Tag: performance improvement

When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, you see a specialist. You don’t ask “Hey, you don’t have diabetes, how can you tell me what to do?” When you have a legal problem, you see a lawyer. You do not ask the lawyer if he has ever been divorced or – better – had a felony […]

“Lean” is to Businesses as “Weight Watchers” is to Individuals

Ever noticed that Lean is very similar to Weight Watchers? Both promise the moon, have a cult-like following – and both fail to deliver sustainable results in most cases. Did you know “repeat customers” are a mainstay of the Weight Watchers’ strategy? The Lean approach is not much different. Other popular fad diets to compare: AGILE = […]

Two Hot Points That Improve Business

If you are an SME and want to be a BSE (Big and Strong), you may wonder what could be your areas for improvement. Indeed, there are always some, and not to say many, as most of medium-sized businesses with high-tech content have the same root causes of their inefficiencies. Chances are that you are not […]

“LEAN all over the place. But It Does Not Work.”

For our “exploratory meeting,” I asked my client, a 150-ppl business, to share their orgchart. “We don’t have one but I will have one sketched for you.” Soon, an email arrived. Attached to the email (that had actually no text) was an excel file with a dozen rectangles, sorted in three columns, half of them […]

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do you have a best friend at work? If you have a problem answering this question, do the following. Clean your desk and put a white cloth on it or white paper. You may use any report that you have just removed from your desk because nobody reads them anyway, and you will feel good […]

Assess Your Process Performance Potential

My partner, a good company that wants to become excellent, came up with a list of questions that allows to assess and score their business processes. We decided not to call it a maturity model. We call it a Process Performance Potential chart because it gives you an indication of whether we are potentially on the right […]

Enter the Teamgager: Feedback Your Team Will Love

Teamgager is a performance assessment tool that your team will love; and you will, too.
If “Lean” and “Agile” are on your mind right after “Team,” this is the tool for you. Trusted by teams, tested and loved by business owners that are ready for a disruptive change. Teamgager is an approach that you can implement yourself, subscription-free, accessible to the team on mobile and PC.

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

1. Make the Purpose of your company clear. Your Mission, your Vision, your Purpose – you may call it whatever you like, but your company needs one, and it must be meaningful. Make it clear to yourself first, then share with your team. If you find this “touchy-feely stuff” below your leadership greatness – do not bother […]

Meetings Made Meaningful

EVERYONE complains about the unmanageable amount of time spent on meetings, and the cost to the company. Some “disruptive” managers attempt to ban ALL meetings, but that does not work in our knowledge economy. To make your meetings meaningful and effective, we developed a Meeting Management Monitor that will help you achieve up to 50% […]

THE ANSWER IS EXCELLENCE

There are three ways to improve business performance of any organization: Technology – Processes – People. New technology may give you a sizeable performance boost. However, it will NOT guarantee you a lasting competitive advantage because your competitor will probably invest in similar equipment or technology. New equipment will not protect you in case of […]