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]

The Linkage between Measurement and Improvement

As a judge for the 2020 International Business Awards®, I was impressed by the amazing technology solutions available. Many tackle long standing business problems. Others focus on needs that few companies have taken an interest to address. To score each entry, judges were asked to evaluate each entry based on… [More]

Framework for Performance Measurement

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]

How to Use Measurement to Foster Collaboration

Successful businesses have an integrated approach to carry out the work required to create, produce, and deliver what they offer to their customers. This allows them minimize potential hiccups that lead to poor customer experience and hence, customer dissatisfaction. Collaboration across the organization is key to integrate activities performed in… [More]

A Culture that Embraces Results Measurement

Results measurement is a subject that not every employee is comfortable with. Some are anxious feeling that the manager watches over their shoulders to monitor their work. Others feel offended that there is a lack of trust. In many businesses, the approach to results measurement creates conflicts between business units,… [More]

Is Performance Evaluation for the Employee or the Business?

A professional service company provides feedback to its employees whenever it receives comments from the customers. An employee might receive a pat on the back or could be called upon to discuss issues flagged. The approach is customer-oriented. For a business, being customer-oriented is good. For the employee, the approach… [More]

Alignment for Effective Execution

A high tech company is growing at a rapid pace. Revenue increases at 40% annually and headcount has doubled over the last three years. While the business is booming, senior managers are feeling that things are getting a little out of hand. Inconsistent approaches to decision-making and conflicting priorities create… [More]

Staying on Top of Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is an ongoing undertaking to optimize operations. It boosts the bottom-line of a business and accelerates the execution of everything a business needs to do in fulfilling its goals. While some businesses might not devote much energy to operational excellence until problems become chaotic, it has become a… [More]

The Check Point

Have you realized the anticipated benefits from your operational excellence improvement efforts? Whether it is a simple elimination of redundant work or an extensive overhaul of a core business process, the validation of the impacts is just as important as committing the resources to initiate the improvement in the first… [More]

How to Verify the Impacts of Transformation

When companies embark on transformation initiatives, they make an investment to improve the business. Their leaders have the responsibility to verify that the anticipated impacts are realized. Unfortunately, anecdotal information is often used to describe the outcomes. The lack of data to validate the results delivered shows a void in… [More]

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