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11 Nov

A small step for you, a giant leap for your business

Date: 2009-11-11 09:44 Comments: 0

Imagine that a business, any kind of business, consists of a bunch of processes involving and performed by different participants (which could be employees, machinery, software, etc).

So, a process is then a routine, a series of activities that have a certain starting point and finishing line. One, a few or many participants may be involved in completing the activities in the process.

The purpose of looking at the business as a bunch of processes is that ...

14 Oct

“Where’s the info I should have had by now?”

Date: 2009-10-14 11:57 Comments: 0

Have you ever delegated a task to someone or have someone promise that they would get back to you with some sort of information you need, forgot that you did, and then, at the very last minute or when it is already too late, discover that you never received the material you desperately need right now?

Here’s a hint to how to never repeat that unpleasant experience ever again.

30 Sep

Begin again. And again.

Date: 2009-09-30 12:16 Comments: 0

Have you, like I have, ever thought “I would really like to start working in that way, start doing like that, but I never seem to have time to begin; I have so much to do, all the time”?

It may be about being better prepared for meetings, or about using to-do-lists, or about taking notes swiftly about what you and your customer agreed on in a sales meeting, or something completely different.

The good thing is ...

23 Sep

Make it simple

Date: 2009-09-23 23:41 Comments: 0

A consistent theme in creating a good personal or organizational structure is simplification, to make things simpler.

When things move too slowly forward and even when we get totally stuck, we and our business can get going and accelerate easier if we make things simple.

But, how?

Here are six kinds of simplicity to utilize.

16 Sep

To not see what you do not need, until you need it

Date: 2009-09-16 23:35 Comments: 0

Are you drowing in piles of paper on your desk? It may be piles of documents that you do not need at the moment but can’tthrow away because you know that you will need it later; next week, next month or next year?

The solution to this is called “the tickler file”.

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