Good Business Ethics

Business ethics is the behavior that the company complies in their daily relationships with the world. The ethics of a given society may be different. Not only apply to how the company interacts with the world, but also to his head to business with a customer.

Many companies have gained a bad reputation just by being in the business. For some people, the companies are interested in making money, and that’s the bottom line. It could be called capitalism in its purest form. Making money is not bad in itself. It’s how companies conduct that raises questions of ethical behavior.

Good business ethics should be part of every business. There are several factors to consider. When a company does business with one that is considered unethical, which makes the first business ethics by the association? Some say yes, society has a responsibility and is now a link in the chain of unethical companies.

Many international companies, including most major brands that public use can not be considered an exaggerated idea of business ethics. Many big brands have been fined for the violation of millions of business ethics. Money is the main factor.

If a company fails to business ethics and violates the laws, have just been fined. Many companies violated antitrust laws, ethical and environmental issues, and fines of several million dollars. The problem is that the amount of money that these companies would outweigh the fines. million dollars of profit companies blinded by lack of business ethics, and sign victories dollar.

A company may be several million seller, but do not use good business ethics and what people? There are popular drinks and fast food restaurants have been fined and again for unethical behavior. Business ethics should eliminate the exploitation, from children to coffee shops for shoes in-service staff are being ripped of wages. Business ethics can be applied to everything from trees felled to make paper in which a company sells

Ultimately, it can be for the public to ensure that the company adheres to correct business ethics. If the company makes large amounts of money, which does not pay much attention to ethical conduct. There are many companies boast of their proper business ethics, but in this competitive world, they become very rare


ERP And Business Continuity

Although the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) are numerous, including improvements to the program, idle time, the game inventory, and access to distribution channels, the use of ERP has major continuity problems. Companies do not want to talk about how vulnerable they are – for obvious reasons. And ERP vendors are in business to talk about how their software – not what happens if you are not running. System integrators are behind the end of the installation of the ERP and, frankly, not much experience with disaster recovery anyway. equipment manufacturers to provide fault tolerance to customers that their systems are capable of redundancy, but does not address what happens when physical installation is injured or not the grid.

Interestingly, many companies are preparing to move to the ERP implementation are also migrating to the more complex, less robust client / server for the first time. In many ways, this transition of technology can exacerbate the effect of the integration efforts with the platform to further decrease the reliability and lack of experience with client / server systems.

To understand the impact of the activity of a fault, note the key strengths of ERP

• Integrated Financial statements – once in place, the ERP system provides timely financial data without the need to “close the books” each month, there is no downtime. But when an interrupt occurs, the company’s financial heart stops.

• Inventory management – companies are learning to live within the deadlines. But when faced ERP, supply chain of raw materials stopped.

• Turnover – in a more rigorous management of ERP, this function is related to the availability of inventory and other accounting systems. But when the system is broken, the loop stops the application.

In the broadest sense, the potential of the “holes” in the dike of the ERP fall into three general categories.

1) Complexity:
The complexity of a system of “all or nothing with these interdependencies is a problem. Note the multiple” internal “interfaces, where different ERP modules interface between other databases, various third party products, or even connections with existing systems. external interfaces can be just as annoying, the creation of exhibitions with links to third party payroll, bank transfer operations and subcontractors, to name a few.

2) Resources:
Staff resources and experience are also problematic. internal teams get tired of long hours of installation and altered by organizational changes. The number of professionals in the implementation of ERP has always been lower than demand for them. Disaster recovery and contingency planning side of the ERP is a skill set that is almost nonexistent in the labor market in general.

3) education:
The last category is the mindset of senior management. Business continuity has never been a high priority for some organizations. When it comes to ERP, the situation is compounded by the distraction of trying to implement the new approach, there is little attention to the risks of ERP. Educate senior management on issues of race to break with this new approach to business is crucial.

Brave New World
Regardless of industry, the prevalence and degree of integrated systems has shifted the point of view of all activities. Today, companies are more sensitive to delays of any kind. The degree of interconnection, either through the exchange of electronic exchange of long-standing data (EDI) or an application of e-commerce start-ups is an excellent example of how many things have changed.

Worldwide pre-ERP, the company has several break points, key moments in the systems and processes that ventilation was possible, but there were not many alternatives. In the era of the PRS, there are fewer points of failure – but now the company is very vulnerable at a time – without recourse to manual procedures and there is no tolerance for latency recovery.

When time becomes an asset of more and more critical, the organization must have an appointment back in business strategy. In the past, a process of “traditional” means the recovery time between the incident and the full restoration – involving time travel, to recover the tapes, and often the restoration of long-term data. For some organizations, a few days was acceptable for the other 24 hours was the requirement. What many today the implementation of ERP solutions do not realize is that for them, once they “go live”, your strategy should include a real-time solution. Otherwise, while they are busy systems back online, the organization has stopped completely. production stops, stops billing functions such as sales and inventory stop, you can write checks for payment, etc. The list is long, depending on the number of modules or business related functions.

