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60 Ways to Fix a Broken Culture

60 Ways to Fix a Broken Culture | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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As a business grows and ages its original startup culture can take a pounding, and a business owner can turn around one fine day, and realise that the culture of their business has moved away from the business owner's ideal.

 

Any consultant will advise that changing a business culture is easier said than done, yet allowing a broken culture to continue to impact on the profitability of any business, is not something that a business owner can stand by and let happen.


This good article, suggests that changing a broken culture is one of the toughest assignments that a business owner will ever face, and it offers 60 tips from a range of experts that can help any business owner facing such a challenge.


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Keith Meyer's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:03 PM

I recently worked on an assignment where there was a definate "Culture Problem"......but that is often not the problem........not recognising that there is a culture problem, is the problem.

Nils Vesk's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:20 AM

A nice write-up.

John Ludike's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:13 AM

So just fourty more to find.

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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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Seven Easy Steps to Create a Small Business Marketing Plan

Seven Easy Steps to Create a Small Business Marketing Plan | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you lack confidence in your own marketing skills?


Are you worried that the lack of a marketing plan is holding your business back from achieving its revenue targets?


Is your business short of the funds needed to engage marketing professionals to create a marketing plan for your business?


Would a seven step template, as outlined in this excellent article, be useful to you to help you commence some marketing activity to assist you to increase your sales?

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James Cracknell's curator insight, February 24, 4:33 AM

Number 8 is always have a process for thanking your customers which is both unexpected and relevant

John Norman's curator insight, February 24, 4:36 AM

This provides 7 common sense steps but I would be interested to know how many will actually do step #1 and evaluate their results to date.Remember the old adage : If you cannot measure it then how are you going to manage it. In project management terms you need to set the base line in order to get a realistic view of progress and hence your ROI on your hard earned marketing dollars. Get step 1 right and the rest will be of immense value to your business.

 

Jocelyn Harris's curator insight, February 26, 11:24 PM

It's important to consistently generate brand awareness for your business - check out this guide to a marketing plan!

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How To Double Productivity And Take Control

How To Double Productivity And Take Control | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you in total control of your business and your life?


Is your personal effectiveness as high as it needs to be for you to accomplish everything you need to do?


Is time something that everyday you wish you had more of so that you are not constantly stressed?


Would the suggestions, outlined in this excellent article that are aimed at doubling your personal productivity, be worthy of your consideration?

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, February 6, 3:09 PM

PDGMan

Angela Heath's curator insight, February 7, 2:01 PM

Love the concept of planning by roles. It results in purposeful planning rather than reactive planning. When you do what matters most, you will almost certainly find increased joy, happiness, and satisfaction

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, February 16, 6:39 AM

This article makes a bold boast -- to take control of your life and double your productivity. Does it meet these claims?

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35 Resources to Help You Become a Growth Hacker

35 Resources to Help You Become a Growth Hacker | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Do you have any idea of what growth hacking is as it relates to your business?


Are you stuck in the traditional ways of marketing as you work hard to grow your business?


Would you like to get on the front foot rather than play late stage follower in a new revolution in ways to quickly grow any business?


Will you use the 35 resources provided in this excellent article, to learn what you need to know about growth hacking, so that you can propel your business forward at a faster rate?

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How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you planning to start a business or are you operating a business without the guidance provided by a well thought out business plan?


Are you aware of the benefits that flow from the process of going through the effort of preparing a business plan?


Will your business require future funding to help it grow or does it need funding now?


If you had a great guide to preparing a business plan, as detailed in this excellent article, would you be more inclined to put one in place for your business?

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, January 23, 10:57 AM

Here's a comprehensive but palatable guide to writing a business plan. You will find links to examples and additional information. It's worth a read if you want to start a business. However, I wouldn't recommend developing a business plan in a vacuum, if you've never tried to do one before. Since this is one of the most important foundational steps you can take, it's worth investing the time in a coach that can challenge your thinking.  

Tammy Hunt's curator insight, January 25, 11:02 AM

No business should ever begin without a solid plan as it's foundation.

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, February 3, 12:10 AM

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8 Tech Resolutions for Business Owners

8 Tech Resolutions for Business Owners | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Does your business adopt the approach that, if it isn't broke don't worry about it, when it comes to its tech asets and environment?


When was the last time you had a good look at the key elements of your tech set up, to see where vulnerabilities exist, or where costs could be reduced?


Do you know what are the most important elements to address in reviewing your tech set up?


