Resetting Your Operating Rhythm for the “New Normal”

Next Level Blog

The situation is too fast-moving, fluid and unprecedented for any of us to settle in for whatever the long haul is and keep on truckin’ with the same operating rhythm we’ve used up until now. That doesn’t mean, though, that we shouldn’t take a step back to assess our operating rhythm as leaders and professionals who still need to get stuff done. For years, I’ve been a big proponent of identifying and following through on your optimal operating rhythm.

Operation Getting More Value In Business

Strategy Driven

Managing Your Finances budget management business finances business management Entrepreneurship managing your finances strategydrivenAs a business, providing customers with value for money.

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Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

Management Excellence

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How to Lower Your Small Business’s Operating Costs

Strategy Driven

Whether you’re looking to reopening or just need to cut down your current operating costs, there’s much a small business owner can do. Keeping your operating costs down is the number one thing any business can do to help ensure they can stay in the green and continue to grow.

5 Employee Training Tips for Smoother Operations

Strategy Driven

In order to make your new employees comfortable and get operations running smoothly, you need to train them well. Managing Your People business management communication skills employee training Staff Training strategydriven team managementIt’s the start of the year, which means you might be onboarding new employees soon. This article will give you five employee training tips so that your new employees will feel at home in no time. Communicate Well.

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. Change Management Systems – These systems include all of the processes and procedures used to set direction and manage change.

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. Show Highlights: Am I operating out of greatness or am I operating out of the gap? Show others the greatness possible in their own lives by operating in your own. Rory shares 6 traits to know if you’re operating out of greatness. The post Operating Out of Greatness appeared first on Lolly Daskal. Listen to Podcast.

Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

Art Petty

In talking with top executives, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges they are facing is transferring their well-established operating routines into an online/virtual format. Many managers are learning their well-honed cadence and schedule of activities to review, plan, and communicate no longer works in a virtual world.

How To Improve Your Business Operations

Strategy Driven

Effective business operations are key to the short and long-term success of any institution. That is why this article is here to shed some light on what you can do, as a business owner and entrepreneur, in order to improve these operations in the first place. Yet another consideration to keep in mind that will help improve your business operations is the type of employees that you will be hiring. Managing Your Business business management Running a Business strategydriven

Corrective Action Program Best Practice 16 – On-duty Operations Staff Notification of Operational Deficiencies

Strategy Driven

On-duty operations personnel are responsible for a facility’s safe and reliable operation. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. You just finished reading Corrective Action Program Best Practice 16 - On-duty Operations Staff Notification of Operational Deficiencies !

Community Management

Lead Change Blog

One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Roughly speaking, a network organization is about communities and community management, raising the question of how you build communities. The central person route fits with the way organizations operate as formally structured as well as informally driven.

Important Changes That Improve The Efficiency Of Your Shipping Operation

Strategy Driven

As well as speed, you also need to consider the cost of your shipping operation. That’s why you need to make an effort to improve the efficiency of your shipping operation. Improve Inventory Management. If you’re not managing your inventory properly , it’s going to take longer than it needs to organize and pack all of the products ready for shipping. When you’re managing your inventory properly, you’ll find it a lot easier to pack and ship orders fast.

3 Proven Ways Call Centers Can Better Streamline Operations

Chart Your Course

In particular, when it comes to improving the customer service experience and streamlining operations, today’s call center agents now have a wide array of tech solutions to resolve these matters. Here are three proven ways today’s call centers can better streamline operations and achieve greater success. Today, leading businesses are starting to see the upside of implementing cloud contact center solutions into their operations.

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

This capability provides management with increased flexibility in defining the work environment. In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Today’s command and control structure should be updated to allow greater flexibility in managing personnel and monitoring their performance. Management’s roles will need to change in this more flexible work environment, as well.

How To Operate When Consumer Confidence Is Low

Strategy Driven

This extra ‘shunting’ action helps the engine to tick over and ultimately resume its operation. With this advice, we hope you can learn to operate, even when consumer confidence is low. Customer Relationship Management business management Consumer Confidence Employee Communication strategydrivenIt’s not easy running a business in the best of times, yet almost no one on this Earth would be liable to label 2020 as ‘the best of times’ so far.

Operation Getting More Value In Business

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurship Managing Your Finances budget management business finances business management managing your finances strategydrivenAs a business, providing customers with value for money. However, you mustn’t forget to ensure that your spending generates the best results too. Making your capital work harder will lift a great weight from your shoulders while also enabling you to pass some of the savings onto your clients.

Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management

Strategy Driven

Operational Risk Management. Without a consistent way to manage people, assets, and process safety, companies are more susceptible to risks that drive up costs and can cause serious incidents. You must proactively manage and reduce operational risk, but it requires discipline. This SAP Executive Insight Paper answers the following questions: What to do to ensure operational continuity? How to manage operational risks while delivering return on investment?

Tips For Leading A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk , by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia : Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Business Operation Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

StrategyDriven Launches Operational Risk Management Resource Forum

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven is proud to announce the launch of a risk management resource forum; providing innovative thought leadership and collaboration opportunities to help leaders effectively address their most pressing operational risks. “To help clients combat these risks, StrategyDriven advisors, applying decades of nuclear and high-risk industrial operations experience, authored a library of operational risk management tools easily accessible from our online risk management forum.”

