When you are writing for a business blog, one of the most important research methods is reading other people’s blogs. All the bloggers here at Katoka do this and as a new feature, we decided to highlight the best business blogs we’ve read on the last Thursday of every month. Here are the best business blogs that caught our attention in June.
Happiness Will Not Be Downloaded
Steve Faktor writes about the joy of creating things for the blog section of the Harvard Business Review. He starts with his own obsession with cooking shows and goes on to detail how we have lost the ability to use our senses in our work and why sitting in front of a computer screen can never equal the joy of creating something physically, even if it is “only” a home-cooked meal.
Are Your Customers Satisfied? Don’t Ignore Them?
In the small business section of the Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Baker analysed the fact that most customer feedback never reaches the appropriate place in a company or is even simply ignored. He offers advice on how small businesses can take advantage of smaller hierarchies and social media outlets to give customers the feeling that their complaints are actually heard.
The Recipe for Corporate Mediocrity
When implementing change, one of the biggest obstacles is people objecting to it, as we have pointed out before. Richard Sauerman explains for the Business Chicks website why that is, with a highly entertaining analogy involving apes and a banana.
Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective People
Process management and change projects are part of our forte here at Katoka, so we are always interested in what the folks of the Process Excellence Network have to say. Here they take the opposite approach and outline the worst abilities change managers can have. Easier to read than the usual “preachy” how-to guides, this is excellent advice on how to behave.
How to Improve Your Writing Abilities and Confidence
Business writing, no matter in what capacity, is crucial. Finding the right words and phrasing can be a very daunting task, especially for small business owners who rely on good content for their business success. Steve Shaw gives some very helpful pointers about how to improve your written content over at Dynamic Business. Especially the advice that sometimes hiring someone to write for you is the best option should not be disregarded.
This is it for the month of June. If there are any blogs we missed that we absolutely need to read, please feel free to link to them in the comments!