The vice president of a professional service company has been inundated with complaints from his project managers about getting engineers to work on projects. The complaint is that the engineering department has been tardy in assigning resources, causing delays in kicking off projects in a timely manner. Often, the assigned… [More]
Performance measurement is a critical tool for guiding strategy execution, decision making, and operational improvement. Every business does track financial results on a regular basis. There is no doubt financial health is important but performance in other aspects of the business is just as crucial. In fact, operational and customer… [More]
Meetings are held to gather input, discuss issues, develop solutions, make decisions, and identify next steps. They facilitate the development of alignment from the attendees on the plan of action, which in turn becomes a commitment to delivering the desired outcomes. Each meeting generates many action items. To ensure that… [More]
Customer expectations and competition continue to exert pressures on businesses to strive for operational excellence. Despite a familiar topic for executives and senior leaders, there is still ample room to grow and excel in creating exceptional customer value through operational excellence. A recent survey conducted by Proqis on the Global… [More]
Crossing the road blind-folded is not a good idea. You risk missing the curb or running into other people. For the visually impaired people, they are trained to handle these risks. They use a cane and listen to the accessible pedestrian signal for cues. Risk-taking is inevitable in business. Avoiding… [More]
The sudden departure of a handful of skilled employees is detrimental to any business. The impacts are wide. Employee morale takes a hit. Immediate workload redistribution is inevitable. Projects are put on hold. While leaders attempt to maintain operations at the same level, customers are impacted as a result. Despite… [More]
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