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The secret of turning less into something bigger

By Mark Henricks • Jan 1, 2003

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If you want to maintain or increase your business output withoutincreasing input, here are a few ideas: Create a simple, bigproductivity objective that everyone can relate to-exactly what itis isn't as important as having one. Put everyone on ateam-team members will handle slackers better than a manager. Ifyou have to lay off, do it once-then make a pact with your workersthat you'll never do it again.

These are just a few tips for boosting productivitycontained in Less Is More: How Great Companies UseProductivity as a Competitive Tool in Business (Portfolio).Consultant Jason Jennings, author of the bestselling It'sNot the Big That Eat the Small, It's the Fast That Eat theSlow (HarperBusiness), screened thousands of companies aroundthe world to identify the 10 most productive. Then he studied thoseintensively, interviewing everyone from CEOs to customers, tofigure how they did it.

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