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The Costs Of Ignoring Employee Engagement

The Costs Of Ignoring Employee Engagement | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners, who are not aware of the very high cost of ignoring the issue of improving employee engagement levels in their business, doom themselves to remain at the bottom of the business pile.


As more and more research is conducted, the benefits of having engaged employees are becoming obvious, yet awareness of the high costs associated with having dis-engaged employees is not as well known.


This excellent article, suggests that employee engagement really matters in business, and it outlines the 10 key benefits of having engaged employees and identifies five key areas where attention will assist to increase employee engagement levels.

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Yu Ji's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:08 AM

To achieve the highest level of CRM,  not only does customers have to get involved, every employee in organisation should also have the awareness of ownership. 

 

Beach Buzz Media's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:04 PM

Very true!

Martha Schade's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:44 AM

Why waste the incredibe abilities talents and insights that humans have? Because they can be difficult to manage? 

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Business Improvement - Intro

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The Business Improvement topic, is an ever growing collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, curated specifically for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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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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obati's comment, September 28, 2013 9:49 AM
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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

9 Things Successful People Won't Do | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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All business owners desire to achieve a certain level of success, yet many strive for years, without ever seeing a reasonable level of success comensurate with their investment of time, energy and capital.


Often, success may elude many business owners due to self-sabotage, caused by them doing things that successful business owners don't do.


This excellent article, suggests that there are many things that successful people don't do ever, and it outlines nine things that business owners not seeing success in their businesses need to stop doing in order to be more successful.



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Eminence's comment, August 20, 3:56 AM
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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 20, 2:20 PM

I like all 9 of these ideas, especially not holding a grudge and not saying YES unless you really mean it. 

Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 12:35 PM

Add this to your learning curve.

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Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills

Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners all have a dominant leadership style and knowing which style  is being applied in any business, can depending on the nature of the business, indicate how successful that business will be over time.


Business owners need to be aware of their preferred leadership style, and be able to vary this style as necessary, to meet the needs of their business.


This excellent article, identifies the different styles of leadership that can be deployed, and it suggests five ways that business owners can improve their own leadership skills so that they can apply the appropriate leadership style to any given situation.

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Emilia Hart's curator insight, August 16, 1:18 PM

Babies are very sensitive to chemicals as their immune systems are just preliminary to develop. The delicate skin of babies cannot produce sufficient oil to continue moisturized. Normal skin care products might dry their fine skin and composite the problem. The best decision is to apply natural baby care products for babies.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 16, 4:35 PM

Leadership skills is necessary for any any business owners and personnel in management positions. Great leaders are effective because they continue to grow and develop. The learning never stops no matter what position you are in!

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, August 18, 12:55 AM

We offer some of the best, DiSC leadership assessment tools, obtained from our provider, Epic, for the CEO, used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication tools.

What do the letters DiSC mean?

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5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

5 Leadership Biases to Avoid | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Every leader has their personal biases, and business owners need to be aware that certain biases can impact negatively on their businesses, and strive to avoid letting these biases affect their decision making.


Whilst there is a natural conflict between the aims of a business seeking to maximise profit and it's customers who seek to acquire products or services at the least cost possible, businesses who review their biases as they affect customers stand to do better than those whose don't.


This excellent article, identifies five leadership biases to be avoided by  business owners, and it suggests two things to do to ensure these biases do not effect their decision making.



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donhornsby's curator insight, August 11, 10:18 AM

(From the article): Don’t talk yourself and your team into continuing a project if it’s not working. Stick to the facts and take action on them, even if that action is simply to move on.


Getting an outside perspective is often the most difficult. Your best friend who reviews your new mobile site is a good sounding board, but she’s biased by believing in you. Your agency can certainly provide insights into what’s wrong with your marketing, but they also want you to sign that new contract. There’s that conflict of interest again.

The best outside perspectives come from outside.



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Leadership

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5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

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​4 Step Process to Drive Problems Out of Your Business

​4 Step Process to Drive Problems Out of Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Every business has problems, and often these problems fester in the background, seemingly denying all attempts to eradicate them.


Resolving problems is more complex than many business owners realise, and successful problem resolution cannot be achieved by taking short cuts, an approach time poor owners usually adopt.


This excellent article,  suggests that successful businesses learn how to clearly identify identify problems and solve them so that they never reappear, and it offers a four step process to help any business to achieve this outcome.

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20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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A business owners day can disappear in a flash, and if one is not careful, the day can end with very little having been accomplished.


The key to successful time management, is to firstly recognise that one has a problem effectively completing work in the available time, and to then to determine what needs to be done differently to enable more effective time utilisation.


This excellent article, indicates how to tell you need to improve your time management skills, and it offers 20 tips you can immediately action to become a better time manager.

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 5, 3:25 PM

Time management is essential for success!

Tyler Fleck's curator insight, August 5, 6:37 PM

Good for board members, homeowners, and...well...anyone looking to manage their time just a little bit better!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 6, 8:58 AM

Fairly standard time management tips but always worth reminding yourself of them.

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17 Great Networking Tips

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Business owners who make the effort to develop good networking skills, will develop long term quality relationships with fellow business owners, and their businesses will reap the benefits of these relationships for years to come.


