Strategic plan Implementation: How to connect your strategy to your operations

SME Strategy

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Getting Along with a Political Operator

Harvard Business Review

Interpersonal communication Managing conflicts Emotional intelligence AudioHow to work with someone who’s moving their career forward at the expense of yours.


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Operating in the White Space

In fact, I’ve spent my whole career operating in the white space. Check out our privacy policy for details on how we protect and manage your submitted data. The post Operating in the White Space first appeared on Caseinterview. Every company has an organizational chart.

Why you need a COO or operations manager

Asamby Consulting

Why you need a COO or Operations Manager. Either their operations have grown quite a bit or they are in the midst of growing. Many founders and CEOs ask us this question: Do I need an operations manager? What qualifications should an operations manager or COO have?

How Digital Transformation Can Improve Hospitals’ Operational Decisions

Harvard Business

It can help with patient flow, staffing, scheduling, and supply-chain management. Operations and supply chain management Technology and analytics Healthcare sector Information technology and telecom sector Digital Article

How to Streamline Business Operations Post COVID

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

collaboration operational planning monitoring & trackingEven though some offices are starting to open up post-COVID, it seems unlikely that things will return to how they were before the pandemic anytime soon.

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Scientific Management

Harvard Business Review

A roundtable conversation on Taylorism and how it shapes management still today. Business history Managing people Employee incentives Operations and supply chain management Audio

Back to the Basics in Leadership and Life with former EVP of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort Lee Cockerell

Consulting Matters

Today I'm talking with Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney resort and currently a consultant, author, and speaker. In this episode, you'll hear: How Lee evolved as a leader by shedding defensiveness and operating in trust.

Consulting 101: Operations, Hierarchies, and Types of Firms

Tom Spencer

Learning how consulting firms operate can help you better understand what you would do as an analyst. Although each consulting firm has slightly different structure, they generally have similar roles including partners, managers, associates, and analysts.

Managing Project Stakeholders

The Management Centre

I need to manage my stakeholders and I don’t know where to start. As a project manager it’s important to know and understand who your stakeholders are and how to manage your relationships with them. Help!

What is the Difference Between a Strategic Plan and an Operational Plan?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

A common misunderstanding we encounter when working with organizations is the difference between strategic planning and operational planning. Strategic planning operational planningWhile the two are closely connected, it’s important to understand how they are different and how your organization can use both types of plans to move the needle forward on your goals.

Strategic and Operational Planning

Gina Abudi

Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. The post Strategic and Operational Planning appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging employees operational planning strategic planning strategic plans strategy planningEngaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans. It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar.

Using Advanced Analytics to Improve Operational Decisions


Operations leaders routinely make critical decisions across the entire value chain. Although such decisions typically involve complex tradeoffs, managers have often made them using rules of thumb or basic data analysis. However, many operations leaders must climb a steep learning curve to understand the best ways to apply advanced analytics. Building comprehensive expertise in the available analytics techniques is beyond the call of duty for most operations leaders.

Management Lessons from the Sinking of the SS El Faro

Harvard Business Review

Operations and supply chain management Crisis management Power and influence Leadership styles Business failures AudioWhat can we learn about how leaders and their teams communicate under pressure from the sinking of a container ship?

Should Your Global Firm Centralize Digital Operations?

Harvard Business

Digital transformation Strategy Talent management International business Digital ArticleResearchers found that more often than not the answer is yes. Here’s why.

Scientist, Engineer and Operations Manager

Seth Godin Blog

The Operations Manager takes the handbook and executes on it. The operations manager makes it run on time. Operations managers shouldn't do experiments. A career is often based on one of these three stances: The Scientist does experiments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they fail. She takes good notes. Comes up with a theory. Works to disprove it. Publishes the work. Moves on to more experiments. The Engineer builds things that work.

How To Turn Your Consulting Services Into Digital Products (& Generate 7-Figures) With Bianca Robinson: Podcast #249

Consulting Success

In this episode, Bianca Robinson, the CEO of Cayden Cay Consulting, talks about her career shift from being a project manager for an engineering firm to diving into consulting service.

Manage Your Talent Pipeline Like a Supply Chain

Harvard Business

In supply-chain management, you get what you plan for. Talent management Operations and supply chain management Supply chain management Hiring and recruitment Developing employees Digital Article

The Five Practices That Set Operational Risk Leaders Apart


Bank operating models continue to evolve in response to new regulations, digitization, a volatile economic and risk environment, external threats, and advances by nontraditional competitors. This evolution presents new types of operational risk (OR), and many banks are suffering large losses or embarrassing headlines from cyberbreaches, new varieties of fraud, third-party issues, and unreliable technology. Article Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

What is Sales and Operations Planning S and OP?


Are you using Sales and Operations Planning (S and OP)? Does your manager get involved in S What benefits do you have using S and OP? Did you know you can add Inventory in your planning using SIOP?

7 Essential Questions About a Project Management Office (PMO)

Epicflow Blog

For this purpose, a great number of organizations started to set up a project management office (PMO) – according to the 2021 report on the state of project management [1], 82% of organizations reported to have one. . Does every company need a project management office?

