Publications

From observing current market trends, as well as listening to what others are seeing we will post topics of interest having to do with the enhancement of productivity as a means for driving stakeholder value. These are not intended to be scholarly work-products, but rather information sharing designed to help resource thin organizations create their own paths to success!


5G Networks and Their Impact on Small Business

5G networks are coming soon and the impact it will have on your small business is more vast than you might think. Aspects like more stable and faster network connections are a given. But what does that translate to? Reduced Cost with an Increased Lifespan of Mobile Devices With so much data being stored on cloud infrastructure these days, local storage is becoming less and less necessary, especially when referring
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Flexible and Agile… How NewLaw is Setting Itself Apart

VProA lines up with most moves towards true innovation, as long as the steps to innovate produce a better outcome on a consistent basis, regardless of which industry you are in. In the case of NewLaw, we can't help but support this type of step change. The term NewLaw describes a category of alternate legal service providers that is set apart from BigLaw or traditional law firms. It's a rapidly
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Great things happen when your employees believe in your business values – Fast Company

One important aspect of enhancing productivity in an increasingly competitive world is employee support of their employer's vision, mission and values. Sebastian Buck's article on Fast Company discusses the correlation between organizational success and employer values vs employee values in today's business world. Read more on the article here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90208459/the-business-challenge-of-our-time-is-creating-meaningful-work   Reference: Buck, Sebastian. “The Business Challenge of Our Time Is Creating Meaningful Work.” Fast Company,
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Tips for being a “Super Human” Leader on SmartBrief

There are some great leaders out there who lead incredible teams and do so by simply following their instincts as well as their lessons learned by experience. But there are some very helpful guidelines to keep in mind no matter how long you have been in in the driver's seat at your company. SmartBrief author John R. Stoker lays it out in the article linked below: Read the article here:
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Productivity… Getting Maximum Output from Minimal Input

From the dawn of civilization, the one benchmark for marking progress has been productivity improvement. Over time, things such as simple hand tools, communal farming, simple machines, skills development, manufacturing, specialty materials, communication and technology have each led to step change in basic productivity improvement (getting more with less). While it’s important to understand what’s happening at the macro-level, its equally important, if not more so, for organizations
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The Crucial Point of “Staying in the Know” with your Team – The UPwards Leader

Staying in touch with the nuances and barriers that your staff deals with daily is an important aspect in managing and effective team. In order to set yourself up for success and good results, you need to know what to expect from them, and you can't do that without understanding their process, with hurdles and fluidity both happening. From understanding employee performance issues to rewarding those for succeeding during roadblocks,
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The Knowledge Gap: Your Future… Your Decision

Over time, the success gap within market segments and other socioeconomic groups has continued to grow. Three familiar examples of the phenomenon are as followed:  -Wealth Gap: The unequal distribution of assets between population groups.  -Skills Gap: Difference in skills required by evolving socioeconomic trends, versus those of existing labor pools.  -Knowledge Gap: Market and other population segments keeping up with advances in technology; training; communication; and business process, versus
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Collaboration: Where One Plus One is Greater than Three – Ingram Micro Advisor

It may seem counter intuitive to assign all “A” players to a small set of activities rather than disbursing throughout the organization. The following article discusses how doing so may be one of the most important things organizations might do to ensure successful execution of mission critical objectives. A quote from the article frames the issue reads “97 percent of employees and executives agreed that the level of collaboration directly impacts
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Who is VProA?

We have started a new YouTube channel for VProA starting with a brief video titled "Who is VProA?". We hope it gives good insight on who VProA is and what we do. Feel free to like and share the video and also subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6LrruV9EsPx4FMkFNxfWYQ
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How Apple & Google Employees Lead in Productivity – Fast Company

The allocation and organization of the scarcest of resources, Knowledge Workers is one of the single most important decisions companies will make to achieve success. Clear focus by those responsible for delivering on well-defined value creation objectives, without distraction from non-mission critical activities is the formula for enhancing productivity. Stephanie Vozza discusses how some of the most successful companies keep their “A Players” focused on the prize in this article
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