For the majority of us, work is the only way of getting the resources needed to support our day-to-day life. However, more often than not, work is often unenjoyable and only done due to pure necessity.
Imagine, however, actually enjoying your work and going into to work every day?
Continue to read on in order to learn about the different ways in which you can make work life more enjoyable.
Early in my career I worked in a department that was responsible for the design,testing, sourcing and procurement of packaging materials. It was a great experience and introduction to so many aspects of the Supply Chain.
But one day one of my peers was fired. He was responsible for negotiating with the packaging suppliers. As it turns out he was taking kickbacks. When that was discovered and verified he was summarily dismissed. He went over to the dark side.
I never got the precise details but I don’t believe he could have got more than a few thousand dollars for his illicit efforts. More importantly he got a black mark on his resume, and in his life, that he could never erase.
That was my first lesson on the do’s and don’t of Supplier Relationships.
As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, millennials make a growing cross-section of the American labor force. Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle.
Since e-commerce has flooded the industry with more orders and stringent delivery expectations, supply chain leaders must think outside the box to attract and retain the next generation.
In fact, millennials will make up more than 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, so it is time for supply chain executives and leaders to enact the changes necessary to guarantee success in both the current and future supply chain.
At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series. The first in our Interview series is with Skip Boothby, a colleague and good friend for many years.
Skip Boothby is a tremendous Leader and Executive with phenomenal experience in running businesses and operations through every stage of their evolution. Skip’s background and insights are valuable for all of us to learn from and share.
There are a number of different areas of law, and the specialty that you use will depend on your circumstances. There are a number of reasons why you might need to hire an employment lawyer, both for your business and as an employer.
This article will talk specifically about employees and some of the most common reasons why they might need to seek out legal assistance.
Freelancing refers to a type of self-employment where you deliver your services to clients on a project basis.
The concept goes as far back as the 1970s when skilled workers had to be sourced from different places to complete large-scale projects. In 2020, around 59 million people in the United States were involved with freelance work, and the number continues to rise today.
Internet connectivity and the availability of various freelancing platforms have also made this work arrangement more popular and accessible.
Modern technologies are now used in all spheres of life. Education is not an exception to the rule. Using eBook learning in the classroom is becoming increasingly popular in many colleges and universities.
But are they the same as traditional paper books? Let’s discover the true benefits of learning with eBooks below.
How many times have you seen new Management being brought into a company, only to see them leave and be replaced, through the revolving door, in a very short timeframe?
This happens a lot on Sports teams. Coaches and Players alike are replaced after a relatively short stint with no tolerance for poor performance.
I’ve seen it happen several times. Basically the CEO or Chairman gets rid of the entire Management team and brings in a new team. Within a couple of years the process is repeated. The entire team is replaced even though these people were considered saviours when they were brought in.
Does that kind of Revolving Door, or Turnstile, Management Strategy really work? Is it really a reflection of the performance of those being replaced or is it more a reflection of the poor leadership of those doing the replacing?
At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series. This interview is with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus.
The positive effects of giving employees a prominent voice and making sure employees are heard in the workplace have never been stronger. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a balancing of power between employees and their managers.
The managers who have taken the time to listen to their teams’ concerns and opinions have seen exponentially greater benefits to the company than those who have continued on the traditional route of passively listening to their employees.
Healthy work culture is really important in any organization. It not only secures employee retention but also enhances the productivity of your employees. It is not always the position that they are holding; if your employees get the value, they will tend to work better.
With a consistent work culture of their need, values, employees feel happier and get engaged with more confidence. A healthy work culture in a company will also help its employees to build better relationships with their peers.
Recruitment is an essential part of every business, and construction companies are no different. Construction is a vital part of the economy, and there is always a high demand for qualified workers in this industry. However, it can be difficult to know where to start if you are recruiting construction workers.
There are so many ways to find employees, and each method has advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, we will discuss the different methods you can use when recruiting construction workers, as well as the pros and cons of each approach. Let’s get started.
Many a project starts off with very lofty objectives. And with a lot of work and a little luck those desired results are often achieved. In every case those results usually have been achieved within a certain timeframe and with a lot of momentum.
Yet once you achieve those goals in many respects the energy and momentum which got you there may start to fade. Yet your work has just begun. The next question that always comes up is whether you can sustain, and further improve, those results.
Additionally if you are trying to drive Cultural Change and long term transformation after a while your initial project may become stale and your participants demotivated or distracted.
To avoid your project becoming “just another program” you need to proactively recognize when your project needs to be reinvented or rebooted to avoid irrelevancy and the back-sliding of your results.