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How to Get Your Employees to Generate Great Ideas
By Michael Bell Monday, January 31, 2011

I recently read a very interesting article called "How to Get Employees to Generate Great Ideas." It was especially prescient as we have recently taken this approach here at Harvard Business Services, Inc. and our employees have been providing us with many great ideas, which we have put into place. Dr. David G. Javitch says, “Many entrepreneurs incorrectly assume that they are the only ones who can generate a new idea or approach. Many times this is true. But empowering others in the company to do the same will not only increase employee interest and motivation to perform at their peak, but it will also lead to a more successful organization.” Here are five suggestions from Dr. David G. Javitch:

Make sure senior management gets it. Meet with your senior managers and emphasize the need for opening channels of communication up and down the hierarchy. The need for gathering input from the people who are performing the tasks is crucial.

Encourage employees to question the status quo. Don't just pay lip service. Demonstrate that you want employee feedback. Be the first one to examine a process, policy, human capital allotment or procedure and raise a question as to its functionality and effectiveness. In front of your employees, state that you are open to constructive suggestions that will improve the system, its efficiency, and its cost, even with fewer available resources.

Plan meetings specifically for challenging the status quo. With praise, e-mail, voice mail and even simple gifts, rewardemployees who come up with creative ideas.

Recognize employees when their ideas are implemented. Make it a big deal and make sure everyone knows which individual or team was responsible for the innovation.

Create diverse groups to discuss ideas. Include employees with differing perspectives, educational backgrounds, and experiences to share ideas and question the status quo.

So take the plunge and get your employees involved in your business; you never know who might have one of the brightest ideas that will make your business a successful one.

 

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Video: The Best Delaware Mail Forwarding Service
By Michael Bell Friday, January 28, 2011

Do you require a mailing address for your Delaware LLC or Corporation? At Harvard Business Services we can receive all your mail and send it to you. Click here to learn more.

In this video our Director of Mailing Operations, Alex Oliveras provides detailed information on our Mail Forwarding Service.

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Video: Change your Delaware Registered Agent
By Michael Bell Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are you getting charged an excessive fee by your current Delaware Registered Agent? Did you know you can fire your current agent and change to Harvard? Since, 1981 Harvard Business Services has offered the lowest registered agent fee in the industry at $50 per year guaranteed never to increase so long as you pay the fee on time. Learn more at https://www.delawareinc.com.

In this video our Managing Editor, Carleigh Lowe explains how to change your current Delaware Company to our Registered Agent Service here at Harvard Business Services.

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Alex Oliveras, Director of Mail Operations at HBS, Inc.
By Carleigh Lowe Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alex OliverasAlex started working part-time in the mailroom of a mortgage company when he was 16 years old, which is how he learned the process of shipping approximately 20,000 letters a week. At that time, he had no idea he would one day work in a mail center again. In 1998, Alex graduated With Honors from Shelton High School in Connecticut and was accepted at the University of Connecticut. He started attending the University's regional campus in Stanford while also working as an assistant Director of Sales for a Holiday Inn hotel and conference center. He became well known as a banquet coordinator for many large events and meetings among the Bridgeport Regional Business Council.

In 2002, Alex joined Harvard's team. Since then, he has helped the Mail Center to grow into a large and efficient operation that services the Mail Forwarding needs of thousands of companies. Alex’s efficiency and managerial skills have been of utmost importance as Harvard’s mail room has flourished into a state-of-the-art Mail Center.

Call, fax or e-mail Alex to initiate your Mail Forwarding service and to check on any incoming mail you may be receiving at our address.

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I Formed a Delaware LLC or Corporation: What Now?
By Michael Bell Friday, January 21, 2011

Upon receiving your order, Rick Bell, our CEO, will explain the process of filing your company and personally congratulate you on starting your new company. Rest assured, Harvard Business Services, Inc. will prepare and file all documents with the State of Delaware so you can focus on other important issues. Learn more at https://www.delawareinc.com

In this video, Rick Bell shows you behind the scenes of Harvard Business Services, Inc. and what goes into forming your Delaware LLC or Corporation.

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