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Posted on : April 16, 2007
Can a Board of Directors Shape Corporate Culture?
A board of directors can be a tremendous asset to an organization. When the board is powerful, they have transparency, collaboration, accountability and foresight. Those qualities help create the board's culture. That same culture is then passed down to the CEO and other executives. Therefore, whether the board is effective or dysfunctional, the culture of the board trickles down to the entire organization. This article highlights how boards can create an empowering or dysfunctional corporate culture in any enterprise. ...»

Preparing an Agenda for Effective Company Meetings
An agenda is a list of meeting activities in the order in which they are to be taken up, beginning with the call to order and ending with adjournment. Agenda should include: Purpose of the meeting; and Order in which items are to be discussed, so that the meeting achieves its purpose. This will later shape the minutes of the meeting. ...»

Duties of the Chairman During Company Meetings
A chair of the board (COB) is the most powerful member on the board of directors who provides leadership to the firm's officers and executives. The chair of the board ensures that the firm's duties to shareholders are being fulfilled by acting as a link between the board and upper management. The chairman should regulate the proceedings of the meeting so that its business may be conducted properly, and in accordance to the rules governing the procedure at the meeting and, therefore, its decisions may not be questioned. ...»

Step by Step Red Hat Satellite Server Corporate Training to Achieve Objectives
Enterprises that have deployed Red Hat Linux also find it useful to use Satellite server because it is the best infrastructure management tool. However, its complexity means that those in charge of using Satellite must have thorough knowledge, achieved through step by step training by experts. ...»

What Kevin Bacon Teaches Us About Measuring Networks
The Bacon number is a measure of closeness to Kevin Bacon. Believe it or not, it has some useful applications in business. ...»

Workflow Solution: Nuance Business Connect
Businesses are moving in the direction where mobile devices are being used more frequently. This is a big step for most companies and it could improve the workflow of the business. ...»

LEAN Can Bring Growth, Profit, Happy Customers And Employees
This article provides a high level overview of the three pillars for a successful implementation of LEAN. It also provides the first step in getting started. It will be followed by a series of articles on LEAN, People Centered Leadership and MIS. ...»

A Lightweight Framework to Use Agile Scrum Management Practices
Agile methodology was originally developed for the software industry, to enable developers to thrive in an environment of continuous change. It refers to a set of methods and practices based on the values enshrined in the Agile Manifesto. ...»

How To Choose An Expense Management App
Having it all can be something of a burden, because meeting the demands it levels on us can rob us of time to do the important things that don't seem so at the time. Picking the right expense management app can soak up some stress, and give you more time for you. Here's how to pick the right one ...»

Process or Mission? Be Like Nick Saban
Nick Saban is famous for his championship football programs. He won a national title at LSU and four national titles at Alabama. This is unprecedented in the modern era of college football where 129 teams vie for the attention of the nation's top high school recruits. ...»

Creating Authentic Urgency for Better KPIs
Complacency is a big reason why useless KPIs stay. A sense of urgency is what's needed to spark the change to better KPIs. But it must be authentic, and speak to the head and the heart. ...»

Do Organizations Need the "Best" Practices or "Innovative" Practices?
There are two problems with "best practices." First, while "best practices" may have generated superior results for some organizations, that does not mean they were effective in others. Second, what worked before will not necessarily work again. Perhaps it is time for organizations to stop valuing and trying to replicate "best practices" that may never have been a good fit for them. Instead, they need to focus on continually developing specific practices to meet each new unique situation as it arises. We might consider them "innovative" or "situational" best practices that are specific to the organization. ...»

How CIOs Can Grow Their Professional Networks for Long-Term Success
People are the big essential to your career success. You don't deal with corporations, departments or agencies. You deal with human beings. They are who can help your career goals soar. ...»

Empower Employees To Be Experts
Many employees in the workplace are skilled, competent, and high-performing. They take pride in their jobs, and have unmatched knowledge at their craft. It seems though that when approached, or asked about their job, they are timid with their response. ...»

