High-Gain Questions Lead to Wins

When supply chain professionals implement a new, faster process or procedure, they need to take time to plan great questions — high-gain questions — before moving forward. Too many questions won't help, but asking consultative, or high-gain, questions fosters progress. By planning high-gain questions in advance, you garner information and buy-in for winning results. Many…

Tools for Time Management

Time management in the supply chain is a hot topic. Time management in any industry is important. Time management in your life can mean horrendous stress, but practical ways to manage our time can help alleviate stress, and improve productivity and job satisfaction. Articles abound concerning time management. But the authors don't know you. You…

Simple Survival Tips for Low Morale

Dear Ruth, I liked your article about “leaning in,” but I need some advice to help improve employee morale. The people I supervise are working extraordinarily long hours. They are hard-working, honest, but unhappy. For me, as their manager and leader, what advice can you offer? We don’t have extra money for a “fun day”…