Spread the Holiday Cheer with Employee Volunteer Programs

The holidays are the best time to consider giving back to your local community. Not only does charitable giving improve upon employee morale, but it also builds up good will with your current and prospective clients. Studies have shown that charitable giving improves upon public perception of a business, in addition to increasing exposure and brand awareness.

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Rule #69 - The Missing Link…Mentorship?

Leverage your own experience by mentoring someone who can benefit from it. Think of the men and women who have helped you along your journey, and then look around you and find someone who could use that same level of support. Maybe it’s a business colleague, or someone who’s a little bit behind you. Whoever it is, find them and show them what you know. Help them avoid the same mistakes you made. It’s the best way to learn.

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Benefits of a Contract Management System

A contract management system is designed to track all aspects of an organization's contracts in a single consolidated, centralized place. Through a contract management system, business owners can track their vendors, ensure compliance, renegotiate their contracts, and cancel their contract renewals.

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Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS) a Top Workplace for Commuters

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Dec. 5, 2016 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been honored as a Best Workplace for Commuters in Fairfax County, Virginia. The award is given in recognition of employers in Fairfax County who have implemented green commuter programs, such as ride-sharing, transit benefits, among other beneficial strategies. The program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) in order to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles on the roads.

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Rule #68 - Owning your Mistakes

It’s second nature to pass the blame when a problem arises. Generally business decisions are made collaboratively, so if something goes wrong it may not necessarily be one individual’s error. However, as a manager or as an entry level employee striving to climb the ladder, it is essential that you accept responsibility and take the blame, regardless of whether or not it truly was your fault. As a leader, owning up to company mistakes will cause you to be more respected and approachable. It will also trigger a contagious response of all employees admitting their own mistakes. If responsibilities are shirked, then corrective actions may be delayed or avoided, inhibiting learning.

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Skills to Succeed in Facility Management

Whether you're a newly hired facility manager or simply looking to brush up upon your skills, the art of facility management can be deceptively fast-paced and difficult to master. Facility management encompasses everything about the physical assets of an organization, requiring superb resource management and interpersonal skills.

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Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS) Wins GovStar Award

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Nov. 28, 2016 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) won the SmartCEO’s Washington GovStar Award in the Industry Star category for small businesses. The Industry Star Award honors a government contractor for technological innovation, veteran support, workplace environment, growth, and the impact on the industry and marketplace as a whole. The program recognizes the commendable attributes of Greater Washington companies striving for excellence in this complex and competitive sector.

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Rule #67 - Your #1 Asset

Your top asset in your company isn’t your money- it’s your employees. Your team determines how successful your company will become, and therefore the amount of revenue your company accrues each year. With this in mind, it’s pivotal that as an employer, you hire employees based on culture fit within your business in order to leverage your asset. It’s also essential that you work to retain your workers by differentiating your business model and corporate culture from competitors, providing mentoring or additional training for your employees, and establishing a beneficial manager-employee relationship.

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Project Management vs. Program Management

Comparing program management and project management is similar to comparing the forest to the trees that comprise it. Program management encompasses multiple projects, whereas project management drills down to the smallest details of a specific initiative. In smaller businesses, program management and project management may be effectively indistinguishable. In larger organizations, they can be vastly different from one another. Either way, understanding the distinction between the two is important for a growing business.

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Staci L. Redmon Awarded Silver Stevie® Award

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Nov. 22, 2016 – Staci L. Redmon, President and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services with 11 to 2,500 employees category. She was presented the esteemed award at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business ceremony in which over 1,400 entrants in 22 countries applied.

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