In this fast-paced world it seems there are constantly more things to do and less time to do them in. If can feel as though you’re juggling 100 balls in the air and praying you don’t have to catch them all at the same time.
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We all keep bumping into them, don’t we? What’s worse is that we can’t always (or rarely, if ever) speak our mind about them. And yet here we are, stuck with a client that simply doesn’t get it.
Effective leaders are seen to establish strategic direction by developing a vision of the future; aligning people within the business by communicating the vision and inspiring them to overcome hurdles to improve overall organisation performance. It sounds good in theory, but can you ‘teach’ someone how to be an effective leader?
Effective performance management is essential to ensure that a business is operating efficiently and is on track in achieving strategic goals. Performance appraisals are a review of an employee’s performance against pre-determined objectives. They identify the strengths and weaknesses of an employee and address how to improve or develop these areas.
The perils of micromanaging can not only impede on workplace productivity, they can slowly destroy employee morale and company drive. You respect your job and you do it well – that’s how you worked your way up to where you are in your career.
Process defines the approach to work execution in a business. A streamlined process provides speed, quality, and solid results. A convoluted process chews up resources and produces poor performance. In order to expedite results, processes need to be well defined. There are six components to a process. They are what, why, how, where, who, and sequence.
Harmonious team play is pivotal to a team’s success, as any sports coach would tell you. Only the luckiest of us would ever find ourselves in a team where everybody magically gels together. In most cases, clashes among team members are inevitable. Major clashes, which lead to resignations, are also not uncommon.
It is hard meeting new people, particularly if you are an adult. However, in the business world, people have to come together to put their efforts towards a common goal. Using icebreakers is one of the team building tips for building an effective team that takes very little effort but achieves great results!
A clogged highway is not a stress-free place. Automobiles are lined up bumper-to-bumper with drivers sitting impatiently. Many drivers choose to relax while a few might create more stress for themselves and others by manoeuvring their car ruthlessly to get ahead.
Being a business owner can be a solitary job. Sure you’ve probably got people around you – perhaps managers, employees etc. but you’re still the one in the hot seat.
The digital environment in which we inhabit is all encompassing. The ability to stay connected 24/7 is now the norm so much so that many businesses simply expect their employees to be on receive mode outside of normal working hours, whatever “normal working hours” means these days.
You hear of it all the time. Curve balls thrown from left field. Unexpected. No ducking, no diving. No avoiding. But it’s not going to happen to your business, right? Don’t believe it. It could.
The X-Factor behind every great business is a combination of great leadership and great people, and neither can exist in isolation to the other.
For small business owners to succeed in New Zealand there is a cultural requirement to be altruistic, and the difference between success and failure is based on whether you are interested in helping yourself, or helping others.
Small business owners often end up wanting to (or wishing they could) quit their business. There are many frustrations that come along with running and owning a business, but they don’t have to get on top of you to such an extent that you’d like to quit!
Gone are the times when it didn’t matter so much if a few customers got upset or had issues.
Last week I was talking to the manager of a communications company about the trials and tribulations of sales staff and their lack of ability to look after their customers. I asked the manager whether he had sales reps or account managers to which he replied “they are the same thing …. aren’t they?”
This post contains 9 common small business blunders, are you making any of these?