10 Keys To Productivity, Performance & Profit

The primary key to productivity, performance and profit is creating a vision of what your purpose is and who you are serving. Then you want to communicate your vision and purpose to engage all of your team. Get everyone excited to align and fulfill their part, using all of their unique individual skills and talents. There are many ways to communicate your vision. The most effective way to communicate to all of your team is through training. We don’t often think of training as a primary means of communication, however defining “what good looks like” is the way to get everyone performing on a defined path in order to create your vision. Training lets employees know what is expected – what TO do and what NOT to do. It channels energy and effort toward your desired results. It creates boundaries and measurements. It defines roles and functions so individuals can understand and fulfill their purpose in the larger picture. Here are the top 10 keys to productivity and profit: Begin with … [Read more...]

Announcing Profitivity’s Best Practices Webinar Series

Join Kathryn the first Tuesday at 3 PM EST! The first Tuesday of every month, Kathryn will conduct a webinar on a new topic related to your business.  This is a chance to ask any questions related to the topic and get some group coaching directly from Kathryn.  If you are unable to attend the webinar, you may also purchase a recording of the event to view at your own convenience. Register for This Month's Webinar March 4, 2014: Hiring A Great Seasonal Team Most owners and managers are not professionally trained to hire and they bring in family, friends and kids-of-friends to “fill the schedule.” This makes hiring more a “crap shoot” than a well-designed, integrated system. What does it cost to train, develop and retain people? What are the Skills, Abilities & Values you cannot live without? Can you live without stability, maturity, a willingness to approach people, ability to calculate math, ability to speak, read and write in English, commitment, availability, etc? You … [Read more...]