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Keep Your Strategic Plan Alive

What worked for you a year ago may not work now and that can affect your objectives or goals. In our recent article, The Benefits of Strategic & Tactical Planning, we touched on what a strategic plan is and its benefits. In addition to “working” the plan, it must be regularly reviewed and updated. Your strategic plan should be reviewed annually at the very least.

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The Need for Documented Processes and Procedures

COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives. The effects on the workforce has revealed a definite need for process and procedure documentation as roles change and businesses adapt. As workers exit due to furlough, home demands or retirement, the lack of documented processes and procedures can further stress a business.

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The Benefits of Strategic & Tactical Planning

Did you know that businesses using strategic plans are 12% more profitable? A strategic plan is a management tool that keeps everyone and everything (energy, resources, time, etc.) moving in the same direction. Through a strategic plan, companies also see improved control over costs, increased foresight, improved operational performance, increased transparency and insight into the business, and a sense of shared purpose

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How To Take Your Team From Good To Great

Team performance affects an organization’s productivity, morale, and the overall quality of its product or service. When there is conflict, there is the potential to inhibit teamwork, which can delay projects, result in cost overruns, or decrease the effectiveness of the work. Successful teams make a considerable contribution to organizational productivity and efficiency. This month’s Blog is about how Success Trek worked with a client to uncover the root cause of performance roadblocks and identified ways to move past them.

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Are you experiencing absent team member stress?

Absent team members put stress on the rest of the team forcing management to figure out who must absorb the extra workload. US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress. Read how our work with a client reduced their stress during a team member’s unexpected and extended absence

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Leading Through Change

This month’s article begins with a quote that we are certain will resonate with all our readers. We encourage you to click to continue to the full article and consider how The Solution tips can be applied.

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Business Ingredient for Happy Employees

The Successful Business Ingredient: Happy Employees

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz
The good news is, the unemployment rate is at an all-time low – 3.6% as of January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bad news is…

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Five Steps to Better Workflow

A missed deadline, an overlooked milestone, or a lost order can derail not only your workflow but add to your anxiety and stress. Whether it started fine or was a crapshoot from the very start, what can help reduce the anxiety and stress? Getting everyone on the same page with a documented workflow.

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Ready… Set… Project Management!

Statistics show that only 2.5% of companies complete all the projects they set out to do. What does the other 97.5% do? Waste time and money because they don’t have a solid plan when it comes to project management.
Can’t get your project to the finish line?

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The Hidden Problems with Multitasking

Sure, that desk may look like that of an efficient multitasker. However, its what you do not see that is the problem! In the business world, employees often wear multiple hats. Their to-do lists are long, the days are short, and projects pile up. Factor in their home and social lives, and it is easy to see why multitasking is utilized. It is not uncommon to see an employee on their phone and computer, all while maintaining a conversation…

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There's no crying in baseball

Negativity in the workplace affects the bottom line.

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hank’s famous line from the movie A League of Their Own may bring a chuckle, but it’s the crying in business that is the dark little secret nobody talks about.

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Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer to Close the Gap

As some of the oldest Baby Boomers reach the traditional age of retirement, companies are faced with the potential loss of knowledge and skills. Transferring Boomer knowledge to a younger workforce does not come without challenges. … Continued

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