The Post-pandemic Operating Model

With the economy slowly re-opening, businesses are rapidly reviewing the health safety guidelines they need to follow. The decisions business leaders make and the procedures to be put in place will be critical to the well-being of their customers and employees. The last thing anyone wants to see is chaos… [More]

How to Manage Meeting Action Items and Get Results

Meetings are held to gather input, discuss issues, develop solutions, make decisions, and identify next steps. They facilitate the development of alignment from the attendees on the plan of action, which in turn becomes a commitment to delivering the desired outcomes. Each meeting generates many action items. To ensure that… [More]

How to Overcome Top 5 Operational Excellence Challenges

Customer expectations and competition continue to exert pressures on businesses to strive for operational excellence. Despite a familiar topic for executives and senior leaders, there is still ample room to grow and excel in creating exceptional customer value through operational excellence. A recent survey conducted by Proqis on the Global… [More]

How Consistency Improves Productivity

Everyone starts with the same 24-hour day every day all year round. You can’t make more time, but you can steal time from tasks that demand less of it. In fact, you could free up time when productivity improves. This means that the better you are with execution, you are… [More]

3 Myths About Quick Actions

Taking action is considered a positive progression toward result realization. When posed with a problem, many of us are eager to take action and eliminate the problem. On the flip side, quick actions could lead us astray. Consider these 3 myths of quick actions. A fast solution reflects efficiency You… [More]

Do Your Operations Need to be Re-optimized?

Dining out is a great way to have a relaxing evening with friends. There are no cooking and no mess to clean up afterward. My expectations are no different from others who love dining out: good food and service. Last week’s experience at a local restaurant was a test for… [More]

3 Ways to Accelerate Business Success with Customer Feedback

As part of the strategic planning process, I conduct customer interviews to gather feedback on satisfaction with the products and services delivered, key success factors and future positioning of a business. The conversations are revealing. Customers are delighted to be consulted. They are open to share how they utilize the… [More]

Do You Train or Information Dump?

An employee just started a project for a new client. He needed to familiarize himself with the standard operating procedures at the work site. The lengthy 80-page document outlines the work procedures and reporting requirements. It wasn’t an interesting read, though an important one to ensure that all the rules… [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]

Have you accounted for the productivity loss from bad meetings?

I was sitting in a meeting last week to understand the issues my client has with their legacy systems. The meeting was scheduled for one hour and over half of the time was usurped by circling questions about the various systems. It was clear that the meeting chair and the… [More]

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