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It's a lucky company that's never been affected by staff sickness; the fact is that absence usually costs money. So as the season of colds and flu approaches we take a look at how to combat sickies, and how to cope when you lose a vital team member. More >>

It's a team effort

It might be an exaggeration to say that a good team can be greater than the sum of its parts, but at bCentral we know that a group of people working well together can do great things. We also know that good communication's vital to success - whether that means talking face-to-face, or working together using the latest technology. That's why this month we're looking at how to get the best out of a team.

Teams with technology
Where's the proposal? Are you busy? Did you get my email? Stop asking silly questions - get centralised documents, shared diaries, mobile email ... and that's just the start. Our free guide explains it all. Order now...

Office expert
The latest version of Microsoft Office is the most powerful yet. But all the features in the world are useless if you can't use them. Our expert Simona has put together some tutorials to show you how it's done. Watch now...

Hasten motivation
You probably know that threats aren't a good way to motivate a team. But you might be surprised to hear that the promise of a juicy bonus doesn't always work. Get custom advice to motivate your staff. (Free registration required.)

Use your people power
John Herbert thinks that having a quality, motivated workforce is vital to success. He also thinks that companies often neglect this important area - and with 40 years' experience, he should know. Read his advice.

Office tip
October's software tip
Next time you paste text into Microsoft Word, click on the little clipboard icon that appears to the bottom right of the pasted text. It'll let you choose from several formatting options. You can match the look of your current document, or keep the text as it is. More tips >>

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