Eric Johnson

Tapping the Startup Roots of Your Big Organization

Trees with sunshine through in the fall

By Eric Johnson

Many organizations become saddled with bureaucracy over time, which is a natural evolution of complexity and the incorporation of controls to manage risks within the business. However, many businesses started from much smaller entities, where communication was easier and productivity achieved with far fewer people and assets. Often, it is heard that large businesses want to “tap into their startup roots” which is often code for fast execution, swift decision-making, and quick recovery from errors or issues. While it is absolutely possible to re-introduce the “start-up” culture into your business, it involves a mindset shift from one of top-down regulation to one that empowers employees to make decisions and execute on behalf of the customer.

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Rapid Results: A tool for solving issues and motivating employees

process optimization

By Eric Johnson (EJ)

Rapid Results events are fast paced change elements that when done correctly, they can reinforce your organization's commitment to change and improvement. Read More...

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...

Data – Are You Using It to Best Your Competitors?

Data Are You Using copy

By Eric Johnson

Data is only useful when it is used to change behaviors, processes and/or activities.
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The Disconnect Between You and Your Customers is Customer Care

The Disconnect

By Eric Johnson

The customer care agent is the lifeline between the organization and people it serves, and should be viewed as such Read More...

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...