Work on bugs: how can a business get a good product by working with contractors
Inspections of the security service, analysis of contracts and amendments to lawyers suddenly make a ruthless bureaucratic machine out of the procurement department. The initial application undergoes a lot of…

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“Gold is for fools,” or Why business is not a sport, and the winner does not get everything
Within the framework of these columns, we talked a lot about how the companies are structured and their weaknesses. They talked a lot and in detail about how to diagnose…

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What to do if the business is stalled?
This very short article proposes the first and main step, which makes sense to take if the business is “stalled” - not growing. What to do if the business is…

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“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business

Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company’s employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to resist this to the business owner
Case 1:

The owner of the manufacturing company conceived organizational changes. They were needed in order to prepare the company to capture a significant market share. Continue reading

How we built a turquoise company: Alexey Denisov's experience - OLS
We, the OLS company, are a turquoise organization. How do we understand this? As well as all really working “turquoise” organizations - having read Frederic Lalu’s book “Discovering the Organizations…

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“They will be pulled ashore and stunned with a stick”, or How to conclude a contract on your terms
One day, during a training on negotiations, a woman came up to me and asked: “We make cakes. Recently concluded a contract with the network. They stayed at a discount…

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How to manage expenses that are not budgeted
Unforeseen expenses need to be foreseen. Behind this seemingly absurd phrase lies an unfortunate truth: expenses not provided for by the budget are inevitable for any company. Force majeure, unexpected…

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“Caution, an illiterate accountant!”, Or How to save a company from an unqualified specialist
In September, two companies belonging to the same owner took for accounting services. One in the general mode, the second in the simplified tax system “Revenues minus expenses”. I don’t…

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