Re-Opening Your Business Safe and Smart

by Max Krug, Future State Engineering As we wind down from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are transitioning back to some sense of normalcy and beginning to re-open for business. This transition period comes with a high degree of uncertainty and…

Use a SWOT to Find Your Next Path

by Lisa Pustelak. NWIRC, Strategic Business Advisor and Employee Development Specialist Whether you do formal strategic planning or not, it is time to re-visit the SWOT. A SWOT Analysis is a review of your company’s Strengths and Weaknesses (these are…

Reshaping the Impact of COVID-19

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Just as manufacturers have repurposed their operations, realigned talent, and zeroed in on COVID-19 specific priorities, so has the NWIRC. Last month I ended my article with a preview of the no-cost COVID Recovery Program…

Leading During a Crisis

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor We are in a new era. You may be working in the office, on the plant floor or even at your kitchen table. It’s fair to compare the COVID-19 crisis, as one writer…

Different Boats for Different Folks

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC We hear frequently these days the phrase… we’re all in this together. For many, these words offer encouragement, hope and unity. I came across an old quote by Jacques Cousteau that caught my attention. The…