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Gwenn Aspen

Gwenn Aspen is the president of Anequim LLC. She previously was the quality assurance manager at Wistar Group in Omaha, Nebraska. Gwenn has a background in the healthcare industry and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She is currently a commissioner on the Nebraska Coordinating Commission of PostSecondary Education.

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How to Ask Better Interview Questions

Interviewing candidates for jobs is one of the hardest business skills to master. It has been said that when we interview people we don’t actually interview the person, we interview their representative. Which is true, both the interviewee and the interviewer are putting on a show through the process. When everyone is puffing up their chests and fluffing up their resumes it is hard to make any real assessment on how they will perform on the job. This is why it sometimes feels like a different person shows up to work than the one who was interviewed.

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Write Your Own Obituary to Focus and Improve Your Time Management

I woke up on a Monday totally overwhelmed.

As an avid bullet journaler, I was reviewing my goals, objectives and commitments for the week, the month and the quarter, which I typically do each Monday morning. I quickly realized there was no organizational strategy on earth that was going to help me execute what was on my plate. I had stretched myself far too thin. To think I was going to succeed at accomplishing this list was to live in a fantasy world of unicorns and rainbows. Something had to give, or rather a few things had to give.

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Anequim is Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Managing and Monitoring Remote Workers Using Cutting Edge Technology

Recently Anequim rolled out a robust technology tool that helps remote assistant clients approve time off, manage teammates hours, and improve efficiency. This roll-out is an example of how Anequim strives for continuous improvement and is committed to increasing value for our clients. Anequim President, Gwenn Aspen is featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding best practices of managing a remote team with the most cutting edge software. 

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Quick Tip for Managing Remote Teams: The Daily Huddle

Many of us have closed our offices and are managing our entire staff from our homes for the first time. One thing that has helped our remote teams stay focused on the day’s tasks is having a daily huddle. Huddles are 5-minute meetings every day at the same time. In the bullet points below I put a few of the topics, and examples we discuss on our daily huddles at our property management company. These kinds of short meetings can help keep everyone on the same page when we are not working at the same office.

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How Great Teams Prioritize Goals

We were really bad ad prioritizing goals.

Years ago our property management company left a lot to be desired when it came to our ability to prioritize projects. We didn’t have an agenda for our strategic planning meetings. Embarrassingly sometimes our executive team would write our priorities down, and then lose the paper we wrote them on. We would talk about to-dos and not follow up. This lack of structure kept us amateur, and we struggled to move our business forward.

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