Category: human resources

Work Smarter, Not Harder with the 80/20 Rule

How can you work smarter? Are your days so busy that you rarely get to the most important items on your to-do list?  Work smarter. According to small business peer board members, success came easier once they learned to concentrate on tasks that matter, instead of spending time on trivial activities. They learned to harness…



Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

Ways to Get Employee Involvement So, with that in mind, how do you encourage freethinking in the workplace? Great minds don’t always think alike. Here are some techniques that some members of my peer advisory groups use: • Encourage your employees to offer suggestions—after all, who knows the ins and outs of your business better?…



What If… You could motivate Your sales force?

What If… You could motivate Your sales force? Compensation to your sales people is a critical issue. What is the best way to compensate for your product/service, distribution channel, or targeted customer? Should the compensation be salary, salary plus commission, draw plus commission or straight commission? What motivation plan works best for your product/service sales…



What If… You lost a major customer?

What If… You lost a major customer? Who can You talk with after you’ve lost a major customer? Will You have to cut Your work force? Will the bank tell You to move Your loan? or What do You do if You lose a key employee due to injury, leaving you or death? Difficult questions,…



What If… You wanted to change Your holiday bonus?

What If… You wanted to change Your holiday bonus? Holiday bonus can be a difficult time. What do you do? What is fair? What are other companies doing? This is especially difficult if you give a discretionary bonus. Compensation is a satisfier. It is not a motivator. If your holiday bonus does not satisfy— You…



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