In recent dealings with several large financial institutions, I learned about bureaucracy – and how to work with one. Forced to enter discussions with them, I was overwhelmed by the volume of paperwork and the miles of red tape that seemed to be targeted at making my inquiries impossible to be answered. With one employee […]
Part of my business involves advising other business owners how to avoid certain pitfalls they may encounter as they grow. I teach them how to manage quality, people, expectations. I teach them how to balance the need for an immediate solution against the long-term needs of the business for a stable solution. The question I […]
There are several components to every project, and there’s one particular component that will cause many participants in the project effort to groan, and that’s documentation. Having worked for a company where the effort to document could often exceed the effort to implement, I’m quite familiar with the feeling of frustration when it comes to […]
Every company has a mindset, and it often reflects the personality of the person leading the company. If the leader of the company is laid back and likes to operate his business that way, then the impression that filters down will be one of a laid-back attitude. If he’s a stickler for the rules, then […]
Time spent on dealing with process is wasteful, and yet, many companies find that they spend more time with the process than they do with actual work. Make sure you’re not one of those companies!