How to Leverage the Expertise of SMEs

Subject matter experts (SME) are assets for a business. They have expansive knowledge and experience in specific subject areas. Their expertise is often built over time from hands on experiences. Here are seven ways to leverage their expertise: Problem solving. With her in-depth experience and knowledge, a SME can easily… [More]

Workload and Productivity Assessment

A manager for a benefit administration team wants to assess the workload and productivity of her team. The team has data on the volume of transactions it processes. However, there has been no tracking of the time spent on various tasks. The manager gathers her team of six to discuss… [More]

How a Strong Leader Leads

Do you work for a strong leader? Are you a strong leader yourself? The following lists some of the key qualities of a leader and how they manifest through the respective leadership. Working for a weak leader could be frustrating because the unpredictable actions could leave you battle through a… [More]

Accountability is a Two-way Obligation

Getting work done is good. Meeting target performance is better. Taking pride in working together to fulfil mandate is excellent. Achieving the latter requires the assignor and the assignee to have a clear understanding of the goal and do their best to fulfil what each is accountable for. Accountability is… [More]

5 Ways to Help Your Team Deliver Its Target

January has gone by quickly. Are you making headway with delivering the target performance for the year? Some companies set audacious goals while others choose to raise the bar with steady increments. Regardless of the target level, business leaders need to ensure that their teams have what they need to… [More]

Aligning Team KPIs with Strategy

As the new year kicks into gear, companies are busy with setting goals. At the corporate level, targets relating to revenue, expenses, market share, and other high level goals are set. To support these goals, each team in the company needs to work cohesively. This requires establishing team targets that… [More]

3 Reasons Why Job Role is the Last Consideration

Making transformational changes involves overhauling the status quo to achieve significant improvements. Often, companies become concerned about the impacts on job roles too early, limiting themselves from exploring options that could deliver major advancement. There are three reasons why companies should put job roles aside as they brainstorm transformational changes…. [More]

The Pros of Cons of a Gatekeeper

A gatekeeper controls access. He has the duty to scrutinize every request for access and the authority to refuse entry. In business, a gatekeeper can be used to monitor the quality of work, validate requests, or streamline work. There are pros and cons to having a gatekeeper. Pros Consistency—the gatekeeper… [More]

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