With the summer all but over, it’ll soon be winter, which soon means a new year. To get ahead of your competition it’s important to be one step ahead. That means it’s time to start looking at key adjustments to make now- and in 2017- that’ll see your success soar like never before. Whether you want to look at your performance management, your customer interaction, your strategy, or your marketing, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s this week’s round-up.
You could have an absolutely brilliant array of products, but can you manage its portfolio? Take a look at the above and you’ll seen be maximizing the most out of your each and every product.
For sustainability and growth one thing is clearly key, and that’s performance management. However, when looking at performance nothing is ever clear-cut, and there’s often issues. Here’s some typical examples of the issues you’re likely to come across.
The key to success is to grow with your business. You must overcome your resistance to change in business. Many companies lost out when the digital age came about. You need to be ready for whatever’s next. There’s no use selling CD’s when the market is built for online music, right? Move with the times, and the rest will take care of itself.
It’s important to align your strategy with your operations. Everything must co-exit if you’re to get the best out of every component of your business. This is why so many invest heavily in an operations manager. Because it is THAT important. Take a look at what aligning your strategy with your operations could do for your business.
Many companies have great products, but their customer service lets them down. The voice of the customer is one of the most important processes when you’re growing your business. The customer is always right as they say, and that motto should be heavily relied upon for yourself. By taking care of them, they’ll take care of you and keep you on the right track to achieving your goals.
Are you an expert when it comes to your work in process inventory examples and calculations? Relax, we aren’t all built with that knowledge. The above will get you more than started though.
If you’ve been a regular with us you’ll know our Key Performance Indicators are fundamental. Here are some report template examples that will get you started. Your KPIs are crucial, and this is the beginning of that journey.
You probably put a lot of time in to your manufacturing planning. Well, at least you should. Here’s the most common tools used in this planning. If you’ve started check your progress, if not, this is the perfect time to get going.
Managers are often on the look-out for the next best thing coming their way. That means recruiting the top talent to improve your chances of success. You don’t just stumble across talent, though, right? So it’s important to ensure you have first-class recruiting ideas, ones that’ll change your work in the present- and future- and have you smiling your way to success.
Many businesses are keen on outworking their business processes. Of course there’s advantages. However, there’s many clear disadvantages that often go unnoticed. Take a look at the above.
Did you know more people quit their jobs because of their boss, and not the job itself? Make sure that’s never an issue by reading our ways to improve your employee relations in your business. By taking this to heart your competitors will wonder what your secret is.
To get the best from your employees you must set goals and objectives. Have you no idea why they should be aiming for? Here’s some excellent examples to get your team started.
Anybody who’s running a successful business knows just how vital it is to write a business report. Here’s an example of how you can write one, if you were previously unaware. A business report is certainly what separates the best from the rest.
Your employees work hard. They want to hear the good and the bad, however. Here are some employee performance appraisal examples. By using these your employees will stay on track, as will you, and it’ll make for a happier, more productive workplace.
It’s oh-so important to align your projects business goals and objectives together. Many organizations struggle to achieve this, and that’s often where they go wrong. Take a look at the above and you’ll fast-track your way to aligning everything just perfectly.
Have you given much thought to your cost drivers examples, or how to set them up? Here are some key examples, and a detailed explanation of how to do exactly that.
Many of us are working at below our best. Here’s how to improve your performance at work. This will give you the fresh perspective- and boost- that you need. You won’t be the only one to notice the different.
Despite many having a severe dislike for Excel, it’s important for many reasons when it comes to business. One being its dashboard capabilities. Here’s how to create a dashboard in Excel for your business.
Have you got a budget plan for your business? If not you’ll want to get started today. If you need a helping hand then read the above, which will get you on your way to budgeting brilliance right now.
Here’s some excellent strategic planning process examples for your business. By using these in your everyday business plans, you’ll notice a huge upturn in your fortunes almost instantly.
The best businesses, teams and work-places are often the ones with the best organizational structures. Here’s exactly how you can implement exactly that in to your business. It’s something that will bring everyone together, putting them firmly on the same page.
Do you know the roles of your HR Manager in your business? If not here’s exactly what they should be doing. This will help them, and you.
Your marketing is key to success. We know that much, right? But how do we know exactly what’s working, and what’s not? Here’s how to measure your marketing productivity using certain metrics.
Statistical data is often key to knowing what’s working and what’s not. Here’s some statistical process control charts. These will ensure you know exactly what to spend your time on, and what not to threat about.
Do you know what the Andon system is, and how it works? If you’re unsure take a look. Even if you have a grasp on it, it’s worth expanding your knowledge on it, right?
Do you know what to expect from your project coordinator? Do you know their roles and responsibilities? If not, here’s a brilliant overview that will help to ensure you’re on the same page as your project coordinator.
Do you feel comfortable with your HR Gap analysis? Here’s some templates and examples that will ensure you can get started today, or at least check that you’re on the right track.
Your business has been booming lately so you’ve avoided checking your progress? Not a good idea at all. Here are the benefits of tracking your business progress. Whether it’s good or bad it’s fundamental that you stay ahead of your plans at all times.
Is your Kano model analysis in place? If not here are some examples that will ensure you’re ready to use it today. What do you think of these examples?
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