When we hear ourselves say "I did not have time for lunch" or "I still have 30 emails to answer," we must stop and analyze what we are doing wrong; surely we are transmitting to the company that aching feeling of continuous pressure which weakens the ability to think.
In his analysis on Americaeconomía.com, Judith Laguardia warns that "hardly the quality of our work is based on speed, and much less on urgency. It is more important what and how, than how quickly".
The cost of reactive management is the opportunities which are lost in the heat of solving the everyday problems. The adoption of best practices based on a set of proven processes and accepted by industry will help organize the daily work and achieve true managerial efficiency.
The increasing speed and ease of direct access to the information needed for decision-making, is drastically reducing the number of middle managers who used to be hired to provide them.
In companies of the last century when a sales manager needed information about last year's sales in order to take a relevant decision, he or she had to contact their assistant manager, who was responsible for collecting information and presenting it to the director. Nowadays, the direct and easy access to all information concerning day-to-day business allows the same director to touch a screen, get the information and make the decision, reducing costs and saving time.
Rainforest Alliance and USAID have presented a new standard aimed at encouraging cattle farms to improve their environmental and social sustainability.
This standard, which forms part of the agreements established in DR-CAFTA, will help cattle farmers to implement best practices by voluntarily opting to obtain the the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ certification.
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