The Growing Cyber Security Risks for Small Businesses and How to Counter Them
Small, medium or large, your exposure to serious internet threats does not depend on the size of your business. If you are a small business, you are exposed to just as many dangers as large enterprises. In fact, the downside for small businesses is that they are not as prepared as large businesses against cyber threats. ...»

Just Because Some KPIs Are Bad Doesn't Make KPIs Wrong
KPIs have a bad reputation, from bad pasts experiences people have with them. But we can't let their reputation become the truth about them. ...»

Work To The Death
The corporate world is destroying the best of humanity by demanding an excessive work load. This article will explore the current situation and offer a feasible and practical way to reverse this downward spiral. ...»

Meeting Maestro
The ability to run a good meeting is widely regarded as a hallmark of a competent leader. Meetings are important forums for communication and the development of goals and strategies that will move an organization forward. When designed and conducted correctly, they promote understanding and cooperation and lay the groundwork for productive and satisfying teamwork. Yet unfortunately, many meetings are useless time-wasters that result less in action and more in frustration. ...»

The 8 Essential Parts of a Proper KPI Methodology
There are many different approaches people take to develop KPIs and performance measures. Does yours have all the parts it needs? ...»

ABC Of Feedback
Feedback is not hard, but needs some thought in order to do it well to bring an improvement in performance. This quick A-Z gives a variety of little pointers to think about. ...»

Five Ways to Attract Millennials to Your Company
It's official: Millennials (those born from 1980 to 2000) are now the largest group in the American workforce. However, they are often the least understood. But as older workers start to retire from the workforce, it's become more important than ever for companies to attract younger workers. Here are five tips to help you attract millennials to your company. ...»

Do We Need a KPI Methodology?
Do you have a KPI methodology? Or do you still treat it as an ad hoc collection of tasks? How's that working for you? ...»

How to Improve Your Employees' Performance Through Self-Assessment
Research has shown that when an employer allows an employee to utilize self-assessment with their job performance, this helps the employee to be more focused on their quality of work. This will also help the employee think about future growth, as well as their future with the company. It also gives the employer an opportunity to work with the employee to develop a plan for their improvement. This self-assessment model is one example that can be used by companies, schools, or by anyone who supervises and evaluates employees. ...»

Influence Is Power: Power Is Persuasion
Did you know that effective leadership is power, power is persuasion, and persuasion leads to influencing others to complete the assigned tasks? Power, Persuasion, and Influence all work together, and they positively or negatively affect each other! When leaders try to improve in one of these areas, for faster results, they should consider working on improving all three. To persuade others to continuously follow a leader's vision and mission, the leader should be familiar with the eleven different types of powers that can be utilized at any time, however, the select of power is depended upon the situation and the personality characteristics and traits of the leader and the organization's employees. This article describes the different powers and it list some persuasive skills that will assist the leader with his or her influencing skills. ...»

Effective Leadership Is True Commitment
An effective leader must be committed to the vision and mission of the organization. Without the leader being truly committed, he or she will never be able to influence their employees to work at their fullest potential. Are you committed to your work related tasks? What would influence you to become more committed? Did you know that being committed is constant work? This article will give leaders information that will improve their commitment levels. ...»

Leadership Is Problem-Solving
A great leader must be able to deal with conflict! Are you a problem-solver or a problem-causer? This information will teach and inform of ways to properly and peacefully solve your organizational problems. ...»

Leadership Is Mentoringship
Mentors are often seen as counselors, teachers, coaches, advisors, positive role models, friends, or advocates. A mentor is a person of influence who is probably older than the mentee and who is considered an expert in a particular area. Mentors take pride in taking an interest in developing another person's leadership, gifts, talents, and abilities. ...»

Listening Skills for Coaches
Listening is probably the first coaching skill that any prospective coach or manager learns, and yet it is often the one that is least used, even by competent coaches, as it becomes buried under an avalanche of more sophisticated tools and techniques. The reason for this is perhaps that most of us like to do rather than observe; from the time we are small children playing party games, we want it to be 'our turn'. Using the coaching techniques of asking questions, repeating words back or even suggesting our own solutions, is sometimes easier than concentrating hard on what another person has to say, without any interruption. The power of giving someone 'a good listening to' cannot be underestimated. In fact, many people will coach themselves more effectively when allowed to talk unhindered. ...»

