productivity

6 tips to boost your productivity in 2018

Holidays are now behind, and we are starting the year full of ideas, resolutions and of course, pending tasks. How to improve your productivity to get everything done in 2018? To read it in Spanish Click Here. We are already in 2018! Surely, you wonder if you are going to get everything done as planned, Read more about 6 tips to boost your productivity in 2018[…]

mintzberg

Management, leadership and collaboration by Henry Mintzberg

Interview to Henry Mintzberg: Management, leadership and collaboration During the Strategic  Management Conference held in Houston last October, I had the opportunity to interview Henry Mintzberg, the business management expert. I am sharing in this post how he sees management and leadership today. To read it en Español, haz Click Aquí. While studying for my Read more about Management, leadership and collaboration by Henry Mintzberg[…]

family business

Turn your family business into the company of your dreams

Do you have a family business and you want to go the next level? It’s time for you to train your people, even if they are family members!  If you have a family business and you already have customers, you are probably asking yourself how to build a professional structure to keep the customers you Read more about Turn your family business into the company of your dreams[…]

design thinking

3 steps to use design thinking to build empathy with your customers

Design thinking is being applied to solve problems, discover creative solutions, and to evangelize customers. Learn how you can use it together with your quality management tools. I always say that the most important part of your company are your customers, both internal (employees) and external (final customers). Why? Because they define the quality of Read more about 3 steps to use design thinking to build empathy with your customers[…]

business continuity plan

Hurricane season: is your business Continuity plan ready?

Hurricane season is here, and for sure you have prepared yourself at home in case of disaster. But have you also prepared your business continuity plan? Here is a short guide with some tips to get ready!   It is my first quarter living in the US and already have to deal with a hurricane Read more about Hurricane season: is your business Continuity plan ready?[…]

big data quality

Big Data and quality management in the Industry 4.0

Big data is now part of every sector and function of the global economy. How can quality management help you to manage your big data? The amount of data in our world is huge. Companies all around the world capture information about their customers, suppliers, and operations as a way towards driving economic activity, innovation, Read more about Big Data and quality management in the Industry 4.0[…]

employee engagement

Three powerful tools to engage employees and boost performance

Engaging employees has always been the big question in regards to business management. Many companies promote great analysts to leadership positions, but as we all know just because they are great analysts doesn’t mean they know how to lead. Unfortunately if this action is done without providing any tools to help this leader be more Read more about Three powerful tools to engage employees and boost performance[…]

How to Boost your sales with visual management

Visual management is a tool as simple as incredible to engage your customers as well as your employees. Increasing sales is the first objective that every company have in mind, it’s key to survival. How to boost them is a big question? Sales are today more than ever, a matter of good communication. Facebook, twitter, Read more about How to Boost your sales with visual management[…]

Luciana Paulise and Steve Schulze Nekter SME

Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

SMED your SME journey applying Deming principles How to build successful business right the first time This a post that was published in the blog.deming.org by Luciana Paulise as a guest contributor. For more than 10 years now I have been helping people to develop their own Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). As a graduate with a Read more about Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises[…]

5s lean

Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency

Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency 5s is one of the first tools that can be applied in a company that is starting to get into the continuous improvement culture. 5S is a methodology that helps to define the first rules to eliminate waste and maintain a work environment that is efficient, safe Read more about Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency[…]