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  • 5 Things That Keep C-Suite Leaders Up at Night

    C-Suite leaders often have sleepless nights. We are so committed to the success of our company that we worry about critical issues facing it. Here are 5 things that are keeping up the executives we are working with. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Market Effectiveness, Supply Chain Optimization, Talent Management, Total Cost of Ownership, on February 11, 2024
  • Managing the Productivity Cycle

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    Leaders are always challenged with improving the productivity of their business. Historically, productivity has been thought of as improving the output of people in the organization. But productivity is about realizing more with less:  Fewer people, less overhead cost, less working capital, and various other measures. My view is that the productivity of your business is really measured in terms of $ of revenue/ $ of cost. The higher the number, the better your productivity. Productivity isn’t just about people anymore. It is about people, systems, and processes throughout your business: Back office, supporting functions, sales, marketing, product development, the shop floor and throughout the supply chain. The productivity cycle below is applicable to any business process.

    …Read More

    This entry was posted in Organizational Development, Value stream mapping, on August 10, 2023
  • The Engagement Dilemma with a Remote Workforce

    Productivity is down over the last two years and continuing to decline

    • 66% of employees feel 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 …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution 5.0 ™, Strategy Realized - The Business Hierarchy of Needs®, on July 20, 2023
  • The Engagement Dilemma with the Post Pandemic Workforce

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    • 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 More

    This 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 Environment

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    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 More

    This 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 the FUTURE

    Question: Does your company have an opportunity to streamline business processes and staffing?

    Answer: Every company has the opportunity to streamline business processes and staffing, regardless of what the economy is doing.

    In every business we have worked with over the last 20 years, …Read More

    This 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 More

    This 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 More

    This 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 More

    This 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 More

    This 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

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