How Digital Tools Can Improve Employee Productivity

I believe that the importance of employee productivity in the workplace is a reality no organization can ignore. I also believe that E-Mail is killing productivity. By encouraging more effective output and collaboration in the work environment, it becomes easier to boost overall team performance. However, even this could be especially challenging for any business. … Continue reading How Digital Tools Can Improve Employee Productivity

How to Build a Creative Company Culture

I truly believe that Innovation is a livewire for the growth of any savvy company. In the past, companies could remain competitive based on the value of their products alone. Today presents a different prospect, however, as consumers are a tad fickle with their purchasing decisions, which are largely influenced by the value of the … Continue reading How to Build a Creative Company Culture

Micromanaging? Stop it! Lead More. Manage Less.

Micromanaging is a damaging habit that prevents the growth and potential of an entire organization. Employees are stuck with routine and laborious processes, without an opportunity to make independent decisions – and this negatively affects their confidence. Truth is, it is impossible for top talents to thrive in such an environment. It is either they fail to reach their potential or they exit the toxic environment. Innovation is also curbed – even stifled – as mistakes, which form a natural part of the learning and development process, is hardly tolerated.

What is My Social Responsibility As A Corporate Citizen?

Beyond the question of ethical behaviour is a larger question that companies face on a daily basis: what is my social responsibility as a corporate citizen? Companies have a responsibility to many groups – customers, employees who count on continued employment, shareholders who expect ROI and a host of other entities like suppliers, government and … Continue reading What is My Social Responsibility As A Corporate Citizen?

Driving your sales team to success with the right support

Companies in any industry are heavily reliant on their sales teams to bring in revenue. That means a lot of responsibility and pressure on sales managers and individual team members alike. Mangers naturally want to encourage their teams to succeed, but that’s easier said than done. Some, in a bid to motivate their team to … Continue reading Driving your sales team to success with the right support

The benefits of an adaptive approach to management: profiting from uncertainty

It can be hard to make decisions based on incomplete data or when there is a large degree of uncertainty. Nevertheless, decisions must be made in even the most unpredictable circumstances. Adaptive management is an iterative learning approach that helps decision-makers establish procedures and strategies that work effectively. By doing away with traditional management techniques … Continue reading The benefits of an adaptive approach to management: profiting from uncertainty

Focus on Safety & Environment in the Valve Business

The equipment sold into the oil and gas industry must meet the highest standards when it comes to safety and environmental issues and industrial valves are no exception. Consistently over the years customers in this industry have made it clear that safety and the environment were on the top of their lists when evaluating products. The … Continue reading Focus on Safety & Environment in the Valve Business