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Cost Reduction (Top 10 Business Challenges)

When business is good, it’s easy to forget that by implementing year-round cost reduction strategies, you may avoid having to take more drastic measures in leaner economic times. These strategies could range from reducing personnel or buying cheaper office supplies to converting manual processes to electronic ones, or outsourcing payroll or recruitment. Given the wide range of possibilities to consider, it is not surprising that different employees may have different approaches to cost reduction, depending on the combination of colour energies they are strong in. Insights Discovery® uses a four colour model, comprised of Cool Blue, Fiery Red, Earth Green and Sunshine Yellow energies, to describe people’s strengths, styles and team contributions. The unique combination of these helps to determine why we each think and behave the way we do. On a good day, an individual that can use Fiery Red …

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Communication Barriers

How is it possible for two people to walk away from a conversation with completely different ideas of what was discussed? We can be speaking the same language, but completely fail to communicate. But what is it that gets in the way? Here are just a few things that can prevent us from feeling as if we are all on the same page: Personality differences – If you are a lively, exuberant person, being met with a quiet response may seem like indifference, but is it just your colleague’s way of listening attentively? We tend to expect everyone to approach situations in the same way that we would, but remembering that we do not all think or react in the same way could help you to avoid unnecessary obstacles in the road to understanding. [Want to know more? See our …

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