The efficient ineffectiveness of control

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage.

How Demand Forecasting Can Boost Business Efficiency

Strategy Driven

Businesses use all kinds of tools and technologies to implement these methods, from relatively simple research surveys to complex data modeling tools. How to Boost Efficiency Through Better Demand Forecasting. The art of predicting the future is nearly as old as civilization itself.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. It’s not really that there is anything wrong with becoming more efficient, but what I find is that far too many executives major in the minors when it comes to efficiency. Efficient v.

Proven Methods For Maximizing Business Efficiency

Strategy Driven

In order for any business to reach its potential, it will need to be operating at maximum efficiency. List every process no matter how big or small and carefully consider if this is the most efficient way to perform this task. Upgrade Technology.

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.

Tips For Running A More Efficient Business

Strategy Driven

Run a more efficient business when you pay attention to a few aspects in particular and are proactive about making changes to how you’re currently functioning. Run a more efficient business when you can tackle critical initiatives and do a better job delivering on your promise.

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. This will not only make it more fun, but will enable the worker to embrace the newest technological requirements.

Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? How is technology changing for you? More efficient?

Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. Improve your small business using technology by launching an attractive website and blog so consumers can learn more about you.

Technology Investments That’ll Improve Your Business’s Organization

Strategy Driven

In today’s modern environment, a business needs to be making use of the full range of technology available to them in every aspect of their enterprise. Here, then, are just some of the ways in which technology can have a positive benefit to your business’ organization.

The Real Value of Cloud Technology and the Role It Plays in Your Business

Strategy Driven

By now, cloud technology is no longer a “new” thing in the world of business but something that has already been well-established and explored by many companies. So in this article, we’ll be informing you of the real value of cloud technology and the important role it plays in your business.

Technologies Your Business Really Can’t Afford Not To Embrace

Strategy Driven

They will see this as a time of technological revolution where science fiction met with science fact. To say that these are exciting times is an understatement, yet it’s surprising how slow some businesses are in embracing technology. Drone technology is nothing new.

Achieving Time-Efficiency And Cost-Efficiency To Ensure Steady Business Expansion

Strategy Driven

Building a successful business requires a well-planned and efficient strategy. In this article, we’ll look at some ways in which you could achieve time-efficiency and cost-efficiency to ensure steady business expansion.

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

With efficient input / output management features, users can add, edit and delete the same documents, whilst maintaining version control. You just finished reading Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1 !

Complimentary Resource – Best Practices in HR Technology

Strategy Driven

Best Practices in HR Technology. Learn how to create a better experience while improving efficiency. This paper explores 4 tools and technologies that empower HR to create positive interactions that lead to greater engagement while enhancing workflow processes.

Do you use a BlackBerry? This one picture can make your use more efficient!

Jason Womack

Yes, I'm one of those guys who reads the instructions to the toys/technology I purchase and use. The may seem slight, but combined over a day, these kinds of speedkeys really, REALLY make it worth it! link]. PS: If you use Microsoft Outlook, ya GOTTA see [link] !!! The Little Things

Weekly Round-Up: On the Business Efficiency of Integrity, Effective Strategic Planning & Maximizing Productivity

leaderCommunicator

Rometty, IBM’s chief executive, described her mission as leading the technology giant through a ‘transformation’ that would…”. The Business Efficiency of Integrity By Deborah Mills-Scofield, Switch & Shift “While much has been written about the relationship between integrity, trust and profitability in the last few years, there are companies who have lived this for over 100 years…”. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

Are You Using Those Fun New Technologies to Monitor, Mentor or "Motivate" Your Employees? Prepare for Sabotage

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robert Galford: It has been hard to ignore the recent spate of stories about the newest techniques and technologies designed to increase employee efficiency, motivation and/or engagement.

Technology Should Be About More than Efficiency

Harvard Business Review

Our industrial society embraces scalable efficiency. Digital technology indeed has a dark side – a dark side that is intrinsic to the technology. In other words, we suppress our humanity and look longingly at the efficiency and reliability of the machines around us.

5 Apps to Help You Have A Paperless Office

Lead Change Blog

Whatever you do to remove as much paper from your life as possible, lean on the technology you have with you every day, and you’ll become a more efficient and productive leader than you ever thought possible. Professional Development note taking Apps efficiency paper productivity workplaceI’ve spent at least the last five years trying to achieve a completely paperless office, and you know what? I don’t think it’s entirely possible.

3 Simple Steps to Immediately Improve Your Business and Life

Strategy Driven

1) Realize that “cheap” is not the same as “efficient”: It might be cheap to do something yourself, but unless it’s something you’re an expert at it’s probably not efficient. Tactical Execution efficiency entreprenuer Justin E.

Ways That You Can Improve Your Customer Care With Technology

Strategy Driven

When it comes to technology, there are a number of ways that it can benefit your company. – and you can make a lot of processes within your office run a whole lot more efficiently. Thankfully, technology has made it super easy to provide information to your customers.

A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

Strategy Driven

In order for any change to occur – whether it’s a decision to purchase a product, or an implementation to add new technology – whatever touches the ultimate solution must buy-in to the change. You just finished reading A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

The Great Stagnation: Why Hasn’t Recent Technology Created More Jobs?

