The 1980's business culture in the USA and internationally put a considerable emphasis on personal reward on the basis that highly motivated individuals could transform organisations and societies. The extreme example in film was Gordon Gekko in Wall Street stating that greed was good. The 90's, however, have seen companies traumatised and bankrupted by the inappropriate use of remuneration as a motivator. Yet major corporate successes ...
Where does your organization sit in the Corporate Life Cycle and what should you expect next? Are you balancing entrepreneurialism with management disciplines effectively? There are generally accepted to be ten stages in an organization's life cycle: When an organization comes into being it usually does so as a result of someone's BRAINCHILD. If the idea doesn't take off, then in a sense, the brainchild is stillborn and the ...
Of course, we all majored in recognition skills at high school. Being positive comes as second nature to everybody and we never focus too much on faults. Unfortunately there the fairy tale must end. Complaining, it seems, is a much more developed skill than praising and many people find it difficult to be only positive. It is as if they can't help themselves adding a crushing blow. Like Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening) in "American she ...
There it is. That blank screen with the little blinking line. And everything sounds so mundane.Jakes Bakery will serve the best cakes in the county. (Yawn.)I researched the industry and found that it is fail-proof. (Yawn.)We came together to form a really good business. (Yawn.)Its kind of like, Hey, whats your sign? Everybody knows why everybody is here, but cant I come up with a better opening line?Even the most prolific writers get blank To on ...
A while back, a potential client provided me with some general details of the writing work he wanted me to do for his company. Then he asked me to send him a proposal.Proposal?! I panicked as I tried to confirm with him what he meant by that since I had never done one before, at least not as a freelancer.I must've not really wanted to pursue this opportunity since I didn't bother to do research or follow up with the company after a of ...
Would you like to make money by starting your own home-based business? People choose to work from home for several reasons including the desire to stay home with their children, the need for extra income, or simply being dissatisfied with their current job. A home-based business will provide you with an exciting way to make money and be your own boss. Numerous opportunities are available to internet marketers. When starting your home-based you ...
Writing a business plan sounds really tough, and it can be. But there are a number of things the smart entrepreneur can do to make it easier.For instance, justwhatkindofstuffyouthinkgetsreadlikethis? Imagine pages full of that, with virtually no margins, no paragraph breaks, no breathing room. Lenders, investors and angel investors are confronted with piles of business plans like that every day.Take a breath. Then lure your reader into the plan ...
Writing a business plan can be a lot of hard work or it can be great fun. An effective plan can help your company to greatness. A poor one can lead you out of business. No plan is like asking to fail before you even start. Not every business needs a 200 page bound business plan. However every business needs to have some idea of where they want to go and how they are going to get there. This article covers some key insights into writing a plan to ...
Does conflict disrupt your workplace environment? Read on! Judy Ringer answers some commonly asked questions on the subjects of workplace conflict, difficult people, and how to manage them more effectively. Q. What are some typical breakdowns in the workplace? JR: I wouldnt call them breakdowns, but conflicts. A typical conflict is what is sometimes called triangulation. One person is upset with their coworker, and instead of speaking with to ...
The Council of the European Union issued the European Working Time Directive in 1993. The directive seeks to ensure a better level of protection of the safety and health of workers, at the same time avoiding administrative, financial and legal constraints that could hold back the creation and development of small and medium-sized undertakings. The directive regulates the minimum rest periods, shift working patterns and other miscellaneous The A ...