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Oct
29

Build a culture of automation

When we talk about automation, we are typically referring to technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance. I expect most association professionals have at least heard by now how automating repetitive tasks can increase efficiency and help associations better serve their members.  We conduct a lot of studies at […]

By Tirrah Switzer | Invigorate Revenue
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Oct
28

Why leadership support is important when incorporating automation

Over the decades, the world has transformed in a way that makes technology indispensable to organizations with any kind of customer service. We see so many new technologies that allow associations to keep existing members happy and renewing membership all while targeting prospects in order to grow their membership. They also allow associations to recognize […]

By Sigmund VanDamme | Invigorate Revenue
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Oct
24

Why your association needs an operating system

When most of us hear the phrase “operating system,” what first comes to mind is likely something your phone did while you were sleeping. You woke up in the morning, sleepily reached a hand over to silence a buzzing alarm clock and realized that things looked a little different.  At first, you might feel a […]

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Oct
22

Identifying opportunities to automate

When we start talking about automation or artificial intelligence, people often recoil a little. That might stem from a fear of change, or a belief that it will bring drastic change and completely disrupt the way we work. But if we pay close attention, it becomes evident how automation is already impacting various areas in […]

By Sigmund VanDamme | Invigorate Revenue
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Oct
21

Bigger isn’t always better

We are a small team at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, currently comprised of five full-time employees and 4 remote, flexible or part-time employees. Despite our size, we serve about 1,200 members. As a team, we are doing a lot better at accepting that bigger or more isn’t always better; better is better.  We […]

By Angela McMillan | Invigorate Revenue
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Oct
16

Want creative solutions? Then get creative about finding them

It can be pretty hard to ask for help.  But what if, every time you needed it, you got to ask a room full of the smartest, most creative, eager-to-help friends?  That’s exactly what some organizations are doing through open innovation.  Consider an example laid out by SURGE Growth keynote speaker Safi Bahcall in his […]

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Oct
15

Planning with small teams to meet big expectations

I’m part of an incredible team, small but nimble, with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). By working in this environment, it has allowed us to stay constant in our communication, ensure staff flexibility, and reduce the departmental silos inherent in larger organizations. The small dynamic staff has enhanced our ability to work […]

By Jessica Johnson | Engage People
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Oct
14

Don’t let ‘perfect’ stand in the way of solving a problem

As great as it would be to take the time to really dig deep into the complexities surrounding a problem and all its possible solutions, watching our budgets and the pile-up of other issues is usually enough to force us to act quickly. Actually, it’s not really a matter of the money. In today’s business […]

By Rick Whelan, CDM | Transform Culture
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Oct
10

3 problem-solving elements to find new solutions

We encounter problems every day in our personal and professional lives. It’s nothing new, and certainly nothing to be afraid of. Imagine if every time something unexpectedly bad happened, we just panicked and froze. It wouldn’t get us anywhere. Instead, we need to stay positive and work the elements to deal with our problems. Element […]

By Giuseppe Marletta | Invigorate Revenue
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Oct
08

What worker co-ops can teach us about the engagement ecosystem

M. Night Shyamalan published a book on the American education system in 2013. Yep, that M. Night Shyamalan, director of such irrefutable classics as “The Sixth Sense,” and such irredeemable stinkers as “The Happening.” Titled “I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education […]

By Nick Marzano | Transform Culture
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