Strategy Driven

Cowen claims we’ve picked all the ‘low-hanging fruit’ and that current innovations do not produce the same kind of new jobs, advancements and efficiencies in our everyday lives as, say, the washing machine or stove.

Streamlining Your Business To Save Time And Money

Strategy Driven

If you think that your business could do with some efficiency, read on for tips on how to streamline your business. There are many advantages for those who embrace cloud computing , including more flexible working and overall cheaper running costs for your technology.

Are you ready?

Jason Womack

Is the technology you’re using and the effort you’re expending is worth it? My guess, is that you could be MORE effective AND efficient? Here are two questions I suggest you ask people you know when you’re looking to get more from your technology—the gear, tools, and apps.

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Are you missing out on the summer because there's so much to do at work?

Jason Womack

This month’s topic is: Productivity Through Technology. Maximize the technological tools they have at work and in life; 2. Efficiency/Effectiveness The Little Things Yesterday, I spent quality time with my niece and nephew who are visiting us from Los Angeles.

Save 5-10 minutes a DAY using your BlackBerry

Jason Womack

Yes, I’m one of those guys who reads the instructions to the toys/technology I purchase and use. Efficiency/EffectivenessThe may seem slight, but combined over a day, these kinds of speedkeys really, REALLY make it worth it! link].

Do you ever do NOthing?

Jason Womack

It's quite a world we live in when we need - as Paolo Cardini talks about in his TED Talk - a technology to tune out the technology that disrupts us during our day. Balance Efficiency/EffectivenessDo you ever do NOthing? And, incidentally, neither do I. Now, don't be concerned.I

How European Health Care Providers Are Engaging Doctors with New Technologies

Harvard Business Review

In our experience, providers can create powerful momentum for change and reengage doctors by focusing specifically on technologies that doctors feel improves their ability to deliver care. However, technology alone is insufficient. gremlin/Getty Images.

Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrew Hargadon is a Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. The primary focus of his research is on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. He has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering… Read More Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris.

My, how time flies.It's already the 90day day of 2015

Jason Womack

Get Momentum Module: Technology). Balance Efficiency/Effectiveness The Little Things Can you reflect back on how you felt at the end of last year? Did you create a list of “Goals and Objectives” for 2015? Today is the 90th day of 2015. I have a question I hope you’ll ask. And, if you click reply and answer this question honestly, I’ll invite you to a private online seminar. Here are the numbers: 8,640 blocks of 15 minutes have already been “spent” this year. That’s it.

Can Technology Reinvent Education?

Harvard Business Review

Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining educational innovation and technology, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. In 1994, IBM posed a deceptively simple set of questions to district superintendents and chief state school officers: Is there a long-standing barrier to school improvement that you think can be addressed by emerging technology to accelerate the pace of reform and support student achievement?

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Harvard Business Review

Although machine-reengineering is new, companies are already seeing striking results with it, particularly in boosts to speed and efficiency. The company’s natural language processing technology learns how to write reports by scanning texts and determining relationships between concepts.

Judgment Calls: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Davenport and Brook Manville Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How and why to take full and systematic advantage of technology and analytics to create deeper and more sustainable judgment To introduce this review, I call upon Peter Drucker: “There is [.]. Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right Thomas H.

Encourage Employees to Talk More

Tony Mayo

Professor Ashenhurst told us the story of how an “efficiency expert&# had reduced productivity.

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Do You Have A Network Infrastructure In Place?

Strategy Driven

As long as the use of technology is evident, then the need for a network is there. Technology has a place at the core of all business activities nowadays. All in all, because information is being shared more efficiently your business runs a lot more smoothly.

How the Digital Wind Farm Will Make Wind Power 20% More Efficient

Harvard Business Review

“We thought if we could capture data from the machines about how they interact with the landscape and the wind, we could build a digital twin for each wind farm inside a computer, use it to design the most efficient turbine for each pad on the farm, and then keep optimizing the whole thing.”

Judgment Calls: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Davenport and Brook Manville Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How and why to take full and systematic advantage of technology and analytics to create deeper and more sustainable judgment To introduce this review, I call upon Peter Drucker: “There is [.]. Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right Thomas H.

How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency)

Harvard Business Review

How can we use technology to extend the skills of humans in ways that aren’t immediately clear, but will seem obvious a decade from now? We’re already seeing a similar process of redesign with artificially intelligent technologies. ” So the key to winning in the era of automation, where robots do jobs formerly performed by humans, is not simply more efficiency, but to explore and identify how greater efficiency creates demand for new jobs to be done.

Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

And what happens as advances in technology constantly change how customers and employees expect to interact with your company? Perhaps not too surprisingly, technology plays a central role (after all, we’re a technology company). How technology is changing the way we work.

How Local Governments Are Using Technology to Serve Citizens Better

Harvard Business Review

Some innovative local governments have realized this and are using technology and a customer-focused mind-set to innovate and better serve citizens, whether for setting up a business or renewing a driver’s license. Technology Government Article

When Business Models Trump Technology

Harvard Business Review

But drip irrigation is not a new technology, it has been around for over 120 years, and many companies have developed and marketed it. The reason is a problem common to almost all new technology adoptions.