Role and Duties of the Company Secretary During Meetings
The Company Secretary makes the arrangements for the meetings, including AGMs, and keeps formal records of the group's process and decisions: the minutes of the meeting. This may include keeping records of correspondence. The Secretary's duties in connection with the meetings of the Board of Directors and Shareholders before the meeting is held, at the meeting and after the meeting are described below: Duties of Company Secretary before the Meeting: There are a number of things that the secretary needs to know before a meeting, most of which can easily be found out by asking... ...»

How To Manage The Thank You Page For Your Business
Your thank you page is an excellent place to build rapport and get your new subscriber to become even more invested in your budding relationship. With that in mind, here are 6.5 ideas of what you can do with your thank you page that won't have new subscribers turning away in boredom, annoyance or revulsion. ...»

What Can Caterpillars Tell Us About Leadership?
Nature imparts important and critical lessons on leadership. A classic experiment by a French entomologist on caterpillars tells us the essential elements of leadership needed by all leaders. ...»

Print Management Solutions: Creating a Print Management System
Documents and paper goes missing all the time. This can become problematic when there are important documents that are getting lost. You don't need to develop a new application to control this but you should find a system that can work for you. ...»

Attract and Retain Millennials
Getting millennials to apply for a job is tough enough, but keeping them is an even bigger challenge. It's not about changing your business, but changing your approach. ...»

How Do You Measure The Impact Of An Initiative?
Let's get right to the point: if you have to ask how to measure the impact of an initiative, it means you got things back to front. Asking "how do you measure the impact of an initiative" means you don't already know what the measure is. Obviously. ...»

Responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
A chief executive officer (CEO) is the most senior corporate officer or executive. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations. The CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues, or another element. ...»

6 Factors to Consider Before Promoting From Within
Promoting from within can offer a real morale boost to your company. It can also wreak havoc with your organization if you don't consider some key characteristics that your in-house candidate must possess. ...»

Why Top Performers Leave
In an article titled "Obituary Writing and Retention," Jeff Buenrostro suggests that leaders have their employees write their obituaries to see if their core values are congruent with those of the organization. I take issue with his recommendation on six points. ...»

I Found the Heart Within the Information Technology Industry
While technology itself may be cold and calculated, the people who make up the industry have enough heart to give it a soul. I'm not a technical person but this is my first hand account of what I've seen from the inside of the IT industry. ...»

How Do You Measure The Productivity Of Unpredictable Work?
How do you measure productivity when the scope or type of work changes all the time? Widgets per hour isn't the answer. ...»

Have You Immunized Your Team With the FISH! Philosophy, Yet?
Everyone knows someone who is always tired at working, is feeling down or has lost the mojo for living a more fulfilled life. For many, it seems harder each day to start the day and front up to the workplace with a minimal amount of zest. How has this come about, and can we catch the energy and release the potential once again? ...»

Why 'Checking In' Yields Better Management Results Than 'Checking On'
Businesses depend on effective managers for process efficiency, employee performance and bottom line profit. Depending on your management approach, you may be helping or hurting the company cause. Know the difference between checking-in and checking-on management styles and the outcomes from each. ...»

Leaders Need a Whispering Slave
All organisations should have a Whispering Slave, standing behind the leader, but who reports to the board, not the leader. In this way, perhaps we might end up with more inspirational and effective leaders and less dictators. Who knows? ...»

6 Ways in Which IoT Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management and Logistics
The thing with technology is that it changes rapidly. Internet of Things (IoT) has proven itself to be one such change that has moved beyond its original vision of enabling smart homes and wearables for consumers to becoming an integral part of global business. ...»

Selecting The Right Team For Your Early Education Company
80% of new businesses fail in the first 60 months-not five years, 60 months. New companies don't fail over a period of years. They succeed or fail one month at a time. Success in your business starts with the "right people". ...»

