Archive for December, 2011

Setting Our Sights On 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Today many of us will spend the final hours of the year wrapping-up the business process improvement projects and tasks we set forth in 2011. The question is, come Monday, what is your plan?

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Tremendously interesting, but not too much

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Did you know there are degrees of “interesting”? Sure, we’ve all met someone who is NOT interesting, but have you ever met anyone who is TOO interesting? If not, it is my honor to introduce myself to you: My name is Scott, and I am too interesting. Read on »

Just Another Day’s Work

Monday, December 26th, 2011

For most of us, a usual day at work revolves around some combination of  emailing, computing, meeting, processing, selling, calling, writing, testing or perhaps creating. Yet, for one young man, a day at work is all about adrenaline and the only important function is staying alive.

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Increase Productivity: Ditch Your Holiday Party

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Increasing employee productivity is important all the time. But at the end of the year, we tend to put productivity aside for a tradition of a holiday party. Is throwing a company bash a good idea?
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Empower Employees To Win Customers

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Banks aren’t known for making exceptions. If the employees of a branch had acted reasonably however, they might have kept the business of a notable Indianapolis resident.
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Killing the Status Meeting

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

We’re all familiar with death by PowerPoint and email overload. But one executive thinks we should kill the status meeting.
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Misery Index: Becoming Happy

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Previously on The Methodology Blog, we discussed why workplace rewards are typically not a good idea. Today, we’d like to address how to find happiness in your job.

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The Meaning of “Workplace Culture”

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Productive organizations are those with a healthy workplace culture. But what does that phrase, “workplace culture” really mean? How can a company improve its culture?
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When The Right Answer is Wrong

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Productive communication requires that we agree on questions and find consensus on answers. What happens when the way we confirm our understanding doesn’t actually make sense?
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Campfire Stories, Part 3

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Business process analysis is a complicated process, but the result is often easily retold. Once again we’re featuring some “campfire stories” of great business process improvement here on The Methodology Blog.

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