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The Tango Between Ops And Finance
Every year, like clockwork, the dreaded annual budgeting process comes around. For up to a 6 month period there are spreadsheets making their way around the organization, back and forth between different departments, countless inter and intra departmental meetings and negotiations, all to arrive at a set of numbers for the upcoming year that everyone is “happy” with...
“Everybody wants to rule the world”
In the 80's, you could hire a bunch of people, assign them tasks and they would follow orders. They wouldn't ask questions and some didn't really care why they were doing what they were doing. You could tell your employees to break rocks all day, everyday and they would do it.
What the Winter Olympics can teach leaders about high performance
As the Winter Olympics come to a close for another 4 years, what better time to look at the correlation between today's high performing athletes and the key role that data plays in their lives.
The 4 typical ways to benchmark individual performance…
Most companies have performance metrics in place. Frequently, built on a foundation of benchmarking. Benchmarking via comparisons to the team average, historical performance or industry best practices. The unit of measure will vary depending on the client and the function however its’ fair to say benchmarks built on volumes, time or dollars are common.
The ghosts of calls gone by...
Now that there has been such a huge adoption of video conferencing products, I can’t see that we’ll ever go back to the ‘old telecon days’ anytime soon. So much like rotary dial telephones, in honor of what is to become a communication relic of the past, here are 4 types of teleconference personalities that are now somewhat gone - but definitely not forgotten.
Sustainable continuous improvement starts at the frontline.
Every organization is always seeking to improve — better, faster, cheaper. This can come in many forms: process improvement, automation and organizational redesign to name but a few. Yet how many organizations engage their frontline staff and harness their buy-in and ideas to continuously fuel improvement?
To build, or not to build?
Technology is continually evolving, and what may have been a suitable solution for the organization 10 years or even 5 years ago, may not be the best solution for the current business environment, which in-turn means it’s definitely not a good solution for the future.
OODA loops and the importance of your communications cadence
You’ve probably decided on your strategy post-COVID. Before you execute, it may be worth having a think about OODA loops, and what your go-forward operating model and communication framework will do to yours.
5 Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You
You have been busy at work. You’re working long hours, doing your best to impress the boss. But it seems like no matter what you do, or how much effort you put into your job, more and more work keeps finding its way to you. Does you boss just not like you?