28 Apr

Too Many Management Fads – So Little Productivity

There are many management fads that have entered the workplace.  They have positives and negatives for each business.  They are seen as fresh and performance enhancing.  All too often they become just one more failed attempt at doing what for decades, tried and true methods have shown us.

We’ve seen many fads regarding how to have a better workplace.  For example, we’ve had:

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21 Apr

Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your Business?

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration more than half of all small-business owners are age 50 or, older do not have a succession plan for their business. Planning for your ultimate departure from your business, the succession plan for your business is not something you do a few months before you decide to retire or leave that business.  The earlier you begin the better, no matter what your age.

A survey by the Financial Planning Association found that while 78 percent of small-business owners intend to sell their businesses to fund their retirements, fewer than 30 percent have a written succession plan. That’s not a recipe for success.

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14 Apr

Why Don’t You Have a Strong Workforce Plan

Workforce planning is a process where the business identifies and addresses the gaps between its current workforce and its future needs. A strong workforce plan allows the business to:

  • Align workforce requirements directly to the business’s strategic and tactical business plans
  • Define both current workforce needs and future requirements
  • Identify skill gaps and develop strategies to fill them
  • Develop appropriate measurements to identify workforce success measures and the corresponding alignment of the workforce with organizational needs.
  • Identify and change the behaviors that act as barriers to effective workforce strategies and success.

So why don’t most businesses have a strong strategic workforce plan?

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07 Apr

The Fear of Success

How can this be?  How can anyone be afraid of being successful? Yet it happens and it is more common than you may think.  The Fear of Success that resides in many can not only disrupt your personal life, in business, it can disrupt your career and possibly even end it.

 

I’m doing everything I can to sabotage my career. It’s a little thing called “fear of success”. –  Jon Stewart

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