Mowing Less = Reducing Pollution Control Landscaping Cost While Reducing Pollution by Nancy Schumm, Schumm Consulting LLC One way for business owners to reduce pollution adjacent to waterways like streams, rivers, detention basins and lakes, is to replace traditional landscaping with native … Read more about Reducing Pollution and Reducing Landscaping Bills
How do we maintain and communicate corporate culture using ISO 9001? I have a Saturday morning secret weapon, to improve my business. I attend the Levy Entrepreneurial Group meeting. Thank you Joe for creating it, Jack and Terry for leading it, and Don for introducing me to … Read more about Creating and Maintaining a Corporate Culture Using ISO 9001
Are We Going in Circles ?ISO 9001 Management Review Implementing ISO 9001 can sometimes feel like you are a dog chasing its' tail; you can't just walk down through the standard completing a section at a time. Instead you have to jump from quality policy to documentation to customer requirements to … Read more about ISO 9001 Management Review – Going in Circles
ISO 14000 can bring in Green Grants for Business Green seems to be the new buzzword, unfortunately overuse may do more harm than good and some of the frustration is spilling on ISO 14000. In the current economic climate business owners are looking for a balance between being a good … Read more about ISO 14000 – Green Grants for Business
Break down barriers Break down barriers between departments and staff areas. People in different areas, such as Leasing, Maintenance, Administration, must work in teams to tackle problems that may be encountered with products or service. Dr. W. Edward Deming If you every want to see a head … Read more about Point 9 – Are You Talking to Me?
Encourage effective two way communication and other means to drive out fear throughout the organization so that everybody may work effectively and more productively for the company. Dr. W. Edwards Deming The headline read "Confidence Declines to Lowest since February". The Conference Board's … Read more about Point 8 – Drive Out Fear
Institute modern methods of training on the job for all, including management, to make better use of every employee. New skills are required to keep up with changes in materials, methods, product and service design, machinery, techniques, and service. Dr. W. Edwards Deming A business … Read more about Point 6 – Training Now? Are You Crazy?
Improve every process Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production, and service. Search continually for problems in order to improve every activity in the company, to improve quality and productivity, and thus to constantly decrease costs. Institute innovation and … Read more about Point 5 – Improve Every Process