Connections Online 4.0 Advanced Features Webinar
Wednesday, October 13th at 1:30 EST
This 30-minute training webinar highlights advanced functionality of Connections Online 4.0 and Q&A.
Click here to register for October
Connections Online 4.0 Application Training Webinar
Wednesday, September 22nd at 1:30 EST Wednesday, October 27th at 1:30 EST
This 60-minute training webinar dives deeper into an overall “how to use” Connections Online 4.0.
Click here to register for September
Click here to register for October
October’s Webinar will be announced in next month’s newsletter
Past Educational Webinar Recordings Go to http://www.connectionsonline.net/news/events.aspx for a listing of our past Educational Webinars
Click here to link to our Training Library
If you know someone outside of your company who may be interested in learning more about Connections Online, we have an informational webinar scheduled on Friday, September 24th at 1:30 PM EST - Please pass this link on to them to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/645745291
Connections Online Migration
If you have not already done so, and are ready to migrate to 4.0, please contact Karla Norwood at 800.395.1410.
Jim Cardwell’s Educational Webinar: “The Framework and Philosophy of Connections Online”- Thursday, August 19th
Connections Online: Setting Up Your Employees to Win
This webinar, hosted by Jim Cardwell, was designed to help customers and prospects understand the philosophy and methodology behind the Connections Online (COL) process. This is an ideal tool to introduce or orientate new people to the process or reinforce COL with people currently engaged with COL.
The philosophy centers on the fact that people want to win. People, employees, want to make a difference. The challenges in today’s environment are distractions that promote a stagnant or struggling organization.
· 80% of people say there is a strategy but only 15% can correctly tell you what that strategy is.
· People spend on average 35% of their month in meetings, 50% of which is considered wasted time.
· 65% say the work they do is not measured, visible, or accessible.
· 49% are not expected to perform at a high level.
· 64% of work teams have no plans for ways to help other departments reach their goals.
Connections Online allows people to come together around a common focus; an ecosystem where everybody wants to be a part of the whole—where people want to win and succeed.
COL fosters a new way of thinking in today’s workplace
Connections Online teaches companies to treat the organization as connected, not individual, pieces. Everyone in the company—from executive to part-time staff—knows where the company is going, can picture what the future looks like, what they need to do, what the company needs to do to get to that future, and they know their part and how they are accountable.
This begins with building a successful strategy: who are we, where are we going, how are we going to get there, how are we going to run our business, and how are we going to provide profit to fund future growth. COL is then used to define and do the actual work via an organization scorecard that consists of corporate and department metrics and corporate and department projects.
A truly unique feature of COL is its dialogs. Dialogs humanize the work process and, when followed, provide a direct path to gaining information needed to ensure the project work is on track. In this presentation, Jim discusses the five monthly dialogs within COL that ensure accountability.
Overall, COL’s strategic planning execution process establishes organization performance clarity, sets a fair level of accountability, builds teamwork, creates transparency, streamlines meaningful performance, builds organization pride, and ultimately sets people up to win so your organization wins. Click here for a recording of the webinar.
4.0 Tips of the Month
Project End Dates
When you set up a project, set the end date as ‘projected end date’, not ‘actual end date’-- otherwise the application “sees” it as completed and it won’t post the project task into the employee’s current project task list.
Adding a Picture to the Focus Box
Using web editor functionality in the application, the user has the ability to add an image viewable within the Focus Module (in both the Organization and Department tabs) using html code.
Please see this link for the instructions:
http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/images.php. This link shows how to write the html code to point to a picture so it appears on the Focus module. The picture should reside on the customer’s network – the user might need to ask IT to save the image on their network/web folder, etc. so the user can point to it.
To edit the Focus module, click on the pencil under Focus. An edit box will appear. On the lower left side of the edit box, click on the ‘HTML’ button (to the right of the ‘Design’ button).
Client Care Notes
To view previous Connections Online Newsletters, go to http://www.connectionsonline.net/News/Newsletters.aspx
Monthly Calendar of Webinar Events Link:
Go to this link and then choose Calendar of Web Events from the list: http://www.connectionsonline.net/News/Events.aspx
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