December 20, 2022

A Little Bit of Second-Grade Humor for All of Us!

What happened to the beans when they showed up late to work? How does an Eskimo fix his broken toys? Did you hear about the teacher who was cross-eyed? Why can’t a nose be twelve inches long? Name two days of the week that start with a “T.” A cowboy arrives at the ranch on Sunday, stays three days, and leaves on Friday. How is […]

December 13, 2022

‘Tis the Season for Saying Thank You

In past blogs, I have often quoted from the book “The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work” by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine. The book explains why social recognition is so powerful and how it can be applied in the workplace. “Workers who are thanked for their work have lower turnover, even high performers, and people […]

December 6, 2022

Low Morale Can Destroy a Company

Elon Musk recently bought Twitter for $44 billion. Now, he could afford it, but that is not the issue.  Within a couple of weeks, he reduced employment by nearly three-quarters. Of that number, half were immediately fired, and the other 25% quit fearing they would be fired. Those left are shaking in their boots, as no one knows how many more are still marked for […]

November 29, 2022

Business Planning is Becoming More Challenging

The final month of 2022 is a good time to start assessing how your year went. You also need to ask yourself what you want to do more next year and what should be avoided. As the economy changes, it is more important than ever to look at how your business is doing. Inflation this year is going to affect a lot of companies’ bottom […]

November 15, 2022

Sometimes it’s all in the Paperwork

I was recently talking with a customer who is involved in a legal matter concerning a job that was done several years ago. One of the issues that came up was the information that was available to the building owner and their maintenance department on how to care for and maintain the product. Over the years, I have seen how not following up after a […]