One of the oldest sayings in the business world is “Why is it so hard to find good help these days?” To me that’s pretty funny for two reasons. First, because “these days” doesn’t need to be included. And second, it’s the person looking who is usually creating the problem, even though the quote implies […]
Are you having a discussion by email? Quit it! Typing out your thoughts is among the worst way to engage in a conversation. The best way is to have an actual, face-to-face conversation.
One of the most underutilized spaces in modern office buildings is the lobby. I’m writing this post while sitting in a building in north Indianapolis where there is a huge area of chairs, tables, benches. It’s comfortable and quiet. So why is it here?
Here in the Midwest, we tend to be a little more reserved. Maybe it’s an Indianapolis thing, but it seems like so many business people don’t want to talk to the customer. They want to talk about the customer, but not to them. Why is that?
I’m sure this problem is not unique to Central Indiana, but since I’m based in Indianapolis I hear over and over again about local employees who have to report to two different supervisors. It’s already painful enough to deal with one boss for many workers, but what do you do if you have two?
I visit a lot of businesses around central Indiana, and I come across a lot of people who are “conservative.” That word, however, has a variety of meanings. It’s about time we cleared the air on this one.