Optimization: Surprising Lessons in Efficiency from the Ant World

RapidStart Leadership

The post Optimization: Surprising Lessons in Efficiency from the Ant World appeared first on. Building Teams and Culture Personal Development efficiency Feynman leadership on trails optimization teamwork“How can you optimize a system that’s error-prone?”

Improving the Efficiency of Your Business

Strategy Driven

Though this is down to things like marketing strategies, sales numbers, and top investors, even these indicators can be boiled down to having an efficient workplace. A happy workplace is known to be more efficient than an unhappy one.

Is Your Business as Efficient as It Could Be?

Women on Business

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Leaders: Stop Trying to Be Efficient

N2Growth Blog

Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are. Are you efficient or effective, or do you know?

Alternative Selection – More Efficient Processes Can Increase Costs

Strategy Driven

There is a common misperception that being more efficient necessarily equates to being more cost effective. While seemingly desirable to be more efficient, the benefits may not necessarily be cost reductions.

Measuring Right Things: Utilization Versus Efficiency

QAspire

In this world of work, more utilization does NOT always equate with more productivity and efficiency. More utilization without visible gain in efficiency is a waste. Instead of focusing on utilization, we should focus on efficiency – how much real work gets shipped and how well. Efficiency encourages people to work smart, focus on quality and find best possible route to achieve the desired business results.

Are you: Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering?

Jason Womack

Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering. Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important ThingsAre YOU ready this month? August, 2015) Well, you’re in for a treat: at Get Momentum, you’re going to explore the reason, strategy and tactics necessary to create an “empowering” workplace for yourself, and for others.

Format Efficient Progress Reports

The Organized Executive's Blog

Spend less time updating your boss about the status of your team’s projects. Continue reading → Communication Productivity process improvement Time management

Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters

Strategy Driven

David Horsager, MA, CSP, is a business strategist, entrepreneur, and author of the national bestseller The Trust Edge , and the new book The Daily Edge : Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day. You just finished reading Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters ! The post Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Focus on efficient communication

The Organized Executive's Blog

Stop by OrganizedExecutive.com to read this month’s Focus On Efficient Communication section, which includes the following tips and articles. Can you pass the clarity test? Improve team communication Avoid absolutes Choose your words wisely Connect weekly Replace jargon While you … Continue reading → Communication communication productivity relationships

Efficiency is the Wrong Mindset for a Leader

Leading Blog

Efficiency always seems like the right answer. And yet while efficiency is critical and often a competitive advantage, it is a problem when it becomes a mindset that is applied to everything we do; when it becomes an excuse for our lack of real connection.

The Business Efficiency of Integrity

Mills Scofield

Character Culture Efficiency Innovation Integrity John Hagel Leadership Menasha ORBIS Respect Strategy accountability A 2-fer! One of my favorite companies & sites ! Menasha, 165+ years old, is growing, profitable, solving customers'' real problems and having an impact.

Improving the Efficiency of Your Business the Smart Way

Women on Business

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Is Cooperation The New Efficiency?

Lead Change Blog

I commented to her that I think the ability to gain cooperation is an underestimated component of efficiency. I was talking to a client today about her unusual ability to gain people’s trust quickly. This supports her ability to get things done. To her bosses, she seemed to perform miracles.

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The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

So much of the 20thcentury’s focus on efficiency over effectiveness ended up being inefficient! If the outcome didn’t meet customers’ need, who cares how efficiently it was made? Trusting is efficient and effective. Note: Carl & I met at BIF9.

Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

ReImagine Work

Is the ability to gain cooperation an underestimated component of efficiency? I commented to her that I think the ability to gain cooperation is an underestimated component of efficiency. The post Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

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Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

Why are your employees not working efficiently? Some business owners are unhappy with the performance of their employees: “My employees often do not focus on the right things and they simply do not work efficiently!” To be efficient and to be effective!

Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams

Linked 2 Leadership

While we emphasize leadership quite a bit, most of us in the business world also recognize the importance of teamwork. Teams are made up of individual leaders who bring their own strengths and personality into the mix. While some tasks can be handled by one individual, we all know that teams can create wonders. >>> >>> […].

The Efficient Ineffectiveness of Control

Mills Scofield

Check out my latest on Smartbrief''s Smartblog on Leadership sponsored with LeadChangeGroup. “When we don’t give our people the space and freedom to take calculated risks, learn, apply, and iterate, we are risk our future.

The efficient ineffectiveness of control

Lead Change Blog

“When we don’t give our people the space and freedom to take calculated risks, learn, apply, and iterate, we are risk our future. While there is a risk to improvising and spontaneity, there is a greater, more insidious risk to control.”

Instant solutions that will make your business more efficient

Women on Business

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Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

By understanding the value of each customer, you’re now armed to create more efficient, effective marketing campaigns. From this, you can create more efficient, effective marketing campaigns to grow your company exponentially.