Can You Fire A Client?
As a small business owner you rely on getting new clients and retaining them. You do everything that you can and go beyond what you offer in order to keep your clients happy. Whatever industry you're in, this applies to all small businesses because at the end of the day whether you sell apples or offer business services, you deserve respect. ...»

Why Organizational Agility Is So Important & 4 Ways to Develop It
Considering the technological and social advancements of the past ten years, we have clearly moved into an era where the extraordinary becomes the expected and subsequently obsolete at an unprecedented rate. This acceleration of change has important implications for business - specifically for the organizational traits and capabilities that determine who will thrive, survive, or fail. It has brought about an increased desire for greater agility. But what is organizational agility and how can we get some? ...»

How Can Leadership and Personal Development Help Your Career?
In order to march ahead towards your career goals of being an effective leader, you need to sharpen your skills and improve your professional competency. Irrespective of your rank and position in your organisation, a leadership and personal development program can help you to achieve your objectives efficiently. ...»

Are Your Performance Measures Objective or Subjective?
Does everyone agree with what your KPIs and performance measures are saying? If they're arguing, objectivity could be the problem. ...»

All About House Keeping Management
The article will help to understand the house keeping management. Various important modules in it and usages. ...»

Key Elements of Logistic Management
Logistic and supply chain management is a bridge which connects the company with its customers in a business system. Having an effective logistic management system can boost the effectiveness of your services and build trust among the customers. This article talks about the key logistic elements which can improve the logistic management in your business system and make it more productive. As you go through the article you can have an insight of the common and minor mistakes which we all commit while dealing with the logistics or supply of goods and services in the business. Going through the article makes you identify and ratify these mistakes. Remember the quality of service, timely delivery, smooth communication and trust building are the major factors of an effective logistic and supply management. Explore more about these inside the article. ...»

Business Management Tips You Should Know
Whether you have a large or small business, you need to manage it properly for you to grow. To help you out, here are a few business management tips you should put in place: Hire the right people This is crucial not only for the growth of the firm, but also for your sanity. Before any individual joins your team, you need to interview them and ensure that they are the right fit. ...»

Cute Doesn't Cut It: Why Startups Must Keep Control Of Expenses
Start-up companies are fragile things, in need of protection and support if they're to flourish. But in one area that extra help is crucial - expense management. ...»

Don't Let Your Data Decide What You Measure
Measuring performance takes some time and effort. But is that a good reason to rely only on readily-available data? ...»

Toxic Managers at Work
Did you ever had to deal with an over bearing supervisor? Retention numbers in your team is low and executives most often leave. You have a Toxic manager in your team, here is how you can spot one. ...»

Think You're Not Expert Material?
When you're an expert, you command respect in your niche. People listen to you, they pay attention to what you say and most of all they buy your products. Being the expert in your own niche is like writing your own ticket to freedom. ...»

5 Competencies of Agile Leadership
True experts and so-called experts alike have written volumes about what separates great leaders from mediocre ones. In my experience working with some of the most successful global companies, I've discovered it really comes down to agility, or how well a leader is able to balance many choices and challenges simultaneously. Agile flexible leadership is the ability to keep a company running smoothly by successfully navigating efficient and reliable processes, people, and innovation. Too much focus on one area can hinder performance in another. For instance, an obsession with efficiency can lead a company to reduce anything that doesn't directly contribute to operations, including leadership development and R&D. In my years assessing and developing leaders who fit this description, I've identified five core competencies, or characteristics, that all agile flexible leaders have in common. Here's a snapshot of each of them. ...»

Investments, Money And Parrots
Being a good investor is all about education. There are ways that help to improve your investment strategies that can take you to your goal. ...»

What Stops Leaders From Transforming Corporate Culture and Driving Innovation?
Many CEOs say it is difficult to change corporate culture. Unless you are the founder, the CEO inherits an organizational culture that may or may not be able to support his vision. If it does not, she will be tasked with the job of convincing staff and management to change. However, the reason many CEOs struggle with culture change may be because of the CEOs themselves. This article outlines the self imposed barriers that stand in the way of transforming corporate culture. ...»

