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Articles Tagged with ''productivity''
One of the greatest misunderstandings in leadership and coaching is the term micromanaging. Most leaders never want to be thought of as a micromanager. In fact, many leaders consider such a designation to be an insult or a weakness. When micromanaging is used as a coaching or leadership style, it will most likely deliver bad results, stifle creativity, limit employees’ self-worth and inhibit productivity.
Continuous improvement is at the top of the to-do list for manufacturers in process and discrete manufacturing companies. Industries continually look for ways to improve quality, increase output, meet customer demand, and provide innovations to set their products and processes apart from the competition.
Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.
Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.
I’m writing this column one day after the horrific terror attacks in Boston.
In many cases, an excellent service provider can probably perform this function better, faster and cheaper than manufacturers.
As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.
As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.