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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Do not rush to pay a fine to Rostekhnadzor!
Organizations operating hazardous production facilities (HEP), such as drilling rigs, aerial platforms and so on, are required to carry out production control over compliance with industrial safety requirements at the…

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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…

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elementary rules

5 rules on how to help the customer during construction in order to receive contracts in the future

It is no secret that many of the directors of small construction companies that conclude a contract for construction and installation works (performers of all kinds or only some narrow-profile ones) are trying not only in words but in practice to convince the customer that the customer and in the future (after the expiration of the contract) it is necessary to continue cooperation with this contractor. Continue reading

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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“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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“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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The wolf from Wall Street spreads the infection, or Why you should not trust "patented professionals"
If you, like me, watched a series about Dr. House, you should remember how passionately he diagnosed lupus with everyone: a disease in which the immune system takes its own…

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