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- 01/05/18--08:37: 5 Reasons to Love Visitor Management Systems
- 01/12/18--15:51: Strategic Planning: What to do When the Plan isn’t Clear
- 02/02/18--11:01: Strategic Planning Requires Leadership
- 03/02/18--16:42: Never Get Too Comfortable in Business
- 03/23/18--15:37: The Importance of Networking Within Your Own Organization
- 04/12/18--11:25: Business Management: How to Avoid Spreading Yourself Too Thin
The term Visitor Management Systems might sound fairly new, but this is actually done in practice by several companies for a long time. Like when you walk into a hotel lobby, what do you usually see and where do you usually go to ask for assistance? To the reception desk of course. Some malls also have a concierge desk where visitors can go and ask personnel about directions, mall shows and cinema schedules.
Strategy and strategy execution are essential to running a successful business. Effective leaders can step in, assess a situation, and come up with a strategy for improvement or progress. What about in the times that it isn’t so obvious? How are you supposed to be a strategic planner when the plan isn’t clear?
The people involved in an organization truly do ensure the success or failure of it. The effectiveness of its managers can make or break an organization. If you want to look at the effect that a manager is having, just look to see the culture of the company itself. How are people interacting? Which people are going and which people are staying? An effective way to measure how good, or bad, of a job a manager is doing is to take a look at who is leaving the company.
Every business has them. The naysayers. The negative nancys. The Eeyores. There will be a pessimist in every group. While it’s something that we’ve come to expect, how is negativity in the workplace truly affecting everyone? Well, the results are in and it isn’t great. Negativity breeds more negativity and negative reactions. The longer the negativity in the workplace exists, the bigger affect it has on everyone else in the company.
Many people are looking for the best path into effective strategic planning. The problem is that a lot of these people are followers and not leaders. Leadership is critical to implementing effective strategy. Remember that the success of an organization is directly dependent on the success of those leading. Obviously each circumstance is unique, but in general people are either natural leaders or they need to learn these traits. Not everyone can inherently lead.
In every relationship, communication is everything. This is no different when talking about business management and the relationship between managers and employees. Feedback is a genuinely important way that we all evaluate how we’re doing and what we can improve. In a business, it’s necessary to find a balance that creates an open dialogue so that you can effectively share feedback with employees in a way that they listen, understand, and appreciate.
It’s a good feeling when you have a great working relationship with those in your organization. Especially as a consultant, every new client is a litmus test. You never quite know what the culture is going to be when you walk in as an outside source. Fortunately, at times, you end up having a great working relationship with your client. As with any great relationship, you start to get comfortable. It’s a great feeling, but it’s also dangerous territory.
Having a well established network is essential in many facets of life. We hear a lot about the importance of networking groups, keeping connections, utilizing platforms like LinkedIn for professional networking and more. Why is networking so important? Connection. Familiarity and connection goes a long way, especially in the business world. While it’s important to grow your network, it’s equally as important to network within your existing organization.
The higher you move up the ladder, the more people you will have depending on you. This can put an added pressure on you to get more done with the same limited amount of time in an attempt not to let anyone down. The more things you juggle, the easier it’s going to be to drop the ball somewhere. The problem with taking on too much is that you run a much higher risk of overload and burnout.