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When you’ve worked on a single project for months at a time, it’s easy to lose focus and motivation. Here are some tips to help you wind down and transition back into normal work mode.
Recharge Your Batteries – Large projects can be taxing, both mentally and physically. Give yourself some time to recover and regain your cognitive composure. Take a few days off to rest or spend time with your family, or take smaller breaks throughout your day.
Prioritize Tasks – When you’re depleted, it’s often hard to separate tasks that are urgent from tasks that are important. While you were focused on your major project, a backlog of work most likely accumulated and needs to get done. Before you dive into busy work, carve out some time to prioritize your tasks.
Here are a few persuasion techniques to employ next time you’re in front of a tough crowd.
Establish expertise. When it comes to making important decisions or forming opinions, most people turn to experts for guidance. This means that when you’re trying to convince someone, you can’t just say you’re an expert—you need to prove it. So, make sure to "credentialize" yourself before delivering your message.
Businesses often handle confidential data from their customers. Proper management of such information – such as credit card numbers or social security numbers – is essential to the security of each customer, as well as the success of the business. It’s never the wrong time to evaluate the security of your business data, and there are several components that must be considered in order to meet regulatory standards.
Here are some items to consider when conducting a security review:
1. Computer & Network Security – Install firewall systems and anti-malware software to protect information on computer systems. Network security protocols such as Transport Layer Security can also protect documents in transit.
2. Printed Document Security – To prevent unauthorized access of confidential information in printed documents, you should limit access to secure information to only after proper authentication occurs, such as use of passwords, pin codes, or security cards at printing stations. These systems also have audit trails to increase accountability. For complete control over the entire print process, companies can use print management software to track all printing activities and imaging equipment.
3. Fax Security – Even though faxing is no longer new technology, it’s still useful and present in most office settings. Therefore, you need to make sure faxes remain protected and secure. By directing incoming faxes using a fax routing system, faxes will only go to the intended recipient’s email inbox or designated network folder, thereby ensuring confidentiality.
4. Imaging Equipment Security –The hard drives of printers, copiers, and MFPs can store document images and information, making them targets for security breaches. Secure hard drives on imaging equipment are ideal, but always ask your equipment provider to securely erase or dispose of hard drives before any machine leaves your office.
5. Digital Document Security – Just as it's critical to protect your printed documents, it is also important to secure your digital documents. It’s essential that you have a clear plan for how digital documents are created, used, stored, archived, and ultimately destroyed, in order to ensure privacy and security is maintained. This is paramount when documents are stored in the cloud or digitally, particularly for industries that are highly regulated, such as education, financial services, and healthcare.
Contact KDI today for more information on securing your business documents and data.
Here are some tips to create a company culture that represents your employees’ interests, as well as the foundation of your business.
Encourage a Shared Vision – It’s important that all team members are on the same page when it comes to growing and shaping your business. As motivational speaker Simon Sinek implores, “Hire people who believe what you believe in.”
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