This blog is designed to further explain The Theory of Constraints and define some of the processes and applications for discovering and solving the constraints in a business setting.
One of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur or business person is what Gino Wickman; author of the book Traction, calls “Letting go of the vine.” This simply means to trust those around you more and put responsibilities on others. There is a very important step before this is prudent, and that is to surround yourself with people who have a love for the “vine” and a clear understanding of how the “vine” operates.
There is not a day that goes by that you do not read in the paper or hear on television that some company has been the victim of Cyber Crime. The alarming thing is that for every incident that you hear about there are probably six more that have happened that you don’t hear about.
How Green is Your Business?
In today's world, everyone is making a stronger effort to recycle and save, both individually and on a business level. The great thing about "Going Green" is that it doesn't just benefit the environment, but it can also benefit the bottom line for your business.
Data Disaster Averted
Having appropriate data backup solutions isn't the only concern when it comes to an IT disaster for your business. Depending on what your method of data recovery is, in the event of a data loss event, you could be putting your business on hold as you put the pieces back together.
Surfs Up, Productivity Down?
The growing trend of employees inappropriately using Internet access to check personal email, social media and browse the web is costing local businesses valuable project time, money and overall productivity. In fact, recent studies have shown that as much as 80% of employees are using the Internet at work for purposes that have nothing to do with work.
Are Your Employees Too Distracted To Be Productive?
In the age of technology that has come with cell phones, email, instant messaging and social media, it's easy to see where distractions can become a common occurrence. Nobody wants to be distracted, especially while at work.
Don't Lose Information when You Update.
Everyday it seems like a new technology is hitting the market, and in order to keep up companies are constantly updating to the latest software. While this can be a great way to become more efficient in the workplace, this can also cause employees problems if not properly implemented.
Time is Money
In the age of the Internet, instant information, social media, smart phones, tablets and much more, the business world has seen great leaps and strides in the ability to reach an audience, clients and customers, but at what cost? Well, it turns out that cost may come in the form of productivity in the work place, as recent research has shown that a majority of employees with access to the Internet are wasting between 1-3 hours surfing the web or checking their social media.
A Big Part of Your Business Can Cause Big Problems
The internet and email are tools we use in business so fluently we can't imagine the world without them. However, more and more businesses are discovering that these tools are being used by employees for activities that aren't business related.