Traditional brainstorming involves bringing a group of people together to
generate as many ideas as possible. Judgment of the ideas is suspended to
encourage both their quantity and diversity. The ideas are later combined and
improved. Unfortunately, this technique has a number of problems that diminish
both the quantity and diversity of the ideas:
Traditional brainstorming involves bringing a group of people together to generate as many ideas as possible. Judgment of the ideas is suspended to encourage both their quantity and diversity. The ideas are later combined and improved. Unfortunately, this technique has a number of problems that diminish both the quantity and diversity of the ideas:
The holidays are a great time to recharge your batteries. Doing it company-wide can vastly increase morale and ultimately your employee's productiveness. But getting your office ready to close for the holidays or an annual away day isn't as simple as locking the doors. There's a lot to consider. If you do it wrong, you risk annoying employees, alienating customers and your profit margin could take a nasty hit. Do it right, however, and you could be benefitting from it for months.
Although conventional measures of intelligence might help to determine whether a person is smart and grasps things easily, they still can't help you to predict whether that person is going to be successful and happy in their life. They can't help you to predict whether that person will advance in their career. For that, you also need to think about emotional intelligence.
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Many business owners might feel like being strong and kind at the same time isn't possible. Either you can assert yourself, be strong and get people to do exactly what you want or you can be kind and give other people what they want. So it's a question of choosing between wants. But isn't it possible that what you want and what the employee wants are, at heart, the same thing? In that case, it ought to be possible to be both strong and kind at the same time.
When you start a company, you might have certain aims and goals in mind but they may not be written down. However, it's always a good idea to come up with a mission statement right from the beginning. This will help to keep you and your employees on track. It will also help to keep your customers in the loop. It will become a part of your brand.
When you start a business, your main fear is that it's not going to take off. In fact, there are businessmen who have tried up to ten times before establishing a business that does well. Although owning your own business is the best way to increase your income, it's also a very difficult process.