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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Losing Over One Day Out of Every Work Week

September 26, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

Interruptions are one of the biggest sufferings in the workplace. They cause disruptions and unnecessary delays during working hours. A recent study shows an average of 28% of productivity is lost due to interruptions. That adds up extra 2.25 hours of work out of an eight-hour workday is lost!



Put Down the Glass

June 13, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

I want to discuss one aspect on leadership that I feel gets overlooked far too often; pushing yourself and your employees too far. Years ago, a speaker gave a great example on stress management (the author of the example is unknown). He held up a glass of water and then told the audience…



Why Do We Have That Rule?

April 21, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

If you are not really certain why a rule is in place or a procedure is being followed, then it’s time to get the answer or change what you are doing. Always remember … doing what you’ve always done may NOW be wrong.



The Carpet People

November 23, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

The other day I had the opportunity to hear a manager give a 15-minute presentation about things their company was doing to improve productivity, morale and communication. The manager got my attention instantly when he said his employees were always complaining about the “CARPET PEOPLE.”



Stop Recurring Problems

January 11, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Some of the biggest challenges with companies today are “RECURRING PROBLEMS”. I’m talking about situations, hassles, and mistakes which happen over and over again that never get resolved. These occurrences are worse when they happen to customers, because if they happen once too often, customers will quit doing business with you. Consider what “RECURRING PROBLEMS” do to employees; frustration sets in, morale plummets as well as productivity and profits.



A Manager’s Toolbox

February 10, 2019

by Robert Stevenson

Paper was invented in China in 100 AD. You would think in this incredible technological world we live in, that something that was invented that long ago would not be found in EVERY office in the world … but it is. There are many very dated inventions still found in our offices today … Scissors (1500 BC), Pencil (1564), Eraser (1770), Paper Clip (1899), Tape (1925), Post-It Notes (1968), and the Stapler



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