A new year means a new beginning, and with this comes many new questions. It’s common to look back at the past to plan for the future, assuring ourselves that we will finish all our responsibilities on time and efficiently.
As a business owner, manager or supervisor, one of the biggest tasks you have on a day to day basis is to provide direction to staff. This can range from how to provide the best service, complete a project and/or fulfilling an order, all of which keep the business running. Providing direction may seem easy enough, but many times proves difficult as each person may interpret direction differently, in each of their own unique ways. Providing clear direction can be an art form and being able to do so greatly may reduce possible frustrations when directions are not followed. Below we discuss some tips to help with giving useful direction.
Many entrepreneurs follow the Phil Knight of Nike, Inc.’s philosophy of, “Just do it” when they begin new business ventures. While much can be said about the courageous risk taker approach to starting a business, some risk aversion is helpful. In reviewing Top 10 lists from a number of sources, we list the following as sort of a “top ten” of the top ten.
August has arrived and spring is finally behind us. For many businesses, the summer season offers the opportunity to bring in significant sales with a good marketing campaign. By this time, you should have already defined your goals for the summer season. However, if that has slipped, here are some easy marketing ideas to get into gear for this summer.
As summer draws to a close, the holiday season is fast upon us. We all know there are many holidays to celebrate throughout the year, but holidays seem to come at a feverish pace in the last half of the year. It seems early to think about planning the company holiday party but it is never too early to start planning for the season as students are returning to school, time off requests increase, parties are planned and bonuses are considered. Below are some considerations to help with planning for this time of year.
How would you feel if, for just one hour, you were totally and completely unplugged? Would it be productive, or conterproductive?
In every business there are complications to remove and obstacles to scale at every moment. Successful business leaders – or successful people in general – find ways to work around and or even work with these difficulties by never giving up when misfortune strikes.
Inner workplace support is an important characteristic that impacts the positive nature of your company culture. Once your workforce is given proper access to support, higher productivity flourishes naturally.
Whether you run a small business, medical practice, or organization, staying on top of your work is key to generating more revenue. Our goal here this summer is to save time because fundamentally, time is money and growth is good. Since your smart phone or tablet is with you at all times, why not embrace them this summer and see how they can save you time and money.
7 Ways to Improve Your Productivity
One thing we all have in common in life is deadlines; it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a living, you most likely have them. You cannot avoid your deadlines; however, knowing how to tackle them is key to staying productive. Follow our tips below on ways to stay on top of your deadlines.