With a plethora of unique business concepts already out in the world, it takes a highly creative strategic plan and innovative ideas for a company to set itself apart from its competition. It used to be thought that consumers value a large variety of choice, but two of the most successful companies in their own industries, Trader Joe’s and In-N-Out Burger, seem to have gone back to the enduring adage, “less is more.” Of course, this in no way means lower quality, rather it refers to less choice, and it is a concept that has catapulted both to the top. Their “California cool” edge and casual culture probably have a lot to do with all the hype as well.
California-based Trader Joe’s, which brings in around $8 billion annually, is one of the most highly desired grocery retailers, and for good reason. Straying from the massively-sized stores of its predecessors, Trader Joe’s chooses locations that have a small-company feel and products that are unlike most in your typical grocery outlets. The stores give off a quirky, relaxed atmosphere, and as you enter, you are immediately surrounded by employees decked-out in Hawaiian garb and colorful décor. They have a liberal return policy and upbeat staff, so customers always feel welcome. It caters more to a well-educated and well-traveled audience as its products draw from international influences, so Trader Joe’s has also developed a knack for finding the ideal neighborhoods to place itself.Read More at Industry Articles >>
Now that you’ve landing the management position you’ve been working toward you need to reassess the landscape of your new role, and what it means to existing relationships with your colleagues, says Barrie Gross, Esq., of AllBusiness.com.
Setting new boundaries with coworkers is an essential first step in your new position. You can maintain existing friendships, but you need to establish your authority and credibility as a manager, Gross says.
“It’s not about becoming demanding and asserting yourself in aggressive ways. Rather, it’s taking seriously your need to refocus your thinking so that you position yourself as a leader deserving of the respect of others,” Gross said.Read more at Career Corner >>
Business meetings are too often long, boring and senseless.
However, meetings are also a useful way of giving department heads and employees a forum in which to provide their input.
The solution, according to AllBusiness.com, to avoiding meeting overload is to make your meetings more efficient and streamlined.
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Executive Search Firm Reaction Search International has placed Jeffrey Grayson as Intrawests CIO. The search was conducted by Robert Boroff, a Managing Director at Reaction Search International.Read More RSI Press Releases >>
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