Tag: productivity

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…

Find Gold by Controlling Inventory

Parts come in from lots of directions – picked up at stores, delivered to client sites, delivered to our shop. Parts also go out the door lots of ways: stocking up trucks, installed at client sites, sit around before…

Dealing with Being the Boss

The older I get, the more frustrated I get – things come up in the business and I find I just don’t want to deal with them. Seems like sometimes there’s an unwillingness on my part to address the…

When Things are Quiet, Focus

I had told my operations manager to gear up production to match sales projections. Except now sales are coming in slower than expected.  I don’t want to lose profits keeping operations over-capacity while I wait for sales to catch…

Get a Handle on Stress

My stress level is over the top. It's been an up and down year, lots of unexpected, not-so-good things. Some of my employees are suffering, some of my clients are struggling. I know things are getting better, but at…