Communication on a personal level can be just as difficult to excel as communication on an organizational level. Funneling the static mess of thoughts in your head through multiple filters, aiming for a succinct meaningful message and the right body language, all while trying to make it pitch perfect can be like aiming for a moving dartboard...blind folded. For some time, I’d become frustrated at how exhausting it was for me.
In my previous post, 3 Indicators that your Process is Broken, I provided insight on how to identify when a process is broken. As a follow-up to that, this post focuses on the steps to take in order to fix a broken process that you have identified.
I've been listening to podcasts since my friend Todd Henry launched The Accidental Creative podcast 10+ years ago (check out his recent episode about legacy...incredible). And as you may have heard, podcasts are finally having their day. According to recent research, 26% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last month. And those that identify as weekly podcast listeners consume an average of seven podcasts per week.
Our Audit & Assurance practice has been teaming with clients in a variety of ways this year. We want to take a moment to highlight some of their most recent work. Why? For starters, we are proud... they are all rock stars (we may be a bit biased)! Really, we love to share the great work that they do and give you ideas on how we can help you, or someone you know, as you grow! Here are a few projects to highlight:
The majority of the clients I serve are businesses that are experiencing growth. While growth for a business is exciting, it can also be overwhelming if your processes can’t keep up with the demand. The processes that worked well for your $10M business, often don’t work when you’re a $40M business, and the processes that worked for your $40M business, often don’t work when you’re a $100M business, and so on.
As a business consultant, my work involves helping businesses assess and solve problems, to put it simply. Broadly speaking, I find effective solutions for them to redefine their status quo. To do this successfully, consultants have their unique set of tools to challenge and guide businesses. These include steering businesses to be introspective in order to perform an accurate current state assessment, to gain focus and continually refocus on a vision, and to implement incremental, strategic changes in order to break the bad habits that are preventing them from reaching their goals.
For purposes of strategy development & execution, I'm defining doctrines as what you believe to be true about your markets, your organization and your opportunities. These fundamental beliefs serve as the foundation of your organization. And more than anything else, your doctrines will define your organization's destiny.
I recently shared thoughts about some important First Steps in Selecting Business Technology. Upon successfully readying your organization and setting a good foundation for the project, it is critically important to perform the necessary introspection before engaging with any vendors. Ignore those calls and emails until you have done the following:
Over the last decade, the Business Productivity Software market has been flooded with new offerings. Cloud distribution has removed many barriers to entry, and as a result, new players are flowing in. This is good for those seeking to improve their business processes through technology, but also makes for an overwhelming task when wading through all the options and picking the right solutions.