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Managing People

As the print industry transforms itself from manufacturing to services led businesses, components like, IT, data and marketing become increasingly important. This requires new people and new skills, so recruiting, managing and motivating the right staff becomes critical. Professional management of people is a blind spot for the majority of print companies. How often is a good plan not implemented successfully despite the general good intentions of all concerned? How often are sales targets set but not delivered? The key is to create a culture of accountability and simply hold people to account. But recruiting the right people with not just the right skills but also the right attitudes is crucial and then managing their performance constructively. So is ensuring that you adopt good practice with regard to the range of human resource policies and practices. It is not rocket science and good simple practices well maintained can transform the feel of a print team very quickly. 

 
 
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As the print industry transforms itself from manufacturing to services led businesses, components like, IT, data and marketing become increasingly important. This requires new people and new skills, so recruiting, managing and motivating the right staff becomes critical. Professional management of people is a blind spot for the majority of print companies. How often is a good plan not implemented successfully despite the general good intentions of all concerned? How often are sales targets set but not delivered? The key is to create a culture of accountability and simply hold people to account. But recruiting the right people with not just the right skills but also the right attitudes is crucial and then managing their performance constructively. So is ensuring that you adopt good practice with regard to the range of human resource policies and practices. It is not rocket science and good simple practices well maintained can transform the feel of a print team very quickly. 


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