Can you see the benefits of adopting the eight tech resolutions, as outlined in this excellent article, in your business as it moves forward?

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John Norman's curator insight, January 9, 8:06 PM

This must be quite a problem for some businesses who really have no IT knowledge within their organizations. I believe they should do a yearly risk review with respect their current IT setup and what the latest trends are. This is best done by someone who does not have a vested interest in the solution being offered. The assessment should aim to strike a pragmatic balance and  include assessment for disaster recovery scenarios, current data integrity practices and standardization of business processes ahead  having the most cutting edge technology. Getting those ducks lined up will dictate the direction the company should be heading. If you can answer the question "If we have to move out of these premises at short notice how long before we are back in business and serving our client?" with a positive response acceptable to your CEO, then you have taken the first steps towards "IT Independence". Think twice , act once.

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 13, 5:32 AM

www.fhyzics-courses.com

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, January 16, 11:00 PM

As a #TrueEntrepreneur and  #business owner there's so much to learn.  You're juggling many balls in the air at one time!!

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7 Steps to Better Presentations

7 Steps to Better Presentations | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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In 2015, are you still presenting the way you did in 2000?


Are your  presentations rivetting and do they deliver the results you expect for your business?


How long is it since you reviewed what currently works, and what doesn't, in the world of presenting ideas to obtain outcomes?


Will you take 3 minutes, to read this excellent article, and discover 7 ways to get better results from your presentations?


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Eric Lecoq's curator insight, January 3, 4:44 AM

En 2015 faites des présentations efficaces !

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, January 8, 5:05 PM

good look at HOW we can make our presentations more relevant to today's audiences - worth the rerad

Akbar Danish's curator insight, February 2, 4:33 AM

Seven Steps to Better Presentations...

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Six Tips for Small Business Survival

Six Tips for Small Business Survival | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business just starting out or relatively new and still finding its feet?


Do you worry whether of not you are on the right track and if your business will survive its first year or two?


If you have a business plan, is it a short term plan or a longer term plan, and do you know which better suits the stage your business is at?


If you agree that survival is of great importance, will you adopt the six tips for small business survival, as outlined in this excellent article?

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John Norman's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:05 AM

Beware the Scope creep when it comes to business plans. I've notice it takes a clear vision of what is required and what tools to use in order to stick to the plan. It's easy to get distracted by the "bling" of new applications and tools and etc and find you have drifted off track or gone down a side ally.

Marketing Partners LLC's curator insight, January 5, 2:41 PM

Read and Heed!

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 21, 5:21 AM

www.star-ba.com

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Five Dos and Don'ts When Self-Branding Your Business

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Are you fully aware that your business is a brand that needs to be nurtured and developed?


Do you know how easy it is to make basic mistakes that can destroy your brand's value?


Would information relating to helping you to self manage your brand and avoid costly professional brand management be useful to you?


Will you read and apply, the information contained in this short article, that offers 5 dos and 5 don'ts to assist you to effectively manage your brand?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:48 AM

Some useful tips when boosting your brand.

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The Secret Weapon For Better Business Focus

The Secret Weapon For Better Business Focus | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you always looking for ways to more efficiently organise your working day?


Are you constantly chiding yourself for your lack of focus and the delays this causes in completing tasks you know need to be finished?


Do you frequently finish the day with that dreaded feeling of having worked hard all day but accomplished nothing?


Will you read and apply the secret to becoming more focused, as outlined in this excellent article, and then practice the secret until it becomes habitual?

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How to Set up a Small Business Blog

How to Set up a Small Business Blog | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you one of those business owners, who accepts that setting up a blog for your business is a good idea, but are unsure of how to effectively get the ball rolling?


Do you understand the benefit of having a blog operating on your website is the resultant direction of more traffic to the site?


Are you an expert in any field of endeavour or someone other business owners look to for guidance or support?


If you had access to a good guide on how to set a a blog for a small business, such as the comprehensive infographic provided in this article, would you bite the bullet and start your own business blog?

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11 Ways to Leverage Social Media for Business Leads

11 Ways to Leverage Social Media for Business Leads | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Kamal Bennani
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Is your business struggling to generate solid business leads from your social media activity?


Are you flying blind when attempting to engage with your social media audiences?


Would your business benefit from a steady supply of quality business leads from each of your social media channels?


Are you are willing to try the 11 proven ideas, as outlined in this excellent article, to see if they will improve the flow of quality leads to your business?