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Lead Story

The EMV clock is running

News

Industry Update

Card acceptance at pot shops poised to rise

Verizon defends the PCI DSS

SEAA welcomes voice of payments

USPS weighs plunge into crowded GPR pool

Tradeshows usher in new payments era

Features

The Mobile Buzz: BLE, Taco Bell and the mobile cornucopia

Flexibility in work, not just in service

Views

Things are not always what they seem

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

High risk processing:Best bets for success

Gene Lieb
Business Financial Resources

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Four ways to leverage machine intelligence

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Help merchants sleep better at night

Adam Moss
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Bolster skills before you need them

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Hiring employees – Part 2

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Company Profile

Meritus Payment Solutions

New Products

Enterprising mPOS

ROAMmcm 5
ROAM

Automatic reconciliation

XiRecon
paymetric

Inspiration

Little changes, big results

Departments

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 10, 2014  •  Issue 14:03:01

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Inspiration

Little changes, big results

A day in the payments biz involves a diversity of activities that can include outreach phone calls, email correspondence, in-person merchant visits and follow up, research into new products and services, partnership meetings, strategic planning, equipment installation and support, professional development, and more.

You have probably adopted routines or devised systems to help you attain maximum efficiency. These ways of working can become second nature, providing structure that frees you up to focus on the immediate tasks at hand, which is obviously a good thing.

However, sometimes these ways of working become constricting. When you do basically the same kinds of things in the same way day after day, no matter how challenging or productive the tasks are, you can become lulled into complacency, which can dampen your creativity and limit your ability to think on your feet.

Switch your routines

One way to address this is to consciously change routines. For example:

Change your environment

Another tactic that can stimulate creativity is to alter your work environment. Change the placement of your furniture; switch the pictures on your wall and the knickknacks on your desk.

And consider doing some of your work in a different location. For example:

These are simple things, but they can stimulate new ideas and actions. And those can lead to business breakthroughs of incalculable worth.

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