January 19, 2022
5 Ways to Boost Your Use of Microsoft Teams
Collaborate Better with Upgraded, Innovated Communications Platform

Collaborative video and chat apps have grown exponentially over the last two years, with popular platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Slack, and GoToMeeting attracting millions of users. These tools have helped remote workers remain productive while enabling seamless teamwork for users returning to a hybrid or in-person schedule.

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, it’s clear that these tools will continue to be critical parts of the modern office. That’s because they help colleagues and co-workers remain in constant contact, connected via instant messaging, video meetings, and shared calendars. For a unified collaboration and communication solution, Microsoft Teams offers the best solution, as it’s an integral part of the Office 365/Microsoft 365 productivity suite, which includes standard apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Employee Empowerment vs. Enablement — a Leadership Conundrum
As a leader, there are important responsibilities that naturally come with the job. These responsibilities may vary depending on your role, but one of the assumed responsibilities every leader has is the development of those around them.

Personal growth and development is not an occasional thing. While each individual must accept responsibility for their own growth and development, they often look to their leader to provide opportunities to help them achieve it. Many leaders fall short, and this is often where the “leading vs. managing” discussion begins. At the core of every opportunity to foster growth lies the decision to empower or enable.
5 Foolproof Ways to Take on Manufacturing Shipping Challenges
The manufacturing industry is vital to our economy, but producing components and materials is just the first step in the fulfillment process. Manufacturers have to make sure products are shipped efficiently, arrive on time, and don’t experience damage. In addition to rising costs and other issues we’ve seen across all industries, manufacturers face a unique set of logistics obstacles. You may be shipping large, fragile shipments that are expensive and hard to handle. Services and equipment needs can vary day-to-day, so it’s important to find the right shipping solutions that meet your specific needs. Read on to learn five foolproof ways to take on manufacturing shipping challenges.
Upskill Your Workforce Today with TechCred
The next TechCred application period opened Jan. 3, and closes at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training should submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.Gov.

What's New to TechCred?
Grant agreements will now be incorporated into the online application portal. Training for approved credentials may start on or after the first day of the month immediately following the last application period. Training programs must still be completed in less than 12 months from the award date.
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