Business Management - Productivity/Process Improvement

Is It Time for a Workflow Intervention?
April 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

As we come to the last few items in the Workflow Quiz, it is time for some of the heavy lifting that comes with optimizing and right sizing tasks and processes in the workflow. Not everyone will be happy with the process because it uncovers their pet projects and sometimes lead to power plays that start with “this is how we have always done this job” and end with annoyed team members.

Non-Biased Business Systems
April 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

Non-biased business systems enable management to make good decisions without presumption or partiality. Systems are inanimate objects, as they have no predisposition or prejudice. Although they do process data that is input by humans, systems have no feelings or prejudgments, regarding data results.

A Hands-on-Everything Method of Madness
April 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

I’ve worked with many small-to-midsize businesses for many years to help them implement lean practices via SOP (standard operating procedures) documentation. However, many more businesses continue to cling to old methods, that have noticeably driven them to frenzied activity. I would call that madness.

Are 'Values' Valued?
March 28, 2017 at 10:45 am

We worked hard to define our values and are dedicated to using them to drive our daily work. I hope sharing the following story can help your organization stay focused on what is important to you, your employees and your customers as you pursue new opportunities, including acquisitions or mergers.