The Culture Engine

Leading Blog

Culture is the engine of any organization. It describes how your organization operates. We have to begin by understanding the truth of how our organization operates. The Culture Engine provides tools in each chapter for making this happen in your organization. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. It is the force behind everything that happens.

Google Operators Guide for Marketers [Infographic]

Women on Business

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Cell Phone Operating Systems

2020 IT Leader

Just like your car has an engine and that. engine is a little bit different from the one in a different type, size or make of car, soare here to stay and so is the technology that makes all those cool. features work. You know all about your phone and what it can (and. sometimes can’t) do, but maybe you don’t realize what’s in that little handset making all those apps come to life.

What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” ” Your firm’s Human Operating System is, of course, informed by your vision , enabled by your strategic plans and is translated into company culture. Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1. They can be underpinned by “ Big Data ” and sophisticated analytics engines which crunch data and present it in meaningful ways.

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Of course there are several implications that must be addressed, including: Processes will need to be re-engineered, independent of current organizational boundaries.

Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

Terry Starbucker

The post Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St. “Profit is not an event, it’s a habit. Profit happens through small wins, strung together.” – Mike Michalowicz.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

In the recent past, businesses had only external, third party vendors to rely on for major projects, operational emergencies, and other labor-intensive initiatives that required resources they did not have. The post Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Listen to Podcast.

Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. In 1992, Gaskey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; earning a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering.

How Much Margin Do You Have? | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

To explain what I mean, I’ll lean on my background as an engineer. In my engineering design classes, I learned about the concept of design or safety margin — a factor built into design calculations to allow for minor errors, miscalculations, under estimations, and other variables that are difficult to accurately determine. Safe engineering design always considers, allows for, and builds in some margin for safety. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience.

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Process by default will never provide the benefits of good process engineering by design. It is in fact working down through the aforementioned hierarchy that allows process to be engineered by design to support mission critical initiatives.

Can You Manage Your Website’s SEO Strategy?

Strategy Driven

Whether you choose to build your own site or employ a specialist to do it for you, all your efforts will be in vain if you don’t get your website to the top of the search engine rankings.

Three SEO Considerations When Choosing Your Next Hosting Company

Strategy Driven

Some brands may even find their hosting costs reduce when they switch, because plenty of operators are looking for new business and offer attractive incentives to the right customers. Let’s start with a couple of statements about hosting.

The New HR Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The New HR Analytics: Predicting the Economic Value of Your Company’s Human Capital Investments Jac Fitz-enz AMACOM (2010) A brilliant explanation of “the first holistic, predictive management model and operating system for the HR function” Those who have read one or more of Jac Fitz-enz’s previously published books know that he possesses superior reasoning and [.].

The Critical Importance of Lead Validation in Internet Marketing

Strategy Driven

He is currently Chief Operating Officer at Straight North , a Charlotte Internet marketing agency specializing in lead generation for middle market and large organizations.

Tech Comm Writers, Ensure Google Notices You: Capitalize on Organic SEO

Strategy Driven

A technical communicator’s contribution to an organization is often hidden in the background of business operations and goes unrecognized by both the employer and even the end-user – the specific target audience of the business and technical documentation. How can technical communicators optimize their technical documentation search engine rankings and get noticed by Google?

New Technology Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Harvard Business Review

Advanced tools for creating and testing new products and the operations that will make them are all around us. They are not only changing the economics of innovation and operations, they are also pushing the frontier of what’s possible. The Future of Operations.

What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

However, usage practices, how families value the stoves, and the fact that many cooking operations are not done on stoves, have affected their integration into, and impact on, peoples’ lives. Engineers are very good at solving problems they know are problems.

The Leader's Role in Vision Development

Coaching Tip

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Emerging-Market Engineers Power Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

From this list, some readers may infer that innovation is largely the realm of engineers and scientists working in developed countries for large companies, assuming that innovators from countries such as India and China don''t matter after all.

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business Review

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. That represents an organizational, operational and cultural breakthrough, not just a digital one.

How to Reverse-Engineer Criticism

Harvard Business Review

By parallel, managers themselves might similarly benefit from "reverse-engineering" the criticism of not only outsiders but of their own colleagues: considering both parties as their benefactors on the road to greater performance. Indeed, (besides Toyota and BP) if there is any major business out there in need of reverse-engineering the work of its critics so as to restore itself on the path to greatness, it is Walmart.

