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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Design Brief

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If you’d asked me two years ago to show you how to write a design brief, I’d have said no.

I know that sounds melodramatic, but it’s my way of saying that I didn’t like design briefs. I’d seen too many of them that were as original, meaningful, and appealing as another Kardashian. I also didn’t see anything they offered that couldn’t be addressed in a good brand manual.

Then, one day, my friend Mike did what he usually does when I don’t like something: he challenged me to do it better. Since I can’t afford for Mike to be right, I did. In the process, I learned that my original opinion of design briefs was wrong.

When done correctly, a design brief is like a roadmap that defines the scope, goals, and strategy of a creative project. Whether you’re a solo designer or part of a creative agency, a good design brief can also be a blueprint to professional success.

Here’s how to write a design brief:

5S – The Foundation of any Lean Program

The importance of 5S

Organization is critical to a safe and efficient workplace.  Just getting started can seem overwhelming. The 5S concept is a pathway to organization that has truly changed the way many countless companies of all sizes run their operations. This infographic provided by Creative Safety Supply outlines what 5S does and how to implement it without headaches or hassles. Get organized. Let us help. Original posting found here.

17 Cost Saving Ideas for Small Businesses That Are Easy to Follow

The smart way to reduce costs – As a small business owner you understand that it is so important to watch every penny; that means implementing a number of cost saving strategies to save money across all business areas from finance through to sales, marketing and general business but without compromising on the quality of products or services.

Perhaps you have just received a report from your accountant or maybe you have noticed that your business running costs are increasing year on year, this comprehensive guide will help you bring your finances back under control.

It is important to reduce waste and make savings in the right areas so your business doesn’t suffer.  Read more at https://www.icredit.com.sg/small-business-cost-saving-ideas

Infographic provided by i-Credit Singapore.

Overcoming the Challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

More employers are embracing Bring Your Own Device policies as a way to reduce costs and minimize inconveniences. Employees like the idea because they don’t have to deal with carrying around two devices to keep business and their personal lives separate. And if a company has a partial reimbursement plan for the use of a personal device, everyone wins! But is your company ready to go ahead with a BYOD policy?

Instituting a BYOD policy is more than just telling everyone it’s OK to use their personal devices for work. You need to craft a BYOD policy that is clear and easy to understand. Make your policy with input from the IT department to help address common issues that may come up, create fair guidelines, and lay out how IT handles access to personal phones. You don’t want IT logging into someone’s phone to delete company information and taking some personal data along with it.

One of the potential items that can go into a BYOD policy is the use of two accounts on the same phone: one for work, one for personal information. This allows the employee to keep work and personal accounts separate, and it prevents accidental deletions. Some phones handle dual accounts better than others, however. Phones like the Galaxy S8 Plus from T-Mobile are excellent candidates for the dual account setup. Make sure the BYOD policy covers this possibility. Also, make sure your employees have service from a reliable 4G LTE network like T-Mobile to handle their data needs when working offsite. Read on to the infographic below to learn more about the world of BYOD.

Innovation in Business through 2017 and beyond

This innovation infographic breaks down details about how businesses see innovation and technology in 2017 and beyond.  Innovation, especially among SMEs is critical to remain ahead of the competition rather than something that is secondary or not necessary.

The use of the word “innovation” in business literature is happening much more frequently, and we can predict that consultants that specialize in helping companies to be more innovative will dramatically grow in number over the next few years.