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How to liven up your internal communications materials and make employees pay more attention to what you say

Efficient internal communication is closely related to employee’s engagement which in turn is key to high profitability. However, keeping the staff’s interest alive and engage the team in an on-going two-way interaction might be a challenge. Below are some suggestions on how to freshen up some of the notoriously tedious company documents.    Code of conduct   This one can be as exciting as watching paint dry. But worry not, most of the companies h...

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Ethnic Names: Katie Kern on how an ethnic name can impact your career prospects

‘’Diversity Hiring’’ series features world diversity and inclusion leaders and their thoughts on diversity recruitment, cultural diversity and equality. Our guest today is Katie Kern, Partner and COO of Media Frenzy Global. Katie has also served on the board of directors for YWCA of Greater Charleston and TAG Marketing society.   Katie, what does diversity hiring mean to you?   It’s about removing bias from the hiring process and providing e...

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Urban Entrepreneurs: Lyneir Richardson on how startups can hire diverse thought teams and thrive

Our guest today is Lyneir Richardson, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers Business School. He serves (and has served) on numerous non-profit and civic boards, committees and commissions. What does diversity hiring mean to startups? Building great products requires a diversity of thought. Hiring people having different backgrounds or world views leads to positive tension in t...

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Lean Management: 3 Things Your Business Can Learn from Toyota

Books, papers, and essays have been written about the way Toyota handles its manufacturing processes. The practices have long been admired as a model for other companies to follow. Called the Toyota Production System, it is one of the success stories about the lean manufacturing process. Lean manufacturing simply aims to minimize waste as much as possible because in this industry, and other manufacturing-related industries, it is very easy to accumulate it. When mistakes are made, waste can buil...

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3 Tips to Make You More Successful as a Business Leader

Once you've made it to the position of a business leader, you might feel like you've reached the plateau in your professional career, especially if you have recently been promoted to CEO role.   So, what comes next?    Whatever your next career goal is, becoming a leader that inspires and motivates everyone around will definitely help you to achieve it. Each organization has its own culture and dynamics and there is no one size that fits them all. Most likely,...