How to Deliver a Project on Time
Project managers know that delivering a project late is problematic. In some cases, customers are willing to accept going over-budget, but behind schedule is tolerated much less. For example, let's assume that our project is to prepare a venue for a global conference. We need to ensure that the meeting rooms have the proper arrangement, the audio/visual equipment is working right, the caterers are confirmed, and so on. As you can see, there's little wiggle room here. If any part of this project is late, it will cause a cascading effect. We might be able to negotiate on the equipment and menu, but the convention is scheduled for a certain date, and all aspects that we control must be ready to go by Day 1... ...»

Customer Service - Why It's Important to Smile
I have stumbled through life, sometimes happy and others very sad (some have said I am very "all or nothing"). Yet over the last few years I have found a real smile from with in. I have found this not in my job or my family (sorry family), but in the fact I really like me. ...»

Responsibilities, Powers and Functions of a Board of Directors
A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. A board's activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself. These matters are typically detailed in the organization's bylaws. ...»

21 Characteristics of Outstanding Leaders
We all want effective leadership. Following these ideas will move you up the leadership chain of effectiveness. Implement and win. ...»

Conference/Convention Planning: A Step-By-Step Approach
Many organizations, businesses, societies, etc, conduct conferences and/ or conventions, for a variety of reasons and purposes. Regardless of which organization is involved, the format, strategy, planning, coordination, and implementation, of the event, is often crucial to the actual and/ or perceived success of the group. In recent times, many of these organizations, have found numerous challenges, and, often, less enthusiasm, involvement, and when attendees have the choice of attending (attendees pay their own way), far less attendance. ...»

Data - How Important Is It For Our World?
Consider the business in today environment as kingdoms then their data is strength, which can be compared as the power of that organization. Data has now become an integral part of the business world and without it, any enterprise cannot survive. In fact, what even is a business without it? ...»

Accomplish Treasurer Duties With a Church Management System
The financial secretary and treasurer are basically responsible for all the monetary aspects of the church. The duty of treasurer involves tasks such as preparing ledgers, the budget, tax forms, and financial reports of the congregation. Most of the online church management software have inbuilt functions to eliminate complex reckoning, thus saving time and funds. This article summarizes for you a list of tresurer duties using an effective chruch management system. ...»

Small, Constant Actions Lead to Huge Results
It's human nature to want things now. Also, most people are unwilling to put in the hard work over a long period. Instead of pursuing happiness, the goal is instant gratification. Any reasonable person will tell you that it's far better to reach success faster rather than slower. ...»

What Is Lean Six Sigma? An Organizational Perspective
Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology which is used to remove the waste in process and Increase the Process Speed. It also improves quality and focuses on Customers. ...»

Print Management Solutions: Calculate Cost Per Page and How to Minimize Your Costs
Printing has become a costly expense in the office space. Almost every minute, about one hundred pages are being printed in one office. Calculating the cost of your printing might help you when you are planning your costs. ...»

Workflow Solutions: Bizagi - The Digital Business Platform
Bizagi is known to be one of the easiest process management platforms in the workplace. This digital platform is user friendly and also keeps everyone in the office updated. It is accessible from anywhere in the office and has many amazing features built in. ...»

Not Everything That Matters Should Be Measured
If you take the right approach, you can meaningfully measure just about anything. But there are some things better left unmeasured. ...»

Event Management
What is Event management? Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of large scale events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event. The process of planning and coordinating the event is usually referred to as event planning and which can include budgeting, scheduling, site selection, acquiring necessary permits, coordinating transportation and parking, arranging for speakers or entertainers, arranging decor, event security, catering, coordinating with... ...»

How To Create A Squeeze Page That Converts Like Crazy
Wondering how to create a squeeze page? A squeeze page, also called a 'Leads Capture Page', is a website where you will capture your leads to build your list to profit from over and over again. Check out our complete guide on how to create a squeeze page that converts like crazy. ...»

Are You an Empathetic Leader?
Empathetic leaders get better results from employees because they understand the employee as a person first. Learn why emotions matter. ...»

