Increase Employee Productivity within Your Organization: Setting the Foundation

Everyone agrees that growing revenue and handsome profits are key indicators of a thriving business. But how those numbers are achieved reflects sustainability… or lack thereof. If, for instance, you have high productivity, it reflects efficient resource usage and therefore suggests a maintainable approach. If, on the other hand, your company is experiencing low productivity or a high cost of production, this is not something that would support a thriving and growing business, and would need to be addressed.

Business productivity reflects your organization’s ability to successfully execute on its strategy, and through examination of the structure, technology, policies, processes and practices that support your strategy, you can identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses. Then, more broadly, by comparing your numbers against your competitors, you can also identify opportunities and threats.

Once identified, by leveraging your current strengths and improving upon weak areas, you will be on your way to … Continue Reading

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

From time to time, LocalDirective team members will share their views on a provocative or otherwise thoughtful piece found as they research. Here, Bobbi comments on an article posted on Entrepreneur, Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Leader steers the direction
Leader steers the direction

As one who has had many managers throughout her career, I must say, not many have impressed. When I came across this article, it stimulated a little reflection.

I have worked at LocalDirective for only six months, and recognized almost immediately this place is like none other. Personal excellence is not only expected, it is the norm. The bar is set very high and everyone strives to reach it, both individually and as a team.

As I read this article, which pointed out that you don’t have to be in a leadership role to be a leader, I realized everyone at LocalDirective is a leader. It’s either … Continue Reading