A manager for a benefit administration team wants to assess the workload and productivity of her team. The team has data on the volume of transactions it processes. However, there has been no tracking of the time spent on various tasks. The manager gathers her team of six to discuss… [More]
Do you work for a strong leader? Are you a strong leader yourself? The following lists some of the key qualities of a leader and how they manifest through the respective leadership. Working for a weak leader could be frustrating because the unpredictable actions could leave you battle through a… [More]
Getting work done is good. Meeting target performance is better. Taking pride in working together to fulfil mandate is excellent. Achieving the latter requires the assignor and the assignee to have a clear understanding of the goal and do their best to fulfil what each is accountable for. Accountability is… [More]
Execution is all about details. To be successful, there are four things you need.
Business processes are the backbones to the engine that runs a company. Their effectiveness has a direct impact on the top-line and the bottom-line. As important as it is, not many companies have dedicated resources to ensure that processes are performing optimally. There are two key reasons why process ownership… [More]
A black stain on a patterned shirt might not be noticeable. The same stain on a white shirt would be an eyesore. Your focal point changes when you look at things in different contexts and perspectives. For the same token, a proper resolution of a business issue requires a clear… [More]
Not sure what drives success? Consider the causal link to result. The relationship between action and outcome is crucial to defining what is important to measure.
January has gone by quickly. Are you making headway with delivering the target performance for the year? Some companies set audacious goals while others choose to raise the bar with steady increments. Regardless of the target level, business leaders need to ensure that their teams have what they need to… [More]
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]
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