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How can SMEs scale up?

If you want your small business to succeed, you need a plan on how to scale up. By focusing on scaling rather than only on “growing” your company can generate greater revenue without increasing costs or decreasing resources along the way. What is scaling in business? Scaling in business means increasing the size and scope […]

Process automation: key to greater operational efficiency

The monotonous repetitive tasks in front of a computer can become a serious obstacle to the success of any company, especially if they demotivate the person who executes them. However, today technological evolution offers simple, but powerful tools that transform this weakness into a valuable development opportunity. One of the essential principles of efficiency lies […]

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Keys of modern administration

The administrative modernization of a company is much more than the sum of technologies or IT infrastructure. It implies a cultural evolution based on the change of strategies, the constant updating of skills and competencies of leaders and collaborators, and the incorporation of new management tools aimed at optimizing their global efficiency in the long […]

The “secrets” of root cause analysis

  • agosto 31st, 2020
  • Productivity
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  • Francisco Gonzalez

This successful problem solving and continuous improvement methodology, identifies the root causes of a contingency, going beyond its superficial effects, showing at what exact point the processes or systems failed, and preventing future similar crises. Those who have faced an emergency, in their personal or work life, know that it is much more effective to […]

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Why and how to perform a Gemba Walk?

Gemba walk is an opportunity to capture topics and concerns related to how effectively your team is performing. What is a Gemba Walk? A Gemba Walk is a walkthrough to observe and ask employees about their tasks in order to identify productivity gains. The word comes from the Japanese word “Gemba” or “Gembutsu” which means […]

18 Ways COVID-19 could change businesses

In only a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has significantly altered the daily lives of people around the world. Even when lockdowns start relaxing, businesses, workplaces and work life will not be the same. One of the next challenges will be adapting open office spaces to the new normality that will include strict personal hygiene […]

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How to improve field service management?

Behind every organization, there are teams that install, maintain and repair equipment on site, and manage people and processes in order to accomplish the tasks. This work requires a huge logistical challenge, and it could be hard to assess when you don’t have access to all necessary data and when you are not using the […]

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Save time and money with mobile forms

Would you like to save time, save money and increase productivity at your small business? Making the switch from paper forms to mobile forms could be the answer. Digitizing your forms is one of the most obvious ways to increase productivity and to lower operational costs. In this post, we will analyze how digitization and mobile […]

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How to keep control of your operations from your home?

Stock markets are plunging, supply chains are being disrupted, and in the middle of it all, many small and medium-sized businesses are asking more employees to work from home as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. The pandemic is redefining the way teams communicate and work. At present, remote work has become the norm […]

Coronavirus crisis: Tips to effective leadership

As the world and businesses struggle to make sense of and face the coronavirus threat, leadership will be tested in many ways. How do you act quickly in the midst of so much uncertainty and risks? At the macro level, successful companies will “mirror biology as Darwin concluded; those who survive are not the strongest […]