To make matters worse, the safety net procedures manual recovery of lost data – the “catch up”, as it is commonly called – can not be an option for a company based ERP. The staff are not available, the paper trail exists only in electronic form. In this new type of organization, the automated system has much control over the process, the system is the enterprise.

If recovery efforts can be classified as traditional recovery applications and ERP version of the recovery is really the recovery of infrastructure. Retrieving an ERP environment is a complex process into three levels – that is not available unless all three levels are in place:

• Database server applications with all teachers
• application servers, frontal systems and subsystems such as traffic from other source middleware and other tools
• individual desktops and workstations that serve the end-user interface

ERP for the organization within the traditional recovery of 48 hours could be a death sentence. necessary for recovery of debt “window” has been greatly reduced by increasing the level of integration in the company, and other approaches are necessary to remedy the situation.

But how can this be?
First, we must restore our thinking – the ERP environment is not a hardware problem. The technology is essentially the same as that found in a non-ERP. What is significantly different is the business imperative.

Planning for business continuity and ERP share a common denominator: they are two matters of business, not technology issues. ERP business model clearly supports the problem of interruption of the supply chain – which is the high cost of protecting it. Planning done in conjunction with the integration of the system is more cost effective and allows companies to do things right the first time. Done together, a process sharpens.

Continuity Plan
Developing a business continuity plan is no easy task. It’s hard work. If done right, gives a measure of security for a company that probably has invested millions in ERP implementation. The following tips may be helpful to consider:

• Take on issues of business continuity at the beginning of the implementation of ERP.
• Your own internal staff are already tired from the long process of installing ERP and others in the process of organizational change efforts. Assign business continuity experts to help develop a specific plan for ERP seek to provide experience in multivendor environments and ERP.
• Develop a business continuity plan for interdependency of detail of the ERP solution and between ERP and other system infrastructure.
• Test continuity plan regularly, using detailed scripts.
• Increase the risk of failure of ERP system to manage and involve from the beginning to find appropriate solutions. They must understand and respond to this risk.

Using The Internet To Grow Your Business And Make More Money While You Sleep

By developing an Internet strategy, companies can reach more people, earn more money and better meet the needs of their customers than ever before.

Increasingly surfing the Internet. You can buy everything from airline tickets to zebras and nothing in between. People read the email more than read the newspaper every day. This is not the only young people but increasingly intelligent homes with time on their hands. However, despite the rapid growth of computer literacy in the United States, few companies take advantage of the tools at their disposal.

Internet strategy should be as important as any other aspect of running a business. Your Internet strategy should include the use of email and web sites. Imagine how much time can save your personal, just ask people to go online and “download” a document instead of copying the budgets and minutes of origin, purchase orders, etc. Just think of money saved by mail a newsletter to their customers instead of mailing it.

Do not be scared by the process. Website development and e-mail is much easier and less expensive than you think. I have been designing and managing my sites for years, and I’ve never taken a course. Each month an average of 9,000 people visit your site, and 5,000 have signed up for my newsletter, the browser. It is likely that business members gladly willing to help you start, or even manage the entire process.

Do it yourself or hire an expert? Your budget and time will determine if you have at home or hire outside help. Before hiring someone, make sure you know exactly what you want. Without knowing always cost more money. Check the reputation and reliability of external suppliers. You do not want to hire an outside firm had to design, host and maintain your website, only to discover they had quit and moved away, taking with them their website.

If you want to do it yourself, consider purchasing a web design program available on the market such as Microsoft FrontPage or Dreamweaver. These programs sell for about $ 150. Depending on the skills of your team, expect to spend three to five hours to learn to use these programs. Once you’re familiar with them, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to update or add new pages to your website.

At first, my recommendation would be to pay a small fee to a professional to design your homepage, then show you how to upgrade. Take responsibility for yourself or a staff member to update the site as required. Expect to pay a professional designer from $ 300 for a design model of a single page, and more than $ 3,000 for a fully developed, the site of several pages, including maintenance. As I said before: “Let the buyer beware” when it comes to designers and other suppliers.

The advantage of updating your own time and convenience. Personally, I find it easier and faster to do it myself to leave voice messages with an external agency, to have to explain the changes you want and waiting for days or weeks before they finally updated the site.

Nowadays Businesses Require “Gladiator” Leaders

The consultant Greg Smith said: “Gladiator virtues” such as courage, honor and vision can help your business instead of mediocre to extraordinary.

