The Benefits Of Fostering Team Empowerment

Empowerment is a buzz word that is used in a lot of different settings. As a very basic definition, empowerment provides an individual or a team with the ability to make decisions by providing authority and giving responsibility to the individual or the group. A good way to think about empowerment is to consider it the complete opposite of micromanaging. This is not to say the team has all the authority or all the decision making power, but they are able to make decisions and take on responsibilities as designated by the team leader. This is true for the management
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Warm-Ups Are Not Only For Baseball – The Importance Of The Steam Warm-Up Valve

Operating a steam system requires the right equipment, parts, and components for reliability and long duty cycles. The startup of the steam system can be a particularly problematic time in the operation as there are high levels of both condensation as well as expansion in the system due to the presence of steam. To address these issues and to protect the system as a whole for the startup process, a steam warm-up valve is an essential component to have in place. The use of this valve is to control the presence of steam in the pipe to allow for safe
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Scissor Lifts – Easy To Use But High Rates Of Injuries

Scissor lifts are a versatile option for moving people and materials vertically in warehouses, inventory rooms, and on construction sites. Unfortunately, they are often used incorrectly and without attention to safety. This results in an increased risk of injuries on the job, and it can also pose life-threatening safety issues that could be prevented with knowledge and training.  Training Each manufacturer has specific recommendations of the given make and model of scissor lift. It is vital that all employees operating the scissor lift be trained in the specifics for that model, including maximum lift and maximum weight capacity.  Training should
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The Toilet Paper Problem For Commercial Drain Lines

One of the critical balancing points for any commercial building plumbing system is the reduction in the amount of water used for flushing of toilets and the subsequent problems with blockages in commercial drain lines. With water-saving incentives in place, and an increasing number of low flow toilets (also known as high-efficiency toilets), there is an increasing risk of blockages in the drain lines, which can result in backflow through fixtures, increased costs of plumbing repairs and slow draining toilets throughout a building. According to studies completed by PERC, or the Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition, the issues with blockages in
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The Gold Standard Of Customer Relations

The process of continuous learning is vital to personal and professional growth.   Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game. ~Tony Allesandra   One of the least recognized factors in not only gaining customers but retaining customers is how they are treated before, during, and after the purchase. Many companies place all of their training and focus on product knowledge and sale techniques, only to have issues when customers need support or problems fixed after the sale is completed.   Boosting staff understanding of the importance of customer
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