Category: bottom line performance

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Too Many Hats, Not Enough Heads

Rumor has it that smaller staffs, with people wearing more “hats,” is the new normal since the economic downtrend. Perhaps this is not very far from the truth. You no longer see...

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Hitting Performance Targets Because They’re There

Outside of work, people are highly motivated to stretch their mental and physical limits. They complete triathalons in record time, ride dog sleds across frozen tundra, and climb mountain peaks few have...

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Is There Value In Measuring Performance?

The vast majority of important challenges and difficult problems that organizations have to solve in order to achieve increased workplace productivity are not overcome with more technology, huge investments in equipment, or...

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I Hope Business Is Slow Today

“I hope business is slow today” is a constant theme that is present in many organizations.  This theme is about individuals, employee, and managers who do not understand or fully realize the...

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Metrics As Motivators: Is It Possible?

Many organizations track metrics in order to improve efficiency or processes.  The question is, are the metrics true motivators, or are they merely numbers, charts, or graphs posted on a wall? As...

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The Importance of Demonstrating The Value Of Your Contribution

The support functions in your operations are critical to the success of business yet it is often tougher to measure their contribution than those in production or sales.  Too often we look...

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Look Around, Recognize, and Celebrate Great Work!

One challenge that I continually see with managers and supervisors is that recognition and celebration for great results is limited. While most managers and supervisors understand the importance of and are open...

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Do You Know What It Really Costs? The Value Of Business Acumen

“Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner,” is a successful advertising campaign with concept of incorporating beef into a healthy diet.  I’m one who enjoys a nice steak dinner so this advertisement and concept...

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Maximize Business Opportunities With The Rest of The Year

Okay, we just closed out another quarter in this business year. Sometime early this year, you hopefully took the time to set some S.M.A.R.T. business goals, such as to help the company...

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Scoring Employee Performance Is Better Than The Annual Performance Appraisal

“When performance is measured, performance improves; when performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” –Thomas S. Monson While working in the publishing industry Thomas S. Monson discovered that...

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