So…we all know of that guy or that woman who is really good at what he does, who is IMPOSSIBLE to work with. He or she seems to be everything to the Company, whether it is bringing in more business, getting more sales, managing operations or HR or some other function; whenever you see these difficult people coming, your first instinct is to run away.
Regardless of the size of your company, you would probably agree that something has got to be done. You may have even gotten to the point where you say (every day!) “I can’t stand one more day with this guy!!”
The ability to analyze and deploy business intelligence (BI) data is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator in today’s marketplace. By 2018, most business users and analysts will have access to self-service BI tools, Gartner projects. Companies that use data are five times more likely to make decisions much faster than the competition, three times more likely to execute decisions as intended and twice as likely to have top-quartile financial performance, according to Bain & Company research. If you’re not using data, you may be falling behind your competition and losing out on opportunities to gain ground in your market. Here are some tips for effectively collecting, storing and deploying data in order to grow faster than your competition.
A fun, creative work environment packed with in-office perks is a great way to attract and retain the best employees. Just look at the Google campus. Lovingly called the Googleplex, it boasts an open design, free bicycles and free breakfast, lunch and dinner from any of the on-campus kitchens. Even if you do not have the multi-billion dollar budget of Google, your business can adopt business culture systems that will keep your employees happy and engaged.
Successful companies and people tend to have a clear, active vision statement to guide them
There are companies that don’t put much effort into creating a vision statement for their organizations. Many companies simply focus on delivering a product or service and making the most money doing it. However, those same companies are missing an opportunity to create advantage in their marketplace by harnessing the focused power of its stakeholders. Creating a vision statement for an organization can be the catalyst to move an average organization to becoming one that is extraordinary.