Category Archives: Business

The Benefits of Outsourcing to ISO9001 Certified Companies

You certainly don't want to be supervising cleaning staff, creating schedules, or dealing with their daily requirements. Outsourcing to a contract cleaner is the obvious answer. When interviewing cleaning companies, by stipulating that they must have an ISO9001 Certification, you can be relatively assured that their services will be focused on customer satisfaction and therefore professional enough to be reliable and consistent. You can find ISO9001 Certified companies for all professions, all over the world, on this website, even ISO9001 certified cleaning companies.

What’s Missing In Your Business?

You know that feeling you get when you know something is missing, but you just don't know what it is? You 'should' be making way more money, but you're not. You 'should' be moving forward faster with your projects, but you're not. You 'should' be engaging with way more people, but you're not! When I looked underneath all of the 'shoulds' in one of my businesses it came down to one thing. Consistency. I was great at doing lots of the things that were needed to make it work. Occasionally. Randomly. When I felt inspired. When I remembered. When I wasn't distracted with client projects.

Can Decreasing Staff Stress Enhance Bottom Line Performance?

Based on Hayes experience his view is that this embodies the front line of H.R. development as well as leadership. "It's funny in a number of ways, considering that all of us have a heart, we all have a mind, and we all understand these facts instinctively, however the growing emergence of studies that reveals the mind and heart collaborate is extraordinary," says Hayes, who has now invested the bulk of the past 8 years examining this interaction, specifically how it concerns the work environment and also educating individuals and teams in how to benefit from it. Contemplate these following points: 1.

Improve staff well being and business productivity with these tips

Our workplace not only defines our affinity towards work but also the quality of work we do. A cluttered workplace breeds confusion and chaos and impedes the natural flow of work. One of the key aspects of managerial sciences is ensuring a healthy and comfortable workplace. However, it is nothing too complicated and simple changes can go a long way in improving the overall work culture. A disciplined strategy, with proven results, is the key to maximizing the quantity and quality of work you do. Here are the three holy grails of a highly efficient workplace: 1. Stay Clean, Stay Smart There is no substitute to a neat and clean, well-maintained workplace.

Many prominent researchers have found that an untidy and irregular workplace demotivates workers and also reduces the quality of work they do

Stress beyond the breaking point becomes distress, and then it starts to harm us physically and mentally. Most HR experts understand the necessity of stress management and rely on eustress to enhance productivity

Is brand more powerful than strategy in creating competitive advantage?

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” - Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie knew that the secret to understanding what people really value is to observe their behaviour. Often the visible brand and culture encapsulated by the all too common ‘handy eye candy’ wall poster turns out to be lip service only. How often have you stood in a foyer or store and seen the blurb about ‘we care for our customers…’ only to be ignored or given poor service? Strategy generally defines the ‘hard’ profit-making elements of your business. Brand and culture define the ‘soft’ people and customer focused elements of your business.

The 7 secrets to setting up a home office

Making the decision to set up a business working from home is daunting enough without complicating matters with the stresses of making the perfect work space. Here are my 7 secrets on setting up your home office to create a space that ensures you are encouraged to start work each morning! Secret 1 - The Space The first and most important step before you even think about setting up a home office is: location, location, location! I have spent many an hour setting up the perfect space with the PC just so, shelves and supplies close to hand only to find the room too cold and dark.

Overcome Procrastination – Harness The BIG Idea!

This week I’ve been hot on the trail of creating #TopSecretProject (soon to be revealed!!) with two colleagues who share some common frustrations around networking, workshops and business! It’s been fascinating seeing just how much action is being taken since we came up with the ‘BIG Idea’ in just 3 hours on Tuesday! Do you find you take way more action when you have a big, inspiring idea that you want to create? When was the last time you chose to follow your instincts and create an awesome idea that really had your attention? As small business owners, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the daily doo-doo, procrastinating on all the stuff we 'should do', rather than asking: What would be a game-changer here?

Are Your Foundations Firmly In Place?

Building a business happens with ease when our foundations are in place, but can be a struggle when we are missing the basics. When did you last sit back and take a good look at the castle you have built? Did you check out the foundations while you were at it or did you just admire the shiny turrets and gorgeous environment you have built? Did you look to see if it is getting a little top heavy... are some bits quietly falling over? As business people, we are often full of ideas and there is always the temptation to build castles in the air.