Business Performance Improvement – A Starting Point (Part 1/2)

I’m pleased to share with you a guest article by my colleague Nicholas Scott. It provides a useful overview and guide to four main business performance methods. I have found that many business owners, executives and managers either don’t know of all of these methods, or are confused as to how they differ. Even among […]

Increase Productivity with the Work Environment

In previous sections of this story, JadaTrack was struggling to maintain a viable business. The company now moves into transformation to build and grow the company rapidly following 12 Best Practices. 6. Create a Productive Work Environment “What do you need for a productive work environment?” asked James. “People are complex and have many different […]

Improvement Strategies – Set a Clear Direction and Know the Score

In previous sections of this story, JadaTrack was struggling to maintain a viable business. The company now moves into transformation to build and grow the company rapidly. In the last episode James presented 12 Best Practices to transform the company. 4. Set a Clear Direction “Does JadaTrack have a strategic business plan?” asked James. The […]

What to Do About a Labour Shortage? Increase Productivity

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) recently released a report titled “Canada’s Manufacturing Labour Market”, December 2012. Available here. It presents the results of a survey of Canadian companies.  In a recent post I made some comments concerning the post. One comment I made was that training, although necessary, may not by itself, be a […]

More John Cleese on Creativity

This is an excellent scientific presentation on creativity, find it at http://vimeo.com/18913413 It includes: The five things to do to be more creative. Creativity defined as an “operating mode” and as being “open” rather than “closed” mode How managers can strangle creativity among employees. Lean how to make your organization more creative and apply this […]