Category: Best Practices

What Companies Can Learn from our Renaming and Rebranding 0

What Companies Can Learn from our Renaming and Rebranding

Recently, after five years of operating under our original name—SpareHire—our company launched a new name and updated brand as Graphite. We didn’t do this because we merged with another company or we needed to...

Fast Advice for Ending Team Conflict 0

Fast Advice for Ending Team Conflict

In any organization, there are people with different personalities, talents and tendencies. This is often highly beneficial because different skills, expertise and perspectives are usually needed to tackle all the different challenges a team might...

4 Keys to Turning Data Analytics into Value 0

4 Keys to Turning Data Analytics into Value

There’s a lot of talk about big data and analytics revolutionizing and changing the way we do business, but not everyone is on the same trajectory to see its potentially profound benefits. Recent research...

How Your Best Team Member Can Be Your Weakest Link 0

How Your Best Team Member Can Be Your Weakest Link

A few years ago, Dixie Gillaspie, a consultant and business coach, was explaining the need for cross-training and process documentation when things went horribly wrong. She was addressing a medical management team and was...

The Trend Every Company is Facing: Digital Transformation 0

The Trend Every Company is Facing: Digital Transformation

It’s one of the biggest global trends in business, but “digital transformation” is more than just the latest buzzword or phrase of the day. It’s a phenomenon that’s enabling entirely new business models and...

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail 0

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail

It’s a puzzling problem that many companies and investors face. You assemble a team of individuals to take on a major new initiative or transform a business, but the effort unexpectedly sputters and ends in...

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review 0

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review

As another year winds down, many companies are already working on their forecasting and business plans for next year. It’s a time when many of us sift through reports and big data, analyzing the...

How Companies Can Turn Higher Interest Rates Into Profits 0

How Companies Can Turn Higher Interest Rates Into Profits

In recent days, U.S. markets have been on a roller coaster ride as rising interest rates have rattled investors. However, even though rising interest rates make it more expensive to borrow money and often...

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It 0

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It

Hiring independent consultants is a great way to meet short-term business talent needs, but it can also alienate your current team members if you don’t approach it properly. When you hire an independent consultant...

A Crucial Lesson in How to Avoid Company Failure 0

A Crucial Lesson in How to Avoid Company Failure

A few months ago, Kevin Gibbon, the CEO of Shyp, stared at a blank computer screen for over 10 minutes. He was struggling to type a sentence he’d been dreading and had tried to...