Networking is often avoided by many business owners, usually  by those who claim the activity provides a poor return on their time investment or that they are simply too busy and can't make the time available,  yet the real reason is a lack of knowledge of how to successfully network.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone can improve their networking skills, and it offers 17 tips to make the networking experience a far more enjoyable and rewarding endeavour.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 29, 4:13 AM

The one I like is: 'Don't work the room'

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Develop a Simple Business Plan by Answering Just Six Questions

Develop a Simple Business Plan by Answering Just Six Questions | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Far too many small business owners, operate their businesses without ever preparing a business plan, and this missing link is often the chief reason they do not achieve their desired levels of success.


A business plan is not all that difficult to create, yet many business owners avoid the task, often because they are aware that a well prepared plan can expose gaps of many kinds that cannot always be ignored.


This excellent article, suggests that a business plan clearly identifies how much work lies ahead for a business to succeed in its chosen endeavour and provides a prioritised map of the path to follow, and it offers a six question approach that will provide all the answers needed to help a business owner to prepare a simple business plan.

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy When E-mail is Involved?

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy When E-mail is Involved? | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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As a business owner, your biggest problem when it comes to e-mail, is probably  the limiting beliefs you have developed over time about what is proper and improper in an age of electronic communication.


A cluttered inbox, is a clear sign that all is not well in the relationship between the owner and  how they view e-mail as a communication tool, and their effectiveness in managing an growing inbox.


This excellent article, suggest that psychology is at play in most instances of cluttered inboxes, and it identifies five misguided beliefs that cause problems and then outlines six habits that business owners should adopt to enable them to do their best work.

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Progressive training's curator insight, July 15, 4:44 AM

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy When E-mail is Involved?

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy When E-mail is Involved?

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5 Steps to Building Business Through Relationships

5 Steps to Building Business Through Relationships | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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We have all heard the saying; It is not what you know but who you know. What it really means, is that great relationships in business will trump great knowlege every time.


Building a business, is very much linked to the levels of trust established between a business and all of those with who it deals, on a day in and day out basis.


This excellent article, suggests that strengthening a relationship and developing trust will always separate you from the competition, and it offers a five step process that can be followed to build great relationships.

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Progressive training's curator insight, July 10, 6:27 AM

5 Steps to Building Business Through Relationships

Kim Montgomery,M.A., CHBS's curator insight, July 10, 9:43 AM

This article reaffirms people do busines with those they know, like and trust. Read on & see of you agree...

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, July 11, 12:47 PM

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Building a business, is very much linked to the levels of trust established between a business and all of those with who it deals, on a day in and day out basis.

 

This excellent article, suggests that strengthening a relationship and developing trust will always separate you from the competition, and it offers a five step process that can be followed to build great relationships.

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10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed

10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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More businesses fail than succeed, and when all is said and done, generally business owners' lack of key traits is a major contributor in most business failures.


Business owners who succeed, usually possess a full compliment of the necessary traits, and those struggling to succeed need to identify and develop these success traits.


This excellent article, suggests that hard work and perseverance  alone are insufficient to guarantee success, and it list the 10 traits demonstrated by successful business owners that those aspiring to success need to emulate.

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 5, 10:58 PM

PDGMan

Bill Brown's curator insight, July 15, 12:17 PM

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 25, 5:46 AM

These look like obvious fundamentals but we must *do these* to help bring us to some level of success that we aspire to.

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5 Ways to Turn Customer Complaints into Business Ideas

5 Ways to Turn Customer Complaints into Business Ideas | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Customers determine the fate of every business, and business owners who pay scant attention to customer complaints, need to re-examine their approach for the long term good of their business


Businesses that not only effectively address customers problems, but  also delve deeper into what other needs the customer may have, can uncover new business ideas and opportunities.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners should see customer complaints as opportunities rather than problems, and it offers five ways that business owners can utilise customer complaints to uncover new business ideas.

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Nick Davies's curator insight, July 1, 4:30 AM

Make a mistake, with a client but handle the aftermath well and you can gain a thoroughly loyal customer. I

joellemillery's curator insight, July 2, 6:55 PM

that's what service means..

John Clinton's curator insight, July 3, 12:35 AM

Interesting ideas.  It is good way to turn the negative tings into positive tings.  Complaints from customers may hide a new business or venture

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10 Tips for Effective Project Implementation

10 Tips for Effective Project Implementation | Business Improvement | Scoop.it



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Plans develop into projects, and then projects are allocated to managers, who are required to utilise the resources they have at their disposal to deliver the required outcomes.


Sounds simple, but in reality far to many projects fail to deliver the outcomes expected, or fail to meet the deadlines by which the outcomes needed to be delivered.


This excellent article, recognises that effective project implementation is not something that happens without a lot of planning, and it offers 10 tips that business owners can follow to ensure that their projects are effectively implemented.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, June 26, 8:07 AM

Some great tips here that make good sense

One Marketeer's curator insight, June 26, 12:48 PM

A project, I project, you project, we project... effectiveness that is the key #tips #business #projectmanaging #implementation

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15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks

15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you ever dis-satisfied with the results from your Google searches?  Are your Google Search results too old to be useful? Would you like to be more efficient with your Google search usage? Do you know of other great Google search tips not listed in this excellent article?

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, August 21, 10:43 AM

Love lifehack!

Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 12:23 PM

More great business tools.

GestionBarrette's curator insight, Today, 6:46 AM

Usefull for any manager, ...  anyone using a computer in fact.  

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8 Tips to Building a Better Business