There is not a productivity problem!

On the front page of the US Wall Street Journal today there is an article that bemoans the problems in the US with low productivity rates (WSJ 2017).   So sad, that all of the American workers are so lame.(If I was speaking you would hear the sarcasm)  It’s easy for management, critics, and pundits to…

Do Most Owners Hate Their Employees?

I was working late one evening, and I saw one of the owners in the office working.  It was about 10:00 PM.  I thought I would drop in to say, “Hi” and to see how things were going. It was a bit of a mistake because I had to listen to her rant for about 20…

Labor vs Capital – learning how to look busy while not doing anything.

Every time I learn about another industry I hear the same thing about the front line workers, “They are very creative at figuring out how to get out of work.” I recently read an article, and doing a google search shows that somewhere around 1980 productivity continued to rise, but wages have stayed stagnant.   Some…

Damn Spam!

Email is one of those things people don’t seem to do very well, at least the people I have had to support in companies and people in my family. I am only going to talk about a couple of issues in this story.  I’ll cover others later. I am going to remain vague about specific…

New Opportunity

  I implemented a pay-for-performance system one that helped a company increase EBITDA by over $2,000,000 annually. Yes it was two million dollars a year. I approached a company today about implementing a similar system and they turned it down.  I will keep looking.