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Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick

Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners seeking to introduce major changes to their business operations, need to be conscious of the high failure rate of major change initiatives, and take steps to prevent the common causes of such failures.


Vast volumes of literature can be read to determine why change initiatives have such high failure rates, yet for small business owners it is more important to accept that this is the case, and look for easy to understand advice on the key steps to take, to reduce the chances of failure and prevent the associated high costs.


This excellent article, suggests that the final step in making any important business transformation is to make the changes a permanent part of the business operations, and it recommends five key tasks that need to be effectively completed to ensure that the changes required become the normal way of doing business.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 31, 2013 3:32 AM

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This topic is a large collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, prepared for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.


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This topic is fully searchable. Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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This topic is fully searchable. Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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33 Amazing Ways to Recognise Employees

33 Amazing Ways to Recognise Employees | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Creative employee recognition ideas from experts and companies known to have the happiest employees. Use these proven ideas at your office!
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Lack of recognition of employee contributions to the success of any business will impact in a negative way on a range of areas including productivity, engagement, retention and culture. The more a business can develop and implement a sound, business wide, employee recognition strategy the better it will be for their bottom line. The ideas in this article provide a good starting point for those needing ideas on what works effectively in providing recognition to employees for their good work.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 28, 1:32 AM

A great list. Those still appraising employees instead of appreciating them are now officially dinosaurs

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 28, 2:54 AM

Employee recognition is an important way of ensuring loyalty, faith and trust in an organisation. It is true that the amount of recognition required would vary from person to person. People in leadership positions also need recognition, though not in the form of flattery. Celebrating more often, appreciating and praising employees more, goin on retreats, showing interest in employee's hobbies and interests, 'thank you' cards, colourful certificates, can all help boost employee morale. 

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Five Essential Business Improvement Factors

Five Essential Business Improvement Factors | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
How to improve your #business http://t.co/eNWJZxD4Df Our top tips! #management
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Improving the performance of any business requires attention to more than one element of the business at a time. Successful change initiatives embrace a number of key elements simultaneously to ensure improvements are sustainable and deliver the required outcomes. This article provides a good summary of five key elements that require attention at all stages of any business improvement project.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, August 22, 5:48 AM

This makes sense

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How to Deliver a Killer Sales Presentation

How to Deliver a Killer Sales Presentation | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
How are your customer presentation skills? FASTSIGNS discusses the key components that help you create a killer presentation.
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The author of this article identifies nine key components that together form the basis of a killer sales presentation. If you can't think of nine factors you need to cover off in a sales presentation, then this article is for you. Use this also as a good template to assess your current sales presentations - I be very surprised if they can't be improved using this information.

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, August 13, 5:52 PM

Very interesting read, particularly about trial closes throughout a presentation.

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The 9 Most Reliable Online Marketing Resources For Small Businesses

The 9 Most Reliable Online Marketing Resources For Small Businesses | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Are you a small business runner and wondering some of the resources that can help you get to the next level?
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Small business owners need all the help they can get, and when it comes to marketing your business online, knowing what resources are available to make your life easier is important. Given the sheer amount of options available it is very helpful when a collection of the better resources has been collated for every business owners benefit. This is one such collection and well worth looking into if you want to market your business to the online world.

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shehroze shahid's curator insight, August 13, 5:38 AM

This is awesome for small businesses who are just starting out and want to get recognized. This can help them to be out there and it can help their business grow and be popular.

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10 Great Twitter Marketing Article Links

10 Great Twitter Marketing Article Links | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Twitter Marketing can be tough. But with these 10 Resources, you'll grow your Followers, drive more Traffic to your site, and revolutionize your Tweets.
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Business owners who have recognised the growing effectiveness of marketing their businesses via Twitter, need significant guidance, to be effective in this endeavour. Rather than re-inventing the wheel or proceeding haphazardly by trial and error, learning from those who have the knowledge is a recommended course of action. The information contained in the 10 links in this article, should prove invaluable, for any business owner seeking to effectively use Twitter to promote their business.

