If you are struggling to bring a change in your organization, especially to get support or consensus, from others including the management, simply to follow the advice of Mahatma Gandhi “Become the change you want to see in the world.” If you begin the change to one area under your influence and make it a…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #52 – Become the Change You Want to See
One advantage of documenting the workflow and showing it to operators is that it removes the “fault” for a poor method from the operator. If you see waste and point it out to operators, they will likely explain why it is necessary (defending the method, which they own). If you diagram the work and show…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #51 – Focus on the Work, Not the Operator
Leaders must ask, “How can I strengthen the capability of my people? ”If we fail to achieve a goal, instead of blaming people, we should ask why five times. Then we should make a plan to strengthen them. Only a poor leader puts people in situations they are incapable of handling. a good leader gauges…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #50 – Strengthen People
“A handful of simple and implementable lean business tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs” Lean Business Tips #49- Be a Factory Rat Taiichi Ohno, the Chief architect of Toyota Production System, had always insisted his managers be close to the action, in touch with reality. He deployed a concept called ‘standing in a circle’ to…… Continue reading Collection of Lean Business Tips #01- 49
This article provides you a clear understanding and guidelines to achieve the goals in small businesses and startups by following basic principles. It will take 4 minutes to read. Few Goals are Enough The human brain is programmed to concentrate on one thing at a time. Study after study has shown that while multitasking can…… Continue reading How to Achieve the Goals in Small Business?
In this article, we are going to learn about empathic listening and using it in business communication to win the sales deal effectively. Communication is the most important skill in life. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are forms of communication. Out of these four types, one of the best forms of communication is listening. The…… Continue reading How to Win Sales using Empathic Listening?
Employee turnover (leaving an organization) in small businesses is a painful event specifically when the business is down. It further intensifies it when the processes and outcomes of the business depend only on the key employees and their experience. If you think you know why your employees leaving your business, then it is the right…… Continue reading How to Control Employee Turnover and Maintain Retention?
There are three simple but effective principles that need to be followed in small businesses in order to increase your sales without any money spent on advertising. Choose Best Strategy There are many businesses in the world that don’t have any decisive competitive strategy or edge. However, these businesses are surviving in the current environment…… Continue reading How to Increase Sales without Advertising?
What is a Check Sheet? A check sheet is a simple counting tool. It serves as a data-collecting tool used for gathering and visualizing the parameters which are under study. The check sheet is used for almost every industry and process. The check sheet is identified as one of the basic 7 QC Tools. Due…… Continue reading Check Sheets and Types – 7 QC Tools
It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. – NEILS BOHR, Danish physicist What is Sales Pattern? The sales pattern is a collection of data about the sale of a particular product or group of products in the business for a given period and displaying it graphically to understand it’s behavior. These sales…… Continue reading How to Understand Sales Pattern in Retail Business?