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In this post I will discuss the toughest group, and hopefully the smallest group of employees when implementing a structured employee management system for the first time. I want to note, the behaviors described for this group can also be found in new employees who have never worked in a systems-driven organization and now must adhere to a formal, or set of formal structures for the first time.
The most common behavior observed in this group is ‘acting out’ behavior. Not unlike the three-year-old child who now has to …

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In my last post I introduced the topic of adding a new Employee Management System, when there was not one previously. Today I want to share with you the first of the two extreme responses that may be exhibited by a small group of employees when such a system is implemented.
The first group and by far the easiest group to address are those who express relief and or pure happiness with the change. While you clearly do not have to do any work to convince them that the …

The 2011 Thurston County Fair is happening August 3-7. The fair draws a crowd of around 35,000 each year to the Lacey area for a week of fun, farm animals, food and more. Visitors enjoy a great day at the Fair and also support other local business on their way to and from the Fair. The Fair also provides additional business opportunities with more than 100 vendor booths. A beneficial economic impact to the local community has been seen each year since 1871 when the first Fair was …

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I have discussed ‘benefits’ in previous posts as they relate to employees…but what about owners? One of the key methods of understanding whether you ‘own your business’ or whether you ‘own your job’ can be found when you as the owner take a vacation.
My father owned a ‘business’ for over 30 years. He claimed he took multiple vacations each year as the ‘business’ matured. Now you notice I am using quotes around business, because my father’s vacations were a leading indicator that in fact he did not own a …

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I have alluded to ‘ownership’ in several different ways over the last several weeks. Whether you own a ‘job’ or a ‘business’, there is one key aspect I believe every owner has to truly ‘own’. You are responsible for the success and/or failure of your endeavor. Period.
I cannot tell you how many times I have read, or heard directly from owners, that their struggles (and out-and-out failures) were caused by somebody or something else. The range of this blame spans from ‘government regulation’, to ‘taxes’ to ‘employees’ to …