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]

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]

How to Capture Operations Data that You Can Leverage

Operations data offers insight on how well processes and work activities deliver the intended outcomes. Often, service companies pay less attention to monitoring the day-to-day activities. The lack of monitoring leaves managers scrambling for adhoc measurements when problems arise. These adhoc measurements likely rely on manual approaches that are onerous…. [More]

How to Build Better Collaboration with Specificity

Interdepartmental collaboration elevates performance and morale. The lack of it leads to disconnects that damper customer service and operational efficiency. Recent conversations with clients about operational challenges highlighted three culprits that require attention. Information gap Handoffs of work from one department to the next call for appropriate information to be… [More]

Key Success Factors for Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is about making ongoing effort to improve products, services, and processes in your business. It is a powerful force when you have every employee think about problem solving. Instead of whining and complaining, employees analyze the situation and explore ideas to tackle an issue. There are several key… [More]

Operational Learnings from a Memorable Year

When the pandemic hit North America in early 2020, no one could anticipate the extent of its impacts. Within a couple of months, the significant disruptions led to a myriad of changes businesses adopted to keep their operations going. With 2020 ending in a couple of weeks, there are learnings… [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]

How to Build Operational Agility Without Chaos

With the business environment constantly evolving, it is critical for a business to be agile and adapt quickly. Agility is the ability to be flexible in responding to change. This flexibility comes with a level of autonomy so people can make decisions without delays. Operations are governed by processes and… [More]

Are You Making Good Use of Your SOP?

The standard operating procedure (SOP) is a document that details the steps, precautions, and rules related to a routine operation. It serves to provide all the information needed for someone to do the work. Ideally, the SOP eliminates the need to chase after individuals for answers when questions arise. During… [More]

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