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Go Lean and Go Green: Green Technology to Future Proof Your Business

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In 2018 the green technology market was valued at $6.85 billion.

This figure is projected to increase to $44.61 billion, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26%.

This change comes as a response to our present-day environmental crisis. In this sense, green technology provides a knife for our noose, to help us move forward, past plastic pollution, poisonous chemicals, and climate degradation.

The concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology as key to solving big environmental problems, is getting a lot of buzz these days.” – The Guardian, Technology as Our Planet’s Last Best Hope

Like The Guardian, at Process Street we also believe technology plays a vital role in helping society move forward, to work with the environment and our planet… rather than against it.

In this article, you will learn what green technology is, why it is important, and 6 easily applicable ways you can utilize green technology in your business or line of work today.

In addition, Process Street as a green tech solution gives you free access to our leading business sustainability templates. Sign up to Process Street here for free and check out our ISO 14001 Environmental Management Self Audit Checklist below for a taster.

Click here for free access to our ISO 14001 Environmental Management Self Audit Checklist!.

Click on the relevant subheaders or scroll down to find out how to be both lean and green in business.

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How to Avoid Burnout and Thrive as a Remote Team (Free Tips & Templates!)

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This is a guest post by Rodney Laws. Rodney is an ecommerce expert with over a decade of experience in building online businesses. He’s worked with the biggest platforms in the world, making him the perfect person to offer advice on which platforms to build your website with. Check out his reviews on EcommercePlatforms.io and you’ll find practical tips that you can use to build the best online store for your business.

Even after full-time remote work became a viable option, most businesses were strongly wedded to the classic 9-to-5 office setup.

Many thought it would tank productivity, impede communication, and damage how their business was perceived, despite the 30% of people working remotely full-time proving that remote work, well, works.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to try alternative measures. Those reliant upon footfall either pivoted drastically or shut down entirely, and all other companies faced the same, urgent question: Can we transition to being 100% remote?

Remote teams who were once dubious about remote work are now enjoying the benefits of increased flexibility, enhanced productivity, and saving money while working from the comfort of their own home. In fact, 74% of CFOs will move at least 5% of their onsite workforce to work permanently offsite.

However, there can also be disadvantages to remote work if they’re not nipped in the bud, such as burnout.

That’s why, in this guest post for Process Street, I’ll tell you how to avoid burnout as a remote team. I’ll cover what burnout is, why it’s so destructive, and provide you with tips and templates for making sure your remote team doesn’t suffer down the line.

Read through the following sections to get up to speed:

Or, if you wanted to dive into a template that helps team members to appropriately manage their days without overworking, there’s the Remote Daily Work Schedule Template below.

Click here to get the Remote Daily Work Schedule Template!

It’s time to get started with the rest of the post. ⌚️

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Operational Excellence: 10 Ways to Become World Class

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I have a question for you.

What does a Formula 1 racing team, like Ferrari, have in common with a high-flying company, like Apple?

They’re both in highly competitive industries? They’re both focused on improving their performance? They’re both incredibly driven to succeed? They’re both intent on being the best in the world?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

In other words, they both strive, in everything they do, to achieve Operational Excellence (Op Ex). However, achieving Operational Excellence is far from easy, and (fortunately for Apple and Ferrari) only 36% of companies manage it.

So, buckle up and join this Process Street post, as we race through the following topics and learn, from the likes of Ferrari, Apple, Disney, and Google, how to become operationally excellent:

Ready to zoom into pole position? 🏎️💨

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File Naming Conventions: How to Optimize Document Management

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It’s all too common to find yourself wading through your organization’s shared folders in search of the file you’ve been asked to review:

  • PROJECT-PROPOSAL-NEW-v5.doc
  • Project_proposal_2020_final+edits.doc
  • THIS_is_the_final_proposal_(old-version).PDF

Why does this happen? Why can’t everyone just use proper file naming conventions? The reasons can be lack of proper internal policy or procedure for naming and organizing files, lack of any consideration for folder or information architecture, and just plain carelessness.

With a small amount of effort, you can establish proper file naming conventions and avoid this kind of document spaghetti. The more organized you can be with your internal information, the more efficient and effective you can be in your business goals.

Just imagine – seeing neat, intuitively named folders, knowing which folders contain the documents you’re looking for, and – take a seat – having confidence that the file you’re about to click on will be what you expect it to be.

In this Process Street article, we’ll cover:

  • File naming conventions: Best practices & tips
  • The Dewey Decimal file naming convention
  • Process standardization vs process harmonization
  • How we organize internal processes at Process Street
  • How to organize the perfect process library
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    Customer Experience Measurement: How to Gain CX Insight & Reach the Aha!

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    This is a guest post by Alyse Falk. Alyse is a freelance writer, and she handles stories about the latest developments in the field of technology. Passionate about AI, Alyse has extensive experience writing articles and essays on data-driven analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, machine learning, and IoT devices.

    Customer feedback is integral to understanding how to deliver a consistently good customer experience. By gathering feedback, you stop guessing about what your customers do and don’t like and, instead, gain direct action items for how to improve customer experience in the future.

    Improving customer experience (otherwise known as CX) comes with many benefits. Perhaps the largest of all is that your customers will get better service quality, leading to increased customer satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy.

    Besides improved customer experiences, you will also get significant financial benefits. In fact, 73 percent of companies with above-average customer experience perform better financially than their competitors with a lower level of CX!

    However, getting good customer feedback and reaching that ‘Aha!’ moment so you can improve customer experience can be tricky.

    That’s why, in this guest post, I’ll be telling you everything you need to know about customer experience measurement, how to do it, and how Process Steet can help.

