Process Excellence

3 Ways Leaders Can Grow their Brand and Shape Company Culture to Impact Business Outcomes

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By KyoungHee Choi

While culture is widely recognized as an important lever to grow brands, increase productivity, improve revenue while improving safety and customer experience outcomes, many organizations still find to drive an manage something that feels intangible. In challenging times, it may seem hard to invest time and resources into something that can’t easily be measured, like “company culture”. Especially when the very survival of your company itself is at stake. However, culture is far more than an abstraction. It is critical to bringing your values to life and to driving business success. In challenging times it’s even more important to invest in what makes you different in the marketplace.
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Flex Work from a Process Perspective

Flex work from process perspective


By Eric Johnson

In a related post we discussed the implications of remote work activities from an accounting and finance perspective. But what about the actual work that needs to get done? How does an organization transition an office setup complete with all the needs for performing job duties, into a decentralized network of home or remote-based employees? What are the modifications in terms of job activities and work processes that necessitate a change from the current state?
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Rapidly Evaluate Your Customer Experience During the Massive Business Disruption

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By Dale Lawrence

Many organizations have been forced to increase their logistics to keep up with the sudden increase to online customer orders. Self-isolation during COVID-19 has caused significant problems for the economy. Businesses were not ready.

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Leading Your Business Through COVID-19: Shifted Your Teams to Remote Work, But Now What?

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By Dale Lawrence

While we all are experiencing a number of fast-moving business problems, most companies have shifted work to remote locations with little preparation. Like running out of the office at the sign of a fire, many employees didn’t take more than the basics. Hopefully the basics included a laptop and mobile device, but this may not be the case everywhere. If your company hasn’t fully assessed the business requirements for transitioning every role to remote work, you likely have gaps. Some gaps are likely hidden and serious.

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Blog Series: Before the Transformation, Enough or Too Much Information?

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By Dale Lawrence

The traditional model for transformation projects is to plan, build the business case, go through financial gates, estimate benefits, project plan, go through more approvals, stakeholder analysis, more approvals, assemble the team, launch project, seek more funding, start strong but then things start happening. Delays, impacts to areas of the business that were not expected, funding issues, more delays, resistance is building, watch out! Many major projects start with different project team members than they end with because the project takes too long. The perception is the business world moves fast but your business moves too slow. In reality most businesses are exactly the same.
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Why Your Process Improvement Projects Fail – And What You Can Do To Help Them Succeed

Why They Fail

By Eric Johnson

When embarking on a process improvement journey, it is critical to first know the details of the root causes, your resources skills and constraints, and most importantly your culture's ability to thrive under the new changes. Read More...

Four Myths about Process Improvement…and One Truth You’ve Never Thought About

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For years, organizations have pursued process improvement to proactively identify opportunities for cost reduction, quality enhancement, elevated productivity, and to achieve new standards. The industry of process improvement has exploded in size and scope, and has brought with it scores of buzzwords, methodologies, certifications, and associated requirements. Here are four myths that have hitched along for the ride…and one truth that hasn’t, but should have. Read More...

Data – Are You Using It to Best Your Competitors?

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By Eric Johnson

Data is only useful when it is used to change behaviors, processes and/or activities.
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The Propulo Approach


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By Eric Johnson

In the pursuit of an ever-elusive profit margin, organizational complexity tends to increase relative to the outputs of the business. Customers are demanding increased features of products and services yet competition places downward pressure on pricing. At this point, operational processes become a strategic advantage: how can you deliver your products and services at the level your customers want but at the ease and cost structure your company needs? Read More...

Driving Process Excellence in 2017

Driving Process Excellence in 2017

By Dale Lawrence

Thinking about building internal continuous improvement capabilities? Before you jump in, we can help. We have designed and trained employees for internal process teams. We can help you make your capabilities better and the employees more productive.

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