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  • Change Management in the Current Environment

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Over the last few months, none of us have been operating as usual. Swift action has taken place in all parts of every business.  Actions that typically would take months of reviews and decision making have been done in weeks, days and hours.  In trying times, we bypass the strict regimen of decision making and discard many of the minor concerns that get in the way of quick decision making. That is possible because business teams have …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Organizational Development, Re-Opening Your Business, on June 11, 2020
  • Leveraging the Paycheck Protection Act – Team Based Process Re-engineering

    Preparing for a Downturn

    In the next few weeks, companies with under 500 employees will start receiving payments from the Paycheck Protection Act and all companies will continue to make important decisions on how to structure themselves to deal with the current downturn and prepare themselves for the future (Here is one view of the future …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 13, 2020
  • Global Recession and Recession Planning – Are You Ready?

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    We are in a global recession according to global experts in a recent Forbes article. Don’t let this be your Kobayashi Maru – No Win Scenario. Every dollar not spent by consumers reduces downstream spending by 43% according to the current velocity of money statistics. No matter what business you are in, you are being impacted by this atypical recession, one that will likely rival the tech bubble of 2001 and the financial collapse of 2008. If you don’t agree, no need to read further, but can you really take that risk? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on March 18, 2020
  • The Need for Technology Succession Planning

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Most organizations do Leadership Succession Planning at some level of effectiveness. Very little has been written about the need for incorporating technology succession planning and while technology leadership is part of the standard succession planning model, little is done about succession planning and skills development for subject matter experts, their supporting teams and successive upgrades and new technologies. Teams …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, Talent Management, on February 10, 2019
  • What is a “ Brown Paper Exercise “ and What is its’ Value?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Here are some facts to consider when deciding to add the Brown Paper Exercise to a Value Stream Mapping Project:

    …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on December 20, 2018
  • The Rise of Human Resource ( HR ) Analytics and the HR Role

    Preparing for a Downturn
      In God we trust. All others must bring data

    ~W. Edwards Deming~

    The above quote from W. Edwards Deming, widely considered as the father of quality management, tells the importance of data and its value for making decisions. The need for increased productivity requires that businesses have data-driven insights.  Data-driven insights have …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Talent Management, on December 1, 2017
  • The Organizational Benefits of After Action Review ( AAR )

    Preparing for a Downturn

    After Action Review, Post Mortem, Critique… all are terms used to describe an assessment of a project, event or activity after said project is completed.  Our experience is that the After Action Review process is an important continuous improvement tool especially for major transformative activities such as the implementation of new digital technologies (software systems, user tools, etc.), …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Organizational Development, on November 28, 2017
  • Talent Management – Succession Planning & Career Planning – 8th in a Series

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Succession and Career Planning is the last component of a successful Talent Management system. In the previous Talent Management Blogs, we defined “ Talent Management ” as a set of …Read More

    This entry was posted in Organizational Development, Talent Management, on November 5, 2017
  • Workforce Trends Over the Next 10 Years:  What It Means for Your Business

    Preparing for a Downturn

    There are multiple business and workforce trends occurring that are affecting every business, large and small, in every industry that will require senior leaders to rethink how they acquire, utilize and manage a workforce that consists of employees, temps and contractors.  The following trends have a greater impact on middle market companies. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Talent Management, on October 6, 2017
  • FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO DRIVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – PART III

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Continuous Improvement has a long history in the business world and after over 50 years many leadership teams we talk to believe that it can be done quickly and throughout the entire organization in 6-12 months.  How wrong they are.

    Part III is about …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Organizational Development, on September 17, 2017
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