Sounds easy in principle, doesn’t it? Just plan your work and work your plan. So, why is “plan do check act” so difficult in practice? Using the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) method is like climbing a hill: it starts out easy but gets harder the higher up you go. What Is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)? Continue reading What Is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)?
It seems that almost every industry has been affected by COVID, changing business communications and relationships. Most will be feeling the effects well beyond when it is no longer a societal concern. The trade show industry is one of them. During the last few years, with so many people hesitant to gather in large rooms to buy and sell products and services and exchange ideas, trade shows were nearly nonexistent. What will Trade Show look like in the future?
Business Capital is the most critical component that fuels your company and keeps it safe from sharks in the banking world. Without it, organizations can’t grow. or you may be bootstrapping your startup, but how do you figure out how much cash a company needs? Continue reading How Do You Figure Out How Much Cash a Company Needs?
A disaster is any event that will significantly impact your company’s operations — and I mean Anything. Traditionally, this means a hurricane, fire, flood, or earthquake. Non-traditionally, this means a toxic waste release, computer system crash, power outage, labor strike, community illness and many others. Unfortunately, disasters happen more frequently than we would prefer. So how can you use disaster management planning to make sure you’re prepared? Continue reading What are the Steps to Disaster Management Planning?
You can make your training more effective by using less lecture time and more interaction time. Do you know how the Learning Loop, or PDCA for short, helps to increase your training performance? Continue reading How to Increase Your Training Performance
The new decade is here, and with it comes a billion new expectations for your company. What you do now can set your company up for success, or it can be your downfall. Facilitating organizational change is easy to theorize and come up with, but putting it into action can cause a lot of problems. Here are the top tips for moving forward with a change: A Guide to Changing your Current Business Operations. Continue reading Guide to Changing Your Current Business Operations
There were two things at the heart of the financial crises: the sub-prime home lending fiasco (with the bad loans then bundled into investment securities) and the use of credit default swaps that had organizations falling like dominoes once bad mortgage loans started taking some institutions down. How can you make sure your company succeeds? One way is using financial strategies for business success. Continue reading How to Use Financial Strategies for Business Success
Are financial performance objectives more critical than you think? While almost every business pays attention to financial performance, studies show that small and medium sized businesses in particular frequently do not engage in thorough financial planning, including the development of financial performance objectives. Continue reading How to Develop Financial Performance Objectives
The ISO 9001 quality standard has a number of document requirements and specifically calls out 7.5.3 Control of Documented information. To understand what documents or a records are required (the new standard does not make a distinction) first let’s clarify what are documents and records.
Your end-to-end process design defines your organizations capability to deliver your vision. You’ll begin to see a number of gaps between your future state (the vision of where you want to go) and your current state (where you are today). These gaps will need to be closed and to do this we need to start action planning. Continue reading How to Use Action Planning to Achieve Your Vision