We’ve all seen them and even used them – catchy statistics. If the phrase “95% of users experienced positive results” made you click on something, raise your hand. Yes, we even admit to using them in our service promotional materials, like saying, “Every crucial conversation employees avoid wastes $1,500 per day.” Setting the past aside and focusing on the present and future, in this Blog, we will take a deeper look at why we need statistics, the potential problem with them, and our takeaways based on our real-world experience and education (with a bonus takeaway at the end).
Raise your hand if you are intrigued by this image. We chose it for this month’s blog as a reminder that businesses (and buildings) need a variety of elements to succeed and be strong. In building, rebar, or reinforcing bar, is a common feature of many concrete applications. Its primary purpose is to increase the tensile strength of the concrete, helping it resist cracking and breaking. Like rebar, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in business guarantees that the business can benefit by reducing errors, increasing efficiencies and profitability, and creating a safe work environment.
The answers to the Five W’s are essential to information-gathering. Who, What, When, Where, and Why answers formulate the complete story on a subject. In our work, Success Trek has noticed the absence of Why and when it is missing, confusion, frustration, discontent, and other unpleasant results follow.
Say the word “team,” and most people envision a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport. In business, a team is a group of people with different skills who can combine their efforts to achieve a common goal. Teams go beyond a specific project, they make up your whole business.
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.