Meet your new MOM (Marketing Operating Model)

McKinsey

To drive revenue growth in the digital age, new data shows that marketing leaders are upgrading data-collection technology, collaborating closely with IT, and focusing on test-and-learn agility. Our Insights

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Make the time to go out and meet your customers on their own turf. How to Meet Your Customers.

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. The authors point out that without day-to-day exposure to the firm’s operations, directors typically have a thin understanding of the company. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting.

Plan an offsite meeting

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Plan an offsite meeting with care. Offsites are excellent ways to solve operational problems, build teams and get your team on the same page. This checklist will help guide you through effective ways to plan an offsite meeting. Plan an offsite meeting: Get clear and […]. The post Plan an offsite meeting appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

I was pleased with our meeting, feeling like she had made a real commitment. These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together

Harvard Business

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. Analytics Operations IT Digital Articl

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

Harvard Business

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau—50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious—costs around $177,000 annually, and surely this scenario occurs throughout the [organization] hundreds of times a day. So many meetings are lost opportunities.”

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’? In alignment with the research our company Evolutionary Business Solutions has acquired the rights to provide evolutionary new models that helps leaders to upgrade their operating systems.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’? In alignment with the research our company Evolutionary Business Solutions has acquired the rights to provide evolutionary new models that helps leaders to upgrade their operating systems.

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Essentially it is a fresh start, and it can begin any time we have an operational breakdown, to remind people of the need for change and continual improvement.

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

Harvard Business

First, board members periodically attend (in an observing capacity only) monthly and quarterly senior management meetings. Unlike the stiff, formalized approach to most director-executive interactions, Netflix encourages its board members to spend time watching the company operate “in the wild.” ” The company holds three regularly scheduled executive meetings to which board members attend. Picture Post/Getty Images.

8 Ground Rules for Great Meetings

Harvard Business

If you want your team to be effective, you need meeting ground rules — and you need agreement about how to use them. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings. 5 Ways Meetings Get Off Track, and How to Prevent Each One. Meetings Digital Article

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings

Harvard Business

I am frequently flummoxed by the complete misalignment between a team’s mandate and the agenda for their meetings. content, frequency, and duration) of their meetings with the job that needs to be accomplished in those meetings. Business builder meetings.

Has your Strategic Planning Meeting Come to a Stalemate?

Peter Stark

Board members who have a strong desire to discuss small operational details rather than focus on the bigger strategic issues that guide the direction of the organization. The following are suggestions to help you get started and ensure you have a highly successful strategic planning meeting.

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Harvard Business

It also assumes that the constituencies served by these institutions will settle for standardized products and services that meet the lowest common denominator of need. Ronald Coase nailed it back in 1937 when he identified scalable efficiency as the key driver of the growth of large institutions. It’s far easier and cheaper to coordinate the activities of a large number of people if they’re within one institution rather than spread out across many independent organizations.

Meetings That Work for Both Managers and Makers

Harvard Business

When it comes to designing and leading meetings that produce results , when you meet matters just as much as how you meet. For them, having a meeting at 9 AM and another at 1 PM could destroy the productivity of the entire day. Paul Garbett for HBR.

Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term

Harvard Business

Mauricio is president of the European operation for a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm, and his firm has had its trials lately. Some of these issues demanded immediate attention, but they all could have been avoided or addressed before becoming crises if Mauricio, his peers, and their teams had started discussing them a year ago — when they were at a strategic level, rather than an operational one. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings.

If You Can’t Say What Your Meeting Will Accomplish, You Shouldn’t Have It

Harvard Business

How many times have you walked out of a theoretically important meeting—a leadership offsite, a C-suite pow-wow, a sit-down with the board—thinking, That was a great discussion, but I’m not sure we really accomplished anything ?

How to Respond When You’re Left Out of Important Meetings

Harvard Business

You find out about an important meeting — one whose outcome affects you and your team — after it happens. When you’re overlooked for a meeting it feels bad personally and professionally. Turn the omission into an opportunity to evaluate what you have to offer the group, determine whether the meeting aligns with you and your team’s best interests, and conduct a productive conversation. Meetings Difficult conversations Managing yourself Digital Article

Global Demand for Food Is Rising. Can We Meet It?

Harvard Business

And right now, crop yields — the amount of crops harvested per unit of land cultivated — are growing too slowly to meet the forecasted demand for food. Farmers must also grow more on the land they currently operate through what is called “sustainable intensification.”

Only 3% of Companies’ Data Meets Basic Quality Standards

Harvard Business

Less than 3% in our sample meet this standard. For most, of course, the operational costs are far, far greater. Most managers know, anecdotally at least, that poor quality data is troublesome. Bad data wastes time, increases costs, weakens decision making, angers customers, and makes it more difficult to execute any sort of data strategy. Indeed, data has a credibility problem.

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Meet the Tech Companies Creating Opportunity in Africa

Harvard Business

But as their operating models demonstrate, deploying large numbers of boots on the ground is precisely what’s called for in Africa, supplemented by machine learning at both companies. FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR. For our family, it’s the homecoming routine.

