Category: Operations & Processes

Time Wasters: Getting a Handle on Efficiency

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Operations & Processes

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If you feel like you and your employees are working hard, but productivity is still low, your workplace is guilty of at least one major time waster. Efficiency is putting the old adage of “smarter, not harder” to use, and time wasters enable this. Employees and leadership alike are guilty of time wasters, and you’ll have to work together to … Read More

Farewell to 2021- Important Business Takeaways

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Operations & Processes

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In 2020, we were pretty tired of hearing the “new normal” phrase, yet here we are, smack in the middle of our new normal. Your business may have thrived, or maybe you’re still picking up the pieces. Either way, 2021 has left us with important takeaways as we look forward to 2022.  The Future is Virtual We started to learn … Read More

Conducting More Effective Staff Meetings

Posted by Kevin ElsburyPosted on Operations & Processes

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Couldn’t this have been an email? We hear this all the time from employees after sitting through yet another grueling staff meeting. Both employers and employees can tell when a meeting is ineffective. People are disengaged, they check their devices constantly and stare daggers at the clock as if willing it to tick faster. If you want to have more … Read More

Year-End Bonuses: Benefits and Drawbacks

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Operations & Processes

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As 2021 comes to a close you may be considering doling out year-end bonuses for your employees. A year-end bonus is a lump-sum given to each employee to reward dedication and hard work. Most small-businesses do not offer bonuses, however those that do see the positives. There are both benefits and drawbacks to year-end bonuses.  How much should a year-end … Read More

Mental Health Awareness for Your Organization

Posted by Jess AulwesPosted on Operations & Processes

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Oftentimes in a meeting we might hear “take care of your mental health,” usually coming from leadership. A manager might suggest you “go home and relax” as an effort to protect your mental health. The problem is if there is a true mental health issue, “relaxing” isn’t going to solve it. Going home and taking a bath isn’t going to … Read More

Importance of Secure Passwords

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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Protection It is extremely important to choose passwords that protect your personal information. There are many types of dangerous identities that are working every day to steal your personal information such as hackers and malicious software. There are many ways for hackers to steal your information. They have resources to buy your passwords of the dark web, manual guessing, and … Read More

How to Build a Succession Plan

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Operations & Processes

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Succession planning is the process of identifying and training potential leaders in your organization. This includes not only leaders at the top but all leadership roles in your business. The idea of succession planning is to prepare your organization for all scenarios, and it can help retain employees if they know there are advancement opportunities for them in the future. … Read More

When Doing Business the “Old Fashioned Way” May Be Best

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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Before 2020, people were focused on doing business with the least amount of interpersonal communication and at the fastest pace possible. Consumers and organizations alike were so busy focusing on the next task, nobody was concerned with making connections. Once citizens were forced to stay home, limit interactions, and slow down, there was a shift. People want human connection. People … Read More

The First Rule of Your Organization Needs to Be Trust

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

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Relationships, whether personal or professional, are built on trust. This is true in business for employee relationships as well as customer relationships. Employees need to trust each other and their superiors, and consumers need to trust the brands in which they invest. The rule of trust builds a foundation for a successful business, and you can build trust through transparency, … Read More