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Keys to retaining institutional knowledge

Keys to retaining institutional knowledge

Retaining knowledge and transferring it efficiently to newer employees can be accomplished in a number of different ways for different roles. One of the best ways to start is by creating an online knowledge database that can serve as the center of a multifaceted strategy for gathering and sharing knowledge for all your employees.

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4 tips for generating ideas from your employees

4 tips for generating ideas from your employees

Innovation in business is critical to future growth and success. All innovation starts with an idea, and ideas to spur innovation can come from a number of different sources: peer groups, conferences, books, industry publications and more. One of the best sources of ideas – your own employees — is also often the most overlooked.

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Two Keys to Utilizing KPIs

Two Keys to Utilizing KPIs

Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, can be a valuable tool for comparing your business with others to see how your company measures up. Taking a look at your KPIs is a lot like getting a report card, but it also comes with some of the same problems. When you get a report card, or look at your KPIs, a lot of times you know you want to do better, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to make it better.

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The most critical part of listening is what comes afterward

The most critical part of listening is what comes afterward

Most businesses, especially those in field service industries, understand the importance of listening to their customers. Without customer input and feedback, not only do businesses run the risk of becoming irrelevant to their current customers, they also can’t develop a solid game plan for future growth and change.

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