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 •  December 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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 •  October 17

As a small business owner, poor employee performance can have a devastating effect on your business. This is especially hard from small businesses because leadership is often wearing multiple hats and there is not a lot of time for training and assessing the true root causes of poor performance. This results is higher than average employee churn...

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 •  September 26

Many companies struggle with what to measure to improve the performance of their companies. I've seen some blog posts that just give a long list of manufacturing KPIs for the reader to chose from. Deciding on your manufacturing KPIs as important as thinking through your system to track, review and correct. I think this falls into a several...