Business Efficiency For Dummies

Business Efficiency For Dummies

By: Marina Martin (author)Paperback

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Proven tools and techniques to improve business efficiency In today's competitive environment, it's the businesses with the right set of tools and technologies that get ahead, while others are left in the dust. Business Efficiency For Dummies provides you with practical, useful information on how to run a more effective business while saving time and money in the process. Analyzing the world's most effective companies and aimed at top-level business owners and managers, Business Efficiency For Dummies provides the foundation all companies can build upon. You'll discover how to take an objective view of your company's current processes and procedures; what to consider when evaluating analysis tools like Six Sigma, Lean, 5S, and Balanced Scorecard to get your company buttoned up and streamlined; how to audit your company's accounting procedures to rein in and control your AP and AR departments; how to train employees to work more efficiently; how to bring efficiency into the future; and much more. * Find out how to stay afloat in the current economy * Discover affordable, approachable methods for streamlining business practices for greater profit * Employ the latest tools and technologies to maximize business efficiency The tools and techniques described in Business Efficiency For Dummies are indispensable for business leaders and managers looking to identify weaknesses and improve business productivity and profit.

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About Author

Marina Martin is the owner of The Type-A Way, a business efficiency consulting firm focusing on cost reduction and job satisfaction enhancement through innovation and automation. She regularly conducts one-on-one and small group trainings.


Introduction 1 Part I: Business Efficiency Basics 7 Chapter 1: Business Efficiency 101 9 Chapter 2: Unfolding Your Efficiency Roadmap 23 Part II: Making Strides Toward Efficiency 33 Chapter 3: You Are Here: MeasuringWhere You Stand 35 Chapter 4: I Thought I Saw a Bad Habit: Hunting Down Inefficiencies and Their Solutions 55 Chapter 5: Efficiency on Impact: Understanding the Ripple Effect of Change 71 Chapter 6: To Efficiency ... and Beyond: Getting Where You Want to Be 83 Chapter 7: Efficiently Executing Your Efficiency Plan 97 Part III: Increasing Operational Efficiency 113 Chapter 8: Channeling Henry Ford: Process Automation 115 Chapter 9: The Bottom Line: Financial Efficiency 129 Chapter 10: Effi ciency, at Your Service 145 Chapter 11: Ready, Aim, Hire: Human Resources Efficiency 175 Chapter 12: Streamlining Your Sales Process 199 Chapter 13: Up to My Gears in Effi ciency: Manufacturing Efficiency 223 Part IV: Increasing Employee Efficiency 237 Chapter 14: I Love You, You re Perfect, Now Change: Change Management 239 Chapter 15: Before You Get Hit by a Bus: Knowledge Capture and Transfer 251 Chapter 16: Fine-Tuning Internal Communication 267 Chapter 17: Helping Employees BeMore Effi cient 287 Chapter 18: Holding Effective Meetings and Events 313 Chapter 19: Painless Project Management 339 Part V: The Part of Tens 359 Chapter 20: Ten Areas Ripe for Efficiency Improvement 361 Chapter 21: Ten Efficiency Best Practices 367 Chapter 22: Ten Hidden Hurdles to Overcome in Pursuit of Efficiency 373 Index 379

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118449493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781118449493
  • weight: 624
  • ISBN10: 1118449495

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