How to Lead a Successful Business Transformation

Business transformation introduces massive change to diverse aspects of a business. The initiative consumes capital, time and effort. McKinsey research has shown that success rate is lower than 30%. The larger the business, the more complex and challenging it is to achieve the anticipated improvements and sustain them. To be… [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]

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]

From Functional Excellence to Integral Collaboration

Paper maps have been a staple in my luggage when I travel as I rely on them to get myself oriented in a new city. In my recent trip to France, I managed to rely fully on my smartphone. Prior to departure, I did some research to get myself oriented… [More]

The ABCs of Operational Excellence

Running a business effectively has many advantages. You serve the customers well, keep a healthy bottom-line, and foster positive morale in the organization. Companies that are successful in weathering the ups and downs in the competitive marketplace practise the ABCs of operational excellence, which are alignment, balance and collaboration. Alignment… [More]

3 Ways to Foster a Collaborative Culture

Work silos are a big productivity damper. They lead to unintended rework and delays. Companies are fairly good in forming a cross-functional team for projects. When it comes to day-to-day operations, collaboration tends to fall by the wayside. There is no debate that collective problem solving creates a better solution…. [More]

Leverage that You Can Bank On

When you need to get something done, there are only two ways to go about it. Do it yourself or have someone get it done. When you are short of time, cannot get to the work location, don’t have the skills or tools to do the work, or simply don’t… [More]

Breaking Down Silos

In planning a promotion campaign, a retailer needs to determine what products would be offered, their price points, campaign duration, special sales terms and conditions, and store locations. These are customer-facing tasks. There are many other tasks. The buyer needs to source products, negotiate price with suppliers, determine purchase quantities,… [More]

How to Improve Collaboration

  Connie shares 2 ideas on how to improve collaboration in your workplace. 1. Create a forum for sharing information 2. Educate people on work that is taking place within the organization

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