Business Improvement Primer

Business Improvement Primer A critique often used of business people is that they do not have time to do things right, but they always have time to do them over. People, managers and workers alike, want to do things right but are so busy they believe they don’t have time to work on improving their…
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“Small Ball” Performance Improvement

Basic Business Cents Small Ball is a term used by baseball teams who compensate for lack of power hitters by focusing on the fundamentals of the game and using team speed to win games. Some years ago, Billy Martin, a major league player and manager with six different teams including the Minnesota Twins and five…
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Dynamic Apathy

Basic Business Cents One of my fellow employees once said, “The trouble with our company is we have too much dynamic apathy.” He was speaking of the comfortable feeling shared in the company about where we were and how we were doing. It was preventing us from getting better. A popular saying in Japan is,…
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Job Description For Vice President Of Culture

Basic Business Cents Job Description for Vice President of Culture A.K.A. Director of Human Resources for large organizations A.K.A. Personnel Manager for medium organizations A.K.A. Owner for small organizations The typical job description for the office of personnel management reads something like, Maintains the organizations human resources by planning and evaluating employee performance systems. Not…
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The Interactive Organization Chart

Basic Business Cents The organization chart is a diagram of the reporting relationships of employees and defines the chain of command. The typical org chart shows the top executive at the top of the diagram with direct reports in a row below, followed by the next layer of reporting relationship and so forth with the…
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