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 •  February 21

In my last blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven signs or problems that indicate you need a business operating system. Those seven signs were: The business feels chaotic and out of control Increased sales is not resulting in increased profit, only more chaos There is a high rate of employee churn. As...

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 •  December 28, 2017

We’ve all heard of a computer operating system or “OS”.
The computer OS manages the hardware and software resources of the computer and provides a common language by which each component communicates with each other. If you access the right area you can see all the processes which are running on a computer. Some processes actually drain resources...

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 •  December 21, 2017

Company’s goals are ineffective when those goals remain trapping in the minds of leadership - even worse when they stay trapped in the mind of one person. When this happens, the rest of the team is left to guess what the most important priorities are based on very little information. In order to operationalize a company’s goals those goals must be...

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 •  December 7, 2017

December is the month that many companies hold annual employee performance reviews. Built into these reviews is an employee expectation that a positive performance review will result in some sort of pay increase or raise. Often, owners have a set amount of money which they have discretion to allocate based on the performance review. If you search...

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 •  December 3, 2017

This blog post is for those dedicated businesses that are tracking KPIs (key performance indicators). When I say “tracking” I mean that you have a set of meaningful measurements that you are reviewing with your team on at least a monthly basis. You may have multiple Excel spreadsheet or Google Sheets that you are using to keep track of all sorts...

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 •  November 23, 2017

I am sure that you agree that in order to maximize business performance, each employee must be in 100% agreement with the company’s goals and vision.
If you're frustrated and feel that your team is not rowing in the same direction and aligned, you’re not alone.
In the McKinsey article, “The Aligned Organization” the author makes the following...

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 •  November 20, 2017

Tracking KPIs (key performance indicators) is a real competitive advantage for a small business. No business magically drifts into a better version of itself and KPIs can help to ensure your team is executing on your strategy and driving the results you expect. But what about strategy? But when we talk to small businesses about strategy, the...

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 •  November 17, 2017

An efficiency measure, normally OEE, is one of the first KPIs most manufacturing organizations aim to put in place. Unfortunately, common implementation mistakes can lead to major missed opportunities. There are three mistakes that are so frequent, that they are the rule rather than the exception. Common mistake 1: Using The Wrong Bottleneck Speed...

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 •  November 8, 2017

Looking for ways to increase your revenue and maximize your profit? Employees are your company’s most valuable asset and making sure each employee is focused on the right things is critical for revenue growth and profitability A recent study indicated that over 50% of all employees don’t know what is expected on them and only 30% feel involved in...

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 •  November 1, 2017

I’ve noticed a common cause to many of the employee problems that exist in small businesses - the company’s core values may be to blame. Let me explain. Often, someone in the organization is not doing what is expected of them and as we will see, that behavior is driven by an individual’s core values. When you dig a bit deeper, this behavior problem...