#Immediacy on speech making

lf you announce that there may be compulsory redundancy, you may get ...

lf you announce that there may be compulsory redundancy, you may get less co-operation in your study.

But if you have previously had good staff relations and handle the matter carefully, you should get your desired result. If you announce that there will be no compulsory redundancy, you will probably get better co-operation, but you may have to wait longer to achieve your results.

It is not an easy decision but is nevertheless one which must be taken early.

Peak workloads In many firms, at least part of the workload, is not uniform but is subject to peaks.

If the peaks are small and occur often, then this may be handled by the staff working extra hard during the peak and, in turn, being allowed to slack off at non-peak times. If the peaks are great, however, and infrequent, this solution becomes expensive, since most of the time you have more staff than you really need. In effect, your manpower strength is dictated by peak requirements and reducing staff needs at other times may not result in any manpower saving. What can you do about this? The first approach, obviously, is to try to eliminate or at least reduce the peaks by better planning.

For instance, can you advance or postpone other work so that during the peak workload that is all you have to do? Study your working methods during the peak load to see if you can improve labour utilization.

Is there any equipment you could acquire which would reduce the number ...

Is there any equipment you could acquire which would reduce the number of men you need? Can you build up semi-finished stocks in advance so that less work has to be done dur... read more

Now you may have more cash available or at least your credit ...

Now you may have more cash available or at least your credit rating has improved enough for you to borrow more to buy or lease more equipment.

So what use a... read more

Perhaps you don't agree with some or all of the above. Well, ...

Perhaps you don't agree with some or all of the above. Well, it's your business and you can run