Deliver us from Email - Being Efficient with Email

CEO Blog

"Forgive us our trespasses. Deliver us from Email" This was a funny line in " The Secret of Invincibility: How to Thrive in Any Situation " by Paul Pearsall. Studies have shown email can reduce IQ to the same extent as smoking pot.

Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency ! The post Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

Strategy Driven

All high-performing organizations continually look for ways to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 - Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency !

Maximize efficiency by organizing your day and resisting temptations

The Organized Executive's Blog

Maximize efficiency by grouping similar and smaller tasks together, such as emailing and making phone calls. Organization Time Management efficiency process improvement productivity Time management to-do listsYour to-do list is a mile long and it feels like there is no way you are going to clock out on time at the end of the day. You’re on the verge of panic but you know that’s the worst thing to do.

No More Meeting Madness: Simple Steps to More Effective, Efficient Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

The post No More Meeting Madness: Simple Steps to More Effective, Efficient Meetings appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Perhaps no topic I talk about in workshops gains more immediate and heartfelt groans than the topic of meetings.

Leadership Efficiency Error

CO2

What are the costs of “efficiency”? Mission vs. Efficiency. Leadership Efficiency can be costly to the sustainability of an organization. Efficiency is addictive. They all watch the dashboard of indicators to monitor the efficiency of the business.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability: A Conversation

Mills Scofield

Thrilled that Switch and Shift is hosting another post where Carl Størmer and I riff on Trust, Vulnerabilty and Energy Efficiency. yes, really! Culture Energy Innovation Leadership Strategy Trust Values Vulnerability

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8 Pointers On Balancing Improvement and Efficiency

QAspire

On the other, they have to ensure that improvement/change initiative does not slow down the current work and bring the overall efficiencies down. Both are crucial and striking the right balance between improvement and business efficiency, between standardization and evolution is a big leadership challenge. What best practices would you like to share when it comes to balancing improvement and business efficiency?

“Slack in the System” May Trump Efficiency in Pursuit of Some Kinds of Greatness

First Friday Book Synopsis

Be more efficient. And there is no one more efficient than Jeff Bezos. Amazon is a Super Bowl Dynasty Level efficiency machine. And, basically, efficiency is the enemy of thoughtful pondering. This is really interesting – fascinating. That’s the cry. But, now, he owns a newspaper. And thoughtful pondering may be the key ingredient for […]. Randy''s blog entries

“Can You Help Me Soften The Tone In My E-Mails – Without Sacrificing Efficiency?”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Randy, what tips do you have for softening the tone in my e-mails without sacrificing efficiency? Randy's blog entries e-mails efficiency relational communicationI find anything other than direct annoying, so I’m really at a loss. This was the question sent by a person in a professional, high-stress, fully-packed, heavily-scheduled job. It is an understandable question. On the one hand, you want [.].

4 Tips for Efficient Succession Planning

Marshall Goldsmith

One of the most common leadership development questions that I hear from executives is, "Why does succession planning feel like such a waste of time?" I do a lot of work on executive coaching and succession with my good friend, Jim Moore. Jim is the former CLO of three major companies. Here are some of our thoughts on how to make leadership succession a more relevant process in your company.

The Most Efficient Product Enhancement Strategy Ever Devised

Terry Starbucker

It’s quite an efficient way to enhance your product – any product. “Thank you for your business – we really appreciate it&#. That is a very valuable string of words. That is, if you say them to your customers. How do I know they are valuable? I did a little experiment at my company a few years ago. We called folks 7 days after a transaction and said those words (from a real human being, not a robo-caller).

The Secret to an Efficient Process

Lead Change Blog

The Secret to an Efficient Process. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Incubation Helps Self-Reflection In September 2011 I finally identified the root cause. The incubation period was long but finally I understand the real reason why I had such a hard time completing a project in 2010. It was an extraordinary project that provided a great learning opportunity. This self-reflection has helped increase my level of [.]

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

But with empathy and careful planning, successful managers and leaders can minimize the impact of personal problems in the workplace to ensure that your work force remains efficient and that normal productivity is restored as quickly as possible.

Don’t Let 2012 Just Happen: One Way to Be More Efficient

Ron Edmondson

If you follow this blog regularly, then you know I have a goal to help leaders, especially church leaders, be more effective in their work. That’s why I asked for a guest blog post from my friend Jesse Phillips , former Web Content Manager for Catalyst.

Are you accessible at any time or do you work efficiently?

Bernd Geropp

They know that they must work efficiently and effectively, but at the same time feel obligated to be accessible at any time. Tweet. Tweet Photo: danuela/ resource: www.photocase.de. It sounds great when the manager says that his door is always open for his employees.

How do the best get better?

Jason Womack

Competing Efficiency/Effectiveness

What are the costs of “efficiency”?

CO2

Mission vs. Efficiency. Efficiency is addictive. As coaches at CO2 Partners, we often see organizations, divisions, groups, departments, and teams fall in love with totally efficient, systematic approaches. They all watch the dashboard of indicators to monitor the efficiency of the business. When you strive for efficiency and numbers and growth, you can lose your sense of purpose. Efficiency can lead you in the other direction.