It's the classic never-ending battle between employees and management. It's known as the ‘KTD’ syndrome that some businesses unfortunately seem to have. Short for ‘kept in the dark’, it's an office culture whereby the management keep their employees constantly out of the loop and uninformed. Only when there is a new task at hand do they communicate with employees about the wider goals of the business. Even then, some companies create brief which they hope employees can look back on to have any of their queries answered. The important thing to note here is, yes secrecy in business is valid but it's entirely circumstantial and should have an organized hierarchy that it follows. However, when there is a lack of basic communication in offices, employees can start to feel marginalized by their … [Read more...] about Should There Be A Culture Of Secrecy In Your Business?
Small business owners have probably looked at the employee structure of larger businesses and taken inspiration to design their own. It's quite simple at first, you hire junior employees that will be the bulk of your workforce, then supervisors, managers, heads of departments and then the C-suite. It's not that complicated and you have all the important roles filled. However a really strong employee structure will ensure that there are employees that work in a specialized capacity. They’re not quite middle-management and they’re not quite C-suite rank either. They are treated as high-level employees but they solely answer to the CEO or if the boss permits, the other C-suite roles too. These employees will be financial advisors, risk analysts, legal experts and last but not least … [Read more...] about 4 Key Roles Researchers Play In Every Business
So, how is your business doing? Are you making a sizeable profit, or are you struggling to make ends meet on a day-to-day basis? To ensure your business survives in the long-term, you do need to focus on your profits. If you aren't bringing in the money you need to support your business, then you will be in a very precarious position. Of course, this is nothing new to you. You might have read the above statement and nodded your head in full agreement. You might be taking the relevant steps to increase your profits already. However, care needs to be taken. If you are taking action but not seeing results, then you might want to implement smarter thinking within your efforts to make money. In this article, we will offer you a few suggestions. If you aren't making a profit, then … [Read more...] about Smart Ways To Increase Your Small Business Profits
Nailing the interview and getting admission into a Business School of your dreams isn’t enough to ensure your bright future. Getting in takes a lot of effort. Yet it takes even more work to go through it and graduate. You must also make the most out of your time there. Here are some things you should do to so that your time and money spent on business school won’t go to waste. Prioritize Assignments When you are in a Business School, there is a large number of things that you need to manage apart from studying and sitting for your exams. There will be writing and practical assignments for each subject and several independent and group projects to be done. You need to complete them on time and submit them on very strict deadlines. Keeping on top of all that requires advanced … [Read more...] about How to do Your Best in a Business School?
Talking to one another is crucial for any professional team. Keeping up with work, sharing ideas, and simply being social are essential in an office environment, but it would quickly become a mess if people were walking to one another’s desks to talk about their work. Instead, it makes a lot more sense to have your teams communicating digitally. There are a lot of ways to achieve a goal like this, and many small business owners take the wrong path, and that is what this post is here to help you with. By exploring business communications, it should give you a clear idea of the work you have to do to find success in this area. The Hardware The hardware which is used to facilitate communication in a business shouldn’t be too hard to get your hands on. Computers will be essential for this, … [Read more...] about Keeping Up Communications Within Your Business
One of the most essential parts of running any business is always going to be ensuring that the money is being looked after. If it is not, then you cannot be sure that it is going to be able to provide the business in the right way, and ultimately that will lead to less and less of a success in many other ways. Keeping a hold on the business cashflow is however something of a challenge at any time, no matter what kind of business it might be that you are running and what you might hope to get out of it. In this post, we are going to try and turn this around by looking at some of the sensible things you can do to ensure that your business’ cashflow is being dealt with much more professionally and reasonably. You might find that these make a huge difference indeed. Sourcing Equipment You … [Read more...] about Being Sensible With Your Business’ Cashflow