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10 Tips For Introducing Corporate Workwear

If you're considering introducing corporate workwear into your company, then perhaps you'd doing it so your staff look professional, for the free advertising, or maybe because you want to be sure that each employee has exactly what they need to do their job properly and safely. Here's what you should consider before you decide that work clothing is the solution. 1. It's important to ask staff, and discuss it with them. They won't be pleased if you suddenly demand that they wear certain items of clothing to work, instead of what they're used to wearing. 2. You'll need to sit down and work out exactly what you need. Perhaps different employees have different jobs, and so work in different environments which requires different sorts of work clothing.

How to Motivate Your Employees

Motivating your employees can be one of the most difficult tasks imaginable, depending on both the niche you are in as well as the environment. The reason for this is simply that not all people want to be motivated, not all mangers working style suits the ways the employee likes to work and sometimes the job is so boring to the individual that no amount of pay rising or inspirational speeches will make them feel like they should work harder. However, the half full cup side of this is that yes, you can motivate your workforce to work harder, yes there are tactics and techniques for doing so and lastly most of these methods are easy to put in place. As many a great business man said, money is not a motivator, therefore, before you start throwing cash at your workers hoping some of it will stick, start to think about what they want and the position they are in.

Information Overload in The Internet Age

In the movie "He's Just Not That Into You, " Drew Barrymore has a dialogue to this effect: And now, you have to go through all this just to get rejected by seven different technologies - it is exhausting! This reflects the time we live in. Information age - Age of Internet, emails, cell phones with ever-increasing features! Information Overload or Infomania has Dictionary definition: a continual and excessive quest for acquiring and disseminating knowledge and information. As per Wikipedia: Infomania is the debilitating state of information overload, caused by the combination of a backlog of information to process (usually in email), and continuous interruptions from technologies like phones, instant messaging, and email.

Effective Supply Chain Management Demand-Pull

Few Companies Achieve a Return on their Supply Chain Improvement Projects More than 850 companies were surveyed, including those that had highly publicized supply chain failures. One of the authors of the study, Vinod Singhal, said, "Much of the evidence [for payoff] is anecdotal." Robert Austin of Harvard University, says, "Only a few lucky companies can prove that they achieved any real payoff from their SCM efforts." Management has a powerful incentive to improve supply channel operations. The study shows companies that report supply chain glitches experience a 20% loss in shareholder value. Thus, we have the explosion of SCM software products in the marketplace and an increasing emphasis on collaboration among chain partners.

Effective Time Management - Common Problem? Part 1

The inspiration of this article comes directly from yet another time management course that I recently took part in. You know the ones that I am talking about, the ones that promise we will all become more effective with our time management skills and be better at everything we do. Yes, you guessed it but I think the items mentioned have some merit to discuss. Try twisting the tested time management techniques with a different perspective. This is truly the only way that you effectively change the way you think. Some of the myths that we have all heard include: You can manage time: everything that you do takes a certain amount of time. Let's face it, whether you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth or not - like me - you only have 24 hours in a day.

A System to End Your Workday So You Feel on Top of Your Game

At CEO Systems, we have noticed a very common cycle that we would like to help our readers eliminate. The scenario usually goes something like this: It is the end of your workday and you are in a rush to tie up loose ends and get out of the office. You leave your desk in disarray, covered in papers. The next morning you arrive and see your desk. You instantly feel overwhelmed and choose not to deal with it. Instead, you do something else, like check your email. Soon, the new fires of the day take precedence over anything on the desk. New documents get delivered and as they arrive they are placed on top of the papers that were already covering your desk.

Workplace Stress - Is the Recession Affecting Your Productivity?

The recession has created new problems for workers. People worry about losing their jobs or getting their hours reduced by management. Inflation associated with a recession also means employees can buy less for their families on the same income. Employees can take the initiative to alleviate stress before it affects their workplace productivity. Managing your stress level helps you to feel healthier, concentrate better, and communicate more effectively with coworkers and clients. Giving in to job stress and economic pressures can lead to conflict with others, poor evaluations, and possible job loss. Try these suggestions for managing stressful feelings in the workplace: 1.

Why Motivating Others Doesn't Work

Incorrect starting point Almost everywhere you turn there seems to be another rewards based incentive program to motivate people. This approach can work short term only for people who don't like their work. But with the time these people will only demand larger rewards to gain the same satisfaction. And for people who actually enjoy their work, their performance and motivation will most likely decrease short and long term since they are the ones who don't require external factors to do what they enjoy. I have found that the best way to ensure people are at their best is to align their abilities (what they are able to do if motivated) and their interests. The intersection is where people will thrive.

A Different Perspective on Productivity

When you talk about productivity, words like efficiency, effectiveness, profit margins, and budgets come to mind. After reading this article, you should add posture, fitness, and nutrition to that list. These important factors have more to do with productivity than you may think. Bottom line profits are being affected by issues directly related to physical well being. Whether it is low back pains, neck pains, or energy droughts, these minor conditions ultimately lead to more severe conditions that cause absenteeism, high medical costs, and costly employee turnover. You cannot produce when you are not present. It's no wonder that companies are now focusing on wellness programs for their associates, whether it's in-office yoga classes, 15 minute neck massages, or on-site fitness facilities.

How to Craft an Effective Incentive Program and Boost Employee Productivity

What Are Incentive Programs? Incentive programs are reward systems designed to motivate employees. A good system can propel even marginal performers to success. These programs are widespread in some areas of business. For example, in many industries it is quite common to pay manufacturing staff a bonus based on production levels. Other common programs are found in executive management and marketing. In recent years, an increasing number of small and medium size businesses have turned to Rewards Programs, often with mixed results. Examples of remarkable success are many... but so are examples of disastrous outcomes. When problems occur, it is usually the result of a poorly planned or managed program.

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