5 Signs Your Company Culture Needs Changing

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Organizational culture is one of the most often overlooked aspects of success in today’s competitive business landscape. Organizations that focus on working through the prism of a consistent set of values, objectives and missions consistently exceed expectations. Meanwhile, organizations that fail to consider the importance of culture tend to get left behind.  Unfortunately, identifying the need for cultural change within an… Read more »

Three Strategies for Dealing with Slow-moving Inventory

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One of the most frustrating problems a big-box store can face is slow-moving inventory. Not only does it hurt sales, but it also eats up warehouse space that could be used to stock faster-selling items. If you’re a business owner or warehouse manager, getting rid of slow movers can make the difference between a dismal… Read more »

Fantastic Company Culture Starts at The top

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Learn the nine values that lead to happy employees and successful businesses  When a company has a positive culture, employees are more engaged and do better work. On the other hand, toxic company culture can lead to lower productivity, retention, and recruiting.   But what defines a positive company culture? And where does it come from?… Read more »

7 fun Ways to Show Employees You’re Thankful

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As we approach Thanksgiving, thoughts naturally turn toward being thankful. Although this usually plays out personally, the holiday is a good reminder for company leaders that their employees could use some regular thanking, too. Here are eight fun ways to do just that 1. Offer flexible scheduling options When high-performing employees are putting in long… Read more »

Great Employee Recognition Tips

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There is a lot of discussion about hiring employees, training them, and correcting under-performers. But where’s the advice on recognizing employees who are doing their jobs well? If you’re hiring well, you should have plenty of exceptional employees. If you want to retain them, you must take the time to let them know their efforts… Read more »

Is Your Staff Prepared for The Holiday Rush?

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It’s never too early to get ready for crunch time. Holiday season comes a little sooner for warehouse staff. Keeping stores fully stocked or getting products to consumers takes planning. Start by looking at what you did last year as far as volume and timing. Adjust for the changes you can anticipate in the coming year, such… Read more »

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Team

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It’s always a pleasure to give high-performing employees positive reinforcement during a performance review. On the other hand, giving colleagues constructive criticism in the same situation is challenging, because it discourages them. More and more managers are making regularly scheduled peer feedback sessions part of the process because it allows them an opportunity to address… Read more »

Consider These Two Alternatives to Firing an Under-performing Employee

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One of the most uncomfortable dilemmas a manager can face is how to deal with an employee who isn’t meeting expectations. No one likes firing an employee, but if you keep them around without addressing their performance issues, they can drag fellow employees down – possibly your entire organization.    Mitchell Marks, professor of leadership at… Read more »

Tips for Managing a Generational Shift

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Baby boomers aren’t retiring in droves, but their numbers in the workforce are dwindling significantly. And when boomers retire, they take with them a generation of beliefs and workstyles. Perhaps most importantly, they leave with vast quantities of “tribal knowledge”: exclusive technical, product or process information. This information is rarely stored on the web or… Read more »

Tips to Keep Assembly Line Workers Safe

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Maintaining a safe and productive work environment is essential for all businesses, but it’s absolutely critical for manufacturers. Nothing is more important than the safety of your team members. Because of that, it’s necessary to keep assembly line equipment dependable and safe. Check out these tips from Mega Force.  Invest in Safety Gear If you want to prioritize… Read more »