Remember that the message of a beating heart, that touches the soul of the film Gladiator? Remember how Maximus, Russell Crowe’s character, gathered his men around them and took them to victory, even in the face of almost certain defeat? Remember his “consider the goal” technique to overcome the horrors of battle? Consider now the leadership in their own business. All the gladiators in the ranks? Are you a gladiator?

It’s time for a more heroic style of leadership. Desperate times lend themselves to the rise of gladiators. Instead of seeing today’s economy as something negative, leaders must be seen as an opportunity in disguise-a chance to position your organization for the inevitable economic recovery. Here are eight virtues of gladiator leadership.

1. Gladiators have a mission for which they feel a passion. Call it a goal, an obsession, a call no matter what the leaders of terminology either have the task of defining in their lives. This mission, above all other traits, including administrators of the leaders. In Gladiator, Maximus has lived for the mission to kill the evil usurper Commodus Rome and restore the values that made it great.

2. Gladiators create a vision. Have and communicate a clear picture of a future goal will lead to its realization. Dare to think big! Max helped his companion to see gladiators could overthrow their enemies and survive the horror of war were forced to participate in. In business, a leader can create an “enemy” of the economy, competition, ineffective to challenge energies of its people and give them something to defend.

3. Gladiators lead from the front rather than back. In the film, so when Maximus is a general and a gladiator, fought on the front, where the storm was stronger. So it’s a business leader. Working in the trenches “shows that are not afraid to get their hands dirty, it helps to understand the problems of their” soldiers “face, and inspires loyalty in his troops.

4. Gladiators know there is strength in teams. When Maximus have been if he does not trust his men to fight with him and cover his back? Besides, where would you be without your employees? While the gladiator leader has the ability to unite people, not the pig in the spotlight. It has care and compassion for his team and wants each member to be recognized for their efforts. This is particularly important at a time when old-style command and control “structure is in decline. The younger workers (Generations X and Y) tend to be loyal to their colleagues instead of the traditional” organization. ”

5. Gladiators encourage risk taking. In the Roman Empire, gladiators was supposed to die with honor. Refusing to lie down and let their opponents win was bucking the status quo. (And by the way, killing the reigning emperor, but corrupt, was simply not done!) If a company does in its own way of doing things, if not push your limits, although it never makes a mistake can become violated.

6. Gladiators keep your head in a crisis. Maximus had to think on their feet and refuse to give in to fear and panic. He faced the most formidable enemies with quiet and attention. Business leaders must do likewise. They must take a position and defend it when things go wrong. Be brave and graceful under fire is the best way to strengthen the credibility-a need for strong leadership. Gladiators not down because of the slowing economy, but looking for an opportunity at his feet.

7. Gladiators prepare for battle 24 hours a day. Essentially, a gladiator was a Roman war machine. To stay alive, his mind had to be constantly on the battle ahead. Business leaders, likewise, should be obsessed with training and development of their people through good and bad. People need and want to improve their individual skills and “sharpen their swords.” In addition, good leaders always have to learn what it takes to survive and forget the old rules. “The fact that a management style worked for ten years does not mean it will work in the direction of today’s economic well evolve over time.

8. Gladiators are teachers and mentors. Maximus has taught his men the lessons they need to survive in their new role of gladiators. In a rapidly changing environment, leaders must also teach and train the soon to be replaced. Does not necessarily mean that training in the classroom. We need leaders to talk with people in the hallway in the restaurant. . . everywhere. Everyone should be mentored by someone …

Assessing Business Talent Jobs in a Changing Economy

Re-engineering Jobs

Today, thousands of people seeking to replace the jobs that used to hold. However, will be harder and harder to find these jobs, because it probably has already changed – and not be found.

Managers of successful companies are at the forefront of business re-engineering. Currently operating with fewer employees and learning the importance of hiring the right talent to survive and prosper. They need better and faster methods to evaluate and combine the work with the skills to succeed in business constantly changing economy.

Permanent Changes

As we continue to read the daily news of the decline of traditional North American 9.5 manufacturing jobs have also seen the formation of new 24 / 7 for jobs new economy based on services. However, even the experts admit they do not know exactly what work will boost the economy’s future business. Are some in the type of jobs that disk.

Recent news of a Federal Reserve Bank study reports that New York most of the 2.7 million jobs lost since the beginning of the 2001 recession represent “permanent changes in the U.S. economy and did not return.”
Forrester Research Inc., a trends analyst firm predicts that 3.3 million U.S. jobs be transferred abroad in 2015. Most of these works are produced can be done more cheaply elsewhere.

