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W&A Monthly Newsletter, February 2019: I have two riding mowers

  By: John Wilson     I have two riding mowers. One, my favorite, is a big-deck, zero turn mower. The other, less used, is a straight-ahead mower with a steering wheel. It’s big advantage is that I can bag the cuttings. Typically, I avoid that, but the need arose, and I went to pull the […]

W&A Monthly Newsletter, June 2018: Honoring the Value Proposition

  By: John Wilson    We changed our Internet Service Provider (ISP) the other day – decided to go with a local company. When I called big boy to disconnect, they wanted to keep me and started making all sorts of offers based on my long tenure with them. As they offered lower prices and […]

W&A Monthly Newsletter, May 2018: Hiding In Plain Sight – Hidden Costs and Low Cost Solutions

  Outsourcing telecommunications solutions increases business capability, not cost.      “Although initially viewed as simply a way to slash costs, in recent years other reasons for outsourcing, including operational efficiency and the desire to focus on the core business, have moved to the forefront.” 1   Large companies often do not look at costs in non-operating areas (administrative […]

W&A Monthly Newsletter, March 2018: Employee Profile – James Denham

  James graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, a minor in genetics, and nearly a second minor in biochemistry. His strong affinity for scientific ventures would naturally lead to a career in the subject. James began his professional career working as a technologist in a cytogenetics laboratory for the Baylor […]

W&A Monthly Newsletter, Feb 2018: What Dementia Taught Me about Communication

By: John Wilson    My wife has Frontotemporal Dementia with an emphasis on language.  Her vocabulary is steadily decreasing.  It has gotten to the point that most of our communication involves her repeating a few phrases couched within sentence structures that sound perfectly normal.  To see them written down, however, there would be no way […]

Wilson & Associates Monthly Newsletter, January 2018

  Virtual Teams: Guidelines for Team Members     By: Laura Kilgore     In previous articles we discussed some of the benefits and challenges of virtual teams and then focused on some ways team managers can facilitate virtual teams working together to produce a quality product.     If you, however, are working as a virtual team […]

Wilson & Associates Monthly Newsletter, December 2017

  Virtual Teams: Guidelines for Team Leaders     By: Laura Kilgore     As we discussed in our previous newsletter, managing virtual teams has both its challenges and benefits. Here, we’re going to explore some specific guidelines for managers of virtual teams that can help streamline the transition from face-to-face to remote. Many management tactics can […]

Wilson & Associates Monthly Newsletter, November 2017

  Virtual Teams:  What They Are and How They Work     By: Laura Kilgore    What are Virtual Teams?    As all Houstonians are acutely aware, back in September Hurricane Harvey dumped nearly 52 inches of rain on the city, causing severe residential and business flooding (chron.com). Among those affected were many corporate campuses whose […]

Wilson & Associates Monthly Newsletter, October 2017

  Lessons Learned      By: Bonnie Denham      I’ll never forget that phone call.  I received it while I was in a meeting. It has shaped the way I manage documents in my role as a Technical Editor ever since, even after changing companies.      “Bonnie, where is the completion program?!”   […]