Agile Vs. Waterfall Project Management

At MCDA CCG Inc., we see project management requests from government and private sector clients. In most cases, our clients are interested in an “agile” approach to project management. In comparison, other clients are more familiar with a traditional “waterfall” approach. We see benefits in both project management methodologies, depending on the project’s parameters. WHAT...

In Today’s Tight Labor Market, How Do You Access More Hourly Workers?

  Millions of Americans are leaving their jobs as a result of the Great Resignation, which is straining the labor market. There is a big shortage of hourly workers in low-wage sectors like hospitality, leisure, and retail that are directly affected by the pandemic. Raising wages and promoting employees, as well as recognizing and valuing...

What If I Don’t Have an Employee Handbook?

  A company’s employee handbook is not required by law, and many companies choose not to have one even though many laws require employers to inform employees of their workplace rights. Despite these reasons, I strongly advise writing an employee handbook based on my experience in human resources for more than 15 years.   Communicate...

Mixer Hosts: 3 Keys to Success

Meeting fellow business professionals, developing business relationships, and socializing with like-minded people can all be accomplished at business mixers (also called networking events). Business mixers are excellent venues for establishing brand identity and spreading awareness of new products and services among company owners, executives, and employees. You can put your company on the map with...

Workplace Harassment: The 411 with MCDA CCG, INC.

Sexual harassment prevention training is increasingly mandated in the workplace as a result of the #MeToo movement. Several states have such laws in place, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and New York. Check out which employers are covered by the laws in these states, as well as the deadlines and other details. Despite technological...

In 7 Easy Steps, Learn How to Disagree

It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements. Competing interests lead to them. They can also occur when people have different ideas about how to achieve a common goal, even when they are theoretically working toward the same goal. Disagreements can provide great leadership opportunities for great leaders.   A disagreement can be turned into progress...

Before You Hire a Family Member, Here’s What You Need to Know

In small businesses, especially those with very small staff, it’s common for entrepreneurs to hire relatives. Because of their familiarity with you and their capabilities, you already know them as “employee candidates.” It is important to understand the tax implications of bringing your spouse or children into your business. I would like to point out...

8 Common Business Bookkeeping and Accounting

Tell us if this doesn’t feel familiar…. Frequently, it feels as though everyone in their field of profession is berating you for doing something the “wrong way”. The “wrong way” – according to them. You’re “wrong” because you don’t utilize a specific type of accounting software, you’re “wrong” because you do your own bookkeeping, etc. Yet,...

Leadership and Courage: Overcoming Fears

Almost all executives are aware that leadership isn’t as glamorous as people think. Leaders are primarily responsible for making and executing tough decisions.  Making difficult decisions frequently entails risking the pain or disagreement of others, which can lead to conflict and discomfort. However, one of a leader’s most crucial traits is the confidence to address...