Going Slow with People to Go Fast

Business transformation presents significant changes to an organization. These changes span from a new customer support channel to a complete overhaul of the operations. The transition could be a journey bombarded with unexpected hurdles, dampening morale and productivity. Most of the time, the technical side of change, which includes the… [More]

From Option to Value Creation

An aggressive wind storm toppled the fence on my property overnight. Anxious to submit a claim before I headed out to a meeting, I checked my insurance company’s website to see if there is an online option. I was thrilled that I could submit a claim online. When I got… [More]

Make ‘Winning Mindsets’ a Priority for Your Business

Every initiative a business embarks on has an objective to improve its current state. The business goes through the exercise of compiling a list of data to validate the business needs and the return on investment. This addresses the management’s quest to justify the allocation of funding. Once the funding… [More]

What You Need to Build Trust for Transformational Change

The annual employee forum is the only time of the year employees get to see the executives. At the event, the executive team briefs the employees on the state of the business and the focus for the coming year. This company embarked on a transformation initiative a year ago. There… [More]

The Five Hats for a Digital Leader

Competing in the digital age is a priority for businesses. There are innumerable opportunities to exploit technology. Each business needs to assess where the biggest return their investment would bring. It needs a digital leader to take charge of this important undertaking. A successful digital leader wears many hats. The… [More]

The Balancing Act between New and Old

The adoption of technology in business has been taking place in a feverish pace. While many businesses have garnered significant productivity improvement from the investment, many are struggling to integrate the new technologies with the existing systems and operations. Not every business has the luxury of swapping out old technologies… [More]

How to Build a Culture for Continuous Improvement

Successful businesses rally their employees to act in a coherent fashion. This coherence is driven by a common set of values and beliefs. Culture is the foundation for these values and beliefs. Building a culture for continuous improvement doesn’t happen overnight. It takes persistence and commitment. There are five steps… [More]

Listening to the Voice of Customer

I just returned from a Operational Excellence Summit in Orlando. It was an excellent conference where companies shared their learnings on their journey to operational excellence. One common critical success factor is listening to the voice of the customers. It is crucial for the following reasons. The business exists to… [More]

Prerequisites for Successful Process Transformation

As businesses adopt technology to transform their business models, process transformation must follow to support the new operating model. The effort to transform processes has been underestimated. There are five prerequisites for successful process transformation. Clear identification of backend support requirements With a focus on delivering improvements to the end… [More]

Process Excellence Opportunities for 2017

The dynamic marketplace promises continual pressure on businesses to stay competitive and relevant. As process excellence is key to build agility, there are many areas where businesses can focus their investment for 2017. The following is a list of 10 areas for accelerating process excellence. Process mapping and modelling To… [More]

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