The hotel business is quite different from other types of service businesses, as it is a more complex business model, which encompasses more than providing accommodation. A starred-hotel usually also offers food and beverage services —in the form of restaurants, cafes, catering, and room service— and other related services, like meeting facility, spa, salon, and fitness club. Such complexity requires a comprehensive understanding of how things work and an advanced level of synchronizing project tasks, especially when it comes to opening a new hotel site. Continue reading Starting a New Hotel Venture? Here are 5 Project Management Tips for Ensuring Success
This impactful statement by the founder of Virgin Group truly highlights the importance of employee empowerment.
When it comes to the success of a business, most business people tend to focus on their existing and potential customers. However, they often forget that the key to business growth is to take care of their employees. Continue reading Efficient Staff Management Is the Key to Success: Here’s How | Guest Post
Managing a team has many challenges, two of which are the issues of accountability and finger-pointing. Accountability itself is often confused with responsibility. Here is a simple difference between the two terms. A person who is responsible is the one who completes a task, while a person who is accountable is the one who must answer to the authority. Therefore, when someone completes a task, he or she is considered “responsible.” However, he or she might not be the person who is accountable, because the accountable person is the one who must respond to the authority. In a project, the ultimate authority is the sponsor. Depending on the task, the authority to whom an accountable person must answer to varies. For certain individuals, being accountable can be something new and frightening, which would very well lead to finger-pointing. A good project manager acknowledges the possibility of such happening and will do the best he or she can to ensure accountability is well respected in every task. Continue reading 4 Effective Ways To Increase Accountability And Reduce Finger Pointing In A Team
Isn’t it lovely to hear work-life balance examples such as that of Tamara Budz, the founder of Silver Shade Group? Her idea of maintaining an equilibrium between work and life is ensuring that she eats with her family. Or take, for instance, the founder of ReputationManagement.com, Bill Fish. He strictly divides his work and family time. Bill doesn’t cross the divide until his kids head … Continue reading Project Management Principles to Improve Work, Life, and your Mental Health – Guest Post by Alycia Gordan
Working for eight straight hours is almost impossible, especially with all the distractions available to us nowadays. For example, taking a quick break from a pile of paperwork could easily lead to hours of scrolling on your phone looking at nonsensical stuff. But aside from actual non-work-related elements, there are other productivity killers in the workplace. Some of these are even considered work-related or work-essential … Continue reading Productivity Killers and How to Avoid Them – Guest Post
I recently heard about an incident from a friend. He works in a mid-sized services company and on a Thursday evening, the fire alarm went off suddenly. The whole floor was scampering to get out of the office. As employees were making their way out of all possible exits, he noticed the CEO running into the office. He was surprised to see him go in … Continue reading 5 Inspiring Leadership Lessons from Legendary Leaders
An average adult makes about 35000 decisions a day. If one had to summarize a day at work, it would something like: Decisions, Decisions, and Decisions! In fact, a manager’s competency is measured by the quality of decisions made and the outcomes achieved. As you go higher up the ladder, decision making is all you do and every decision is crucial. I have read that … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Good Decision Making