Committed to improving workplace efficiency and client satisfaction through measurable goal attainment, Jeff Quade has served as the Vice President of Human Resources for companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start ups.Through careful planning and execution, Jeff Quade has managed efforts resulting in not only revenue and margin increases, but increased sales volume as well. As experienced human resources professionals like Jeffrey Quade know, until underlying operational inefficiencies are addressed, a business’ growth is ultimately unsustainable.
The first and perhaps most essential step to addressing inefficiency is to define it for the business in question. Although most businesses want to increase efficiency by maximizing profits and decreasing expenditures and losses, such methods may not always be the most appropriate. For example, if a profitable business has hit a plateau, efficiency could be measured in terms of employee performance against established benchmarks. The importance of not only establishing, but also communicating these goals with clarity manifests itself in the case of employees who do not achieve their full potential because of a lack of awareness of what is expected of them or how efficiency is being measured.