Why Does Language in Business Matter?30 Sep 2015

Don't you find, that often the way something is being said makes more impact than the merit of that communication? How by saying something in a specific manner and using particular wording can very much change how a message is received and seen? This is a very powerful strategy to use in...

Empower Your Workforce to Improve Business Success23 Sep 2015

Is a business only as good as the people creating it? While a discussion on this may last a while, it's safe to assume that people are a significant part of business success. And if so, would it not make sense to provide the workforce with all the tools and conditions necessary to make their...

Team Management: Communication IS the Key16 Sep 2015

Lack of dialogue within teams often gets mentioned as key to company failure, slow growth and significant employee turnover. Although we all know how important it is, it may not be as easy as it seems to get team communication right. Possibilities Initial communication and the team's...

How to Assess Your Business Agility?09 Sep 2015

Is making a business Agile as simple as getting a visual board, assigning the tasks to the team and reviewing the process every once in a while? Surely, for some lucky ones! But for those having to manage a large bunch of people on a team, an ever-demanding group of customers and a constantly...

Learn to Delegate: You Know You Want to..26 Aug 2015

Starting at team leading or project management level, the amount of work that needs handling requires taking some serious steps. One way could be getting an assistant, another can be delegating some tasks to the team. The higher your level of influence within an organization, the more likely you...

Why Isn't My Kanban Working?19 Aug 2015

Over, beyond and nowhere near the WIP limits As you're probably aware, there are 2 main principles to implementing Kanban - workflow visualization and limiting the work-in-progress. The best lesson for anyone who might be interested in improving their processes with Kanban is that the two...

Best Ways to Develop Self-Discipline11 Aug 2015

Self-discipline is one of the qualities that has got to be taught, we're not born with it, and the level at which you've got it right now is merely a result of your past experience, education and upbringing. But, since it has to be learned, it's never too late to learn it some more! How to get...

Do Less, but Better - a Lean Workflow05 Aug 2015

With all the talk and fuss about Lean and Agile, do you ever wonder what is the actual point here? Some may say it's getting a more efficient workflow, achieving better results or improving the team's performance. What if we agreed, it's about doing less work but of a better quality? As the...

Why a Quiet Office Means a Productive Office?28 Jul 2015

Different types of work demand different environments, surely. But if there was one quality that benefits any work space, what would it be? Good, positive energy? Serious teamwork tools? A friendly manager? Decent coffee? Perhaps the quiet? Let's explore the possible implications of working in a...

How to Scale Kanban Well?21 Jul 2015

As Klaus Leopold mentioned on his website, scaling Kanban means no more than doing more of Kanban. So really, it shouldn't be difficult, should it? Discipline If you've done Kanban for some time, you're probably well aware of the fact that working along the Kanban lines takes a tiny bit...