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What is Culture Analytics

From Jamie Notter

In the context of our work, culture analytics is the science of using workplace culture data to generate meaningful actions that improve organizational results, and it is the heart of what we do at WorkXO Solutions. When we created the Workplace Genome,  with Charlie Judy, based on the observation that what’s out there in the marketplace to help companies measure their culture—and DO something about it—is just not good enough. READ MORE

Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

From Fast Company

Hootsuite’s “Czar of Bad Systems” has the authority to fix processes that aren’t working–anywhere in the company. READ MORE

To Motivate Employees, Show Them How They’re Helping Customers

From Harvard Business Review

Think back to your first day on the job. If you’re like most people, you felt excited and were eager to get down to work. But, based on the results of field research I recently conducted, I am willing to guess that just a few months later that excitement dissipated and you began to feel dissatisfaction, even boredom, with some aspects of your job. You’ve probably witnessed a similar trend among the employees you’ve hired and managed as well. READ MORE

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

From Entrepreneur

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within. READ MORE

Bootstrapping Innovation: 6 Tactics That Work


How to get resourceful innovating without seeking funding and still win big. READ MORE

Digital Disruption Is a People Problem

From MIT Sloan Management Review

Companies will effectively navigate the challenges posed by digital disruption if they look at them as organizational and managerial problems, rather than technical ones. READ MORE

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

From Fast Company

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate. READ MORE

Advanced Cable Ties - NEW Catalog!

Advanced Cable Ties is proud to announce the release of a comprehensive full-line catalog to support our distributor growth efforts. This 35-page product bulletin highlights updated, easy-to-read product specifications and recent new product introductions including:

Nylon 12 Solar products
Heavy Duty Screw Mounts
Patented Cable Tie Removal Tools

Also featured in the new catalog is an updated color selection including 14 different colors in 7 different sizes. Advanced Cable Ties is known globally for the vibrancy and consistency of all available colors.
While we are pleased to present this update, we are committed to continued product expansion to support the growing demand for Advanced Cable Ties products. Our new product introduction schedule is filling in quickly. In the coming weeks, you will receive additional announcements of product innovations.

2017 was an extraordinary success for Advanced Cable Ties and 2018 is already shaping up to be another record-setting year. We appreciate your continued support and we value our long-standing partnerships and the new friends we make along the way.

To receive your copy of our new catalog, please contact customer service or your local sales representative.

Established in 1994, Advanced Cable Ties, Inc. is a privately owned, leading, full-line manufacturer of cable ties and wiring accessories proudly made in the USA.

Want to Grow Your Business Exponentially? Stop Focusing on Instant Gratification

From Inc.

To grow your business exponentially, take a step back to devise a strategy to make a bigger impact more quickly. READ MORE

Accountancy 101: 5 Tips to Manage Your Small Business's Finances


Own a small business and manage your own finances? The process can be daunting and complicated, but there are ways you can make it easier. READ MORE

How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

From Harvard Business Review

Despite the billions of dollars companies spend on employee training, research shows that workers are unconsciously incompetent in 20% to 40% of areas critical to their performance. How can you teach people skills and knowledge they don’t know they lack? By redesigning corporate learning programs so they are adaptive and force users to admit when they’re guessing, and by encouraging a culture of continuous improvement, in which mistakes or lack of confidence is acknowledged and openly discussed. READ MORE

10 Essential Tools That Give Small Businesses a Big Edge

From Entrepreneur

To succeed, a small business has to leverage every resource it has available. READ MORE

Conflict Minerals 2017 Reality Check

As 2017 winds down, interest and activity related to the annual SEC conflict minerals filings is heating up. Here is a short reality check for what you should be thinking and doing. READ MORE

Beacon Fasteners ISO Transition

A Message From Beacon Fasteners

Beacon Fasteners and Components is excited to announce that they have successfully completed the transition from the ISO 9001:2008 to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Beacon’s drive and support from management and their operational staff paved the way to this achievement one year before the deadline.

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9 New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Success

From Entrepreneur

It's a good time to reflect on your business' progress and plan how you want to grow your business in the new year. READ MORE

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

From Harvard Business Review

Overwork and burnout are rampant problems, and companies don’t really have solutions for them. That means it’s up to all of us to figure out how to take care of ourselves while still doing great work. READ MORE

Agility Is King in the Age of Disruption

From Business 2 Community

What is it like starting and growing a business in a time of technological disruption, changing social conditions, and shifting economic priorities? Exciting, vital, dynamic, and thrilling, in one perspective. Others take a bleaker view of the prospect. READ MORE

New Threat: AQMD "Credible Evidence" Rule Would Overrule Tests (Jan 11)

A Message From the California Metals Coalition

Tis the season for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to show its impatience and propose another overreaching new rule.

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SPIROL Introduces Molded-In Aluminum Threaded Inserts for Plastics

(click image for Series 60/61 specifications)

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque

resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Molded-in Inserts are designed to be placed in the mold cavity prior to plastic injection, and offer exceptional performance due to unrestricted plastic flow into the retention features on the outside diameter of the Inserts.

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Sherex QSLM Approval

A Message From Sherex

We are pleased to announce that we have received QSLM approval (Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers) from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for our NAS/MS rivet nuts produced in our Akron, OH facility. Manufacturers who gain this approval must satisfy stringent quality requirements, including: having a documented quality control program, maintaining lot identity through the manufacturing process, and using Statistical Process Control (SPC) on an ongoing basis.

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