourage Collaboration in the Workplace
As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one. With multiple people actively pursuing a common goal, progress toward that goal can move along much quicker than if a lone worker had to complete it independently.
Greater Engagement Between Employees
Workplace collaboration solutions tie the entire office closer together, even if some of your employees aren’t technically “in” the office. Connecting office employees with their remote-working teammates will help your remote workers feel like they are still involved and valued–and allow your in-house employees to benefit from their input as well.
Of course, your in-house team members can experience the positive effects of collaboration as well. Having employees share ideas also encourages them to build off of each other’s successes, and will often result in a sense of camaraderie among team members.
Initiating New Employees
One of the fastest methods for a new employee to learn what they are supposed to do is to learn it from an experienced coworker. The other method is to dive right into it. Collaboration solutions offer the opportunity for a new employee to do both as they and the more experienced team member work together to complete the task at hand.
These are just a few brief samplings of the many benefits a company can enjoy once collaboration has become a part of the office culture. The question now is, how does one go about encouraging collaboration in the first place?
Lead By Example…
First of all, if your employees see you extolling the benefits of collaborative work while never participating in it yourself, they are apt to disregard your recommendations and continue to go about their work on their terms. However, if you demonstrate the value of collaborative work by initiating it with your workers, you prove not only that it does present benefits to business operations, but also that you are serious about implementing it.
… but Know When to Step Aside
As a leader, you will need to be cognizant of when to back off and trust your employees to do what they have to do. Micromanaging a project and trying to force collaboration on your employees will result in the opposite effect that you were hoping for, wasting time and reducing their morale. Have faith that your employees are capable of doing the job you hired them to do with minimal direction.
Let Your Employees Speak Up
Make sure that your employees have a forum to voice their ideas and concerns. A big part of collaboration is the ability for each team member to contribute to solving problems that an organization encounters. Give them a way to share their ideas for improvement and acknowledge each idea as a viable option. This will bring the team closer and create a more cohesive workplace.
Demonstrate the Benefit to the Employee, Not Just the Company
Presumably, your workforce is made up of human beings, which means that at least some portion of them will, when presented with the idea of collaboration, think to themselves, “What’s in it for me?” This is not the time to focus exclusively on how internal collaboration will be of benefit to the company. You should also mention how much easier collaboration can make their jobs, making the benefits personal and professional, and in turn making them more likely to embrace collaborative work.
If you’ve found success in increasing collaboration in your workplace, let us know how in the comments below.
Keeping Your Technology Up to Date May Be the Best Way to Retain Millennial Employees
Keep in mind that this doesn’t apply solely to millennials. Anyone would get frustrated from having to deal with last generation’s technology. Employees that have technology that works for them will be much less likely to leave, so it’s worth keeping in mind that an employee satisfied with their technology will more likely be a loyal employee.
A Future Workforce Study by Dell and Intel shows that 42 percent of millennials are ready and willing to leave a company that has no interest in providing them today’s standard of quality technology. The report was based on a poll of 4,000 full-time employees from all types of businesses, scattered throughout 10 different countries. Another statistic from the same study shows that 51 percent of millennials believe that virtual reality technology and the Internet of Things will be major contenders in the workplace in the near future, and that they will make face-to-face meetings practically unnecessary.
Some folks believe that this trend comes from the fact that employees are generally consumers themselves, and especially with today’s youth, they understand that the best technology on the market is likely to improve the way that a business functions. Therefore, millennials might not immediately understand the woes of a corporate IT budget. It might help to explain to them the situation, and to assure them that you’re doing everything you can to resolve the issues in the near future.
Keeping your business’s technology as up-to-date as possible doesn’t have to be challenging, and it poses several benefits that can give you a competitive edge. These days, you can take advantage of the best technology solutions “as a service,” meaning that you pay for them on a month-by-month basis. You get specifically what you need, without the hefty up-front price tag that often cripples budgets.
Think about it this way; if your server unit experiences a hardware failure, what do you do? If your IT budget is exhausted, and you can’t afford to replace it immediately, you experience downtime that can further cripple your business. One of the best ways you can combat this is by preventing problems from happening in the first place through proactive management and maintenance. Furthermore, we can create an IT roadmap for you that lets you plan for future upgrades, so that your promises to procure new hardware and software solutions for your staff aren’t empty.
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