It is a well-known fact that organizations with a clearly expressed vision, established values and a clear strategy are more successful than organizations without a strategic direction. It is therefore perhaps the most important task of the board, CEO and management group to establish a well-functioning strategic plan. Our experience shows that it is the […]

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As a boss, what is your number one resource for motivation? Do you use money and pay raises to motivate your employees? Do you use incentives and company meals? Or, do you choose to use fear as your number one motivator? Many employers are turning to fear during the financial crisis to motivate their employees […]

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Over the years, many companies have attempted to implement performance based pay for employees. Some have been successful with the programs, while others have experienced utter failure. So what makes a performance based pay program work in some situations and not others? Research and real-world trial and error suggest that the success of a performance […]

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What is most likely to motivate your employees on a day to day basis? Is it the paycheck at the end of the week? Or, is it the possible profit sharing or bonuses? Is it the occasional rewards or company picnics? While all of these factors may motivate an employee to perform exceptionally well over […]

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One of the biggest malaises that most organizations grapple with is the heading of this blog. The illness is so well spread that it could be termed an epidemic. How many times have you heard someone say, “That’s not my job”? As we moved from the craftsman era to specialized, functional silos of modern management […]

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I have always maintained that what Flab is to the human body, complications, anxiety, pressures and our inability to KISS (keep it simple silly J) is to the human mind SIMPLICITY is a beautiful word that denotes elegance, sophistication, purity, and clarity. It’s a virtue worth striving for, but so often it seems all too […]

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