How is data helping Starbucks change its operations? What can advisers do to boost their networks on LinkedIn? And could you use a quotable quote or two?
Our monthly selection of blogs from thryve’s partners Salesforce, Riskonnect and Tableau, as well as other interesting articles we come across, have all the answers. So relax, visit the links below, and find out what steps you can take to create more prospects and a better tomorrow:
We all like a pithy quote that can sum up their feelings or give them a sense of direction. Though sometimes overused, the quote is also a celebration of human collaboration – and a reminder that we tend to share the same problems and obstacles. That’s something to keep in mind as we work to move forward during these challenging times, making this Salesforce blog quite timely. Initially published in mid-December, it’s a nice collection of quotes admired by Salesforce staff and customers. One of our favourites is from journalist Andy Rooney, “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
Nobody wants to get compliance wrong, and most companies rely on compliance software to manage this tricky-yet-necessary part of operations. Such software should reduce the burden on staff and streamline compliance processes, and make an organisation’s compliance visible to stakeholders. In other words, it’s very important to select the right compliance solutions. Riskonnect provides this checklist of 12 questions to ask, including security, user access, integration, reliability and reporting.
Social media has been a double-edged sword. But if you want to point to its positives, LinkedIn is an excellent example. This social network has revolutionised how we connect with other professionals. Today, it’s arguably the first place anyone goes if they want to learn more about people in their professional capacity. FANews published a short but interesting article on how advisers can use LinkedIn to create networks across the network.
Businesses such as Starbucks, which rely on regular visits from office workers and out-and-about people, had to change their operations very quickly in the past year. Not all companies achieved this outcome with satisfying, and quite a few are still in a mess left after the rush. But Starbucks took a more data-first approach to understand its options, as explored in this Tableau blog. One of the surprise revelations: people really like Starbucks restrooms, which turn out to be a big upseller of their products…