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Welcome to Business Solutions Center where you can find answers, ideas and best practices for running your CNC Shop. In the Business Solutions Center Gosiger will offer unique and effective solutions to help power your business.

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Culture Advice

Want More Business? Check Your Shop’s Emotional IQ

Jun 30, 2017 2:28:05 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jun 30, 2017 2:28:05 PM

Most of us like to think that the buying decisions we make are based strictly on facts and figures. We look at specifications, evaluate the differences between options and make a perfectly logical choice. The truth is, every buying decision is also influenced by our emotions.

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Topics: Management, Culture

How Your Company Culture Adds Value When It’s Time To Sell

Jan 6, 2017 8:57:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 6, 2017 8:57:00 AM

Succession Planning Question 8: What is your company’s culture?

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Topics: Succession Planning, Culture

5 Ways To Resolve Conflicts in Your CNC Shop

Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

As managers we’d like everyone in our workplace to get along and for things to run smoothly. However, whenever you have a group of people working together there are bound to be occasional conflicts. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Healthy conflict can often lead to better ways of making parts or other improvements.

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Topics: Culture

Is Time With Your Family a Priority? Here Are 5 Ways to Make it Happen

Nov 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Running a CNC shop, or any business for that matter, is usually more than a 40-hour-a-week job. In fact there never seem to be enough hours in the day. So how do you make time for family and for yourself?

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Topics: Culture

7 Ways to Handle Problem Employees

Nov 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

One of the most unpleasant tasks a manager or shop owner faces is dealing with problem employees. In a more perfect world we’d all come to work with the desire to do our best to help our companies succeed. In fact, most employees do just that. Sure, we all have those days when we’re not at our best, but most of us take pride in our work, so long as it’s appreciated.

Unfortunately, there are exceptions:

  • The Prima Donnas who think they’re better than their co-workers and should be treated “special”
  • The Drama Queens who throw tantrums whenever something goes wrong
  • The Specialists whose mantra is “That’s not my job”
  • Houdini – the worker who has mastered the art of disappearing from his or her work area and magically reappearing just before quitting time
  • Mr. or Ms. Innocent who is never at fault, never takes responsibility, but always finds something or someone to blame when things go wrong
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Topics: Culture

5 Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Shop & Why You Should Care

Jul 11, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jul 11, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Life is full of stresses, many of which we can easily handle. In fact, some stress is good for us. What psychologists term Acute Stress is that feeling we sense when met with the unexpected. This is the famous “fight-or-flight” response that helps us work through difficult situations and avoid danger, such as a potential accident. Our heart rate increases, our muscles tighten and we feel that rush of adrenaline that quickens our reaction times. Once the episode passes, our bodies return to a normal state.

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Topics: Culture