Imagine you are in a lab. You have an unmarked bottle of chemicals you know are harmless, so you set the bottle down on a table, intending to get back to it later. Before you can, a co-worker stumbles onto the unmarked bottle. How will they know what to do? You know the bottle isn’t [...]
When a car’s tire alignment is off, the vehicle may pull to one side or experience uneven tire wear. Bumpy roads, pot holes, or even hitting a curb can affect your car’s alignment, and a car with alignment issues won’t drive as well. Alignment enables peak performance.
In the daily grind and constant pressure to get your work done, you may not have taken a step back to examine your overall satisfaction with your job, your department and your company. So, here’s a quiz to help you make that assessment. Please mark the answer that most closely matches your current experience as [...]
It’s an all-too familiar scenario: Company leaders, alarmed at a sudden decrease in profits, issue a decree to curb business trips, count paper clips, or trim headcounts. They’re clearly thinking that the quickest way to boost profits is to cut costs. But, they’re thinking wrong! Let’s explore why this might be … All costs are [...]
Let’s face it. For all of our talk about the importance of data, we’re still “data dumb,” meaning we collect the wrong data, let our data collect dust, or fail to interpret it correctly. Many companies gather data only to share it with a few people instead of using it to engage the entire team [...]
The story of how SurfaceLogix became a high performance work team SurfaceLogix, a Pompano Beach-based manufacturer and distributor of concrete brick paver sealers, stains, and coatings, was a small South Florida business when John Daly took over for his father in 1991. As president, Daly had a vision of expansion that would permit the team [...]
How is inadequate communication affecting your company? There are many elements that are necessary in order for an organization to elevate themselves to world-class status. Among them, building an effective infrastructure for communication is key. Without a set infrastructure, many companies find that their communication begins to degrade over time. Departments stop holding meetings or [...]
Have you ever envisioned your dream team? Fantasized about having superpowered employees who always knock it out of the park when it comes to productivity, achieving goals and exceeding quotas? If so, you’re not alone. But in reality—those companies that have the coveted “dream teams” have learned one of the most important lessons when it comes to their organization and that is, there’s no place for “if onlys” in business.
Are your employees poised to succeed as a team? The only asset your company has that appreciates over time is your people. Companies that understand this fact are the most successful because they know the advantages of having knowledgeable, experienced, and highly-skilled team members and are willing to invest in their growth. The question [...]
Arguably the most powerful tool in continuous performance improvement, the Multi-Function Process Map actually lets you see what’s working—and what’s not While it’s a new concept for many companies, the idea of creating a visual representation of organizational processes has been around for nearly a century. Once called the flow process chart (1921), the Multi-Function [...]