"A Proven, Patent-Pending Process for Accelerating Results"
2010 may well become the “Year of Accelerating Results”. Are
2009 was called the “Year of Innovation” - but what good is
innovation without results? And, in today’s volatile economic
environment, unless results happen fast, they may not happen
at all. Whether it’s “make it or break it” time, or a need to get
out ahead of the pack, 2010 needs to be the Year of
Accelerating Results. So what is really needed to make this
Three critical components are required to achieve results:
(1) Team Ownership - Research suggests that when people
help create something themselves, they “own” it. Therefore,
Team Ownership is critical in the successful execution of plans
and delivery of results.
(2) Team Performance and Diversity of Thought - Even the best
plans can go awry when the team is dealing with challenges in
communication, diversity, stress, conflict, change management
and other all-too common factors that interfere with
The DrawSuccess Program integrates the Four Stages of Team
Development (Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing) with the
integrated diversity of personality/behavioral styles, what we call
the Four Inner Genius Styles, to take teams through the stages
to get to the most desired state of operating…. performing.
(3) Efficient and Comprehensive Results Process -
DrawSuccess employs a Nine Step Results Process - starting
with Idea Generation (all the way through Celebrating
If your organization is missing or lacking in any of these three
areas, achieving results will feel like an uphill battle. However,
when all three elements are aligned, your teams will have
greater focus and engagement toward the attainment of results
in as little as 30-90 days.
Please contact us to learn more about this exciting and proven
program for moving teams and organizations forward.
Are Layoffs the Best Answer?
Is it a Short Term Solution or a
Are you faced with the challenge of determining strategies to
increase the bottom line or survive as a company in tough
Below are some options to consider before initiating layoffs:
Examine Product Lines – Is it time to eliminate products that
are not bringing in the profits that they once did or that you now
need? What products are your bestsellers and is it time to
increase your marketing and sales efforts for these products?
Find New Business Opportunities - Do you need to change the
face of your Company? Do you need to add new lines of
business and diversify? Is it time to make the visionary
changes you have dreamed about become a reality?
Train Your Employees - When companies are thriving they
often have little time to train. Now may be the time to invest in
training and developing your employees. The return on this
investment can be significant.
Consider Enhancing Your Rewards and Recognition Program
Through Nonmonetary Incentives – When you can’t afford an
annual pay raise without considering cuts and you want to
maintain morale you can implement an effective rewards and
recognition program. Employees love to be recognized for their contributions. Putting together a cross functional team to
generate ideas on how best to recognize and reward deserving
employees pays can pay huge dividends.
Offer Additional Unpaid Holiday or Vacation Time - Offer an
unpaid holiday option. For example, instead of taking two
weeks off, ask your employees to take four, with two unpaid.
Many employees may embrace the opportunity to go on a
prolonged holiday. Showing a good faith effort, you could also
implement unpaid holidays intermittently throughout the year
so that employees can schedule and budget for them
Involve and Challenge Your Employees – Share as much as
you can about the challenges the Company faces. Encourage
them to come up with creative solutions.
When downsizing is the only solution we urge you to provide
career transition services. Help those affected by the
devastating effects of job loss focus on the future opportunities
that can exist for them. Remember that your surviving
employees will see and remember how you treat those who
leave, and this will shape their loyalty and performance in the
Meet The President
Diane Warkoski, CEO
Diane provides a broad range of HR solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of corporate
clients throughout their lifecycles. These services are delivered by her team of HR
professionals, selected for their unique skills and talents and recognized for having current
knowledge of best practices. Known as a thought leader and accomplished business
development professional, Diane is customer-centric, having partnered with clients over 20
years to meet their current needs with flexibility to accommodate future workforce requirements.
Diane’s areas of specialization include Talent Acquisition, Human Capital Management, Project
Management, and Best Practices Implementation specializing in small and mid market
Diane is a member of the Rotary Club of North Fulton and founder of the North Fulton Business
Neighbors. Her commitment to community service is evident, as she has held leadership roles
in many organizations that are aligned with her interests in personal and economic