â€¦survive a downturn
- Investigate the latest improvement fad. McCarthy, Dennis // Works Management;Jan2012, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p10
The article offers the author's insights on the benefits of investigating new improvement "fad," a term which refers to short-lived popular ideas or activities, to improve manufacturing operations such as the idea of monetary motivators.
- The Art of Leverage. Hulett, Kirk J. // Advisor Today;Jan2004, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p68
Provides ways in mastering the art of leverage. Promotion of a team-based work environment through team-management techniques. Importance of written vision and mission statement; Rewards and recognition of staff.
- Executing Engagement Strategy Creates the Real Value. Binder, Dave // People & Strategy;2012, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p6
The author examines how employee engagement can be executed as part of the broader business strategy. He notes that employee engagement surveys tend to reduce the impact of short-term initiatives like training, skill-building, and recognition schemes. The author asserts that without sustained...
- Seven Leadership Strategies that Improve Engagement. Brown, Mina // Leadership Excellence Essentials;Mar2014, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p7
The article offers information on seven leadership strategies that improve employee engagement and increase work satisfaction. These include cultivating trust by being trustworthy, encouraging risk taking among employees, and planning for the future. It also suggests leveraging employee...
- PROPER MOTIVATION. BLANCHARD, SCOTT; WITT, DAVID // Manufacturing Today;Summer2009, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p12
zThe article emphasizes the importance of employee motivation amid the economic downturn. Cited are some of the strategies to improve employee performance including creating a foundational level of trust and competence. Managers are advised to discuss the new direction of a company with...
- Thought leader : Leading In An Economic Downturn. Hopkins, Gill // New Zealand Management;Sep2008, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p21
The author tackles the ways businesses deal with an economic downturn. He believes that businesses that win in a downturn are the ones that engage with their employees, providing reassurance when necessary and clear direction to all. He cites Hay Group's climate improvement programs that can...
- TAKING STEPS TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS MANUFACTURING AND OVERCOME THE COMPETITION. Ligus, Richard G. // Industrial Management;Sep/Oct92, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p12
Focuses on the achievement of a world-class manufacturing in response to competition. Effectiveness of a world-class manufacturing strategy in making companies competitive; Requirements in becoming a world-class company; Illustration of an integrated change model.
- Don't take part in the recession. Meredith, Brian H. // NZ Business;May2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p63
The author offers tips on how New Zealand businesses can uncover opportunities during recession. He urges businesses to identify and understand their key customers better than their competitors. He suggests positioning a company based on its competitive advantage rather than price offerings...
- Here are some steps to take as you tough it out. McChesney, Charles // Business Journal (Central New York);01/04/2002, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p12
Introduces a series of articles that give advice to business people regarding management of businesses during recession.