Businesses deploy software to automate and improve efficiency. Unfortunately, the return of investment might fall short of expectations. Instead of facilitating effective work completion, the software is clunky to use. Users do what they need just to move the work along. They create workarounds to bridge gaps. Assuming that the… [More]
Automation is on most businesses’ radar to improve productivity and maintain competitiveness. It is an investment that has significant effects on the employees, customers and business partners. In order to optimize your investment in automation, there are three things you want to avoid. Mirror existing workflow Existing workflow might be… [More]
Consistency business practices boost customer satisfaction and productivity. Find out how you could leverage it.
Running a business effectively has many advantages. You serve the customers well, keep a healthy bottom-line, and foster positive morale in the organization. Companies that are successful in weathering the ups and downs in the competitive marketplace practise the ABCs of operational excellence, which are alignment, balance and collaboration. Alignment… [More]
A bottleneck is a juncture where things could not move through due to constraints. These constraints include inadequate resource to handle the volume, errors that result in rework, delays caused by problems with specific tasks. A bottleneck is the result of an inefficient practice. Persistent inefficiency slows down the workflow… [More]
Productivity is not just about speed. It encompasses the quality of the results delivered. In order to power up productivity in your business, there are two things you need to work on. 1. Focus Every year, the business plan calls for a number of initiatives to be undertaken. These initiatives… [More]
Happy employees are productive workers. They are excited about the work and take pride in what they do. The gratifying feeling displayed generates this burst of energy that enlightens colleagues around them. The positive morale is a productivity booster. On the other hand, unhappy employees spread negative energy. They complain… [More]
Standardization helps to streamline operations and simplify administration. Connie shares a few tips on how your business can benefit from it.
Rhododendron is a fairly hardy plant. Under the right conditions, it grows and blossoms without much care. The plant does require pruning to keep it from becoming too ‘bushy.’ As an amateur gardener, I learned a few things from pruning. Instant Gratification With a pair of scissors in hand, I… [More]
When an issue repeatedly usurps resources that could have been better utilized, it is time to stop the vicious cycle. Connie shares a few tips on how to free yourself from the dilemma.
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