I was glad to be a part of PDMP's "Summer Summit." Farmshine printed a great story about the event, see it here: Farmshine Nov3. 2017 Sept Summit Recap
Webinar: October 26th at 1:30 PM EST, Sign up here! All the way back to my days with Penn State Extension, people would ask for a tool to help them with scheduling. Using Excel or paper is a pain and it's always out of date as soon as someone switches a shift. When I started … Continue reading Tech to Help Manage People, Join My Webinar!
I'm not sure that anyone likes dealing with workforce regulations, not even attorneys! On the other hand, we are a nation ruled by laws, and workforce regulations are an important feature distinguishing our predictable legal systems from those of less developed countries. Staying in compliance with workforce laws can be a real challenge for small … Continue reading Workforce Regulations
Process Consultation by Edgar H. Schein I've been getting a lot of opportunities lately to facilitate small groups of farm owners and managers. My background is in Organization Development (OD) and I am so grateful for the training I received in process consultation during my Ph.D program at Penn State. One of the core textbooks that we … Continue reading Group Process is Fascinating!
You already have operating procedures in your business. The questions you need to ask yourself are about control of those procedures. Does it matter if I have control? Do I have control of how things are done in my business? If there is no right or best way to carry out the procedures in your … Continue reading Feeling a little “out of control?” Try Standard Operating Procedures.