Tag: performance improvement

50+ Productive Things to Do When Bored at Work

50+ Productive Things to Do When Bored at Work

Even though we like our jobs, there come those rare slow moments when you may feel underused if not outright bored. Probably you are in front of your computer – but browsing the web does not help and may leave an unwanted track in your usage logs.  Here’s what you can do to produce some […]

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]

When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, you see a specialist. You don’t ask “Hey, you don’t have diabetes, how can you tell me what to do?” When you have a legal problem, you see a lawyer. You do not ask the lawyer if he has ever been divorced or – better – had a felony […]

“Lean” is to Businesses as “Weight Watchers” is to Individuals

“Lean” is to Businesses as “Weight Watchers” is to Individuals

Ever noticed that Lean is very similar to Weight Watchers? Both promise the moon, have a cult-like following – and both fail to deliver sustainable results in most cases. Did you know “repeat customers” are a mainstay of the Weight Watchers’ strategy? The Lean approach is not much different. Other popular fad diets to compare: AGILE = […]

“LEAN all over the place. But It Does Not Work.”

“LEAN all over the place. But It Does Not Work.”

For our “exploratory meeting,” I asked my client, a 150-ppl business, to share their orgchart. “We don’t have one but I will have one sketched for you.” Soon, an email arrived. Attached to the email (that had actually no text) was an excel file with a dozen rectangles, sorted in three columns, half of them […]