Managing Change in Challenging Times

Clarity Consultants

When change comes to your organization, change management can help to get the whole team on board, even those who would rather not rock the boat. What Is Change Management? The goal of change management is to smooth the transition for employees, leaders, and the entire organization.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

The culmination was an incident at an insecticide plant in LaPorte, Texas, where, as a result of a basic process safety management failure , an extremely toxic chemical—methyl mercaptan—was released and two workers were overcome. To get management’s attention, I issued a statement declaring that “these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are evidence of a failed safety program.”

How Improving Your Managers' Skills is the Key to Business Growth w/Cameron Herold Ep#110

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Leadership podcast management Growth operational planning leadership skillsCameron Herold in the Canadian born founder of COO Alliance. He was instrumental in building 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Project Management: Tips to Avoid Approval Apathy

PM Alliance

Before your team can hire additional staff or schedule work area disruptions, you likely need approval from executives, department managers, production line supervisors, or other decision makers. The post Project Management: Tips to Avoid Approval Apathy appeared first on PMAlliance, Inc.

Building Resilience into Your Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Family businesses Economic cycles and trends Operations and supply chain management Crisis management Digital ArticleLessons from companies that have thrived in volatile environments.

Main Risks of Aerospace Engineering Projects: How to Implement Wise Risk Management into Your Organization

Epicflow Blog

So, the importance of risk management cannot be overestimated – it’s better to stay ahead of all possible threats to your project. . What are the most typical risks associated with aerospace engineering projects, and how to manage them effectively? Project management risks.

Buying a Business; Operating a Business; Selling a Business Employees are More Important than Ever

Martinka Consulting

For business buyers, if employees and the management team weren’t on the top of diligence topics they better be now. Successfully operating a business is not easy, which is why there are ample rewards when done right. The post Buying a Business; Operating a Business; Selling a Business Employees are More Important than Ever appeared first on Martinka Consulting. The US is opening. The EU is opening.

What Management Consulting Looks Like Post Covid-19

Tom Spencer

Today, companies are desperately seeking strategies to retain customers, rebuild inventories, and restructure operations to fit the new business environment. Companies are also starting to adopt digital tools to streamline daily operations.

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Remote Working, Crisis Management & Business Continuity During COVID-19

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

After an abundance of COVID-19 related deaths in China, medical systems collapsing in Italy, and expert recommendations to flatten the curve , many businesses have shifted to remote work, are operating in a limited capacity, or have had to close their doors.

How to Manage a More Experienced Direct Report

One of the questions I get a lot from newer managers is: “How do I manage someone who is older and more experienced, knowledgeable, and talented than I am?” The ham radio operations team reporting to me will be far more capable at radio operations than I am.

What Are the Three Legs of Change Management Success?

Clarity Consultants

Managing change within an organization is often challenging. By familiarizing yourself with the three legs of change management success, the process is easier. The Three Legs of Change Management Success. The post What Are the Three Legs of Change Management Success?

My Tour of L.A.’s Emergency Operations Center – So Cool!

Melissa Agnes

Colton (my business partner and the “Day” in Agnes + Day) and I had the opportunity to visit the LAFD’s Emergency Information Center, along with LA’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Department Operations Center (DOC), 9-1-1 Dispatch Center and Fire Station 4. I hear from so many emergency managers that they’re having trouble getting their PIOs to really accept and embrace the tools and realities of today’s crises and emergencies.

Managing Career Transitions

Brimstone Consulting

Managing your career is your responsibility. Instead, managing your career is something that needs to be done on an ongoing basis. Those who consistently manage their career are more likely to achieve their professional and career goals than those who don’t.

How to manage the company tasks in Airtable

Asamby Consulting

Task management is necessary to coordinate team projects. This post explains how to manage the company tasks in Airtable and it's the second one of the series "How to build your company Operating System on Airtable". What are the key features of a task manager?

Repost Which Explains Management Consulting Using Layman’s Terms

Steve Shu Consulting

Probably the most common definition out there is that management consultants are like doctors for companies (instead of doctors for people). For example, there are some management consultants that are more specialized like brain surgeons.

How to Use Digital Health Data to Improve Outcomes

Harvard Business Review

Technology and analytics Health and wellness Operations and supply chain management Digital ArticleWe have more data than ever. What will it take to harness it to provide better care?

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50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm


Via translation from Les Echos , please consider 50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm. We contribute 29% of French investment and provide 29% of the R & D companies operating in France. Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Digital Transformation Is Changing Supply Chain Relationships

Harvard Business Review

Technology offers new ways of sharing information and assets, meaning managers will have to rethink their relationships with suppliers and competitors. Operations and supply chain management Technology and analytics Digital Article

7 Tips for First-Time Managers

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Effective management is what brings a company together and ensures ceaseless smooth-sailing through daily operations. No matter what industry you’re in, competent management is an integral piece to any company’s bigger picture puzzle.