10 Considerations for Outsourcing

In the fast changing business environment, speed has become a key competitive advantage. Many companies seek to outsource work that others can deliver in a complementary manner. It is a strategic decision. Companies can garner abundant benefits when it is done well. There are 10 things to consider for determining… [More]

Building Success with a Frame of Reference

Dining in a Michelin star restaurant is a memorable experience. The chef showcases his fine culinary expertise with creative use of quality ingredients and immaculate presentation. On top of that, the attentive service and the ambiance deliver an extraordinary evening. That fabulous experience becomes a frame of reference for comparing… [More]

10 Things on the Radar for Managing Project Interdependencies

Interdependencies add complexity to decision-making. Oversight on their cross impacts could cause major setback to the outcomes. The following is a list of questions that need to be addressed. 1.       Linkages What is the relationship between the projects under consideration? Have you identified the specifics, the what, when, why, and… [More]

The Essence of the Big Picture

With the advance of Google maps, driving around in a strange neighbourhood is not a huge challenge anymore. The voice navigation provides turn-by-turn directions. Despite the convenience, I found the first visual presentation of the origination and the destination offers a mental orientation on where I am headed. That big… [More]

10 Reasons Why Process Must Come First

Running a business is an intricate undertaking. Employees work on tasks that are interrelated. Today, technology is used in completing most of the work. As a result, many of us believe that work needs to be designed around the capabilities of the technology. This approach leads to sub-optimal execution and… [More]

10 Shifts that Change How You Run Your Business

The breathtaking changes in the marketplace have posed challenges to many companies in how they run their business. These shifts are impactful. 1.       Self-help—customers are happy to be in control and take on tasks which used to be performed by employees. A business needs to gauge which tasks are useful… [More]

Is the Best Practice Really the Best?

Many businesses choose to adopt best practices they hear about due to the great results others have achieved. Before making the decision, you should ask the following questions: What issues does the practice address? What quantifiable results others have been able to achieve? What options did they consider before adopting… [More]

Is Your Business Ready to be ‘Always On?’

The rapid adoption of mobile technology has triggered a customer driven transformation. As customers expect timely responses, businesses need to examine and revamp their operating model. For many businesses, this means lights need to be ‘always on’ in order to support the on-demand needs of their external customers as well… [More]

5 Ways the Internet of Things Impacts Your Business

The Internet is taking another revolutionary leap. The latest rave on the Internet of Things is about leveraging the interconnection of smart devices for information sharing and automation. The smart devices could be a computer, smartphone, or a sophisticated device fitted with a monitoring sensor. For the user of the… [More]

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