Here’s a New Year’s resolution we can get behind: reduce jargon and buzzwords for better communication. When used correctly, they can help like-minded individuals communicate more efficiently and effectively. However, problems arise when used without regard and unnecessarily, leading to confusion and a lack of understanding.
Starting a business is an exciting adventure filled with many ups and downs. Often, the most overwhelming and frustrating aspect is the paperwork with starting a business. Many new business owners have the same questions. Read about how Success Trek helped a business owner with these and other New Business Struggles.
Who does what when? Whether it’s a short-term project, organizing workflow across departments, or streamlining operations throughout an entire organization, documenting who, what, when, and how can increase your success dramatically.
Documenting how people work can improve your Business Operation by creating teachable and repeatable processes so that you can onboard new employees quickly, optimize efficiency, and support knowledge transfer and retention. Read how our work with a client allowed them to meet deadlines, create efficiencies, improve communication, and more.
Smart, successful businesses are also supportive businesses, giving back to local nonprofit organizations, usually in the form of funding focused on building and expanding programs. Investing in the organization’s core infrastructure, organizational growth, and leadership development may not seem as impressive as your company name on a building but affords a much more significant impact. By looking at the organization’s needs differently, we can find more ways to sustain these vital community resources.
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.
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
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