Your Business Said Black Lives Matter, But What Has It Done to Prove It?

Has your business declared that “Black Lives Matter?” Perhaps you issued well-written statements that racism has no place in your company or our society. Maybe you posted a black box in place of your logo on Facebook. But what have you done since? What have you done to dismantle systemic racism within your company?

Almost as soon as big companies were publicly voicing their support for the current social justice movement, they were taken to task and their records examined. They’d uttered these or similar words before, but still they employed or did business with too few Blacks.

If you don’t want your words to ring hollow and seem performative, you need to follow them up with action. Here are some examples of actions your small business can take to show that you support Black lives.

Listen and learn.

Poll your employees and customers on what your company

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Work always flows horizontally not Vertically

Many organizations believe that the most effective way to run an organization is to construct the flow of information from the top down. This leads to an environment of silos. The problem is that silo is not the way the processes flow. They are constructed in a chain with each link of the chain feeding the next one.

All processes begin with the creator of the component of the end product or service which when combined with other components result in the product or service which you deliver to your end user i.e. the customer.

Think about the mountain stream. The water flow down pulled by the pull of gravity. In rare circumstances the flow may be in reverse but it is always in a continuous flow. In the supply chain that flow is always horizontally. Your suppliers contribute to the process through their inputs which flow to a process. … Read more

Blockchain Foundry, Matic Network Partner to Increase Scalability

The Blockchain Foundry is partnering with the Matic Network to “explore interoperability between the Syscoin and Matic networks,” a press release from the two groups notes.

As you may know, the Blockchain Foundry is a blockchain development group based in the United States. It has helped develop the Syscoin network, while Matic creates its own network. The goal here should increase scalability for the Ethereum network, as that is what these groups intend to do in the first place in their own right.

Speaking on the matter is Sandeep Nailwal, the COO of the Matic Network, who said:

“Scalability solutions each have their own approaches and advantages; collaboration is the key to the long-term success of the blockchain industry. By combining the scalability advantages of Matic Network and Syscoin, together we will be able to usher in a new era of true scalability for Ethereum-based DApps. We at Matic

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Tough Decision to Make? Take a Few Minutes to Calm and Focus Your Minda

As an entrepreneur, it’s in your nature to be decisive. You know that the ability to swiftly choose a course of action when a threat or an opportunity presents itself can make the difference between survival and failure.

But these days, many businesses are feeling the strain of a prolonged lockdown, and some are making the tough decision to shut down some or all of their operations (as co-working company The Riveter just announced). At times like these, the need to make time-sensitive decisions as quickly as possible can push you to do something you might be sorry for later. It can also create stress levels that are very bad for both your business and you.

So, if you’re faced with the need to make a difficult decision quickly, do yourself and your company a favor and take a few minutes to follow some simple steps. These few small

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You Better Recognize: Our Roadmap for Effective Employee Recognition Programs

Make no mistake: employee recognition isn’t just for millennials.

While many buzz pieces have touted the idea that Generation Y craves praise more than most, employees of all ages need recognition, and the benefits of giving it are well-proven. In a recent article by Forbes, recognition was cited as the “number one thing employees say their manager could give them to inspire them to produce great work.”

Why Employee Recognition Programs Matter

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re considering implementing a new employment recognition program or revamping an outdated one (nobody wants that useless gift on their work anniversary).  Effective employee recognition programs recognize employees for their contributions to an organization and help them feel appreciated outside of their existing compensation.

From engagement and retention to talent attraction and company culture, here are just a few of the reasons why your organization should take employee recognition programs … Read more