The Top 10 Ways for Managers to Build Rapport through Listening (and stuff!)

Written by Martin Haworth

Working with people, whoever they are and at whatever level, requires great relationships. Managers can build rapport easily and quickly and great relationships follow. Team building is accelerated and what follows is a synergy of creative spirit to build great businesses. Here are Ten Ways to start you off building rapport with your people...

  1. Pay attention to and look atrepparttar speaker.
    You're building a relationship, so make sure that you help that along by paying attention - and let them see that you are! Visual attention is so powerful that you can only growrepparttar 136232 relationship if you pay full attention by looking at them and not at anything else.

  2. Periodically reflect what they have said back to them - let them say more.
    Show them that you have been listening to them by telling them what you have heard them say. And hey, this is such a great way of enabling them to have a little pause for thought and take it down torepparttar 136233 next level of their consciousness - whererepparttar 136234 real work happens and they say more, much more.

  3. Ask them another question about what they have told you.
    If you are interested, you want to know more, so give them a sign. By asking for more about what they're telling you, it means what they are saying is of great interest to you and they are important to you - now wouldn't you feel great if that was you?

  4. Look them 'nearly' inrepparttar 136235 eye, frequently.
    If you are up close to people, making eyeball to eyeball contact can be uncomfortable, intimate and intimidating if you do it too much, but eyeball to mouth (or nose or forehead!) much ofrepparttar 136236 time works just as well.

  5. Use touch if appropriate and if that works for them.
    Touch can work if you do it in context - for example if someone touches you onrepparttar 136237 arm lightly, then you can do it too, usually. It means they are tactile too. There are all sorts of problems aboutrepparttar 136238 appropriateness of this, but inrepparttar 136239 right place atrepparttar 136240 right time it can work well to build rapport.

  6. Laugh together.
    How many times have you heard that laughter 'brings people together'. Having a conversation where there is appropriate humour makes such a difference - don't be frightened to let yourself go just a little and get involved inrepparttar 136241 fun! Be one ofrepparttar 136242 boys (or girls!).

Is It Worth to Outsource? How one can outsource wisely

Written by Alex Polonski

Recent trends in software development market show that it is no longerrepparttar most efficient way to work onshore. Competition is too high and in some particular cases, US or European IT people even go farming rather than admitrepparttar 136056 situation and adapt themselves. This article is mainly for those who are going to stay straight inrepparttar 136057 industry whatever surprises it keeps bringing.

International division of labour has done its work. So nowadays, if you ask anybody aboutrepparttar 136058 regions he associates with IT-industry, youíll get quite a short list: India, China, Russia, Eastern Europe. No wonder, historically these regions hadrepparttar 136059 most efficient technically oriented education. In addition to lower cost of labour inrepparttar 136060 East, that is their main selling point, which determines their competitive strength.

As a logical sequence, almost each leading company engaged in IT sphere, whether publicly or secretly, outsources a part of its current work to third parties, often offshore. No wonder that Indian and other offshore software development companies prosper.

So what arerepparttar 136061 key factors that make companies outsource?

1. Cost of labour is often several times less than onshore. 2. There is no need to maintainrepparttar 136062 whole technical infrastructure 3. Company can concentrate mainly on marketing tasks

Although that sounds good and promises several times bigger profits, incautious outsourcing can be a trap for any company. Donít forget that you entrust your reputation to a company that is thousands miles away. Hence, if you have made a decision to outsource a part orrepparttar 136063 whole project to some company, you should take into consideration five simple tips.

Make proper research

The simplest way to find offshore software development companies is to try search engine or relative online directories. However, there is no guarantee that under inspirational promises any website has, you wonít find cheaters. Spend several hours and try to findrepparttar 136064 most info aboutrepparttar 136065 companies you have selected. Search engines should be your best friend in these efforts.

Consult alliances and associations

Almost each country where IT industry is well developed has national alliances of software development companies. These pools of developers can become your first step in search for an outsourcing company.

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