Wouldn’t it be just perfect if we could hire employees that had the same passion and drive to move your business forward that you as
When creating an employee handbook, you need to cover all aspects of employee policies and procedures, including those that protect your operation, and that you reflect the values of your organization.
As part of his Marin Business Forum presentation, Pete Daffern, CEO of Clairmail, shared the lessons he has learned over the years about how to grow a company.
To maintain rapid growth over the long term, start with the lower rungs on the ladder and assess risks and opportunities, then expand the level of risk as you grow.
When establishing system benchmarks, it’s best to stick to the essentials. Leave room for common sense and avoid the clutter of excess detail about process.
most managers only measure outputs, not inputs, which is like telling a Little League team to score more runs, rather than actually explaining how to swing a bat and make contact with the ball. Similarly, most companies measure traffic, revenue or earnings, without considering how to improve the company at an atomic level: how to make a meeting better, or an engineer more productive.
One of the primary reasons that the strategic planning process fails is because the plan is written and then set aside to gather dust. Once the plan is created, it needs to be communicated to the parties involved in its success. Provide metrics that align with the expectations for the plan’s outcome
The litmus test for each of your strategic objectives is that it has to meet each of these five criteria. If the objective fails to meet one or more of these criteria, then either assess it to determine if it is truly strategic, or revise it to make it more specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time bound.