Posts Tagged ‘productivity’
Operational efficiency: an essential to grow your business
Business growth is what we’re talking about, but to achieve growth, you must scale your business. Growing your business means adding parts. More clients, more employees, more desks, more anything. Scaling your business means that your revenue increases, but your resources stay about the same. For more on that see my post Why scaling is…Read More
Why delegating is good for your business
Delegating. It sounds so simple. You’re too busy, you ask somebody else to do some of the work you are doing, and now you are less busy and everything is getting done. But delegation is much more than that. Delegation is business management: it is an important part of business decision-making and is necessary for…Read More
How does everybody spend their time?
“I want all my employees to be in the office to Build better camaraderie Brainstorm more Make sure I know what they are doing“ If you’re in point three, where your employees work doesn’t matter. You still don’t know what they are doing. What are people doing? It’s unlikely that you spend all day standing…Read More
Are you living by your guiding principles?
Leading by example is one of the main points of leadership. You may have noticed: it’s in the word. To get the behavior you want from your employees is to be the person you want them to be. They can see you We don’t live in an episode of Big Brother, but we are being…Read More
Are you achieving all of your goals on time?
The next question is: does it matter? What’s most important to you when it comes to achieving your goals? Meeting a deadline Checking a “completed” box Creating new value in your business You probably know where I am going with this: goals aren’t about dates and times. Goals add value to your business. What has…Read More
Why you should stop having performance reviews
The annual performance review. Every employee’s favorite moment of their favorite day. They prepare for it, they celebrate it, they wait all year or all quarter for this fun, exciting, stimulating moment— Clearly: I am joking. Nobody likes performance reviews, neither employees nor employers. So let’s stop doing them. Let’s have Stay Interviews instead. What…Read More
The most important line in your job descriptions
There’s one sentence in your job description that matters the most. If you were only allowed to share one line from your job description, this would be the line to share. It’s the line that tells people what to do. And it goes like this: “The purpose of this role is…” A job adds value…Read More
The 4 stages of a new hire (but only use 3)
Congratulations: you hired someone new! And of course, they are the right person. Probably. Almost definitely. But, still, we need to have a conversation. New hire journey First of all: of course you do. It will take everyone time to learn the job, the business, the culture, and even what to do when the coffee…Read More
3 simple ways to destroy your work life balance
“40 hours is enough”. So Jason Fried tells us when he is telling us about a work week. 40 hours of work each week is enough. Because your life is not just work. Your life is also life, and everything that goes into it. It’s important to make time for other activities and responsibilities so…Read More
How to give the people what they want: hr edition
“Organizations… are nothing more than the collective goodwill and aspirations of the people involved”. – Sergio Marchionne As a business owner, you are responsible for the collective goodwill, you are the vehicle for people to achieve those aspirations. You are, in short, responsible for a positive working environment. The workforce solutions company ManpowerGroup did the…Read More