Upgrade Your Customers and They'll Tell the World
How many people sitting in coach on an airplane wish they were in first class? Odds are, most if not all of them. First class flyers get fancy lounges in the airport, preferential boarding, comfortable and roomy seats, their own special first class flight attendants, real food and drinks, blankets, pillows... just about whatever they want within reason. ...»

Are Colleagues Resisting Your Measurement Approaches?
If we try to introduce our colleagues to a better approach to measurement, but without the right preparation, it will backfire. Recent conversations with users of my performance measurement methodology at our Community Day made it clear that a big reason we fail when we introduce a new measurement methodology is that we start with 'how'. ...»

5 Qualities Beginner Event Planners Could Learn From Michael Cerbelli
To be successful in any work of life, you need a mentor who will motivate you to achieve your dreams. According to research by STATISTIC BRAIN, people who are clearly determined are 10x more likely to achieve their goals than those who are not. The New York event planner Michael Cerbelli is a born event planner, I should say. He kicked off his career at the age of 13, as you may know, and now he has become a paradigm in the event industry. ...»

Tips On How To Choose A Freight Forwarder
You can't choose any contractor to handle your imports and experts. As a matter of fact, your freight forwarder should know well how to take care of your overseas shipping. If you have no idea as to how to choose a good professional, you can read the 5 tips given below. ...»

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Supply Chain Management
This is supply chain management. I know most of you have spent your childhood evenings dreaming of studying supply chain management, but for those of you who might not know what supply chain management is: let me provide you a brief explanation. Let's take a simple product like a bottle of clean water, a plastic bottle, a plastic cap and a label to bind them at the store or vending machine. ...»

Self-Leadership Challenge 14 - How To Successfully Manage Up to Your Boss and Across to Your Peers
A potential new executive coaching client, Ethan, came to my office one day, confused and distressed due to the results of his 360-degree feedback report. The good news was that his direct reports adored him. "Best boss ever! ...»

How to Get Approval for a Project
Getting a project approved can be a daunting task, and it's much more difficult when someone lacks decision-making power. However, if you have a good idea that you believe will provide value to the organization, it's important that you present it to the management team... ...»

Why You Should Care About Managing Up
Have you ever heard of the idea of "managing up?" If you haven't, it's something you should probably learn if you work for someone. Managing up is a simple concept. ...»

Are Your Strategic Initiatives High-Leverage or Ordinary?
A high-leverage strategic change initiative promises so much more than an ordinary one. But what exactly defines high-leverage? ...»

Keeping Calm When All Around Are Not: Quiet Curiosity
How can you keep calm when all around you seem to be getting angry and frustrated? There are some people who manage to do it easily, and keep control during difficult conversations. They come across as quietly assertive, and are highly respected for their communication skills. But unfortunately, most of us don't, and we find our emotions hijacking our thoughts and behaviours. ...»

To Become a Leader in Staffing
Do you have a passion for the staffing industry? Yes. Finish on duties? ...»

Expanding Fleet Businesses With GPS Tracking
GPS tracking solutions are used by fleet managers and owners quite often to reduce costs and monitor their fleet nowadays. With the use of GPS tracking platform managers are able to make the necessary adjustments on the spot and as a result improve their businesses. ...»

How To Get More Offline Clients
A very simple way to start getting offline clients is to talk to business owners you already know and business owners who other people will introduce you to. When you talk to them, don't afraid to to ask lots of questions about their business and just listen. By asking questions, listening and being genuinely interested in them, their problems and their business you're going to gather information that, will you effectively suggest a service you offer as a solution. ...»

Super Companies - How Do They Do It?
Super companies don't get there because they are "lucky" or because they have ambition or because they work hard. Yes, they need to be hard-working, ambitious, and lucky, but more that that, then need a vision to become a super company and they need a "visionary" at the helm. ...»

