Strategic Planning

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Strategic Planning: Getting the Right People on Board

As the leaves begin to change and temperatures drop, your company is likely in the midst of many strategic planning meetings. October is the time for reviewing the past year, setting new goals, and looking for ways to improve company policies and operations. One topic that often gets overlooked in such discussions is strategic planning…

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Letting Go of Common Millennial Misconceptions

By 2025, Millennials in the workplace will make up 75% of all workers worldwide. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Millennials are taking over, and that has a lot of baby boomers and Gen Xers concerned. Some of the more cynical elders in our midst tend to decry Millennials as disrespectful, unmotivated, and too…

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The Impact Your Employees Have on Customer Satisfaction

In most companies, the people at the top don’t spend a lot of time interacting directly with customers. Executives may set customer service policies and require that their employees follow through, but ultimately it’s up to the employees themselves to ensure that customer service is the best that it can be. So what leads to…

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Make Your Meetings More Dynamic with these 5 Tips

According to a survey by, 47% of workers claim that the biggest way they waste time at work is by attending too many meetings. Workplace meetings are an essential tool for making sure your team is working toward a common goal, but they can also be an incredible time-killer if they are not well…

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Leaders, Incite Excitement with Clear Communication of Your Vision

Clearly communicating your company purpose is an important part of motivating your employees. If your employees don’t have a strong understanding of what exactly they’re working toward, they’ll be less enthusiastic about their work, won’t give it their whole attention, and company morale will suffer. Simply expressing your mission statement to your employees isn’t enough.…

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Steps to Take When Defining Your Corporate Values

When you started your company, chances are you took the time to write a mission statement laying out what you wanted to do and who you wanted to do it for. You may have also written a purpose statement describing why you wanted to do what you wanted to do. Together, a mission statement and…

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Mission Statement or Purpose? Your Company Needs Both

Every business, no matter how big or small, should have both a mission statement and a purpose statement in place to guide the organization. These two types of statements are related and often get confused with one another, but each type of statement serves a different purpose and is an important tool for strategic planning.…

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You’re Hired: What’s Next?

Too many companies think of employee onboarding as an afterthought. Once you’ve found the right employee for the right position, the rest will work itself out, right? Wrong. Failure to appropriately onboard a new employee is one of the top reasons for new hire turnover. Onboarding is an essential process that gives your new employee…

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Successfully Setting and Implementing Workplace Goals

Strategic planning allows your company to set a course for the year to come. A solid strategic plan should involve the input of all your top executives, and ideally your entire organization. The importance of strategic planning can’t be overstated. Without a strong vision and a written guide regarding the direction of the company, you’ll…

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Improve Your Business by Expressing Gratitude

During the holiday season, many companies take a moment to thank their customers. Whether by having a holiday sale or sending a holiday card, it’s common practice in businesses both big and small to use this time of year as an opportunity to express gratitude. However, the best companies don’t wait for the holidays to…

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