Business Category: Increase Productivity


7 Ways to Improve Your Productivity at Work?

Productivity experts have devised some simple methods to improve your productivity at work. They consist of either working harder or working smarter. Personally I like working smarter, but sometimes I end up working harder too. Use just one idea and you could improve your productivity at work. Use all of them and you could double or triple your productivity. Continue reading…

How to Increase Your Business Productivity

I am going to let you in on an industry secret. I’m sure you have heard consultants offer to make your organization more money by saying they can increase your business productivity. Then they produce clearly defined job tasks, work instructions, reports, forms, and job descriptions for every employee or business process – also known as a Policy and Procedure Manual. The thing is these manuals are derived from internal templates. Continue reading…

Document Control, How to Improve it

Document control is part of an effective system of internal controls, which is an essential requirement for compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 22000, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), and a plethora of regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, 8th EU Directive, HIPAA). Continue reading…

What Is Lean Waste?

Are you working harder these days or working smarter, and how do you know the difference? Many of the reasons we end up working so hard — and not so smart — have to do with our failure to recognize those things that waste our precious time. We may just have the wrong paradigm. The focus in a lean thinking paradigm is to eliminate lean waste, or muda (the Japanese word for “waste”). So, what is lean waste? Continue reading…