How Puppy Training Can Help Your BusinessWritten by Chuck Yorke
As leaders we always want to improve performance of our organization. To improve we must release creativity in our employees, leaders must get involved in their employees’ work. Not everyone knows how to do this, but maybe it isn’t all that different than training a puppy. Following are common themes used in training puppies.
Have a proper kennel, it should not be too large, just enough space to stand up, turn around and lie down. Most puppies will not soil where they lay. Having too much space in your business attracts waste. Excess inventory, outdated machines, old files, and other junk will soil too large a space.
Schedule all feeding times at same time each day. Companies through Japan have a practice called “manager’s walk,” where a manager walks through their area at same time each day. A theme is selected for each walk, asks questions around theme and shares information. This is a powerful process for learning and sharing information.
Spend as much quality time as possible with your new puppy, this encourages him to do things you ask of him. To release creativity in our employees, a leader must get involved in that employee’s work. They must follow up on employee ideas and promote employee involvement in business.
First thing in morning take your puppy from kennel to area you’ve decided will be place for your puppy to eliminate. If your puppy eliminates then praise and reward him. Your business also needs a consistent startup procedure. Maybe a quick meeting about what needs to be done today to share a common understanding of today’s goals. Be sure to include a review of some of your employee’s ideas and a plan for how you will challenge your people to improve business. Also, think of topics for your “manger’s walk.”
Groove Network. Good, but how good?Written by Mike Nielsen
If you are in a business that passes documents around to be reviewed and edited over and over before they are ready to be posted for advertising or for a client, then you have probably already heard of a software solution to help keep your "floating" documents organized from Groove Network. You may not be aware that there is another option out there. In this article you will be presented with some basic information about differences in collaboration software from Groove Network and NextPage.
Idea behind collaboration software.
The central idea behind having collaboration software is that it allows business professionals to work directly with other business professionals by allowing them to work together to create business documents, presentations, and budgets. Most collaboration software is centralized. This allows business professionals to work on same documents at same time from different locations. Some centralized collaboration software solutions include Groove Network, Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum, and Filenet.
Groove Network Advantages.
There are a few advantages to using centralized collaboration software such as Groove Network. The main advantage being that they work very well for team collaboration. Groove Network's software keeps all files, projects, and data in one centralized location that everyone who is working on project can access. This allows them to review and update same document that everyone else has used, which essentially keeps everyone working on same page.
Drawbacks to Groove Network.
While collaboration software solution provided by Groove Network is very useful and beneficial, there are a few drawbacks to using it. The main disadvantage being that Groove Network's software requires use of an IT infrastructure. Another potential drawback is that it requires an extensive amount of installation time. Other collaboration software options out there also require everyone you work with to have same software in order to share information. All of these drawbacks to centralized collaboration software can be very expensive and inconvenient.