Posted in June 2012

Bringing fresh ideas to your business

Bringing fresh ideas to your business

Encouragetech evaluates business opportunities, conducts market research and “voice of the customer” interviews, and brainstorms with teams. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction and improved customer loyalty, as well as increasing profits through cross-selling. “Cross-selling” is a hot topic in today’s business environment: Senior executives of multi-divisional enterprises are championing cross-selling strategies to increase the … Continue reading

Take a lesson from the bees

Take a lesson from the bees

Have you ever run into someone who was dotty about an arcane topic that you couldn’t have imagined caring about before his knowledge and delightful conversation won you over?  That’s what it’s like to read Honeybee Democracy, the 2010 book by entomologist Thomas Seeley.  Seeley has been observing bees for forty years, and he’s discovered … Continue reading

Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Encouragetech offers advice that can help you connect the dots and connect the distance from engineering to marketing, manufacturer to end user, and Minneapolis to Dubai, or any place in between. Halliburton Corporation’s headquarters move to Dubai should make Minnesotans curious about what prompted their decision.  Newly returned from a business trip there, I discovered that Dubai … Continue reading

Building bridges across organizational boundaries

Building bridges across organizational boundaries

Encouragetech designs and facilitates effective planning conferences and projects, providing advice on coaching and leadership development that benefits the whole. In many companies, a concentrated effort is underway to improve the productivity of distribution networks.  Whether companies are leaders in delivery, over the road sales, or service and repair, the hunt for savings is intense, … Continue reading