As improv comedians, the same philosophy and principles that work so well for us on stage also work very well when we apply them to our business. Source: 4 ways improv can help you succeed at work | Ladders
First of all, flat organizations aren’t strictly flat. In order to grow, allow communication to flow, and projects to move forward, certain principles start to emerge. The flat terminology isn’t about grouping or structure, it’s how the decisions flow inside the company, which is more peer-to-peer and less top-down. Source: 5 Leadership Attitudes From Flat […]
“Don’t think companies haven’t studied how far they can take things in providing the minimal level of service,” Mr. Robbins said. “Some organizations have even monetized it by intentionally engineering it so you have to wait an hour at least to speak to someone in support, and while you are on hold, you’re hearing messages […]
A coworker posed a question today on one of our internal discussion areas looking for thoughts on the differences between knowledge management (KM), Lean Six Sigma (LSS), and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). I know a little about KM, not so much about LSS and CPI, but took a stab at a response anyway. Here’s what […]
I didn’t have any business training. I used design skills to solve business problems. Maria Giudice
If the government were run like a business, what kind of business would it be? What does it mean to “run government as a business”?
A businessperson wants to run a business that makes money, and big is better. A person in business wants build a business around something they do, and big sometimes (often) gets in the way of that.
An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked. “Only […]
In the conversation around cutting government spending, the education system always seems to get caught in the middle. Especially the teachers. Do they get paid enough? Too much?
Suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, programming from the Scripps Network – which includes channels such as Food Network and HGTV – disappeared from the AT&T U-verse lineup last Friday. This surprised just about everyone, since media reports earlier in the week seemed to indicate the two were working amicably toward a resolution of ongoing negotiations. Not so […]