The Dangers of Monoculture Within Organisations

When I worked as a Solicitor I was in the minory in that I objected to the way that people were throwing money around like it was going out of fashion. I worked in Conveyancing and I could see that developers were “borowing off Peter to pay Paul” as they went on to invest in more housing developments before the previous ones were completed. I did not know the extent of the overborrowing at that time but it is now widely accepted that the recklessness of developers and bankers has brought this country to the brink of economic collapse.

I believe that if I had pointed out my concerns at the time they would not have been heeded. There were too many vested interests involved in the building game and by that I mean the banks, Estate Agents, Solicitor’s firms, the Construction Industry and the developers themselves. Nobody wanted to shout stop! and we are all paying for it now. They were like sheep following each other because everyone else was doing it. There was little critical thinking involved – can I afford this? what is my plan B? and that was the monoculture of the time.

But what if I had been working in an organisation which cared very much about what its people thought? What if I had been invited to contribute in a real way my concerns and anxieties about clients (whose best interests I was supposed to be protecting). If I had spoken out would others have expressed similar misgivings? Would that have made a difference to how that organisation adapted to changing circumstances in the economy? We will probably never know but I am convinced that organisations who listen to their employees (at all levels of the hierarchy) are better placed to know what is really going on.

The most advanced organisations are those who have recognised the changing demographics of their workforces and aim to recruit people from all different gender, ethnic, social and backgrounds which enables the organisation to see things from many different angles – a distinct business advantage. If you own a supermarket and employ disabled, ethnic, older, lesbian and gay workers and your competitor engages only female Irish workers you are in a better position to make a profit. You will also attract new customers from these groups. But it is not enough to employ diverse people it is also essential to interract with them, to invite their views to listen and learn from them. All of which requires an open mind. Otherwise your ideas will go stale and good staff will leave if the company is not seen to be moving with the times.

Efficient Handling of Mailing Fulfillment Ensures Success of Business Campaign

Mailing fulfillment is a need for every businessman especially in this fast pacing world. Everyone needs speedy delivery of a variety of marketing materials including letters, envelopes, catalogs, brochures etc. With increasing awareness regarding environment pollution, many companies have started using the environment-friendly materials such as recycled products, biodegradable polywrapping, vegetable inks etc. instead of the harmful ingredients. The service of a mailing fulfillment company is not only restricted to product mail delivery but also extends to production of the marketing materials, packaging, automated folding and may others.

Mailing fulfillment services are of diverse types. The most common of them is of course postage savings. When it comes to getting high quality mailing service without paying through the nose, nothing can match the efficiency of the postage solutions. You can expand your client base by offering them discounted rates. Such a tactic often results in quick expansion of business. But make it a point not to compromise in delivery while dangling such an offer. Some mailing fulfillment companies including the reputed ones provide their clients with the international postage services. Some of them also offer wholesale trade prices while delivering your overseas packages.

Mailing fulfillment servicing companies also provide the top-notch quality data processing service. It will definitely increase the volume of return on your investment and thereby making a significant contribution towards your success as an entrepreneur. Data processing service involves enlisting data, making an assessment, mail deletion, mail sorting etc. The company will provide you with an account that you are required to protect with a suitable password. Selecting a mailing fulfillment company is completely up to your choice. But make sure to choose a company that does not overstep your pre-set budget but meets your specific requirements. Just like mail fulfillment, product fulfillment is another vital factor that deserves your special attention. The success of a business campaign very much hinges upon the degree of excellence with which a fulfillment company accomplishes its task. Efficient service effectively builds up the strong relationship between you and your clients.