Employee Engagement And Your Operational Strategy

The Leadership Advisor

Operational strategy – left brain, geeky, analytical stuff. Historically, operational strategy has been an executive role and, since it came on the radar, employee engagement has been relegated – however erroneously – to the likes of HR.

Mindful Mondays: How to Optimize Your Operating Rhythm

Next Level Blog

From the department of real life experience, here''s a quick post on how to optimize your operating rhythm. As I work on a new book while maintaining a pretty full plate of work with clients, I''ve found that tuning into my operating rhythm is vital to getting anything done.

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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. To close, what does your organization’s Human Operating System look like?

Adaptive Intelligence: Your Organization’s Cultural Operating System

Linked 2 Leadership

Civilization needs a new operating system.” “This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Paul Hawken Pressure Test Here is a quick test to help you understand both emotional and analytical thinking. What do you normally do when your computer has a glitch and that box pops […].

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.

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

Strategy Driven

Could your company’s operational performance cause the next Black Swan tragedy? Does your company’s operations involve significant amounts of hazardous or potentially hazardous materials? Does your company’s operations involve high energy systems or materials?

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. Learn more about how StrategyDriven can help you improve your organization’s operational effectiveness and lower costs.

Google Operators Guide for Marketers [Infographic]

Women on Business

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On Leadership, Threats and Operational Security

Linked 2 Leadership

A few years ago, a small business in San Diego was hit my malicious cyber attacks over the internet that were launched from local IP addresses. As they were protected as much as they felt they could be, they contacted the national carrier to deal with the denial-of-service component of the problem. Too Small to […]. Leadership Development Organizational Health Professional Growth cyber insurance small business leadership small business protection web protection

5 Important Checks To Be Made Before Your Assembly Line Starts Operating

Strategy Driven

No matter how well staffed, how large your operation, or how trustworthy the firm is that you’re outsourcing to, it falls to you as the responsible business owner to make these 5 checks to your assembly line before you give the go-ahead for production. Photo courtesy of Pascal via flickr.

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

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. Listen to Podcast.

The Difference Between Transformational and Operational Strategies

Six Disciplines

According to the McKinsey article " Brilliant Strategy, But Can You Execute? ", there were two basic kinds of strategies: transformational and operational. A strategies is operational if the company face relatively low uncertainty and are mostly attempting to play the same old game better than the competition does. For the operational strategy, a company must focus doggedly on conventional measures like capacity utilization or throughput, and on such basics as customer service.

Why (Most) Businesses Stay Small

Women on Business

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"Operation Vittles"

Execupundit

T oday is the anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

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.

The History and Future of Operations

Harvard Business Review

It’s time to rethink what we mean when talk about “operations.” ” Operations is not only about manufacturing. The field of operations has gone through some major evolutions over its history. The Future of Operations. needed operations too.

Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations

Strategy Driven

Going paperless is a great way to streamline office operations – and help save the planet by reducing paper. You just finished reading Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations !

In Search of Good Operators in Business

Management Excellence

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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.

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. Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management.

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

What is more important to company success, a strong external focus on customer experiences or an internal focus on effective and efficient operations? Terry Sutton , vice president of business transformation, told me that "The systems we''re implementing are about operational excellence.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Create Learning

Dimension Time Cost Operator. Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – is a tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

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Does Your Business Need a Live or Virtual Assistant?

Women on Business

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Eric Budd Presentation on Data and Operational Definitions

Deming Institute

Eric Budd’s presentation at the 2016 Annual Deming Institute Conference: An Exercise in Operational Definition. And in this example the data even has an operational definition used in collecting the data.

Why You Should Document Best Practices at Work

Women on Business

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The Dirty Little Secret About Digitally Transforming Operations

Harvard Business Review

Operations in a Connected World. A major train operator, for example, designed an advanced analytics solution in order to better understand the failure behavior of a major battery pack in one of its train models.

Building Business Systems Improves Your Bottom Line

Women on Business

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Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches

Harvard Business Review

But they don’t think nearly enough about operational meltdowns – technological glitches and other problems that can put them out of business. They are usually quick to recognize operational problems and deal with them before they become disasters. Instagram dodged an operational meltdown that could have rendered the start-up dead on arrival. Operational meltdowns at midsized companies can take much longer to notice and resolve. Operations Small/medium business

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Harvard Business Review

Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively. In 1996 Tesco adopted Toyota Production System approaches to take its supply chain operations to an even higher level. Customers Operations

Quality Tools to Discover Solutions: DTC Operator

Create Learning

Dimension Time Cost Operator. Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together

Harvard Business Review

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. Analytics Operations IT Digital Articl

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. You’re moving on up.

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Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business Review

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Essentially it is a fresh start, and it can begin any time we have an operational breakdown, to remind people of the need for change and continual improvement.

Cell Phone Operating Systems

2020 IT Leader

are 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. 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, so

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Harvard Business Review

Ronald Coase nailed it back in 1937 when he identified scalable efficiency as the key driver of the growth of large institutions. It’s far easier and cheaper to coordinate the activities of a large number of people if they’re within one institution rather than spread out across many independent organizations. But here’s the challenge. Scalable efficiency works best in stable environments that are not evolving rapidly.

HR needs to split operations & strategic activities – needing to live the company values

Rapid BI

The simple reality is that HR is neither operational or strategic to many organisations, and the reason is simple…. For years HR has been fighting to have a seat at the top table. It wants to be seen as more relevant and important to the business. a lack of customer care. Many of us have […]. Business Human Resources & Talent change customer service human resources organizational development recruitment

Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations

Harvard Business Review

These “ nexus suppliers ” could be important for one or both of two reasons: A disruption of its operation would have a surprisingly huge impact on the original-equipment manufacturer’s production. (A The Future of Operations.

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. You just finished reading Corrective Action Program Best Practice 16 - On-duty Operations Staff Notification of Operational Deficiencies !

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Create Learning

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. Try DTC Operator out and let me know what happens. Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below.

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?