Develop the Analyst in Every Employee

Job scopes are changing rapidly with the adoption of technology. There have been abundant discussions around what the ‘future of work’ looks like. The skills needed would be very different. For businesses, the need to have great talent who can keep the business running remains. A skill that every job… [More]

To Standardize or Harmonize?

To streamline operations for optimal performance, businesses look for ways to garner benefits from consistent practices. The two most common approaches are harmonization and standardization. Harmonization is a way to stitch varying practices together so that the handoffs from one area to the next are problem-free. Standardization, on the other… [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]

Hidden Capacity Buried in Just-in-case Work

The cashier at a community centre closes her till at the end of each day with a printout of the total amount of money collected from patrons. She includes the summary with the money to be deposited at the bank. She archives the electronic copy of the summary and prints… [More]

How to Power Up Productivity

Productivity is not just about speed. It encompasses the quality of the results delivered. In order to power up productivity in your business, there are two things you need to work on. 1.       Focus Every year, the business plan calls for a number of initiatives to be undertaken. These initiatives… [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]

Best Ideas to Increase Your Competitive Advantage

Connie shares tips on how companies can increase their competitive advantage. 1. Build on the value proposition of your business 2. Know your competition and differentiate your offerings 3. Anticipate customer needs 4. Innovate 5. Optimize the cost structure 6. Drive operational efficiency 7. Build expertise in your employees  

Best Practices for Getting Work Done with Limited Resources

Connie shares tips on how to get work done when faced with the challenge of having limited resources. 1. Revisit priorities 2. Review the timeline 3. Filter unnecessary work 4. Improve efficiency 5. Outsource to a 3rd party 6. Borrow resources from other areas 7. Get temporary help  

How Do You Grow, Nurture and Protect Knowledge

Connie shares 5 ways that organizations can protect their knowledge. 1. Document processes and know-how 2. Pay attention to cross-training employees 3. Find ways to use the knowledge so it is not forgotten 4. Provide continual development 5. Retain talent    

To maximize business results, call Connie at 604-790-1220 or email us today!