Great companies know how best to leverage their talent. They are cognizant that ownership is a key motivator for action. There are two components for creating ownership. Buy-in: Attaining buy-in is gaining alignment on the purpose of the work. This is an important first step. Without buy-in, employees could do… [More]
Obtaining consensus involves getting an agreement from a group of colleagues on a solution. The process to obtain consensus takes time because everyone involved is supposed to have an opportunity to express his view and debate about it. Making decisions using a consensus approach is not always effective. The solution… [More]
A tough decision is one that you don’t feel confident about your choice. This is when you wish there is someone to tell you what is best. We all have experience with this situation. Here are three things I do when I am in such a position. 1. Look at… [More]
Tips on how to select relevant criteria for prioritization.
Work silos are a big productivity damper. They lead to unintended rework and delays. Companies are fairly good in forming a cross-functional team for projects. When it comes to day-to-day operations, collaboration tends to fall by the wayside. There is no debate that collective problem solving creates a better solution…. [More]
Informed decision making requires pertinent and factual information that guides you to put options and outcomes in proper perspective. The diagram shows the key elements that you need to incorporate into your decision making process.
Change causes anxiety. The uncertain nature of the future state triggers fear, which leads to resistance. The potential effects on the business include: Drop in morale Productivity decline Voluntary resignations Impacts on customers Delays in change implementation In order to minimize fear and resistance, you need to corral people so… [More]
As the year comes to a close, many of us take the time to reflect on the accomplishments for the past year. There would be moments of joy, great pride, and embarrassment. The exercise could be revealing. You learn what has gone well and identify the big, unexpected ‘aha’ ideas…. [More]
Where does your business fit in this diagram? Examine the suggestions in the table below and see what opportunities are there for you to raise the bar.
Connie outlines the 6 steps for strategy formulation. This is part 3 of the 3-part podcast series on strategy.
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