December 2011

Too often, I hear from managers who are at their wits end with a problem employee. Unfortunately they reach out for help at the point of no return. It is important to set expectations early, often and clearly. Meet with your employee on the first day of employment to outline what is important to you in attitude and behaviour.

Continue to meet regularly to calibrate with the employee regarding your expectations. If despite these efforts, your employee misses the mark, at this point, you should be weighing the cost benefit of keeping the employee and investing more time and energy into aligning his behaviour vs. simply cutting your losses and letting the employee go.

Do you ever wonder, how a business stays organized and on track? Is it a rhythm, a natural ability, a learned skill, or possibly a little of each? Is it a secret? Where does it come from? How do you get it?

What is the secret to “Organize for Success”?

Are you ready? The secret to “organize for success” is there is no secret. It is simply a change in routines and behaviour/attitude toward your surroundings. The concept is simple; the hard part is adjusting to a new way of thinking and living.

Your market and your customers are always evolving. Standing still in the business world allows other companies to step in and fulfill customer needs. Here are a few tips on how to uncover growth opportunities: