The Myth of the Management Team

Written by Graeme Nichol

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So how does your company stack up? If your company is what Senge describes as a ‘Learning Organization’ then there is no need to protect your turf, no need to accept compromise, no need for management to know everything. In a Learning Organizationrepparttar knowledge that employees have is used and each member ofrepparttar 148590 management team is there to supportrepparttar 148591 other. They realize that everyone wins ifrepparttar 148592 team does well and they also know that a failure is just another term for a learning opportunity.

Wouldn’t you like to work in an organization where your opinion counts and where you CAN make a difference inrepparttar 148593 companies success? Where you don’t have to pretend to be busy, or pretend to know everything. So how do you create a learning organization? It starts with creating learning individuals in learning teams which then cascade into a learning organization. The only process that we know of that comes close to achievingrepparttar 148594 goal of a learning team isrepparttar 148595 Best Year Yet system ( Through this facilitated process team members learn to work collaboratively, learn from their mistakes and continually challenge their assumptions about reality. Above all they work together as a team to solve problems and improve results.

A Learning Organization is possible!

Graeme has worked on four continents, over the past 20 years, with large global companies and small enterprises that want to improve their businesses.

Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 4

Written by Roy Thomsitt

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Achievingrepparttar right balance requires a management skill, even though you may never before have seen it that way. Where do you apply that management skill and how? I suggest you at least bearrepparttar 148572 following in mind at all times:

· Managing your business is an attitude of mind; an awareness. If you can elevate yourself to thinking as a manager, even though you have nobody other than yourself to manage, then you are setting yourself up to be a better and more successful business owner.

· Critically examine all requirements, or temptations, to spend money on marketing. Ifrepparttar 148573 marketer in you is anxious to spend, you should stand back from that and take a balanced view. Examine your proposed spend againrepparttar 148574 next day. You may have a different and more circumspect view next time.

· Having a marketing budget is important. Try to stick to it, but be prepared to increase it out of profits if something is going well.

· Evaluate all marketing options in terms of your budget, time, risks and expectations.

· Be very selective aboutrepparttar 148575 marketing options you choose to utilize, and then ensure you have a way of tracking their effectiveness. If you don’t, and you’re trying a number of options at once, you will not have much of a clue as to what is successful and worth continuing, and what should be dropped from your marketing mix.

· Be prepared to stop any marketing campaign that is not getting results within a reasonable time scale, but also try to make a sound judgement on what is a reasonable timescale. It is as bad to prematurely stop a campaign that could have been successfulrepparttar 148576 following month, as it is to carry on with a campaign you should have stopped.

· Reviewrepparttar 148577 effectiveness of your marketing efforts regularly, at least monthly but preferably weekly. Keep your finger onrepparttar 148578 pulse ofrepparttar 148579 business.

This has just been a brief introduction to managing your online business marketing. In any business, gettingrepparttar 148580 marketing right is crucial. Online marketing, with its thick veil of hype, is particularly hazardous. As you develop more of a management attitude, you will find it that much easier to see throughrepparttar 148581 hype, and nurture your business throughrepparttar 148582 many steps to success.

Roy Thomsitt is the owner and author of, and owner of

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