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Stop Making Stupid Business Mistakes

Create simple business systems for better use your time

Why do we need a checklist to stop stupid mistakes? Why can’t we just be less stupid? Because using a checklist removes the need to think about the routine at all. This frees your brain to think about smarter things! When a stupid mistake happens, it is often because a person didn’t remember something simple. For example: Delivery ... Continue reading

A Productivity Tool For Businesses – Kanban Board

I stumbled upon a great tool last week. It’s called a kanban board. The 'kanban' concepts have Japanese roots and were developed for managing workflow in manufacturing projects. Two key concepts are 1) it is a visual representation of the project or projects and 2) it requires you to limit the current capacity for work in progress – i.e. limit... Continue reading

3 Tips for Dealing with Constant Interruptions

With all the great technology to make the world more productive it seems there are more ways to be interrupted than ever! Here are 3 tips to help you get your work done: 1)     Create your own barriers – If you don’t ask your co-workers to stop invading your space, why would they stop invading your space? I think the key is to start by 'as... Continue reading

Business Tip – The Power of a Good Purge

For most of us it feels pretty good to do a 'purge' in our business lives. For example, it is a commonly known fact that a clean desk can result in a more productive workspace.  However, there are two main types of purging: 1)     The 'Chip Away At It' purge – This type of purge has some benefits but it is only a partial purge. For example: ... Continue reading