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Microsoft Teams was launched a year ago and is a great tool for collaborating on initiatives where contributors are geographically dispersed. If you’ve ever used Slack, then Microsoft Teams will be a familiar concept to you. Microsoft Teams combines the workplace messaging features of Skype for Business with the file sharing, editing, and management functionality…

It’s the beginning of spring and with that comes spring cleaning. While many of us spring clean our homes or yards, have you ever considered spring cleaning at work? Here are a few recommendations to get you started. Review your 2018 business plan. You may have gone into the new year recharged and ready to…

By: Sarah Franklin Does your presentation tool match your presentation style? What exactly IS your presentation style anyway? Do your presentations take a journey? Is your tool limiting your style? What if I told you there is a presentation tool out there that formats your presentation content in a compelling and visual way? A tool…

Happy International Women’s Day! We are so proud to honor all women today for their courage, strength and tenacity. We are especially honored to have these three outstanding women holding executive positions and leading our company. Misty Mayes, President/Founder Dr. Nkem Okeke, Executive Vice President Erica Greene Smith, Human Resources Manager As a woman-owned business,…

In a Forbes survey of 760 business executives, 84 percent preferred face-to-face communication over emails, texts, video chats and other non-personable ways of meeting. Why? A whopping 85 percent said you can build stronger, more meaningful relationships by spending time with a person. Relationships are obviously very important in business.  In fact, many would argue, that…

By: Josh McMillan, Business Analyst Why are New Year’s Resolutions so hard to keep?  Every year starting on December 31st, most of the talk is centered around how next year is going to be THE year, but more times than not, those resolutions are broken fairly quickly.  Why are they so hard to keep? We have become…

Management Solutions sported our best patriotic colors today in honor of the inspiring accomplishments of the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic Team. The U.S. has won 21 medals in PyeongChang, South Korea this year, and this week alone was nearly record-breaking for our country. On Wednesday, the U.S. won 5 medals in a single day and…

The Gatekeepers How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Author: Chris Whipple Often referred to as “the gatekeepers,” a President’s chief of staff has tremendous influence and responsibility. A chief of staff has the power to literally make or break an Administration. In “The Gatekeepers,” the author examines eight presidents and correlates…

By: Scott Major Senior Project Controls Specialist We’ve all heard the cliché of insanity being the practice of doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Though overused, it is often applicable and that is especially true in project management. How often have you been part of a team or an organization that has done…

Management Solutions President and Founder Misty Mayes was part of a panel discussion today on how the President’s new tax bill and other recent victories are finally Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Seat at the Table. Misty joined Eric Dailey from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition and Barbara Ashe from the Veteran Institute for Procurement…