Insurance can be an expensive, confusing obligation, but it can also be a reassuring, comprehensible necessity. The difference is between what you know and what you don’t know. With the 2016 enrollment period for health insurance just around the corner, we figured we’d help close the gap by providing important dates and information that you really need to know regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
I have a confession. In my early years, I was a “time clock Nazi” and burned through a ton of stellar employees as a result. But over the years I discovered a solution.
You grew up being told to eat your broccoli meanwhile the real bang for your buck was in the leafy greens. These veggies, like spinach and kale, are rich in nutrients like vitamin K, lutein, and folate. Although there are a million reasons out there to eat leafy greens, this one is for the win. It’s time to go green—leafy green!
What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? What if addiction isn’t about your chemical hooks? Then what really causes addiction—to everything from opiates to technology? What if addiction is an adaptation to your environment? What if addiction isn’t even “addiction,” but bonding?
Unplugging may be easy for some of you, but for me, it’s one of my biggest challenges. Since joining the ranks here at Backbone (three years ago last month), my life has become a world of digital to a level I could have never imagined. I’ve become addicted!
How awesome would it be to watch production increase in such a way that it feels like magic? “Automagically” is a portmanteau of “automatically” and “magically.” It’s used to describe an action or result that happens automatically in such a complicated-but-hidden way that it is no longer obvious how it works at all; the behavior seems magical. Implementing an automated reward system is your way to automagically increase production.
Have you ever tried to drink from a fire hose? Of course not, right, they were obviously not designed to be drinking fountains. In fact, it’s insane how much water those things put out per minute. Even if you ran a thousand miles a day, it’s still more water than you could drink. You know that saying, “the more the better”? Well, it doesn’t always apply. For instance, it doesn’t apply to business data.
Gamification is the process of taking something that already exists — a website, a marketing technique, an online community, a business — and integrating elements of gameplay into it to encourage and motivate participation, engagement, and loyalty. The difference between traditional office management and gamification is WHY an employee is working for you.
In the beginning stages of my practice, I traveled countless miles and spent a ridiculous amount of money flying my employees to seminars in hopes of finding the most effective system for running my healthcare practice. It took me a while to figure out that the solution my business needed was a culture shift, not a better system.
Old habits die hard. Tony Robbins once said, “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” Ultimately, if you want to bring your team and your company into the winning state, you’ve got to lose what isn’t working. You’ve got to lose traditional management.