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Business owners who have recognised the growing effectiveness of marketing their businesses via Twitter, need significant guidance, to be effective in this endeavour. Rather than re-inventing the wheel or proceeding haphazardly by trial and error, learning from those who have the knowledge is a recommended course of action. The information contained in the 10 links in this article, should prove invaluable, for any business owner seeking to effectively use Twitter to promote their business.

Ben Salve's curator insight, August 8, 9:14 AM


Business owners who have recognised the growing effectiveness of marketing their businesses via Twitter, need significant guidance, to be effective in this endeavour. Rather than re-inventing the wheel or proceeding haphazardly by trial and error, learning from those who have the knowledge is a recommended course of action. The information contained in the 10 links in this article, should prove invaluable, for any business owner seeking to effectively use Twitter to promote their business.

Luigi Cangiano's curator insight, August 8, 1:17 PM


Business owners who have recognised the growing effectiveness of marketing their businesses via Twitter, need significant guidance, to be effective in this endeavour. Rather than re-inventing the wheel or proceeding haphazardly by trial and error, learning from those who have the knowledge is a recommended course of action. The information contained in the 10 links in this article, should prove invaluable, for any business owner seeking to effectively use Twitter to promote their business.

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One Skill EVERY Business Owner Needs to Develop

One Skill EVERY Business Owner Needs to Develop | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

We asked about twenty business owners and CEOs to name the one skill they feel contributes the most to their success.What did every one of them say?Sales skills. Each and every one felt success is almost impossible -- in any field -- without solid sales skills. Here’s why.

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As a business owner, you wear many hats and need to acquire and deploy a range of disparate skills, if you are to be successful in any business endeavour. There is however a core skill, that if not mastered by the business owner, will put that business well behind the eight ball, when it comes to achieving any level of success. That skill is of course the ability to sell. This article makes the case for every business owner to improve their ability to sell.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, August 5, 9:42 AM


As a business owner, you wear many hats and need to acquire and deploy a range of disparate skills, if you are to be successful in any business endeavour. There is however a core skill, that if not mastered by the business owner, will put that business well behind the eight ball, when it comes to achieving any level of success. That skill is of course the ability to sell. This article makes the case for every business owner to improve their ability to sell.

Helen Stenhouse's curator insight, August 5, 10:14 PM

When it comes to achieving any level of success, every business owner to improve their ability to sell.

Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, August 7, 8:23 AM

 

As a business owner, you wear many hats and need to acquire and deploy a range of disparate skills, if you are to be successful in any business endeavour. There is however a core skill, that if not mastered by the business owner, will put that business well behind the eight ball, when it comes to achieving any level of success. That skill is of course the ability to sell. This article makes the case for every business owner to improve their ability to sell.

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10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
While there isn't a foolproof map to entrepreneurial greatness, these qualities are consistent.
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This is an interesting article that outlines 10 observed traits that appear to be common to the majority of successful entrepreneurs. If you are not the successful entrepreneur that you envisaged when you set out on your entrepreneurial journey, this may help to get you on track, or it may help you to decide once and for all, whether the entrepreneurial journey is the right path for you to continue along.

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Luigi Cangiano's curator insight, July 30, 12:01 PM


This is an interesting article that outlines 10 observed traits that appear to be common to the majority of successful entrepreneurs. If you are not the successful entrepreneur that you envisaged when you set out on your entrepreneurial journey, this may help to get you on track, or it may help you to decide once and for all, whether the entrepreneurial journey is the right path for you to continue along.

Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, August 7, 8:23 AM


This is an interesting article that outlines 10 observed traits that appear to be common to the majority of successful entrepreneurs. If you are not the successful entrepreneur that you envisaged when you set out on your entrepreneurial journey, this may help to get you on track, or it may help you to decide once and for all, whether the entrepreneurial journey is the right path for you to continue along.