Including staff in your businss planning process offers a deeper involvement and ownership to them. It also opens up creativity from those who know your customers first hand.
Graduating from building a business to trusting your staff to run things whilst you oversea is a big step in ensuring you can enjoy your business and your life. Business Advisor Larry Mangelberg offers a How To on achieving just that.
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs do not consider a merger and acquisition as early as they should. Particularly in a down economy, an M&A can be the best avenue to more clients, increased business, great company publicity, and more.
A successful family business is possible with clear boundaries and well defined systems and structure. Formalize and document your processes and hold family and non-family staff to the same expectations.
Branching out and opening a second franchise or storefront presents exciting opportunities and requires specific considerations to be successful. Before that grand opening, take on board business consultant Larry Mandelberg’s experience and advice.
How can business successfully create virtual positions? Telecommuting has proven itself as a good business practice by helping to reduce turnover, improve morale, increase productivity, and often reduce costs. Larry Mandelberg outlines three key aspects managers should heed in creating virtual positions.
As technology limits the need for an office, the self-management model will be the norm, not the exception. Self-management is about pushing authority and responsibility down to the lowest levels of the organization where the people doing the work can impact the work environment in real time.
Create a mindset in the work place that is encouraging and embraces change. Everyone in this tough economy is either having a hard time or is scared at losing it all. It is time for criticism to be more unusual and praise to be more common.
Generation Y’s familiarity with technology and their unique work ethic has created a number of cultural clash points with the rest of the working population. Managers need to understand a few key points to take advantage of the best this generation has to offer.
Collaboration requires different roles in executing strategies. Understanding your team will allow you to best pair them for creativity, problem solving, and carry through. There are terrific resources out there to help managers gauge employee profiles.
How can business best plan for growth and success in these tough economic times? Creatively tapping into the talent pool that exists due to the current economic times is an excellent first step. Business should also make better use of the experience and creativity of staff and even clients.
Changes in business practices can be a real challenge to Managers as they work with their employees to embrace the changes. Staff are often resistant to any change. Look for those who see your vision and embrace it — they will be your champions.
A business can either thrive or struggle based on how you utilize talent. Know how to analyze your employees to best match them with teams and responsibilities within the organization.