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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence

It Costs a Lot to Lose an Employee

January 29, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

When a company loses an employee, they should do some serious soul searching as to why that person left. Why, you may be asking? Because, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, they have estimated that every time a business has to replace a salaried employee, it costs the company, on average, 6 to 9 months' salary. For a manager making $40,000 a year, that's $20,000 to $30,000 in recruiting and training expenses; that is a lot of money.

Can You Handle The Speed of Change

January 21, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

Did you think in 1998 that in just a few years you would never take pictures on film again? Neither did Kodak and their 170,000 employees. They had no idea their business model was about to change, and bankruptcy was in their future.

Certain APPS Will Never Exist

January 7, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

It seems that everything in our daily lives is influenced by technology. Now, it seems, if we need something, we can just go buy an APP for it. As of March, 2017, there are approximately 2.8 million APPS for Android users and 2.2 million for Apple users.

Yes, if we need it, it would seem there will probably be an APP for it. Right? Wrong!

Six Wishes for the Holidays

December 22, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

I wish the SPIRIT of the season to be with you and it follow you in everything you do. So, I offer six wishes, hopes and prayers, that will stay with you and always be there. I offer my wishes as gifts you cannot hold, but they are more precious than silver or gold. Here are my six wishes, hopes and prayers, they are now yours, so feel free to share.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

December 18, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

Excessive advertising is the price companies have to pay when they lack an exceptional corporate culture. “Corporate Culture” is the distinctive fundamental character or spirit of an organization that influences the general behavior of employees. Most of us have heard the statement, “As you treat you employees, they will in turn treat your customers the same way.” For some companies, that should be a chilling, scary, disastrous statement.

The Paralyzing Effects of Decision Fatigue

December 11, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

Decision Fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. Researchers have discovered by analyzing more than 1,100 decisions over the course of a year ... Judges, who would hear the prisoners’ appeals and then get advice from the other members of the board, approved parole in about 33% of the cases, but the probability of being paroled fluctuated wildly throughout the day.

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