Churches and Congregations are essentially event-based organizations. Many of these groups are likely experiencing availability due to events while also struggling to keep up with the needs in their community. Their day to day work looks drastically different. I put together ideas for inspiration for churches and congregations. Hopefully it prompts some outside-the-box thinking and […]

Local business is hit hardest during economic downturn. Combined with social distancing, gyms and personal trainers are especially impacted. As members consider cancelling, it’s important that these groups get creative about driving attention and sales to their business by providing unique value to their members. I’ve put together ideas for inspiration for gyms and personal […]

Local business is hit hardest during economic downturn. Restaurants have a unique opportunity to get creative about driving attention and sales to their business. I’ve put together ideas for inspiration for Local Restaurants. It’s not much, but hopefully it prompts creativity. Increase Prices. I’d rather pay 20-30% more for a short period of time to […]

Meetings can be an important part of work life. They bring people together. At their best, they facilitate meaningful interactions and fuel progress. The time and energy invests produces outsized returns. Advocating for better meetings, the Meeting Manifesto serves as a litmus test. A few critical elements shape an effective meeting. By communicating and championing […]

As times get hard, businesses need to get creative about driving attention and sales to their business. I’ve put together ideas for inspiration for Coffee Companies. It’s not much, but hopefully it prompts creativity. Streamline all promote larger bags or bulk buying. Rent storage space. Inviting companies who are downsizing to utilize your storage space. […]

There is no shortage of information about company culture. In practice however, there are few actionable resources that make an impact. Surveying the team regularly helps determine what is working and what should improve. This survey is long and is probably most appropriate for annual reflections. A more frequent survey could be shorter and lean […]

Product Hunt is a great resource for previewing what’s new in tech. Every day, dozens of apps are added or launch for the first time. I’ve pulled a list of the remote resources from the last few weeks. The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work Getting up to speed with remote work? We’ve gathered our best […]

Company culture is a top focus at New Story. As a distributed team, we’ve had to get creative with ways to enrich company culture while team members aren’t in the same office. I’ve pulled together a list of the most effective, actionable steps we’ve taken. Monday Team Call Friday ‘Values Shoutouts’ Call Hang-10s Values channel […]

Bain & Company released a great checklist for companies and executive teams to plan for weathering COVID-19. You can reference the actual article, but the format of the checklist is less than ideal. Had it not been shared directly from a trusted friend, I likely would have blown right past it. This is not an […]

There are hundreds of tools that make remote work more effective. In the spirit of simplicity, I’ve broken down the Top Five. While not a comprehensive list, it focuses on those resources uniquely valuable to remote workforces. Company Messaging Video Calls Video Recording Digital White-board Document Management Company Messaging : Slack A single messaging tool […]

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