Running a small business and I need to strike the right balance between being available and growing my business. [more inside]
My bar / restaurant I opened is in its 2nd year of operation and it's running smoothly while turning a profit. Can I take a step back or should I continue to put in long days at the bar because that's what I'm supposed to do? [more inside]
At work, I need to run staff meetings. Please tell me how to run meetings that are helpful for employees and don’t waste time. [more inside]
How can a small (3-5 employees) brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive market (outdoors/sports products) when it cannot compete on price? Any good examples of small companies doing just that? [more inside]
Hoping you can share some ideas or things you have observed companies do to energize and excite their organizations. Please note that ideas that work for young organizations like google may not work for me since I am trying to do this in a very traditional, large and old (over 100 years in business) organization.
One idea that comes to mind is hiring relatively younger employees for senior management positions. Perhaps having more team outings might help as well.
I would welcome any suggestions.
Thanks in advance!
Can you recommend a online forum where management strategy can be discussed? For example if I wanted to bounce ideas around appropriate project metrics? I know there are specific PM forums but I am wondering if there is a forum where managers sort of discuss their ideas etc. Something more general than a dedicated PM forum since my questions / discussions wont just relate to project management
Free or inexpensive IT asset management for a small business. What is everyone out there using? [more inside]
Looking for "cheap" but high quality masters/finance program in Europe(preferably), that has an emphasis on hedgefunds/quant/derivatives/trading and is taught in English. [more inside]
Are there good third-party software packages or tools that can be used to manage labor and material estimates during a project proposal process? It's a little bit of project management and a little bit of sales. Specific needs include... [more inside]
What's the best way to handle magical thinking in business settings? [more inside]
I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
Still trying to be a great boss; what did I do wrong? [more inside]
I have a small business and was looking at a new social relationship management website. In the comment box, somebody said the whole SRM concept is dead and has been for months. [more inside]
How do I learn to be a good manager? I just became a manager for the first time, and I have no idea what I'm doing. The position I supervise is an entry-level web position and needs a lot of direction. [more inside]
Microsoft SharePoint - ability to file-share with outside companies/collaborators? [more inside]
tips and resources for "managing up?" [more inside]
What companies do a particularly good job of advancing the skills of their employees? What kinds of things do they do that facilitate that? [more inside]
business management software for a painter [more inside]
Emerging and small/medium scale artists and creatives: what would you like your manager to do? What would compel you to hire the services of a manager/admin person/PA and how much would you be willing to pay? [more inside]
Being interviewed by outgoing manager for his/her job. Complex management question inside. [more inside]
Recommendations of blogs or websites on retail management and strategy? [more inside]
What kind of web stats can I provide my bosses, to satisfy their hunger for "measurable stats" but avoid going down a rathole and losing focus? [more inside]
What are some good books and magazines related to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the Fourth Sector? [more inside]
Once heard a story about Intel executives going through some kind of management/communication training in which they were encouraged to swear (yell profanities) at one another... [more inside]
Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote: "The future can not be planned..." [more inside]
So, Organization A has hired Organization B to implement a program. Organization A has reason to believe that Organization B is not implementing that program effectively/ethically, but the implementation is already in progress. So, let's say Organization A was compelled to turn to Third Party (C) to participate in the process of implementing the program -- as an observer, mediator, what have you.
After using numerous prep books, official guides and the Powerprep software, I am stuck at the 700-720 range. I checked this
post, but I am looking for more specific help for a really high score.
Right now, I am answering 90% of the questions correct. Do I need to get 100% right? Or get more questions right in the beginning? What am I doing wrong?
I am exactly three weeks away from the test.
Have you been exposed to the "Theory of Constraints" at work? Did you choose to use it or was it imposed upon you? What came of it? Did it improve things? If it changed the way you work, how so? More importantly: what the hell is it?
I will be taking the GMAT on monday and was wondering if anyone had some last minute tips, particularly things that you might not find in a GMAT book. [more inside]
I work for a company of about 100 people whose product is information, but it manages information in a really crappy manner. Nobody knows what's going on elsewhere within the company; often crucial people are unaware of events staged by other departments. We are thinking of getting a CMS to fix this: [more inside]
What's the best book out there on time management? I've yet to find one that does it all: explain the key concepts of time management, provide a proven framework for gaining control of your time, and identify common mistakes and helpful tips.
Extra points if it deals specifically with any of the following contexts: entrepreneurship, running a proprietorship or small business.