Every business wants to protect its assets, and instructions might represent trade secrets. But could only twenty words be something that no one can legally share?
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Today’s guest post from Randall Gates is all about quality management software. After you read this, check out the counterpoint from our own Robby Slaughter.
There’s always some king of a catch when small business owners (SBOs) go through the conventional business development processes. Can you guess what the biggest one is?
In our household, there’s a new rule. The kids are only allowed to drink water. No more sodas, no milkshakes, no root beer floats. But ordering “just water” made one fast food worker’s head spin. Here’s what happened.
Chaos at work is a serious problem, according to today’s guest blogger. To improve employee efficiency, Joe Baker recommends a five-point strategy.
Every so often I like to treat my kids to BIG surprises. Usually, my creativity caps off somewhere between a trip to the toy store or the movie theater. But I had a brilliant idea. I just didn’t realize that buying tickets to see Buzz Lightyear would take me years to arrange.
Local HR firm C&S Consulting recently published a blog post about job descriptions. Unfortunately, these documents tend to cause problems rather than establish useful parameters for work.
With 35 years’ experience as a wordsmith, Rhoda Israelov has things to say about the things companies, organizations, and practitioners are saying to their online visitors, customers, clients, and donors. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rhoda attended high school and college in New York City and, since 1968, has made her home in Indianapolis. Following her… Read more »
Color plays a big role in our lives. We all have a favorite color, and when we see that favorite shade, it can actually bring a big smile to our faces. Not only does color brighten your day, it can also affect your productivity as well.
Conference calls. Almost every business professional has been there. And almost everyone hates them. How can you survive a conference call?
If you hire a business consulting firm to help with your company, how much should it cost? The short answer is that in the long run, those business consulting fees should have generated such significant returns that they are “better than free.”
You’re reading this on a screen. You probably work much of the day on a screen, or in repetitive motions. A new report suggests that almost 50% of positions are “vulnerable” to automation and elimination. Is your pointing, clicking, and thinking at risk?
Increased employee productivity is a goal of many businesses and non-profits. Should we use an incentive system based on rewards to increase productivity, or will that backfire?
Writing blog posts that make sweeping claims for all time are like the story of the patent clerk who said that “everything had been invented.” Still, Alfie Kohn’s 1993 article for Harvard Business Review may be the most important and yet almost completely ignored idea in business.
While most people were ringing in the new year, one retail shopping network in Australia decided to leap forward to January 2016.
There’s a process for everything. An organized methodology can make almost anything more effective, including writing a murder mystery novel.
A new study reinforces the challenge and importance of process thinking. The result? focusing on outcomes saves time, but limits our mindfulness.
Probably everyone dreams of making millions. For one company in particular, hitting the jackpot didn’t come from selecting winning numbers in the lottery. Instead, all it took was changing a simple icon.
Henry Efroymson, partner at local Indianapolis law firm Ice Miller, offers nine advisories for companies in the current economic whirlwind.
As Chic Thompson points out in the book Yes, But…, people’s minds usually see first what is wrong with a new idea, and “Yes-butters” come up with excuses for inaction.