    Read through these sections for everything you need to know:

    Or, if you wanted to start compiling customer feedback straight away, here’s Process Street’s Customer Feedback Checklist Template.

    Click here to get the Customer Feedback Checklist Template!

    Let’s jump right in.

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    Cut Costs and Improve Productivity With Our Free Strategic Planning Template

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    In the book The Balanced Scorecard, by David Norton and Robert Kaplan, it is noted that 90% of organizations fail to execute their pre-set strategy.

    This is a concerning statistic when you consider that, for a majority of companies considered successful, an emphasis is placed on having formal and pre-established systems to inform, manage, and meet their strategic obligations.

    In this sense, can we not infer executing business strategy = business success?

    To bridge this gap between strategic ambition and business performance, Process Street has created a Strategic Planning Template, which you can use – for free – right away!

    By executing the steps given in this template you will not only develop good strategy, but the delivery of this strategy will also prove successful.

    Click here to access our free Strategic Planning Template!

    But to accommodate this template, you need to have a solid understanding of strategic planning itself.

    In this article, I’ll discuss what strategic planning is, the different strategic planning models – with an emphasis on the Cascade Strategic Planning Model -, why strategic planning is important, and more.

    Click on the links below to read through:

    Let’s jump straight to it!
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    How to Prevent Project Failure With a Risk Register

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    What do professional skydivers and successful project managers have in common?

    They both identify, assess, and plan for risks.

    Skydivers look at the conditions, equipment, and capabilities before, during, and after they jump out of planes. Project managers look at the conditions, equipment, and capabilities before, during, and after projects.

    Why do they do that?

    To stay on top of potential issues that could derail intended outcomes” – Project Manager, Guide to Using a Risk Register

    How do they do that?

    Well, I don’t know how skydivers do it, but to identify, assess, and plan for risks, a good project manager is never far away from a risk register.

    But, when I discovered that 81% of organizations feel their risk registers are ineffective at identifying and planning for potential risks, and 30% of projects fail as a direct result, I felt the need to write this Process Street post about how to create one.

    So, listen up as we go through the following:

    If you’re in a hurry, grab this free Risk Register Process Checklist now, and catch up with the what, why, and how later.

    Got your parachute? Ready, set… Geeeeronimoooooo…

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    Making the Remote Work Transition: Advice from Chanty & Problems They Faced

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    This is a guest post from Julia Samoilenko, a marketing specialist who writes about digital marketing trends and strategies for the Chanty blog. This powerful and free Slack alternative is aimed to increase team productivity and improve communication at work. Feel free to connect with Julia on LinkedIn.

    Many of us like the idea of working remotely (especially if we have never experienced it). Out of bed and —Voila!— you are ready for work. No commuting, no noisy colleagues. Top level of independence and flexibility.

    But what is remote work really like in practice? One day here at Chanty we had to answer this question and discovered what new benefits and challenges teams face when transitioning to remote-only mode.

    Spoiler: there were many productivity pitfalls on the road to beneficial collaboration. It turns out that being an efficient remote worker is quite challenging. And that it’s twice as tough to manage a high-performing virtual team.

    If you want to adapt to remote working best practices and maximize the benefits, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to reveal the ugly truth and teach you everything we’ve learned about a successful transition to remote work. After reading our ‘confession’, you’ll understand the challenges and methods on how to overcome them.

    In this Process Street article, we’ll be covering:

    Let’s dive right in!
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    Digital Marketing Hacks For a Successful Product Launch

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    This is a guest post from Dave Schneider, a serial entrepreneur & co-founder of shortlist.io, a marketing “un-agency” that serves as an outsourced dedicated marketing team. He has also co-founded Less.churn, a churn reduction app, prior to selling it in 2018. Dave loves to travel the world, and has visited over 65 countries. In his spare time, he writes about SaaS and business at DaveSchneider.me.

    The vast majority of product launches fail.

    According to a study done by the University of Toronto, the failure rate for new products in the retail grocery industry is 70-80%. And, the situation across all sectors is even more dia, Harvard professor Clayton Christensen estimates that the fail rate of new products across all boards is around 95%.

    Evidently, coming up with an innovative and awe-inspiring product you think people will love is simply not enough. In order to mitigate failure, you will need to prioritize and optimize how you market your product.

    Fortunately, this Process Street article is here to provide you with all the tools and digital hacks you will need to successfully market and launch your product.

    Feel free to jump to a specific section of this post by clicking on the relevant subheader below. If not, just keep on scrolling.

    Read on for a rundown of product launch basics.
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    MEDDIC: How to Get Higher Close Rates and Masterfully Qualify Leads (Free Template!)

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    From sales prospecting to cold calling and emailing, and qualifying leads to closing the sale, it’s a well-known fact that sales reps have their work cut out.

    But did you know that, according to research by The Bridge Group, 1/3rd of salespeople fail to meet their sales quotas? Not just from time-to-time either, but on a permanent basis.

    As somebody who’s at the helm of your sales team, it’s your duty to supply your colleagues with the right systems, processes, and tools. You must make sure your team succeeds.

    For sales success – specifically, qualifying leads for the sales pipeline properly, getting higher close rates, meeting quotas, and dramatically boosting your bottom-line – use the MEDDIC methodology and process.

    Never heard of MEDDIC before?

    No sweat.

    Read through the following sections in this Process Street post to get clued up:

    Or, if you wanted to make use of our MEDDIC Sales Process Checklist Template straight away, grab it here:

    Click here to get the MEDDIC Sales Process Checklist Template!

    Let’s dive on in. 📈

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