Jughandles

This week’s post takes a pause from the world of business, processes, and eCommerce. I traveled last week to New Jersey and encountered something new that made an impression on me. Jughandles.  But I wasn’t picking these up with my hands. It’s a type of ramp that changes the way people turn left across busy roads. Wikipedia defines a jughandle Read More …

Urgency is a two-face

What’s the goal of your organization? Do this. Ask executives in your business what the goal of the business is. Is it to make market leading products and services? Is it to make and serve customers? Or is it really to make money? Eliyahu M. Goldratt writes in his book “The Goal” that the goal of the organization “is to Read More …

Why I’ve gone Google

I’ve gone Google. Going Google is for individuals too. I’m sure by now you have noticed Google’s campaign about “going Google”. It’s primarily targeted at businesses, schools, and governments to use the Google suite of productivity applications. That target list covers groups of people well. But what about individuals? Have you stopped and thought about how much of your life Read More …

One-on-one meeting advice for managers and employees

I have weekly one-on-ones with my boss and direct reports. Meeting regularly with my boss is an important element of my work week. I use the time to explore ideas, ask for broader company information, and request additional help for some initiatives. So I find it strange when I talk to people that rarely meet with boss. I’m not sure Read More …

Are you hiding behind the process?

Some people depend on the process for making results. I was involved in a situation recently where a software defect was found after the production release. A team member was quick to analyze the situation and indicated that the team had not followed all the steps in the process. They stated that this resulted in increased risk and was the Read More …