There are some great leaders out there who lead incredible teams and do so by simply following their instincts as well as their lessons learned by experience. But there are some very helpful guidelines to keep in mind no matter how long you have been in in the driver's seat at your company. SmartBrief author John R. Stoker lays it out in the article linked below: Read the article here:
From observing current market trends, as well as listening to what others are seeing we will post topics of interest having to do with the enhancement of productivity as a means for driving stakeholder value. These are not intended to be scholarly work-products, but rather information sharing designed to help resource thin organizations create their own paths to success!
From the dawn of civilization, the one benchmark for marking progress has been productivity improvement. Over time, things such as simple hand tools, communal farming, simple machines, skills development, manufacturing, specialty materials, communication and technology have each led to step change in basic productivity improvement (getting more with less). While it’s important to understand what’s happening at the macro-level, its equally important, if not more so, for organizations
Staying in touch with the nuances and barriers that your staff deals with daily is an important aspect in managing and effective team. In order to set yourself up for success and good results, you need to know what to expect from them, and you can't do that without understanding their process, with hurdles and fluidity both happening. From understanding employee performance issues to rewarding those for succeeding during roadblocks,
Over time, the success gap within market segments and other socioeconomic groups has continued to grow. Three familiar examples of the phenomenon are as followed: -Wealth Gap: The unequal distribution of assets between population groups. -Skills Gap: Difference in skills required by evolving socioeconomic trends, versus those of existing labor pools. -Knowledge Gap: Market and other population segments keeping up with advances in technology; training; communication; and business process, versus
It may seem counter intuitive to assign all “A” players to a small set of activities rather than disbursing throughout the organization. The following article discusses how doing so may be one of the most important things organizations might do to ensure successful execution of mission critical objectives. A quote from the article frames the issue reads “97 percent of employees and executives agreed that the level of collaboration directly impacts
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The allocation and organization of the scarcest of resources, Knowledge Workers is one of the single most important decisions companies will make to achieve success. Clear focus by those responsible for delivering on well-defined value creation objectives, without distraction from non-mission critical activities is the formula for enhancing productivity. Stephanie Vozza discusses how some of the most successful companies keep their “A Players” focused on the prize in this article
It's easy getting lost in the day to day battles companies face keeping their heads above water, while losing sight of the reason for being in business in the first place… creating value for owners, investors and other stake holders. Without clear focus on objectives designed to deliver the prize at the end of the race… value, it's difficult to efficiently organize the right resources… at the right time… on
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