How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Harvard Business Review

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. We then plop them into an ICU or operating room and hope that they somehow work together. It is the realm of systems engineering, a field that has contributed to jaw-dropping achievements, such as sending a spacecraft on a nine-year voyage to Pluto and designing a nuclear submarine.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Overproduction

Strategy Driven

Non-value-added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Overproduction , the first of the 8 biggest wastes of Lean Operations, focuses on the unnecessary production of product before the customer demands it.

The Dirty Little Secret About Digitally Transforming Operations

Harvard Business Review

Operations in a Connected World. Once the process engineer is acquainted with the new software and the future business cases are selected, the translator can move on to the next process or site to be transformed.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Inventory

Strategy Driven

Non-value added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

The Twin Engines of All Great Companies

Harvard Business Review

They try to do it more cheaply, but with the same operating model, and experience inexorably declining returns. Resources stay locked far away, in big operations in the United States and Western Europe that were built during happier times, and companies aren't well positioned for the take-off when it comes. Let's define terms: Engine 1 is the current core business, supplying 80% of profits. All companies go through cycles where Engine 1 gradually declines.

The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). The service gives drivers confidence, and that’s important for a driver who operates alone, often hundreds of miles from home. It’s happened to all of us.

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The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). The service gives drivers confidence, and that’s important for a driver who operates alone, often hundreds of miles from home. It’s happened to all of us.

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What Stands Between your Organization and a Perfect World?

N2Growth Blog

The quest for perfection fires a great leader’s engine and should fire yours too. Leadership Miscellaneous Operations & Strategy Success Brian Layer Good Leadership leadership and perfection leading towards perfection making right decisions N2growth perfection

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

Strategy Driven

Non-value added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Premium Tactical Execution Greg Gaskey lean operations lean six sigma overproduction strategydriven waste

A Look Inside Lockheed Martin’s Space-Age Operations

Harvard Business Review

That requires constant innovation, in both our products and our own operations. The Future of Operations. In this Denver facility, we outfit engineers and manufacturers in VR equipment and let them “step into” new spacecraft designs.

The Talent Crisis in U.S. Engineering

Harvard Business Review

I joined Memorex Corporation in the early 1980s as a mechanical design engineer. For example, if engineers don't possess the know-how needed to limit the material and energy cost of setting up and operating cloud services, IT can't scale as it needs to. Layers of software distance consumers, designers, and engineers from the underlying physical infrastructure. You may recall the commercial " Is it live, or is it Memorex? featuring Ella Fitzgerald.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

Another common complaint about Business Review Meetings is that nearly always the time gets hijacked with discussions on day-to-day operating or tactical issues, especially when we have a room full of engineers turned managers; they quickly dive down into trying to fix the problem right then. By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth. “If

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Design and re-engineering of products-services. Objective analysis of how the organization has operated to date.

Big-Project Engineers Have to Deal with Too Much Red Tape

Harvard Business Review

Nineteen days later, as rescue crews grew desperate, a 24-year-old field engineer named Igor Proestakis decided to travel to the site with what he hoped was a breakthrough idea: using a particular drilling technology, called cluster hammers, to cut through the collapsed rock. HBR STAFF.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

Strategy Driven

Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. That 2% includes all the doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers… those of us who actually advise. Business bases much of what it does on statistics.

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

Most people tend to look at acquisitions from a rather myopic and traditional M&A perspective: making a strategic or synergistic purchase of an operating entity on an accretive basis. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Standard Operating Procedures Can Make You More Flexible

Harvard Business Review

Most people think standard operating procedures are a strait jacket that limits their flexibility. The Cleveland Clinic cleverly uses standards to deliver operational consistency, reliability, and low cost. Another example at Cleveland Clinic is in search engine marketing.

Creating Things

Execupundit

Crane operators and heavy equipment operators are personal heroes. That admiration also goes for the developers and planners, the architects and engineers. I could watch bricklayers for hours. There is a quiet dignity in people who create things. And that's just one reason why following the progress of Anderson Layman's project is appealing. Obstacles? They work through them

The Big Picture of Business – Yesterdayism… Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

Strategy Driven

The Old Became the New Again… The original speed for phonograph records, as invented in 1888, was 78-RPM, which engineers determined to be the most ideal for sound quality. This Annual Report issue celebrates the year, as basis for helping business people to prepare for the future.

What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

The use of solid research, segmentation, and sound business logic in the engineering of your pricing model will pay long-term dividends. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Are you shooting yourself in the foot with your pricing strategy? How much is your time worth?

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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. Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.