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DACI: Your 5-Step Guide for Effective Decision-Making and Teamwork

Being part of a great team is extremely important for many, with over one-third of workers acknowledging the benefits of effective teamwork. Working well together facilitates the generation of creative ideas, boosts productivity, employee morale, and relieves stress. But how do you ensure teamwork in your business is effective? In this FAT FINGER article, we […]

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Identify Inefficiencies, Cut Costs and Improve Transparency Using a Workflow Diagram

Don’t lose money due to poorly managed business workflows. Read this post to learn about the humble workflow diagram today!

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Muda: What It Is & How to Easily Remove Waste In Essential Processes

Waste (aka ‘muda’). It’s something that we just don’t like. From waking up too late and feeling like we’ve wasted time, to wasting food (us Americans waste over 150,000 tonnes of food each day), to walking along a street that’s piled up with garbage, the majority of us don’t want to contribute to or be […]

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Kaizen Event: How to Go About Continuous Business Improvement Like a Pro

As modern-day humans, we relish self-improvement. It’s why each New Year — and in many cases each quarter, month, or even every week — we set ourselves goals so we can become better, bolder people. But improvements, of course, aren’t only relegated to people.  In a business context, what about the workflow processes your team […]

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Process Design: What It Is, Why You Need It, & How To Get It Right

Flat-pack furniture instructions. Do you follow them to a ‘T’ or leave them in the box?  Although it takes me twice as long, I never have the right tools at hand, and I always have to re-build parts – I rarely follow instructions when building my flat-pack wardrobes, chairs, and tables.  Why?  Because they can […]

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Processes Productivity

Time = Money. How to Save Both with Workflow Analysis

Wasted time. How much time do you spend sitting in traffic? Attending unnecessary meetings? Searching for lost documents? Or using outdated, slow, and difficult systems?  There is nothing worse or more harmful than wasted time. Companies lose 20-30% of revenue each year due to inefficiencies like these. “More than a third of a worker’s day […]