The Engagement Dilemma with the Post Pandemic WorkforceBy: Admin | Leave a Reply
Productivity is down over the last two years and continuing to decline.
66% of employees do not feel engaged.
80% of strategies don’t realize their intended value.
60% of CEO’s don’t believe their team does a good job of implementing strategy.
These are compelling numbers that all business leaders should take note of. These numbers are worse today with the significant shift to remote work in the post pandemic workforce. Are these numbers a result of poor strategic plans? In some cases, yes, but in the majority of cases, it is the result of a poor implementation and engagement processes. During my 45-year career, I have seen that poor implementation is because of a lack of focus on people and organization – the bridge between strategy and results. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Strategy Realized - The Business Hierarchy of Needs®, on March 16, 2023
Implementing Strategy in a Post Pandemic EnvironmentBy: Admin | Leave a Reply
I had the honor of presenting to the IERG (International Executive Resource Group) my take on implementing strategy in a post pandemic environment. Productivity in the US is down significantly over the last two years for many reasons. During this interactive presentation with the attendees, I discuss how to apply the Business Hierarchy of Needs® to fully engage all stakeholders, including the remote workforce, in the development and implementation of business strategy. Numbers put together by GALLUP for my book “Strategy Realized – The Business Hierarchy of Needs®”, suggest that companies who follow this model can realize significant improvements in productivity, absenteeism, turnover and productivity. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Strategy Realized - The Business Hierarchy of Needs®, on March 4, 2023
Streamlining Operations in Preparation for 2023
Question: Has your company streamlined the business processes and staffing that were changed over the last three years?
First: We had the pandemic which caused every business to significantly change the way they work. Second: Coming out of the pandemic businesses had to ramp up operations like never before.
In every business we have worked with over the last 3 years, …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Value stream mapping, on December 14, 2022
Using the Supply Chain Hierarchy of Needs ™ to Plan Next Steps
The economy is troubling everyone again. It is unclear how deep the recession is going to be, but it is obvious that demand is declining and many of our clients are continuing to see supply chain issues. I expect to see another lead and lag between demand and supply over the next 8-12 months, so here we go again.
You and your team are probably trying …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Business Transformation, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Hierarchy of Needs, Supply Chain Optimization, on August 11, 2022
Strategy Realized – The Business Hierarchy of Needs® – Talent Optimization
These statistic from Boardview.io should cause pause to all senior leaders:
“80% of leaders feel their company is good at crafting strategy but only 44% at its implementation”
To make matters worse, they also report:
10% of organizations achieve at least two-thirds of their strategy objectives, with 36% achieving between 50%-67% and 54% achieving less than 50%
I have no reason to doubt these statistics based on what we see in our consulting work. The primary reasons for this are: …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning 5.0, Strategy 5.0, Talent Management, on July 26, 2022
Strategy 5.0™ – Defining the Appropriate Organization Design for a Digital Future
“𝑰𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒎 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒘𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆.”
I just published an article on LinkedIn on the Appropriate Design for a Digital Future. You can read it here. For those of you who want a Schaum’s outline version, here we go.
Today’s functional organization structure is no longer appropriate for serving the digital future. Business processes are horizontal, not vertical. So, as part of Group50’s approach to Strategy 5.0™, we are proposing that companies be organized in the following …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, on April 3, 2022
Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Introduction
Change happens. Every business environment requires continuously changing strategies, processes, tools and skills. Implementing a Continuous Improvement program is one way a company can harness their response to change and create competitive advantage. As companies launch Continuous Improvement programs, they need to have a plan. Effective programs require the following 5 elements leading to successful and sustainable …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Business Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on February 19, 2022
What is a “ Brown Paper Exercise “ and What is its’ Value?
At Group50®, we have brought back to life an old form of Value Stream Mapping called the Brown Paper Exercise. Long before computers were invented, the only way to do Value Stream Mapping was on paper. Utilizing paper allows you to be produce maps that are not limited to the size of a computer monitor or projection screen. It is interactive, fun and can be done via a hybrid model of in-person and virtual.
Group50’s Brown Paper Exercise is an important tool that we use every day as part of our Value Stream Mapping process. It provides an engaging, non threatening way for …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on February 16, 2022
Strategic Planning Playbook
We recently published a blog on Virtual Strategic Planning and have received many inquiries from readers for more information. We believe that getting your strategic plan right for 2021 and beyond is the most important thing a company can do. Because of that we have decided to offer our strategic planning playbook free to anyone who requests it. If you want a copy, send us a request to email@example.com or request it here. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Exit Planning and Transition, M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Playbooks, Product Development, Strategy 5.0, on November 20, 2020
Virtual Strategic Planning and Strategic Execution
The majority of our consulting work has been virtual and like everyone else we have adapted by developing a virtual strategic planning and strategic execution process. To us and our clients, this remote workforce thing has not been as bad as people feared. Many leaders believe that employees are more productive when working from home and several companies are reducing office space and headcount because of it – one part of their strategic plan. They all agree that executing strategy has presented more challenges because …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Transformation, Global Initiatives, M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Product Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, on September 30, 2020
Strategy Realized – The Business Hierarchy of Needs
- Strategy and Its Implementation Presentation – International Association of Strategic Planners
- Manage Self – Lead Others Podcast with Nina Sunday and Jim Gitney
- Podcast: Applying the Business Hierarchy of Needs® to Increase Employee Engagement with Jim Gitney
- Podcast: How to avoid common mistakes with your business strategy, with author Jim Gitney
- The Engagement Dilemma with the Post Pandemic Workforce
- Implementing Strategy in a Post Pandemic Environment
- Turning Strategy Into Results Podcast with Jim Gitney and Diane Helbig
- Engage Employees on One Most Important Goal
- Case Study: Application of the Business Hierarchy of Needs® to Strategic Planning
- Manufacturing – Process Value Stream Case Study