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Want to reduce email overload

Want to reduce email overload? Don’t use email for everything.   Most of us in the workplace are familiar with the term ‘triage’. It’s a way to rank things in order of importance or urgency about a given target, deadline or outcome. For Dominique Jean Larre, surgeon-in-chief of the Napoleonic armies, his rule of triage…

How governments are becoming more productive.

How governments are becoming more productive.    Local Elections! With the local government elections declared for another four years, the CIO of this coastal regional council in Central Queensland wanted to ensure the best start for their returning and newly elected Councillors. While having your 4 or 5-year-old laptop replaced by a modern laptop or tablet…

document management

Document Management | How Human Resources got a handle on it.

Document Management: how Human Resources got a handle on it.   When you are in human resources your life revolves around people, conversations and document management. CVs, processes, procedures, position descriptions, meeting minutes, training plans, workshop presentations or employment contracts can feel like your life. Being able to leverage the intellectual property and knowledge of your team…

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Cloud Services – launch with outrage

Cloud Services – Launch with Outrage The cloud may as well have been designed by Australians. After all, what is more True Blue® than the concepts of mateship and a fair go for all. The cloud promised exactly that. Everyone got access to the same cloud-based versions of all your favourite software titles. Seamless upgrades.…

executive sponsors' role

The executive sponsors role in adoption

The executive sponsors’ role in adoption After the Go-live has run and the fanfare has dropped it becomes quite a challenge to keep the focus on your change to ensure adoption is growing and is on track to deliver the documented benefits or project goals. This is where the executive sponsors’ role plays in an integral…

Sustainable technology adoption and the 1st step!

Sustainable technology adoption. The 1st step! As an existing Microsoft Office 365 customer, the procurement and IT teams, for this Queensland regional council, knew that leveraging more of the platform could mean a better return on investment (ROI) and realising how they could leverage Project Online was a daunting task. The people assigned, to explore the possibilities of how Project Online,…

Smart Traveller – making business travel more fun

Business Travel – The smart tips! Whether you’re a regular to business travel or overseas visitor, travelling for leisure is often seen as more fun than it is for work. However, with the growing market of remote workers and flexible workspaces, travelling for work has become an increasingly common part of many employees roles.   Business Travel doesn’t have to be…

outlook rules

Microsoft Outlook rules my world

Microsoft Outlook rules my world Do you receive a ridiculous amount of emails every day that you find difficult to manage? Are there emails you receive regularly about the same topic?   How often do you spend half your day dragging emails to folders that you will read later? Why not get Microsoft Outlook Rules to do…

Remote working – making remote work, work!

Remote Working! – Making remote work, work! The entire team here at Adopt & Embrace participate in remote working with great success. We work from home, remotely and in the office creating a  ‘flexible work’ environment. While our founder is fully supportive in allowing his team to grow and embrace a flexible workspace, remote working may seem like a ‘dream’…