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Eliminate Tribal Knowledge

For those not familiar with the age-old classic of ‘whisper down the lane’, here is a refresher. Whisper down the lane is a game when someone whispers a phrase into someone’s ear and their job is to whisper it to someone else who then whispers it to someone else and so on. The more people there are the greater the chances of the message becoming altered during transmission. It’s a fun game that makes people laugh for hours—or days—depending on your sense of humor. Information passed down between generations is referred to as Tribal Knowledge; someone did something one way, then passed it on.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in IT support, MSP processes, IT standards, MSP software tools

A Conversation with Kirk Lesser, President of Renascence IT Consulting

Nobody planned for the COVID-19 pandemic. While MSP owners didn’t get the chance to proactively prepare for the crisis itself, some are in better shape right now than others. Why is this the case? Those who are seeing success during these challenging times began implementing solid frameworks long before the COVID-19 outbreak.  

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| Author Gary Pica Jr., tagged in top MSP, MSP processes, member interview, MSP productivity

How To Retain Top Talent

Many MSPs are having issues with employee retention in today’s economy, which isn’t necessarily bad news. If you’re having a tough time finding quality employees, so are in-house IT departments. Overall, if you play your cards right, the good could outweigh the bad, but to take advantage of the market’s current conditions, you’ll need to be able to increase your employee retention rate effectively — and that’s not always easy to do.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top managed service provider, MSP training, MSP processes

Are Your Delivery Areas Communicating?

Try not to look at delivery areas as silos within your organization. Yes, each delivery area has its own responsibilities — that’s true — but delivery areas also work collectively to propel you and your clients forward. Silos hinder communication within any business. It’s up to you to break them down and prevent them from rising back up in the future.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP processes, business success

4 Strategies To Help Define Your Hiring Process

Sometimes team members leave us, and there’s nothing we can do about it. To push through, we keep our heads high, thank them for their service and wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors. Afterward, we get back to business, and begin our search for someone new, a candidate with the skills we need to continue, but more importantly, grow. If you already have a defined hiring process, then you’re set (you’re on your way), but if you don’t, and you’re a bit lost, there are some things to consider.

 

 

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top MSP, MSP processes

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