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March 2016

#MembershipMinute - Lawrence Technological Institute

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 3/1/2016

Dr. Virinder Moudgil, president and CEO of Lawrence Technological University, explains the value of an Automation Alley membership. 

3 Things to Consider Regarding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

By Kenneth Meyer | Eastern Michigan University | 3/2/2016

Personality assessments are gaining popularity in the workplace as a way to help find the best role for employees within an organization and to improve communication among teams. Many such assessments are available, but the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is among the most popular for business.

3 Keys to Building Profitable Business Relationships

By Ed Potoczak | IQMS | 3/9/2016

When these three values are what your company is known for, it is easier to recruit and develop talent, win new customers, and keep the ones you want.

10 Ways to Build a Great Team

By Ken Rogers | Automation Alley | 3/16/2016

Successful businesses leaders know the value of building a great team — and keeping them happy. Here, Automation Alley’s Executive Director Ken Rogers serves up 10 tips for assembling, motivating and empowering employees. “On a day-to-day basis, the goal is always ‘team,’” he says. “A quality team will allow your business to flourish.”

Collaboration is key to closing the manufacturing skills gap

By Karol Friedman | Automation Alley | 3/23/2016

Michigan’s workforce has time and time again proven its ability to innovate and adapt. Filling the manufacturing skills gap is no easy task, but by working together, we can get that much closer.

5 free ways to help entrepreneurs be more efficient

By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 3/30/2016

Starting a business is no easy feat. It’s a costly and time consuming endeavor that requires entrepreneurs to be deliberate about how they manage their time and money. Here are five easy time hacks to help you increase your productivity at little to no cost. 

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