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How to Be More Productive Working from Home

How to Be More Productive Working from Home

Working from home is a gift and a curse. There are benefits we can assume and challenges that we will face. Ultimately, after working from home for the past 4 years, I prefer the benefits of a work-from-home lifestyle rather than going into an office.  But I know...

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How to Run Better Virtual Meetings

How to Run Better Virtual Meetings

Been inundated with virtual meetings lately? Have they run super long and you feel like you might not get anything done? Has the tech bogged people down? Does everyone just talk over one another? Yea, we know the drill. With everyone connecting on Zoom and other...

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Operations FAQ's

Operations FAQ's

This seems like a long overdue post, and there will most likely be similarly themed blogs posted sporadically in the future. Operations in general receive many misconceptions and many people who do not work directly within the field, have a very vague understanding of...

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Round-up of our Favorite Online Operational Resources

Round-up of our Favorite Online Operational Resources

Happy Tuesday! For today's post, we wanted to do something a little different. We often write blogs about our various methods of inspiration, organization, content creation, and operational workflows in general. Igniting these ideas are so important and influential,...

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A Story about an Excellent Service Provider

A Story about an Excellent Service Provider

Madi here, Ops Agency Admin. I feel the need to introduce myself as to make sure my teammates aren't assumed of this story I'm about to tell. So with that disclosure... here it is... yesterday, I got a spray tan for the first time. You now have ten seconds to judge...

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On Motivation and Choice

On Motivation and Choice

If you are a listener of our podcast, you know that Alyson, our COO is an avid runner. She often discusses how running provides her a sense of clarity and sometimes incites new perspective. Running is something she has done her entire life, and continues to do, each...

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Thoughts on Q2 and Mindset

Thoughts on Q2 and Mindset

Yesterday was the first day of Q2. For many people, this may have been scary, for some it may have been exciting. Too often, people enter Q2 already feeling defeated from Q1... and it's only the 4th month of the year! These people spend so much time focusing on what...

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Plan Your Work, and Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work, and Work Your Plan

As Q1 comes to an end and we begin to plan for Q2; we're reminded of, not only, the importance of planning but also the emphasis on execution. The perfect plan, after all, is worthless if not executed well. We here at Ops Agency are very diligent planners and...

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Consistency

Consistency

Consistency is something we've discussed in previous blogs, but I feel it's so important I wanted to dedicate an entire post to the matter... If you follow us closely, you know that one of our favorite tasks here at Operations Agency, is planning. We like planning. I...

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Communication and Knowing your Audience

Communication and Knowing your Audience

One thing I inherited from my father was the ability to talk to people. He taught me at a fairly young age to 'know your audience' and this skill alone has helped me succeed time and time again. I knew how to talk to my friends' parents, how to talk to people in roles...

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Stay In Your Lane

Stay In Your Lane

You know what grinds my gears?  The lack of a clear division of labor.  Let's talk about the domino effect of chaos that occurs when an organization fails to clearly define roles and the responsibilities that falls within each role.  Have you ever heard...

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