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]

The Effects of an ‘Inadequate’ Tool

The main purpose of a tool is to facilitate the completion of a task with ease. A tool can be a software application or a widget. It doesn’t matter what format or shape the tool comes in, it is costly to a business when a tool can’t deliver the needed… [More]

The Challenges with ‘One Source’

It is confusing when one has to deal with multiple sources of information. Frustration abounds in sorting out the gaps between inconsistent data. There are risks with decision-making based on inaccurate information. The end outcome could impact the business negatively. It is ideal to be able to secure a single… [More]

Productivity is Not an Employee Issue

Productivity is often perceived as an issue with employee performance. We associate poor productivity with deficiencies in people that affect how much they are able to deliver within an allotted time. In fact, productivity is impacted by how a business structures and manages its operations. There are five areas where… [More]

Self-service and Operational Excellence

Self-service has become a key option many businesses offer to their customers. It is appealing to the customers who are eager to take on the onus to get things done at their convenience. It is appealing to the business for many reasons. The business shifts the work to the customer,… [More]

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