Perhaps you can relate. My day-to-day job requires me to use my brain, not my hands. Analyzing, thinking, planning, communicating and many hours behind a computer screen. Mentally challenging work is very rewarding, but I picked up woodworking as productive, hands-on outlet for when I’m not “on the job." Hours spent on woodworking projects have reinforced some basic lessons that contribute to business success as well.
You’ve probably seen the topic of workplace culture everywhere. There are articles written about it, podcasts devoted to it, employers tout their culture to new hires and there are awards given to companies for having the “best place to work." What exactly is culture? At Brixey & Meyer, we say we have a great workplace culture, but what does that really mean?
Starting and running a business is an exciting venture. Entrepreneurs start with a dream. This dream envisions an amazing future state. Daily, a mission is lived out with certain behaviors and values expressed. Strategy development bridges the gap between where the business is and where it wants to go. This is exciting stuff! Along the way, though, distractions surface. Lawsuits, miscommunications, under-performing team-members, et cetera get in the way of that exciting dream. How did it end up like this?
Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first two-parts of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity…all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part three of this four-part series.
Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first part of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity… all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part two of this four-part series.
Running a business is hard work! Operational bottle necks, financial obstacles, personnel issues, and business development road blocks are realities. New opportunities exist, yet day-to-day challenges and distractions get in the way. The last thing a new entrepreneur or seasoned executive needs is another people-related distraction! Such personnel distractions exist due to poor preparation and planning. When it comes to people management, business leaders must setup policies, processes, and procedures to maximize human effectiveness and tighten legal compliance. Up-front preparation allows employers to minimize lost time, energy, resources, and morale. Over the next four blog posts, I will explore ten employment practices that create workplace distractions.
We are pleased to announce our consolidation of Cincinnati offices to Mount Adams, one of Cincinnati's most historic and popular neighborhoods. The move will take place in late 2019. The new address is 1111 Saint Gregory St. Cincinnati, OH 45202.