Posts Tagged ‘business’

Amidst all the screams of “I love you Nick!” and “Marry me Brian!”, I was thinking about how great businesses are actually a lot like the Backstreet Boys.

A recent Business Week article discussed the many challenging problems of Sprint Nextel, a distant #3 player in the U.S. […]

Your offices reflect on you – for both your people and your clients. But they can also influence the way your people work – all you have to do is understand what really drives your business forward, and build your workspace around it.

When you decide to hire a new employee you can either decide to go it alone and hope you make the right series of decisions or you can review hiring practices that have proven effective over time. Let’s face it, in this new, emerging economy it is becoming more important to make sure that we are hiring smarter.

Thoughtful budgeting does result from thoughtful discussions and helps turn expectations into reality. When businesses don’t prepare an annual budget and wonder why reality doesn’t meet their expectations, it may be time to take a second look at the benefits of small business budgeting.

Workforce alignment requires that you have the right types of people, in the right places at the right times, doing the right things right. We will discuss how to get your employees in the right places at the right times by managing them effectively.

Assuming you love to tweet, have you ever stopped for a minute to ask whether or not you own your Twitter account, especially in cases where it is used for both personal and professional promotion?

This is the time of the year where most people have moments of nostalgia; we look back on the past with Rose Tinted glasses and reminisce about the good old days, phrases such as ‘no school like the old school’ and ‘they were the good old days’ float around.

Have you ever called into your job and taken a sick day without really been sick, well then you are not alone. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Kronos Incorporated, found that about half of all Americans have taken a fake sick day. Australia and Canada are about level according to this survey, it also revealed that 71% of Chinese workers have called in sick (when they weren’t) and interesting to note that in France this number is only 16%.

*This is the second part of a two-part blog post focusing on how successfully managing fear leads to a better outcome for your SME. The change process can be imposed on our businesses by external circumstances or sought out when we want to take our small to mid-sized company through a growth phase. In this post, we’re looking at how to reduce or eliminate fear in the change management process.