Posts Tagged ‘management’

Developing Employees. Part 2

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

With the onslaught of Web-based technology (see Value of an Intranet by Adam B. Shaw, Fitness Management, Nov. 99, p.34), the average health club is quickly changing to incorporate new services. Members will be able to check whether a payment was received, make online payments and track their use of the club. (more…)

Developing Employees. Part 1

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Just as is the case with members, developing and keeping good employees
is more profitable than continually replacing them.

Within the fitness industry, owners have fought an ongoing conflict between providing long-term job stability and career opportunities for employees, and meeting business and profit expectations for themselves and their investors. (more…)

Imagination is better than knowledge. Part 1

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

You may be securely leading your market, but are you falling behind yourself?

“Attaining one’s objectives … is not cause for celebration, it is cause for new thinking.” Peter Drucker included this advice in his 31st article for Harvard Business Review, last fall. Of course, one who is falling short of business objectives will already be aware of the need to do some rethinking. (more…)

Insurance Services, Part 1

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Whether for personal or business reasons, almost everyone has at least one insurance policy to protect themselves or their business from losses. Many people simply trust that the policy they buy is the right one to protect against their most feared losses. After all, most people are not experts at reading and interpreting insurance contracts; that’s what the insurance broker is for. (more…)

Sometimes Charging Pays Off

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Of course, there are always those who say, “it depends.” From those respondents, most agree that it depends on your market and your membership base. (more…)