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Business Improvement Services

Local brand experience design firm Kristian Andersen + Associates just got fired. It was an amicable divorce, but getting dumped is part of the consulting business, right? (more…)

Business Consulting for the Cashier

Even in Indianapolis, consultants can make a difference by noticing everyday elements. Consider the cashier at the auto repair shop who struggles to process a routine customer payment. She keys in obscure codes to her computer, pours over handwritten notes, and checks the math with a hand held calculator. (more…)

Business Process Methodology Slaves

Businesses love to implement a new, comprehensive solution to address a wide range of challenges. However, an analyst named Duncan Haughey argues that blindly adhering to methodology is ineffective and all too common. (more…)

Sensational Headlines About Employee Productivity

A press release carried the title: “Bosses Beware: Employees Watching Videos Online on the Company’s Dime.” The contents of the document, however, had nothing to do with supervisors, employees and productivity. (more…)

Fire Protection is Transforming Processes

Every week, Muncie, Indiana firefighters had to submit maintenance reports to headquarters. This had been done by hand—by actually driving fire trucks across town to deliver the paperwork! (more…)

Owning the Process Leads to Productivity

Many retail stores warn customers that “if you break it, you buy it.” But it turns out there’s an even better reason to keep products out in the open—handling something makes you feel like you own it. (more…)

Productivity and Satisfaction Lead to Results

AccelaWork’s belief in business process improvement is based around a simple formula: workplace productivity + satisfaction = results. These were covered in a presentation on this topic at the Indiana Business Fair. (more…)

Worker Productivity Advice, Not Tips

Usually, productivity advice appears in the form of direct suggestions that seem impossible to implement. An article by Deborah Hildebrand of Office Arrow, however, contains some profound ideas. (more…)