Community News - March 28, 2016
Hello, everyone! I hope you're off to the start of a great week! We wrap up March with some great blog posts and comments from our CEO, John Burton! There are new videos in the Training space, too. Oh, and don't forget - there are only four days this week until we wrap up the March mission!
The Forms Film Festival continues in the Training space!
The latest post is episode three: Forms Film Festival Ep 3: Forms Rules Pane.
And while you're there, don't forget to submit your comments in the latest poll asking: What would you like?
Cool Community Content
- Vadim Tabakman thinks it would be nice to just click the name of the workflow and it just starts. So he shows us how to Manually Start a Workflow without clicking the Start Button
- Jesse McHargue shows us how to use reports to set up an administrative dashboard. He takes us from turning them on, adding them to a page and setting them up, complete with detailed images.
- Dean Virag shares what happened when he created a solution for a client who wanted to use a Nintex form on two different mobile devices. Read more in Attaching Files Using the Standard Mobile App - Differences between Mobile Phone and Tablet
- Stephan Onisick offers up a User Defined Action he created. Safe Looping or Not--that is the question Thanks, Stephan!
- Patrick Kelligan points out a neat offer for veterans to get free online IT training in High Quality Free Training for Veterans
- Andrew Glasser posted this convenient table if you're setting up permissions in Nintex for Office 365: O365 Groups, Roles, and Membership Accounts
Five Tips For Building Effective Teams
Our CEO is posting a blog on Nintex.com each month, and we're going to summarize it here. This month, he talks about team building!
(by John Burton)
Whether you’re a C-level executive or a project team lead, building effective teams is essential to your success. You can have top-of-the-line technology, an eager market for your products or services, and the respect of industry leaders, but if you don’t have the right teams in place, innovation can falter and your chances of success can diminish. Teams make the difference.
In working with dozens of teams over the years for companies of a multitude of sizes, I’ve seen several elements consistently lead to success.
Tip #1 – Choose the right people
To build effective teams, you need a common driver – more on that later – but you don’t need to strive for compatibility. Healthy tension sparks ideas, innovation and growth.
As I’ve built teams in the past, I keep in mind that there are three categories of people: those who make things happen, those who let things happen and those who stop things from happening. It seems always the case that the first type always has both aptitude and the right attitude.
Tip #2 – Listen to your team members
Choosing an effective team and then not listening to them is demotivational and wastes valuable resources. Ask them questions and listen – really listen – to what they have to say. You’ll gain valuable insight into what it’ll take to make your project or company a success and they’ll feel appreciated, which will make them work that much harder as part of your team.
Tip #3 – Make sure the trust is there
While I don’t believe effective teams should be made up of people who always agree with one another, they should trust each other. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but if there’s no resolution of differences, progress slows or stops, ultimately the worst fate in any enterprise.
Tip #4 – Motivate your team with a shared objective
While an effective team’s skillset is broad, the team’s objective shouldn’t be. A shared and clear objective is essential to the team’s ultimate success. Preferably, involve your team in the creation of that objective or objectives.
Tip #5 – Reward people in the way that feels most rewarding to them
Everyone needs and appreciates positive recognition. At Nintex, we’re careful to recognize that different people and roles respond to different forms of recognition, whether it’s modest, highly public, very frequent, team centric and many other characteristics.
Read the entire blog, including how John's epic trips to grab a cup of coffee lead to meaningful interactions with team members at Nintex. Just click HERE.
Four days left as of this writing to complete the mission, and it'll only take a few minutes.
Just visit the Nintex Learning Center!
You'll find the link after you log in. But if you have trouble, just search "InspireX." There are no passwords or codes to obtain. Just visit the NLC, log in, and enjoy!
I try to post a few unanswered questions, so see if perhaps you can help your fellow community member...
- Karen Lillystone is trying toChange / Add Text in Delegated Email . Can you give her a hand?
- Korak Purkayastha wants to populate a group in a people picker. Here's his issue: Nintex Form 2010: Default value for a column on selection of a choice field
- Roshan Yalburgi wants to use the Nintex Workflow 2013 Helpdesk Template , but he needs some information. Can you supply it?
- Vlad Yarygin is having some trouble with the Request Data Action Multiple Selection Choice in Nintex Form not working . Do you have a suggestion?
- Jessica Pasley asks The specified item was not found. Do you know?
- David Graver says I am merging the Billing Street field from Account into excel using Drawloop but line breaks are showing up without any spacing Can you make a suggestion?
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Have a great week, everyone!
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