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Have a Business Problem?

Sounds like a change initiative!

When there is a business problem to be solved, launch a change initiative to solve it. For example, if a product is consistently shipped past the promised date, you need to dive into the “why.” Is the process flawed? Are employees lacking skills? Are silos in the organization creating the […]

Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan

As a follow up to my last article on strategic and operational planning, consider some additional best practices to follow to begin planning now for developing your 2018 strategic plan.

As part of your plan, consider: Who should be involved on the core team? (Ensure leadership representation from across the organization.) Get employees from throughout […]

Strategic and Operational Planning

Collaboration

Engaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans

It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning. When employees are involved, the organization achieves many benefits:

Engaged employees are committed to […]

Keep New Hires Engaged During Longer Orientation Programs

When orientation programs are longer than a couple of days, mix in a few activities to keep it interesting and keep the new hires engaged in the program. The activity examples provided in this article aren’t just fun, but also enable for the new hire to get acclimated to the organization and begin to develop […]

Make a New Hire’s First Day on the Job a Good One

A new hire’s first day on the job should be a memorable experience – a good memory! Remember, first impressions carry weight. You want your new hire’s first day to be one that (s)he remembers positively.

Imagine these two scenarios:

Scenario 1: Allan walked into the office at 8:45 AM his first day on the […]