My background is primarily in software development and like most modern forms of work it's very much a project-driven field. Software developers are notorious for always delivering their projects late and over budget. Why? Because project managers don't fully scope out all of the tasks that must be done, and then they assign arbitrary times to t Read More

Labor Efficiency Modeling For Your Small Business Success

Labor Efficiency Modeling For Your Small Business Success - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by TheProfitRepairman under Management
From http://www.usatoday.com 5000 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 22, 2008 2:23 am
Getting yourself and your business unit into the mind-set of thinking about labor efficiency modeling is one of the keys to running a profitable business. The last time you looked at your current standards was when? Do you know what the correct production efficiency from each of your job codes is, even yours? What is your monitoring frequency? Read More

Why the Organization Chart is Not Obsolete

Why the Organization Chart is Not Obsolete - http://blog.smartdraw.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Human Resources
From http://blog.smartdraw.com 5004 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 18, 2008 8:37 pm
"As someone who has built a business from one person to 40 (and growing fast) I think most entrepreneurs misunderstand org charts and their value even to the smallest business of just one person. Yes, I'm serious: A one person organization that aims to grow needs an org chart!" Read More

Corporate Training Is For The Birds

Corporate Training Is For The Birds - http://trustedadvisor.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Human Resources
From http://trustedadvisor.com 5006 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 16, 2008 4:24 pm
Most corporate training methods build on outdated animal behavior research, but new studies are showing there's a better way to teach and motivate birds, chimps, and even...employees! Read More

The Key to Retaining Sales Talent

The Key to Retaining Sales Talent - http://www.thestreet.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Management
From http://www.thestreet.com 5008 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 14, 2008 4:13 am
Your salespeople are some of your most valuable investments. You recruit them, train them and trust them with your valued customers. You depend on them to keep your business growing. So what happens if they leave? Even worse, what if they're lured away by one of your competitors, along with your accounts? That would be a real blow to your busi Read More
Imagine a country of 146 million workers, where a massive database maintained by hapless bureaucrats determines who can hold a job. It's a place where simple statistical error alone can annually deny work to half a million of these workers, and those lucky enough to appeal the error must wait months, even years, to reenter the labor pool. Suc Read More

Biz celebrates record sales with underwear-day

Biz celebrates record sales with underwear-day - http://www.cfosnafu.com Avatar Posted by JuliePower under Human Resources
From http://www.cfosnafu.com 5011 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 10, 2008 12:58 pm
Get your folk to come to work in their underwear? That would work in the United States (NOT). Read More

Your Employees Are Dying to Be Heard

Your Employees Are Dying to Be Heard - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Management
From http://www.businessweek.com 5013 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 5:22 pm
According to Opinion Research, what annoys employees more than anything else is poor communication. And unhappy employees can do more damage to your business than you might imagine. Read More

Scampering for Innovation

Scampering for Innovation - http://www.mpdailyfix.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://www.mpdailyfix.com 5013 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 5:20 pm
"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different." The quote is attributed to the Nobel prize winning physician Albert Szent-Györgyi. How do you look at something different? One method I'd recommend is to "scamper." Yes,hopping around like a small animal or child *is* fun, that's not what Read More

Be a Better Manager - Organize Your Ideas with Mind Maps

Be a Better Manager - Organize Your Ideas with Mind Maps - http://blog.smartdraw.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Management
From http://blog.smartdraw.com 5014 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 7, 2008 12:04 am
From the page: "Before I get started solving a new problem I take the time to get my thoughts organized, prioritize concerns, and help formulate an attack plan. How do I organize my thoughts? I use a Mind Map. " Read More
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