Executive Coaching Success Story: Senior Vice President Business Operations, Telecommunications

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Senior Vice President Business Operations, Telecommunications appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Executive Coaching Success Story: Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare

The Center For Leadership Studies

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Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Launching Your Business: How To Organize Your Operation

Strategy Driven

Decide Between Managed Or Self-Service. Managed offices mean that you have all of the bills and services included, even the cleaning! When you’re working on a large scale and you have products to manufacture, or an operation line to set up, things need to run like clockwork. You just finished reading Launching Your Business: How To Organize Your Operation ! The post Launching Your Business: How To Organize Your Operation appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations

Strategy Driven

Document management software can put important documents at your fingertips in seconds and help you keep everything organized. But which document management solution would work best for your office? Here are three tips to help you understand how document management software can help and which features you’ll need to make it work. Some document management systems have a complex interface that looks like you’d need a database expert to help you extract a receipt.

Value of Evaluating Business Operational Performance

Strategy Driven

Our Value of Evaluating Business Operational Performance video describes how to calculate the financial benefit of having a business performance assessment program that enables you to identify the actions needed to make your organization’s performance rise above the rest. You just finished reading Value of Evaluating Business Operational Performance ! The post Value of Evaluating Business Operational Performance appeared first on StrategyDriven.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

The culmination was an incident at an insecticide plant in LaPorte, Texas, where, as a result of a basic process safety management failure , an extremely toxic chemical—methyl mercaptan—was released and two workers were overcome. To get management’s attention, I issued a statement declaring that “these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are evidence of a failed safety program.”

Talent Identification and Management

Career Advancement

“Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” ~ Jack Welch One of the best ways to strengthen your company as a whole is to devote attention to developing your employee talent. Talent identification and management begin with The Four P’s. A human capital management solution , for example, can have modules specifically geared toward optimizing your talent management practices.

5 Ways to Incorporate Data Science into Business Operations

Strategy Driven

In fact, this ubiquitous field of science seems to now be having an impact on almost every industry, as intelligent entrepreneurs and business managers recognize the need to make data-based decisions while conducting everyday operations and setting long-term goals. With that said, here are five ways businesses can incorporate data science into their operations to enhance functionality and improve strategic planning.

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. Posted by Scott Eblin on July 13, 2010 in Books | Permalink Technorati Tags : Ben Macintyre , ingenuity , Operation Mincemeat , World War II TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

How To Lead A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk , by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia : Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Al Lucia Eric Harvey Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management: How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction

Strategy Driven

Operational Risk Management : How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction. The concept of Operational Risk Management is about creating a framework that will help executives, employees on the plant floor, and maintenance personnel understand and manage the risks impacting their organization, establish processes to effectively address these risks, and implement procedures for corrective and preventative actions.

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. During World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific. But they were intelligent people and they observed what the military people did to make all those goods show up. This is what they saw.

Running a Smooth Operation: Tips for a More Organized Warehouse

Strategy Driven

Of course, having a small amount of safety stock is always sensible, but you should reduce this to the bare minimum if you want to run a really smooth operation. It doesn’t matter how organized and efficient your warehouse is, you are always going to experience errors in picking and packing now and again, and if you want your operation to be as smooth as it can be, monitoring your error rates can give you the insights you need to implement better strategies for error reduction.

4 Ways To Lead A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk, by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia: Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Business Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

In Search of Good Operators in Business

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The first step to great candidate management is thinking about what he/she is going through psychologically and emotionally at any point in the interview process.

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Can Your Company’s Operations Cause a Black Swan Event?

Strategy Driven

Could your company’s operational performance cause the next Black Swan tragedy? Before we answer the question of whether or not your company’s operations could cause a Black Swan event, I need you to consider your organization’s risk tolerance as we’ll be defining the Black Swan event in those terms. Does your company’s operations involve significant amounts of hazardous or potentially hazardous materials?

Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

Also, some assets become outdated as time goes by or the business changes its operation. The post Company Asset Management appeared first on Lead Change. For small and large businesses to thrive, they must have inventory. Also, they need long-term investment that is used to produce income. Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Leaders who don’t understand the value of distributable and actionable knowledge not only limit opportunities, but they’re also building huge contingent operating liabilities. The operational advantage created through effective KM should allow an enterprise to effectively address current needs as well as to strategically drive innovation and forward planning. . By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Simple Physical Routines for Successful Stress Management

Next Level Blog

This week, I want to start with three basic physical routines that are essential to stress management – eating, moving and sleeping. With thanks to Tom Rath for the simple organizational framework he offered in his 2013 book, Eat, Move, Sleep , here are some best practices in each of those categories that I learned in doing the research for my own book, Overworked and Overwhelmed and how you can leverage them in our current operating environment.

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Strategic or operational business functions, is there an option?

Rapid BI

What might be operational one day is strategic the next! The post Strategic or operational business functions, is there an option? Human Resources & Talent Management minifig operational outsourcing strategic strategic or operational value addFor a long time professions such as Human Resources and Marketing have aimed to be strategic players. Often some functions are sub contracted, with the “strategic stuff” retained in house. Is this sustainable?

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Management is your day job; leadership is your career. That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change. Managers are expected to handle the workload; leaders are expected to determine what comes next. Management is a disciplinary process while leadership is an aspirational intention.

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Remote Working and Management: Accepted or Not?

CoachStation

This has been triggered by the recent Covid-19 environment, improvements in technology, recognised cost-savings and manager/employee attitudes. Remote management adds significantly to the requirement for effective leadership. This influences how managers operate and continue to develop new skills within the modern work environment. We have also learned that for many, we can easily Read more about Remote Working and Management: Accepted or Not? […].