Why corporate-center efficiency matters

McKinsey

The latest research points to new ways to help a center get more efficient. Getting the most out of a corporate center has never been so important or complex. Insights on Operations

Transforming risk efficiency and effectiveness

McKinsey

An enterprise-wide risk transformation can substantially improve risk management while also sustainably trimming costs. Risk Insights

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Efficiency vs Fairness

Tom Spencer

On Thursday 23rd of June, the British people voted by a majority of 52% to 48% to leave the EU. This is a monumental event, and it is worth trying to piece together what happened, and what some of the implications might be. The voter turnout was strong with around 72% of voters casting a ballot. However, the results showed significant division within the UK, with different regions and demographics supporting different sides of the argument.

How to turn marketing efficiency into growth

McKinsey

At Western Union, fueling growth starts with taking a hard look at how effective current marketing programs are. Chief Strategy, Product and Marketing Officer Libby Chambers explains how it’s done. Our Insights

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Achieving optimal yields and efficiency in European meat processing

McKinsey

Companies that have aggressively pursued automation have cut costs and waste, all while improving beef and pork quality. Agriculture Insights

Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail

Harvard Business

If focusing on your to-do list means you aren’t focusing on your employees, that’s a problem. Productivity Digital Article

Sustainable compliance: Seven steps toward effectiveness and efficiency

McKinsey

Banks do not control the demand for compliance, but they can optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of their response. Our Insights

An efficient operating model for US regional banks

McKinsey

To break out of a performance rut, US regional banks must fundamentally redesign and simplify their operating models. Our Insights

Building efficient IT organizations: Insights from our benchmarks

McKinsey

A focus on five high-level capabilities may help IT organizations reduce costs, improve productivity, and successfully pursue digital innovation. Our Insights

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Harvard Business

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin. When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. This view differs substantially from the relentless focus on efficiency that has characterized management thinking for most of the last three decades, but it is absolutely essential if companies are going to spur innovation and reignite profitable growth.

HR Metrics: How to Calculate Cost Per Hire

The Clever Consultant

Metrics HR Efficiency human resources Recruiting CostsCost Per Hire (CPH) is one of the most common HR metrics used to measure recruiting effectiveness.

Using analytics to increase satisfaction, efficiency, and revenue in customer service

McKinsey

Payments providers that adopt advanced analytics to develop integrated approaches to customer service are seeing significant improvements. Insights on Financial Services

How Managers Can Make Group Projects More Efficient

Harvard Business

We may have hit a saturation point when it comes to collaboration. Consider the following: Research out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce shows that time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50% or more over the last two decades.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Technology That Improves the Customer Experience and Boosts Efficiency

1 to 1

Over the years, there have been quite a few technologies that have emerged that offer the double threat of strengthening the customer experience while improving operational efficiency. These include self-service tools, mobile field service applications, and systems used to support crowdservice forums. Add inContact''s new outbound predictive dialing system to the mix. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

How New Human-Machine Collaborations Could Make Government Organizations More Efficient - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Deloitte. Innovation Technology Sponsor Content

Government Efficiency: State Dept Gives 75-Year Estimate to Release Clinton Aides’ Emails ‘Not Outlandish’

MishTalk

Some people raised eyebrows when in response to a freedom of information request the state department said it would take … Continue reading → Economics

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Harvard Business

Although machine-reengineering is new, companies are already seeing striking results with it, particularly in boosts to speed and efficiency. Workers can become more efficient and effective, which improves workflows as well as the bottom line.

How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency)

Harvard Business

” So the key to winning in the era of automation, where robots do jobs formerly performed by humans, is not simply more efficiency, but to explore and identify how greater efficiency creates demand for new jobs to be done. In 1900, 30 million people in the United States were farmers. By 1990 that number had fallen to under 3 million even as the population more than tripled.

Consultant Ninja: Information Visualization Irony: Management.

Consultant Ninja

It lacks functionality and an efficient UI, and is overpriced." - Andy Holaday "Its a cascading hierarchy of awfulness, which almost makes it challenging to critique!" - Tim Wilson "But it’s not just the people with the purse strings who will buy something because its a) pretty, b) expensive and c) they’ve heard of it." - N Barrett. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Is a Bad Deal for Everyone — Including U.S. Carmakers

Harvard Business

” Let’s explore the impacts of one of the most prominent examples of regulatory retrenchment in the works: the rollback of auto fuel efficiency standards. Department of Transportation review the previously agreed-to fuel efficiency marks. ” A weakening of efficiency standards may save the automakers some money in the short-run, and the press is certainly calling it a “victory” for the auto giants.

The Art of the Transition

Strategy+Business

How to navigate from task to task with greater efficiency

The Art of the Transition

Strategy+Business

How to navigate from task to task with greater efficiency

The investigator-centered approach to financial crime: Doing what matters

McKinsey

The investigator-centered approach to fighting financial crime fosters collaboration among banks, law-enforcement agencies, and regulators for greater effectiveness, efficiency, and social impact.

Reducing agriculture emissions through improved farming practices

McKinsey

A marginal abatement cost curve offers a perspective on how 25 proven GHG-efficient farming technologies and practices could reduce emissions by about 20 percent by 2050.

Reimagining industrial operations

McKinsey

Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future. Insights on Sustainability

Don’t Let Digital Transformation Make You Less Human

Harvard Business

Efficiency and empathy aren’t mutually exclusive. Operations Emotional intelligence Digital Article

Don’t Let Teamwork Get in the Way of Agility

Harvard Business

Optimize efficiency by rightsizing your teams. Leading teams Collaboration Innovation Digital Article

A new paradigm for project planning

McKinsey

Owners and contractors can protect both workers and project economics by embracing a more efficient approach to project execution. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Consultant

In any economy, non-profits need to run efficiently. Tags: continuous improvement processes Nonprofit management efficiency From Guest Blogger: Brian Leitten. Mr. Leitten is an experienced non-profit leader and consultant, chief executive and attorney. He provides consulting services nationally to non-profit leaders from his office in Port Orange, Florida. He can be reached at Leitten Consulting - consulting.leitten.com.

How to Use the 6 Thinking Hats When Riding the Strategic Planning Rollercoaster

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Considering different abilities such as locomotion, the homo sapien isn’t the most efficient. “The biggest enemy of thinking is complexity” - Edward de Bono. Perhaps nothing else sets the human race apart from other species and primates like our natural ability to think.

Bending the cost curve in brick-and-mortar retail

McKinsey

Retailers can achieve next-generation store efficiency by breaking down silos and optimizing total cost across the value chain. Retail Insights

Why the Construction Industry May Be Robot-Proof

Strategy+Business

There is something unique about building houses that inherently eschews efficiency and automation

How governments in emerging economies can help boost and sustain growth

McKinsey

A focus on public-sector efficiency and competitive dynamics for companies are keys to outperformance. Public Sector Insights

Consulting Firms Must Maintain Sustainable Profitability to Grow in 2019

Management and IT Consulting

You must leverage technology into every aspect of your consulting firm in order to deliver engagement and operational efficiencies