How to Prioritize What to Preserve, Strengthen, and Transform for Your Business

  The strategic roadmap for a business evolves to align with customer needs and technology advancement. There are many variables to consider. It is a complex, yet manageable process to sieve through options. A central idea to incorporate in the strategy development process is to evaluate and prioritize what you… [More]

Strategic Measurements that Elevate Business Performance

Strategic measurements are metrics used to monitor how well a business delivers on its strategic imperatives. These strategic imperatives generally cover five areas. They are customer, financial, operations, people, and partner. In monitoring performance in these five areas, it is a question about what information the business needs to convey… [More]

Using Imperfect Data for Decision Making

The massive body of data organizations possess is valuable information on their customers, suppliers, operations, and diverse aspects of their businesses. For decision making, the desire to attain the perfect data leads to stalled effort and missed opportunities. Time is spent on gathering as much data as possible, fixing incomplete… [More]

Turning a Checklist into an Improvement Opportunity

To capture directions on completing a job, a checklist is often used to list all the activities involved. This checklist provides a reference for team members to avoid missing tasks. Interestingly, the timing for creating a checklist usually comes about when a job gets complex. Many people might be involved…. [More]

Understand the Costs of Your Services

Cost of service provisioning impacts the bottom-line. The types of service a business offers as a revenue stream or as customer support bear a cost that needs to be monitored closely. Without a sound understanding of the costs associated with these services, it is difficult for the business to assess… [More]

How to Plan for Optimal Data Capture

Data is abundant but having them in a way that is readily consumable could be challenging. Distilling useful business insight from data often requires some work. When businesses implement applications to digitize their operations, a lot of focus is placed on processing transactions. This encompasses tasks such as order entry,… [More]