Tag: productivity

Getting the job done

We recently had one of our managers out for training. When he was away and no one was around to watch how things were going, a couple guys thought they could slack off. How do we get folks to understand that it’s about getting the work done, that’s their job?

Thoughts of the Day: Using time wisely is something that some people have learned how to do while others have not. Set goals to focus intention on the right objectives. Speak honestly about what’s expected, and whether those expectations are met, or not. Make sure the work has a purpose. Team up the less productive people with the most productive staff, so they can benchmark their performance and pace.

Fixing Production Delays

  Things got behind in production and we’re trying to catch up. Can you give us any suggestions? Thoughts of the Day: There are lots of contributors to backlog. Check on re-do’s and inventory. Take a look at which…

Filling the Pipeline

  Hoping for big growth in sales this year. But it has to be more than a wish and a hope. Know we should do more pipeline management. Any suggestions on how to make this year successful? Thoughts of…

Changing Behavior

In order to get better as a company, we have to change how we’re doing some things. But I’m finding it difficult to break old habits – for myself and the people who report to me. How can I…

Stick with the Business Plan

We’re struggling to build and follow a plan. It feels unnatural to prioritize working a plan when day-to-day pressures crop up. It’s easy to get sidetracked. Thoughts of the Day: Knowing where you’re going with the business long term…