Category Archives: Organizational Performance

How to Make Your Employees Your Most Valuable Assets

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For a long time it has been easy to assume that a company values their customers first and foremost. Is this why high employee turnover has become such an epidemic? It shouldn’t be any secret; because of their loyalty, strong client relationships, and extensive knowledge of the organization, a company’s employees should rank above all else in terms of worth. Read the rest of this entry

Do Not Follow the Wal-Mart Formula

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It seems like every time I walk into Wal-Mart I get pissed off. Well let me backtrack, maybe such deep resentment is reserved for the Wal-Mart near my home. If I made a little more money I would exclusively shop at Publix , because my experiences at this Wal-Mart are frustrating and unbearable. And my sentiment seems to be shared with the majority of Wal-Mart’s current and growing number of former customers. Read the rest of this entry

Why You Fail to Succeed

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Have you been trying so hard to accomplish something but it seems like nothing that you do works? Stop and think about it for a minute, have you really done everything in your own power to become successful? Most likely you attribute procrastination and the fiddling of your thumbs to hard work. You talk to a few people and put together a few documents thinking you are putting in a substantial effort of work. If you think I am speaking too harsh, do not be so sensitive. I had to have the same real conversation with myself. Read the rest of this entry

Are You Super Bowl Caliber?

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The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in American sports. Athletes dream of one day competing in and winning the Super Bowl, cities rejoice at the opportunity to host the Super Bowl and companies spend big money to be promoted during the Super Bowl. Besides being an exhibition of the 2 best teams in the National Football League, it is a huge money generator. The Super Bowl is an event were the best of the best want to participate within and around it and have the opportunity to be associated with the brand. Besides money though the Super Bowl is about football right? So, what does it take for a person/ team to become of Super Bowl caliber? Read the rest of this entry

Are You Living Up to Your Potential?

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Nearly all of us say that we want to be the best that we can be and achieve great things. In reality though, the majority of us rarely do so. It is said that you can do whatever you want to do as long as you put your mind to it; the problem is that such a statement seems like wishful thinking when most try to apply the notion. Just as it is said we all have the potential to be great but can that opinion be truthful for all of us? Read the rest of this entry

Succumbing to the Challenge: Are You Notre Dame vs. Alabama

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Alabama had a pretty large margin of winning based on early predictions prior to their National Championship Game. The “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame though wanted to prove they had a fighting chance against their heavily favored opponent. In the end they failed miserably and the outcome further proved Alabama’s dominance. How did Notre Dame allow such a crushing defeat, when they wanted so bad to prove they were no overly matched underdog and up for the challenge? Read the rest of this entry

Creating Value For Your Consumers

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The marketplace in which many businesses operate within has become fiercely competitive due to the decreased consumption patterns of consumers. As consumers become more hesitant about how their money is spent businesses likewise mimic the same behavioral patterns. The problem with this though is that businesses cannot operate in this manner because it does not resonate well with consumers. As a business you operate in order to make a profit; consumers consume in order to satisfy specific needs and wants. If consumers feel that they are being given low quality products and services they transition their consuming patterns elsewhere. Businesses on the other hand cannot just reposition their consumer base instantly without suffering numerous setbacks which can be very costly. This means that businesses must truly create value for their consumers especially during these challenging times in order to remain competitive amongst the varying options competitors present to consumers. Read the rest of this entry

The Business Process

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Business is a process that involves many different variables that all combine to formulate into an operating organization. Variables are the components which help to add substance to the overall picture by connecting the many dots that are necessary for efficient processing. Many people make the mistake of thinking business is a straight-forward act that moves from idea to acceptation without having any important in-between destinations. Not recognizing the importance of strategic planning and the execution of correlating initiatives that create the opportunity for success severely limits the chances of seeing progressive development. You see, the idea is just the beginning stage and not necessarily the most important element within the process. The initiatives that lead to the execution of the proposed idea is what truly matters and is what sets successful businesses apart from dreamers and wishers. Read the rest of this entry

Why You Do Not Want a NFL Ref Lockout Situation

To put it plain and simple the replacement refs covering the NFL games are pretty much horrific, a complete embarrassment to the organization. Currently the NFL is in a lockout situation with the veteran refs who have years of experience covering NFL games and also have years of knowledge when it comes to rules and game play. The refs in place have no such experience or knowledge and it really shows when you are forced to watch these horribly called games. It is as if every week it gets worse and worse, leaving you puzzled in amazement as to how this debacle can continue to go on. Blatant calls that any fan can make seem to be blind to these replacements and this is even with them having the luxury of replay review. It seems like the refs want to outdo themselves on how much more inefficient and dumbfounded they can become. The whole occurring fiasco is a major distraction for the NFL and just continuous to further piss off fans, players and coaches. Read the rest of this entry

Why Apple’s iPhone 5 Set a Sales Record

2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is what Apple recorded for the long-awaited arrival of its much-anticipated iPhone 5. That is double the amount of pre-order sales recorded last year for the iPhone 4. Insane right? During these trying economic times it speaks volumes about what can be accomplished with the right formula in your possession. Apple seems to have found the right formula when it comes to the products it provides and the messages of innovation that go hand in hand with their production. Apple’s two main attractions; the iPhone and iPad always seem to produce hyper anticipation but why is this so? Simply put they understand the needs and wants of their market? Read the rest of this entry

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