As more people settle into the work-from-home routine, many of the communication issues that go unnoticed at the office have become readily apparent. When an employee feels like their manager is never off their case, the problem is usually caused by each party’s inability to understand the other.
What Micromanaging Looks Like
When most employees are asked what micromanaging is, they all have the same answer: micromanaging occurs when a leader is overly involved in their employee’s work. Runni...
Timeboxing is a popular time management technique that involves allocating activities a fixed amount of time in advance and then completing the activities within the set time frame. James Martin originally introduced this technique in agile software development.
Four Steps of Timeboxing
This time management process occurs in four steps. These steps are.
1. Finding Appropriate Tasks
To achieve productive timeboxing, one ought to find the tasks that they lack the motivation to do. These tasks a...
Branding is developing a strong identity for a particular product or company by designing a unique image or symbol and craving it on customer’s minds. Branding helps to identify a product and differentiate it from others. It also helps customers know what to expect from a company and creates a memorable impression on clients.
Every business owner wants to scale. There’s nothing quite like seeing an organization grow from a start-up to an industry leader. Of course, there’s usually a lot of legwork involved in getting from the starting point to the pinnacle of success. But by following proven strategies for scaling, it’s possible to get there more quickly.
Are you looking to hire an assistant? As a decision-maker, there is a never-ending stream of events seeking your attention. A reliable aide can help you focus on results instead of busywork. Keep reading to learn how to find the best assistant for your needs.
1. Clearly Define What you Want
People perform best when you clearly define your standard procedures. Take note of everything you do each day. Break these tasks down into steps. It needs to be so easy a fifth-grader could understand. Oth...
Essential Elements of a Strategic Plan
A strategic plan is an outline of how a company or organization will achieve success. This plan varies in size and complexity, from being one page to hundreds of pages, but its use is essential. The extent of the plan depends on the goals of the company. Every strategic plan is prepared with the same types of essential elements.
What is the Purpose of a Strategic Plan?
A strategy is a detailed, multi-step plan that is created to achieve one or several lo...
Strategic planning is how a business transforms from a struggling startup to a thriving organization and it involves adaptability and innovation. Successful organizations that have developed strategic plans have fulfilled their long term visions by adequately planning their priorities and making decisions that fit into the best interests of their company.
When everything comes together at a business it’s not without having properly aligned priorities. It’s important that any plan that’s made ...
Strategic planning gives an organization the opportunity to set priorities, assign resources, and harmonize energy towards achieving a common goal. For an organization to thrive in the market today, it should invest in proper strategic planning and management practices. Involving multiple stakeholders is the only way to ensure that the organization collectively moves forward. The entire organizational strategic planning process is quite complex, with multiple steps and stakeholders. To increa...
Strategic planning is a crucial part and parcel of business management practices. It allows a business to position itself strategically for success while guiding its prospects in the market. As a business owner, investing in organizational strategic planning enables you to set goals and priorities that will define your business’s market value. Successful strategic planning should focus on five important steps and areas.
The first important step to take is to assess market ...
Running a business requires tremendous levels of experience and allocation of sufficient time towards management and administration. As a business manager or owner, it is your responsibility to rally all your workers and subordinates, bringing them together to set priorities and allocate resources through strategic planning. Proper strategic planning for your business should focus on five areas of importance.
Creating vision, mission, goals, and values
The strategic planning process should st...
Gorman Houston shares the difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning.
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Gorman Houston shares how you can hone in on your leadership skills.
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Gorman Houston shares the steps to success in strategic planning.
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Strategic planning in business is one of the core corporate activities that should be conducted on a regular basis. Good strategic planning helps a business set its priorities right, realign its resources, and strengthen its operations to ensure that it is competent enough for long term success. Strategy planning should focus on, among others, 5 key areas.
Conducting an assessment of a business’s industry or area of investment gives the business owners an opportunity to ev...