The Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The number one stressors in business are (and may always be) money, and people. In fact, you likely know first hand how much emotional energy and loss of team synergy is wasted on a member of your team that just doesn’t fit the bill. It turns out – the key to managing attitudes in the … Read moreThe Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The Reality of Open Book Management


Truthfully, this is just one reality .. but a good one at that 🙂
Norm Jefferies of Computer Merchants has been running his company for over 20 yrs and I think it’s fair to say, he’s doing a damn fine job at it.
Norm and his team adopted the philosophy of Open  Book Management (OBM) at an early stage and it has become a key part of their culture.
In this interview, Norm shares how they implemented OBM and what the benefits and challenges have been of sharing the numbers within the team. We dive into the specific of day-to-day tactics, how OBM affects performance and how they make it a living and effective tool to align the team.
If you are thinking of implementing Open Book Management or are on the other side and think it’s crazy, either way you’ll get some direct benefit of learning from Norm’s experience.
Enjoy!


 
Links from the interview:
Computer Merchants website – http://www.computermerchants.com.au/
Norm on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/normjefferies
The Great Game of Business – http://greatgame.com/
Ownership thinking – http://www.ownershipthinking.com/

What's Your Daily Number?

What if you had a friend who was trying to lose weight, but they never stepped on a scale and didn’t know their weight when they started? I’m sure, being a good friend you would suggest they find our their true weight, so they could track their changes and get a sense for if they … Read moreWhat's Your Daily Number?

3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

When doing strategic planning, it is essential to gain some insights from your team members on their perceptions of the business, where it’s going, and why things are the way they are. Remember when it comes to your employees, every action they make is a direct result of their perception of the business and their … Read more3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

How To Know When It's Time To Hire

When is the Right Time to Hire? You may have noticed you’ve been getting busier, and it would be great to have an extra person or two to take some things off your plate. But what things? How many people? Before you throw money at the problem and hire another team member into your midst, … Read moreHow To Know When It's Time To Hire

Cloud Technology – What You Need To Consider Before Diving In


Cloud computing is all the rage … in case you didn’t know. It has the capacity to significantly increase your competitive advantage … if you know how. And therein lies the challenge.
Enter Clayton Oates.
Clayton has been consulting to SME’s about software for over 25yrs. So if you ask how long he’s been involved with cloud technologies, it’s fair to say he’s been there from the start. In this interview we dive into the reality of cloud technology today, what it can do for your business and what you should be wary of.
There are definitely some precautions to be taken. But not so many as to stay on the sidelines. Be bold and have a listen to the gems Clayton shares with us in this 30min chat.
Enjoy.
Note: You can find Clayton at the following links: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
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Are you Ignoring a Better Version of Yourself?

The great thing about the world we live in, is that we don’t need to look too far to find out where we need to improve. All around us, the world is giving us feedback which can guide us on the actions and decisions which will generate a better business and a better life. In the world … Read moreAre you Ignoring a Better Version of Yourself?

Culture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Today, we sat down with Aaron Lavell, Managing Director with WMS Chartered Accountants, to speak about the shift in workplace culture which led to the creation of WMS, and their fantastic culture growth which has seen them grow to be one of the Gold Coast’s largest professional firms. . Aaron tells us why principles matter … Read moreCulture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

How to Hire GREAT people

WARNING! – Long BUT massively value packed post. Hiring is probably one of the most important areas for any business owner and while most may know that, it is usually a task that has the most disproportionate amount of time allocated to it. As owners we tend to focus on the things that give us more tangible immediate … Read moreHow to Hire GREAT people