Female executives are a distinct minority, and they can be particularly rare in certain industries like mining, crude oil production, and agriculture. In such environments, they often face daunting obstacles, but could there also be unexpected advantages to being in a minority group? And, if so, what?
To investigate that question, we conducted extensive field research studying grape growers in Champagne, France, a region famous for its sparkling wines. It’s a centuries-old business, in which growers (that is, farmers) sell grapes directly to their buyers (winemakers like Bollinger and Mo [...]
In this dynamic and highly competitive business world, everyone tries to be on the top position and rule the market. Whether it is start-up firm or large scale corporation, it is highly imperative to have a team of resourceful employees which is dedicated to perform their task with full dedication. This can help companies to attain new business heights by increasing business prospects. However, major business owners struggle with failure and negative image in the market place due to inefficiency of their employees. Thus, for the smooth functioning of company, it is crucial to follow certain ta [...]
People nowadays, rely on critics and user’s reviews more than ever before. Reviews help you to get an insight into the products usage, its performance and its specifications. These reviews also help you understand if it is of any worth or use to you. Unlike a decade ago, finding reviews for any product online is extremely easy these days. LED plant grow lights are one of the most sought after product these days.
These LED lights facilitate in-house plant growth, which can be extremely beneficial for those who live in apartments. Some plants require minimal heat and may die due to excess [...]
MTuTech.com is a leading player in the area of industrial solvent printer suppliers, manufacturers, and technology innovators. Currently, their operations involve selling, manufacturing and development of industrial inkjet printers/laminators, eco solvent printers, marking machines, textile printers and different kinds of inks for industrial printers. MtuTech.Com was founded by Derek and Berry 11 years back. These two passionate and visionary founders started this company with the motive of building an industrial printer brand that manufactures high-quality products and supply them directly [...]
During nearly every discussion about organizational change, someone makes the obvious assertion that “change is hard.” On the surface, this is true: change requires effort. But the problem with this attitude, which permeates all levels of our organizations, is that it equates “hard” with “failure,” and, by doing so, it hobbles our change initiatives, which have higher success rates than we lead ourselves to believe.
Our biases toward failure is wired into our brains. In a recently published series of studies, University of Chicago researc [...]
Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational leader and emotionally intelligent manager out there, there are dozens of toxic bosses, and they come in many different forms. Barbara Kellerman at Harvard University has devoted a great deal of her career to studying problematic leaders. She identified seven major types: (1) incompetent, (2) rigid, (3) [...]
There are two professionals whom every business owner needs on the different stages of working: a lawyer and an accountant. The reasons for hiring an accountant are obvious. However, the reasons for hiring a lawyer are not so apparent. There are many occasions in the business management where lawyers are needed. An attorney provides you vital assistance in crucial matters of your business. From the initial documentation and copyright advice to major business incorporation and lawsuits, a business lawyer happens to be the most vital entity in all situations. Works of lawyers are not limited to [...]
After retirement, people often feel relieved as they rely on pension to meet their financial requirements. But sometimes certain unexpected expenses cannot be fulfilled through pensions and it becomes difficult for old aged people to meet their medical and lifestyle expenses. To help you out in such issues, Sell and Stay acts as a savior. This concept helps the elderly people to overcome financial pain and make their home a secondary source of income. The company buys the home of retired citizens at suitable market prices and let them live in their homes in accordance with a scheme known as [...]
When a person gets retired, he never wishes to opt for selling his home for earning money or struggle for starting with a new job in old age. Though there are people who plan their retirement from the day they start earning money, but still the majority of people do not have enough resources to plan their life after retirement. Talking about retirement can be associated with getting old, boredom and financial crisis.
If you think twice you will realize that all these things are interrelated because a retired person does not have enough financial resources to fulfill his basic needs. However, [...]
Hardly a day can pass without finding automobiles and heavy vehicles broken down on roads and highways. No matter what time of day or night you are traveling, there is always someone on the road having trouble with their vehicle. These troubles can occur because of a variety of issues, but the solution is same, they all need Tow Truck Company. There are many things that can happen to vehicles and unexpected events can happen at any time. Problems like engine breakdown, accident and flat tire are some problems that can make you stuck at any place. When such things happen, you will need to [...]
Industrial Parks are always in the loop to attract the biggest firms for investments. These industrial parks are a major driver of growth and development in the country and more importantly in the region where they are located. Manufacturing units in industrial parks help driving the growth of manufacturing sector of the economy resulting in employment growth and increase in GDP. FINSA is one such group that plans and builds industrial parks whilst attract investments in the parks. Their latest coup in investment is in their Guadalupe Industrial Park located in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. [...]
Tim Evans for HBR
Short-term corporate behavior is a major problem in the 21st century firm. Too many companies prioritize quarterly earnings over long-term innovation, human capital investment, and brand development, and many people believe short-term shareholders are to blame. The popular argument goes as follows: Short-term investors – those who hold onto a stock for less than, say, a year – aren’t interested in the company’s prospects beyond that year. So, if the company misses its quarterly earnings target, they sell their shares. The fear of such selling forces [...]