Employee productivity and employee satisfaction are linked, according to researchers. For the typical employee, productivity is more about attitude than aptitude or training.
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Creating a successful business involves more than just a great idea; it also takes a wide range of skills. For a Chicago businesswoman however, one technique in particular helped morph her company into a multi-million dollar business.
Today’s post is by James Lawther, head of Operational Excellence for a FTSE 100 insurance company. As a veteran in the manufacturing, retail and service industry, he has learned quite a bit about operational improvement. Today, he tackles the idea of targets and what to watch out for when utilizing them in the workplace.
Operating a business through process-oriented work is what defines a successful company. And, despite the dozens of adjectives that go into describing any given process, the purpose should be well-defined and known to all stakeholders involved.
Business process improvement can be controversial. To illustrate, consider the firestorm over a photograph displaying a conversation between President Obama and Vice President Biden. Turns out, a picture may not be worth a thousand words but instead a thousand different points of view.
Productivity is about investment. You spend a little up front, and you get a lot in return. But exactly how much should we be willing to invest?
Recently I heard a story that made me shake my head. It involves three people: a cashier, a delivery driver, and a sales rep. Refill your coffee: this is a good one.
Do you remember learning how to drive? I bet there was a long process you went through before you got your license. It’s that process that matters. Let’s reminisce a moment and see what we can learn from this experience.
You want creative employees. You want people on your team who will innovate, generate new ideas, and help advance your company. So how do we make creativity happen?
You know the guy that is late all the time? Depending on how you respond to bad behavior, you may just find yourself in an employee engagement nightmare.
No matter how much we advance in terms of technology, email will always remain as one of the biggest marketing tools. In this age, it’s important to remember the simple marketing techniques while traversing this world of social media.
We’re always on the lookout for tips to engage employees and keep them happy. Workers are the most important part of any operation. So how can we reach the top performers to ensure they stay on board and satisfied?
This post is not about lighting. Sure, if you’re squinting to read this blog post you might have a problem. But there may be a bigger issue just beyond.
Creativity is often discussed in business, but isn’t always valued. Today’s guest post from Sasha Snow argues that innovation is a hallmark of great leadership.
Business improvement starts with personal improvement. And sometimes it can seem hard to improve when people seem to not care at all about what you have to say. Today’s guest post from Marissa Bracke covers this difficult question.
You’ve been asked to give a meeting. OK, you were kind of told you were giving the meeting. But wait – you hate meetings!? There are too many and they’re too long. The last thing anyone needs is another boring one-hour lecture.
People often ask us if we use popular change management techniques like Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma. The answer is definitely no, but not for the reasons you might think.
If you’re the owner of a business, you are, by default, a leader. However, that doesn’t mean that you will be any good at leading, motivating, or inspiring your team members.
Anyone who thinks that running a startup is easy has clearly never done it. But, it’s not for the reasons you might think.
Most people who work for themselves have been there. You labor for many hours or you provide a product, and then you wait for the money.