Category: Operational Management Focus

All content that those in Operational Management need to further their business and employees.

How to Prevent Losing Tools on the Job Site

Have I ever lost tools on the job?! Let’s just say it’s a good thing I don’t need a pen to write this blog post or it would have never been finished. If you’re like me, you’re no stranger to the lost pen, screwdriver, wrench (spanner for you lot in the UK) or worse. Actually, […]

How to Create a Maintenance Work Order Template

The holiday season is upon us but along with holiday cheer come the less jubilant breakdowns and preparations that are just as integral to the season. Any good maintenance guy (or lady) knows that tis the season to be ready and that a good work order template can save a lot of time and money […]

6 A+ Ideas to Profit-Boosting Inventory Management

Inventory is one of those little black holes sucking money out of your business and into some parallel world. Inventory management is hardly an exciting aspect of business, and so it’s often overlooked in many industries. Which can be surprising, as there are very few businesses out there that don’t have SOME kind of inventory […]

Remote Workforce NPS: The most Important Metric You're Missing

Remote Workforce NPS: The Most Important Metric You’re Missing

There are so many different metrics and acronyms, you’re forgiven if you don’t recognize this one. You must have noticed, though, how much the way people work is changing. As businesses struggle to keep up with customer demands and technology advances, you must rely more than ever on your key differentiator: innovative, committed, and customer-oriented […]

How Sodastream Created Daily Employee Engagement with Over 1,000 Deskless Employees

How Sodastream Created Daily Engagement with over 1,000 Deskless Employees

The company Many companies claim to “revolutionize” or “disrupt” their industry but few actually do. Sodastream is one of those unique companies that actually do as advertised. Speaking of advertising, they’re the ones with the Superbowl commercial that exploded containers of carbonated beverage bottles. If you still haven’t seen their online viral campaign, the third […]

The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Ship Fires Successfully

The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Ship Fires Successfully

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>In business, “ship fire” is a term often used as a metaphor for a crisis with potentially catastrophic repercussions. This isn’t a coincidence. Every seasoned mariner knows that fire is one of the biggest dangers your crew, passengers, and cargo face at sea. And unlike a warehouse or office fire, you can’t really […]

How One Retailer Reduced Communication Costs by 90%

How One Retailer Reduced Internal Communication Costs by 90% Using This Amazing Tool

There are many ways to reduce your operational cost and increase employee engagement. The ambitious goal of our “Small Business Hackers” blog is to cover (almost) every way possible. But, for this blog post we want to do what certain members of our team cannot stop doing, talk about ourselves. And our favorite topic is […]

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How to Successfully Manage a Contingent Workforce During the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and beef up your workforce to maximize revenues and efficiency. But, obviously, there’s a lot more to managing a contingent workforce than just hiring. So we’re here to share our tips for effective human resource management for the holiday season. Get ready to embrace your holiday shoppers, not get trampled […]

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