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How to Improve Organization Alignment

Organization alignment is a critical success factor for accelerated growth. When the management team endorses the strategic plan, it is only the beginning. The business needs to align investment, initiatives, and day-to-day operations succinctly across the whole organization to execute the strategy. The larger the organization, the more challenging to… [More]

How to Achieve High Performance through Causal Actions

With objectives set for the year, businesses need to have a solid plan of action before execution begins. How do you determine what would be the best course of action? Which initiatives do you invest in to achieve the optimal return on investment? Ideas for action are abundant. But causal… [More]

The People Side of Digital Transformation

Technology plays a big role in a digital transformation initiative. The people side of digital transformation has, on the other hand, more influence on how successful the initiative would be. Three groups of people have vested interest in digital transformation. They are customers, employees, and investors. Customers The best starting… [More]

Identify – and mitigate – risks to strategies

In comparing alternatives, a pros and cons comparison is often used to determine which alternative is more favorable. This exercise is straightforward and quick to do. For businesses that want to do a more objective assessment, they build a model to assign scores to the different factors. Through the process,… [More]

Who Do You Need on Your Digital Business Transformation Team?

The pandemic has sped up digital transformation in diverse industries. Transformation initiatives are major undertakings that have widespread implications throughout the business. It is more than selecting a technology to automate processes and tasks. Therefore, it is crucial to have the right people on the transformation team. Here are several… [More]

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]

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]

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]

The Predicament of “Go-to” Experts

The “go-to” experts in an organization are individuals who possess expertise that others seek to get things done. The expertise could be knowledge about a process, familiarity with a client group, or astute problem solving. The interesting thing about these “go-to” people is their position. They might not be a… [More]

Driving Operational Excellence with Low-code Applications

Operational excellence improves the bottom-line and delivers consistent service to the customers. Internal operational issues not only impact employees, they do affect the customers. The benefits of investing in operational excellence include streamlining product development, service delivery, customer acquisition and support. Undertaking an operational excellence initiative usually involves multiple departments… [More]

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