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Month: March 2018

Consistency is a key value…

Consistency. You might have some people tell you that life and business is more fun if you have more chaos and less predictability.  They will tell you that not being stuck to routine, not being predictable will be more exciting which will bring you more joy. I would argue the opposite. Being consistent and having routine increases your efficiency.  Being more efficient gives you more time for fun. Being predictable brings trust, especially with your customers.  This can bring in more customers or the same customers more often.  This will… Read more Consistency is a key value…

Are you getting the most from your people?

People are one of the greatest assets in your business. Are you treating your people right? Are they happy? Are they motivated? If you do not regularly ask these questions of your staff then over time they are not going to feel valuable and they will start to look elsewhere. And these must be questions that you ask if you want to get the most from your people. Your people are quite often a reflection of your business. If they are not happy in the work place, if they are… Read more Are you getting the most from your people?

Are you efficient?

Are you efficient in all areas of your business? Are you really doing your daily tasks and projects in the most efficient way possible? It might seem that you are. But it might just be that you’ve been doing tasks the same way forever so that it feels like you’re being efficient. Doing a task the same way but more quickly, is not improving efficiency.  It just means you’re getting better at it. If you haven’t changed how you’ve done anything in the past few months or dare I say years,… Read more Are you efficient?

Continuous improvement…

Continuous improvement. Continuous improvement applies in all aspects of business and life and, in my opinion, a business cannot continue to succeed if it does not focus on continuous improvement. You might have gotten lucky in your business and immediately hit on something that was an instant success.  But I can guarantee that you will not continue into the future with the same success if you do not look at areas to continuously improve upon. We wouldn’t have many of the technologies that we have today if businesses and people weren’t… Read more Continuous improvement…