Author Archives: Karl F. Muller

About Karl F. Muller

Specializing in driving Organizational Performance to new levels. Utilizing a tactical and focused four (4) part strategy to engage all employees in the pursuit and achievement of performance and real financial results. Applicable to manufacturing, service, distribution and corporate services groups. We have worked throughout North America with businesses and facilities ranging from 50 to 5,000 employees, union/non-union. Define... Measure... Pursue... Reward. Celebrating our 30th year. 200 public speaking engagements, 5,500 senior managers trained, 700 organizations assessed. We are serious, tactical, focused. No fancy corporate speak, no blue suits. Just Results. The Muller Group, Inc.

The Economics of Engagement in 2 minutes

The Economics of Engagement – fundamental principles in 2 minutes. How do you measure employee engagement? The financial statement measures it by what we call the “Organizational Productivity Ratio”. Simply put, the ratio or relationship between the wages/fringes that walk … Continue reading

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Is Your Budget The Best Kept Secret In The Company?

It is almost halfway through the year and is your budget still the best kept secret in the company? Before we answer , let’s define the word “budget”. On the surface it is rather sterile, lacking emotion or a sense … Continue reading

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Exponential Employee Engagement… Drives Financial Performance

Exponential Employee Engagement… We call it Engagement 2  There are two critical missing ingredients in virtually every employee engagement initiative that, when present, produce exponentially improved business results. They are tactical and compensation components. Simply put, what are the specific financial … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill on Employee Incentives and Engagement

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill Are your bonus/incentive/total rewards programs and employee engagement strategies really driving organizational performance? Can you measure their effectiveness on the financial statement? As you begin your … Continue reading

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Technology and Capital Expenditures Have Little Impact on Operating Profits, But People Do… heresy or paradigm shift?

Employees are engaged… profits are up. It has been quite the run. The last 12 months (second half of 2014 and first half of 2015) been very busy for us. We have had Equishare Engagement projects in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio … Continue reading

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Business Fundamentals Never Change… Though Often Ignored.

This is the shortest, most poignant blog I have ever written. A “fundamental” yes or no. Business fundamentals never change, though often ignored. They are – maximize revenue, minimize expense, optimize profit. They only problem is the majority of your … Continue reading

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Doing Leadership versus Talking Leadership

It is a study in contrasts – doing versus talking. Having worked closely with approximately 300 senior management teams, I have seen it all. Relative to this subject two interesting case studies come to mind. As in most things, the … Continue reading

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