Going, Going, Gone

June 19, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Like most consultants that I know, my office is in various coffee shops along the Front Range of Colorado. As a result, I hear lots of different, interesting conversations. Last week, I was sitting next to two women in one of my favorite office locations. They were having a heated discussion (read on...)



Business Waste

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In any business a certain amount of waste is unavoidable. Therefore, forget the idea of avoiding it altogether; rather, take a realistic view, think of it as waste management. And be careful to always distinguish between being thrifty and being tight-fisted. Petty economies will be seen as (read on...)

Inefficient Communication With Your Employees

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Inefficient communications can lead to enormous problems.Offering criticism in a joking manner is a common mistake made by business owners and managers. Statements like, “If you spent more time working on XYZ project, my wife could buy furniture for our new house,” fail to convey a (read on...)

Trust My Manager? Are You Kidding Me?

May 11, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I heard somebody saying this last week to, presumably, a colleague of his. And it made me think and realize that one of the major problems in companies and organizations nowadays is indeed a huge lack of trust. In fact it is a huge problem in our society as a whole, but let’s focus on (read on...)

Six Steps to Creating a Drama Free Workplace

April 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

You have to expect drama in the work-place. After all, most work is people interacting with other people to compete for money, power, and prestige – and not in that order! Add in differing personalities and differing perceptions of what’s important, and it would be crazy if there (read on...)

How to Manage a Remote Workforce

March 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Just because a business has been deemed as “small” doesn’t mean they can’t take advantage of the same remote workforce that the big players tap into. Thanks to innovations in Internet technology, it is a lot easier (and often more profitable) to utilize the services of a (read on...)

Staff Morale in 2012: What to Expect

February 14, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

There are two types of morale. The first is quite intangible and is usually meant to define the ability of a group of people to believe in a common goal, whether it may be to avoid getting wet on a rainy day or share a memorable experience at a movie theater. The second is most commonly applied (read on...)

Is Discrimination in the Workplace Costing Your Business Money?

February 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The idea of discrimination in the workplace has changed drastically since the days of the proverbial ‘glass ceiling’ facing female employees. While there is now a place in employment for every age, race, gender and disability, discrimination could still be costing your business. With (read on...)

Ten Reasons to Ditch Your Employee Survey

January 18, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Despite the heading, I do not advocate ditching your employee survey. Employee surveys are great ways to find out globally what your employees think about your organisation, their experience as an employee and also how bought into your vision, values, mission etc they are. The problem is that an (read on...)

A Guide to Carrying Out Diversity Training Exercises

January 13, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The productivity of your business is reliant on diversity. Having different perspectives on the way that you conduct business is essential to finding creative solutions to problems. With specific training, your employees will be able to understand their co-workers better and managers will have (read on...)

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