There is always time to develop leadership skills

For business owners and other management figures, time is one resource they frequently don't have enough of. However, that is no excuse for not developing the proper leadership skills, Logistics Viewpoints asserts. A recent report from The Wall Street Journal highlights the time constraints faced by most executives – one sample of managers spent 18

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Best ways of bolstering engagement

Employee engagement has become the new goal of many companies, with the hope that improving morale can also boost productivity. But what is the best way to do this? That's a question that has left many business owners scratching their chins. While there is no definitive way of bolstering engagement, members of the Young Entrepreneur

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The shelter versus the home

Kaizen is as much a mindset as it is a process that may improve a business. Often, it works in a lateral sense – business owners first adopt the mindset, which then enables them to apply it in ways that benefit their companies. Dr. Carlo Scodanibbio recently noted how this train of thought can alter

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Improving proximity can better engage employees

For many Americans, the economic recession has dimmed their outlook on the future. Constant reports of increasing unemployment, fewer hours available at jobs and lower wages offered by employers have contributed to a more pessimistic view of their own prospects. Regardless of whether a company is prospering or struggling to stay afloat, this pessimism can

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Marketing efforts should revolve around Kaizen

Marketing campaigns are rarely ever perfect the first time around – an advertisement may not be affecting the right demographic or the wrong medium may have been used. By adopting the concept of Kaizen, or continuous improvement, advertising agencies may be able to further bolster their results, Business 2 Community reports. Bryan Eisenberg, an expert

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How Vermeer is still finding ways to improve after 15 years of Lean

Business processes, no matter how refined, can always be further enhanced. This notion is key to the philosophy of Kaizen and Lean manufacturing. Mary Andringa, CEO of steel producer Vermeer Corporation, has witnessed this firsthand, with her company still improving its manufacturing processes 15 years after first learning about Kaizen. Speaking with IndustryWeek, Andringa advised

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Green is often a byproduct of Lean

Businesses nowadays are looking to save money by adopting the Kaizen philosophy and making their processes more Lean. As the Huffington Post points out, this transformation often has an interesting side effect: It tends to make companies more green as well. Streamlining production and using fewer resources would suggest that Lean practices are inherently better

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Lean approach touted as a benefit by hospitals

Hospitals frequently have a lot of moving pieces, ranging from doctors and nurses to administrators and receptionists. Getting all these parts working together can be difficult, with many healthcare organizations looking to bolster efficiency and provide a higher quality of care than they currently can. Lean healthcare may be the solution to their problems. As

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