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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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If You Have Time to Lean...
One thing every manager must face is his or her role in making sure his or her people are as productive as possible, and that everyone contributes his or her best to the company’s success. If you have people standing around with nothing to do, payroll cost is likely to break you. For most companies, payroll cost is their number-one expense and one of the few variables that can make or break a company.
Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds, coined the saying, “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.” In short, he knew that keeping everyone working and using their spare time to keep every McDonalds restaurant spotlessly clean and sparkling was necessity for the company’s success.
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