Business Productivity

by Josh Fonger Bottlenecking, or preventing a company from growing into the success it could be, is a common pitfall among business owners. When coaching a recent client I asked, “What three roadblocks will I encounter when implementing documented systems into your business?” the three answers I got back were humbly honest and signified a […]

In business, the prime objective is to make a profit, and one does that by creating value for others. Always remember that wealth creation/distribution is not a zero-sum game. Whether your business operation is inefficient or not, money and power are recirculated…somewhere. So, the questions for you is this: In your business, is the money […]

Bend Event

September 22, 2015

 Two Day Weekend Boot Camp Bend, Oregon (Next Boot Camp Dates TBD) It’s been five years since we’ve done an intimate boot-camp style gathering at the Work the System/Centratel offices here in Bend, Oregon and it’s about time we did it again! It’s time to open up the doors and show business owners and managers what the WTS Method really […]

Here’s a rough, not-yet-edited Chapter from my new book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life, to be published in January. -sc Texting isn’t Enough: Ten Communication Tweaks Let’s consider an exception to the Ockham’s Law theory that the simplest solution is usually the correct solution. More and more, in business and personal relationships, general communication […]

Last week, Josh and I released a brand new podcast entitled “Systemization: The Four Mistakes You do NOT Want to Make.”  Go here to listen. You’ll be able to download it too, and it’s on iTunes… (Adapted from the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Could it be […]

Its Always About Control “…it is mandatory that we understand the machinery of our lives if we are to modify that machinery to produce the results we want.” –From the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about Maslow’s Hierarchy of […]

I am not one to challenge the status quo just because it’s the status quo. I’m not a drone, either. But most times I find the status quo is correct as-is, and I attribute this to simple cause-and-effect: Whatever a particular accepted status quo happens to be, it’s probably that way because that’s what has worked […]

This is an excerpt from the Third Edition of Work the System, and has much to do with Mole-Whacking. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s an “arcade redemption game” that exactly describes how too many people live their lives. -sc If you are like most people, you have not consciously […]

  Excerpt from Chapter 6 of the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. “If solid goals are established and the majority of time is spent examining and tweaking systems toward those goals, great results will materialize naturally. Conversely, think about ‘holistic’ solutions that cover life’s complexity like a blanket: Another […]

  System Improvement All Day Long What about the leader of a typical large, successful company? Most times, these people are not innately special. Beyond their willingness to work hard and an adequate degree of intelligence, their advantage is that they naturally operate from a systems perspective—while the huge majority of people do not. These […]