Direction Uncertain

However, the economy is unstable and does not appear in a single direction employment growth. We saw the emerging service economy to create new jobs and then quickly destroy them. For example, employment opportunities and values commodity brokers have been driven by investment mania for the fateful “dot com” 90. Approximately 69,000 of these jobs have been eliminated from – Maybe forever. With the creative application of online technology, employment in the financial sector continue to evolve and redefine themselves.

Focus on talent

Economic uncertainty and the dynamics of working to change the focus of attention directly talent. Companies continue to leave the sale of products and services, while targeting new ones with reduced staff. Select your teams of key employees often work longer hours than ever to carry out the equivalent of what various jobs. expectations of increased results that managers need to review and redesign jobs regularly. In fact, jobs often become considerably during the night, forcing a reorganization of the talents and employment priorities to meet new challenges.

The good news is that recent polls show that American companies are begin to achieve greater productivity leveraged very talented, and this drew the attention of management. Now, managers to see first hand how
is important to conduct multifaceted talent has been committed, responsible, flexible and has specific attributes necessary for success.

Identify “good” Talent!

What is the talent of the employees of the right “to work today? The answer is not so easy it depends on your definition of the main responsibilities of the position, company culture, the work environment, and many other variables.

If flexibility and urgency are very popular skill to react quickly to changes, Consistency and reliability are equally important in maintaining consistency, stability and quality. A wide range of talents verified within an organization can provide maximum opportunities to manage change. Only through effective methodology to accurately assess the unique requirements of a job change can managers make good decisions in the recruitment of talent to succeed.

In short – are you ready?

The conclusion is that jobs have changed – and the changes are far from over. Your answers to the reflection questions below show the readiness you are at this time to meet the demands of our workplace is changing rapidly:

• How the work of his company has changed?

• How to identify and select talent for these jobs must now – and how it was prepared to repeat this process quickly and efficiently
again and again?

• How to classify your skills with the capabilities of its competitors in this area?

Now plan a strategy to recruit the talents of business you need to carry out its business by changes in permanent employment in a successful future.

Bangkok Post, after preparing business after riots

Thousands of Thais opened in treating shopping Grilled Bangkok, the city prepared to resume business after the riots that bad. Worst in modern history.

Stock Exchange of Thailand and other financial markets will return to full trading day after the close on Monday after a wave of. Arson and street fighting when the army dispersed a thousand anti-government protests, the trading system and of our members. Ready to resume operations, “the Stock Exchange of Thailand president Patareeya Benjapolchai said in a statement.

He later told reporters that he expected capital inflows from abroad to the Thai stock index, the lowest price earnings ratio on the market, friends and exports of energy and resources. To be flexible, but analysts disagree.

“The problem is not over politics and the possibility of new violence is what the market will look for the market to make up for losses in global equity markets last week due. From debt problems in Greece, “said Decho Kiatkong strategy that CIMB (Thailand).

Thai shares a love of foreign investors this year is about US $ 1800000000 flows during the months of February to April 9, the day before the poor.

Now the Stock Exchange recorded a net outflow of foreign capital in the current year to date. Amounting to U.S. $ 6,700,000 based on exchange of information.

Offices and schools are scheduled to again on Monday. However, curfew in the city and 23 provinces on Sunday, was extended two nights.

At least 54 people dead and injuring at least 400 in the last race of the May 14 violence, which began nearly 40 buildings in the city was set on fire, and tourism and retail trade were destroyed.

With less violence since the riots ended. Police shot the gunman fired, but the bank building in the outskirts of Rome in the early hours in Sunday. Glass doors were destroyed. But no deaths, and it will become an isolated incident, said officials.

Otherwise, the city of 15 million, he looked happy to be back to business.

The protesters burned Rachaprasong in Bangkok, a red shirt, he protested with several thousand armed. Bangkok straw broom, plastic gloves, garbage bags and face masks, poured in after the army announced that from homemade bombs and other dangerous objects.

Many use a sponge, kitchen and razor blades to remove posters and graffiti against the government remove garbage left by other protesters.

5th Latin American Business Encounte

CFK said that the crisis’ will be damaged if it happened at another time of the country


President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been a part of the conference ended five Latin American enterprises will be held at the offices of the Industrial Association of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.

In his speech Secretary of State said, “Argentina international made every effort” and ensure that the trade surplus in October was “29 percent higher”than the volume recorded last year.

Fernández de Kirchner has ratified his criticism of the neo-liberal model 90 ‘, and especially the Washington Consensus. Meanwhile, he stressed the “strength” of Argentina’s economy and said the current crisis will be worse if it had happened at another time in the country.

He also said that the country model has applied since 2003 has focused on “creating jobs and export policy has allowed us to maintain a fiscal surplus and trade ..”

The president has to Portugal this morning and will be part of the XIX Latin American Summon held in the city of Estoril on Monday and will be based on “innovation and technology.

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