Performance Isn't in the KPIs - It's in the Spaces Between Them
The tick-and-flick approach to reviewing KPIs, one at a time down the scorecard, won't ever reveal the insights about how to truly improve performance. The more I learn about health, immunity, diet and longevity (a hobby, I guess), the more it's reinforced to me that the answers to performance are in the spaces and gaps between things and not in the things themselves. The same extremist and contradicting health messages keep coming up in the media: Coconut oil is a superfood. ...»

How the EPC Recruitment Sector Will See A Strong Surge Ahead
Several tales have been told about the EPC contracting arrangement. EPC, which means Engineering, Procurement and Construction - A contractual arrangement where the contractor is given a contract of carrying out all activities, which includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning ending up in handover to owner. That sounds real business, but also witness several challenges. ...»

Theme Ideas for Your Next Corporate Gala Dinner
Corporate affair meals are a customary element in the occasion logbook of most associations these days. Regardless of whether it's an honors night, a point of reference festivity, an introduction or pretty much any critical event, an affair supper gathering is an imperative piece of the occasion. ...»

Benefits of Using Time Attendance Systems to Reward Labour
Time attendance systems are widely in use across the global economy. The usage of time attendance systems has gained momentum owing to the benefits accruing to business enterprises from the time rate system of making wage payments to labour. In specific verticals like real estate, construction, security and surveillance and others, it is a usual practice to make wage payments to labour based on the fulfilment of time engagements mentioned in the job contract. According to the time system wage payments are made on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the total number of hours devoted to the job ...»

How to Leverage Time Attendance Systems for Higher Efficiency at Work
Time attendance systems are software products that can be installed at work stations to measure and keep track of the patterns of time engagements of workers. Factories, offices and retail store fronts are the most likely places to use time attendance systems. Most business units such as factories, manufacturing units, bottling plants, processing units and service centers use efficient with respect to time as a factor in assessing the capabilities of workers. ...»

Business Management: Employee Incentives or Punishment?
Business organizations often believe that, to improve productivity threats work better than incentives. This article explains that creating a positive work environment is more conducive to high productivity. ...»

KPIs Work With Buy-In, Not Sign-Off
Buy-in is choice. Sign-off is obligation. Choice has loads more energy, that sustains itself longer, than does obligation. For buy-in to KPIs and performance measurement, people must be involved because they choose to, and not because they're obliged to. ...»

Cleanliness Isn't "Mickey Mouse"
In the Disney model, cleanliness is a cultural marketing strategy that pays huge dividends in terms of customer experience, expectations for staff, and sets a high bar for continuing to overcome competitors. Businesses of every size in every industry can profit by using their model. ...»

Lots of Great Ideas But Zero Action
In my years working in corporate America, medical practices, and running my own business, I've heard a ton of great ideas; unfortunately, in most cases, no action is taken to make these ideas a reality. I've put together a short list of reasons why leaders, managers, and staff members decide it's best to forget that something good can happen if action were taken. ...»

Employee Ownership: The Solution to the Productivity Gap in Business?
With income inequality at record high levels, employee ownership is a potential solution to spreading wealth more broadly. However, despite strong growth in employee owned businesses, it is still a rare way to operate. Why is this when employee-owned companies tend to have stronger growth, higher valuations and are more resilient in difficult economic conditions? ...»

Are You Losing Assets Along With Peace Of Mind?
For any business, assets in any form are extremely valuable. Have you ever imagined as to what it will take to manage and track hundreds or thousands of assets, especially for businesses having multiple branches and if there isn't a proper asset management software in place? Think over it! ...»

Strategic Planning: What Leadership Skills Are Necessary?
Strategic planning is a major skill required by both leaders and managers in organisations. The senior leadership group of an organisation Board of Directors Chief Executive Officer develop a strategic direction for the organisation. Managers and team leaders In Conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer has a responsibility of implementing a strategic plan. This article examines skills required to develop a strategic plan and implement appropriate policy to support the plan. ...»

When KPIs Drive the Wrong Result
When we use KPIs, their impact goes beyond our intention of monitoring our goals and reaching targets. Measures influence people's behaviour and the results of other measures. These influences can be unexpected and undesirable, so we must either mitigate them or choose another measure. ...»