Meet the Grantmakers

The Nonprofit Consultant

This morning I attended a "Meet the Grantmakers" panel in San Mateo, sponsored by the Foundation Center and the Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF). In response to a question from the audience about general operating grants, he asked, "Can you imagine a venture capitalist who says, 'I'll invest in the product only, but not in the company.'?"

Meet the Teenagers Who Found Their Own Startups

Harvard Business

When he was 16, Javier Agüera (now 24) co-invented the Geeksphone, which claimed to be the first Android-powered handset that allows the user to modify operating system components without having to root the device first. Despite the difficulties they face, what struck us about these teenpreneurs was that they are smart, have a sense of humor and an appetite for risk, and most importantly, have developed capabilities to meet the challenges outlined above.

Spotlight on Ukraine: Riots in Kiev, EU Weighs Sanctions, Emergency Meetings; Fear of Default Contagion Spreads

MishTalk

EU Weighs Sanctions, Emergency Meeting Called Financial Times : EU weighs sanctions against ‘authors of violence’ in Kiev Europe’s top diplomats have been summoned to an emergency meeting in Brussels today after EU leaders called for sanctions against the Ukrainian government in response to a bloody crackdown that killed more than two dozen people. A group led by France and Poland will push for sanctions at an emergency meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels.

US Navy to 3-D Print Ships; Brick-Laying Robots; Bit-Rot: Meet "Helium" the Software Coding Robot; End of the Programmer?

MishTalk

Meet "Helium" the Software Coding Robot Helium, a software coding program, can rewrite rotten legacy computer code in an hour. A particular type of computational kernel popular for such software are “stencil kernels,” which allow you to do operations for entire areas of pixels.

Only 3% of Companies Have Data That Meet Basic Quality Standards

Harvard Business

Less than 3% in our sample meet this standard. For most, of course, the operational costs are far, far greater. Most managers know, anecdotally at least, that poor quality data is troublesome. Bad data wastes time, increases costs, weakens decision making, angers customers, and makes it more difficult to execute any sort of data strategy. Indeed, data has a credibility problem.

Thank you to our 2016 Silent Auction Donors & Volunteers!

Women in Consulting

The proceeds of this event help supplement membership income to pay for Women In Consulting’s operating expenses and a portion of the proceeds go to our favorite non-profit: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. WIC News general meeting Silent Auction

Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

Harvard Business

hospitals and health systems experienced an average 39% reduction in their operating margins from 2015 to 2017. Cost reduction requires an honest and thorough reassessment of everything the health system does and ultimately, a change in the organization’s operating culture.

The road to 5G: The inevitable growth of infrastructure cost

McKinsey

Network cost could double as operators strive to meet demand for increased capacity and deploy 5G. How can they maintain their profits? Telecommunications Insights

One of the Best Ways to Market Yourself as a New Consultant

Steve Shu Consulting

This type of marketing can be viewed through the lens of “networking by helping someone” (in contrast to networking and just meeting lots of people). One of the best ways to market yourself as a consultant is by having someone refer you to a client prospect.

Welcome to the Library's Blogs! - Free Management Library

Consulting and Organizational Management

Development is hard pressed to interface with operations. Yet it is extremely important that this interface be workable because developments are not relevant until they find their way into operations. An operation is charted to preserve the status quo, the current thinking and methods. Operations assumes this status quo as a “given” and works within current procedures to improve them and “operationalize” them with a high degree of efficiency. Library. Translate This.

New Resolutions and Fresh Starts

Steve Shu Consulting

It is a technique that I’ve seen a number of operating companies and management consulting firms use effectively. The basic value of a Spring Cleaning management team meeting is as follows: The meeting forces people to think proactively.

Quote Your Consulting Billing Rate with Confidence

Successful Independent Consulting

At the end of our meeting, I didn’t quote the range. It’s a matter of what they’re used to and their operating margins. For example, a grocery chain with a 2% operating margin is likely to be much more cost conscious than a medical device company with margins over 80%.

Higher Wages Aren’t Enough to Turn Mediocre Jobs into Good Ones

Harvard Business

Higher wages are also necessary for many companies that are stuck in a vicious cycle of bad jobs, bad operations, bad customer service, low productivity, and high costs. Operations Labor Digital ArticleImage Source/Getty Images.

A Way to Detect Major Medical Complications Sooner

Harvard Business

For a prediction to affect patient outcomes, it must meet the criteria that I term the prediction trifecta : It must be correct, timely, and provide new information. Operations Data Healthcare Digital ArticleNick Veasey/Getty Images.

See Something, Say Something: 3 Three-Word Tips

Successful Independent Consulting

As consultants, it’s our job to help our clients solve problems and operate at their best. Sometimes this is easy, particularly when the needed correction is related to a process or operational improvement. Well, that meeting went well. ID 52796707 © Cacaroot | Dreamstime.

S-Corp Owners: Is Your Salary Reasonable?|Women In Consulting.

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits.

How Digital Health Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes

Harvard Business

DPPs typically include in-person meetings of a small group of prediabetic adults who, with the guidance of a health coach, progress through a diet and lifestyle curriculum. The company worked collaboratively with the CDC and was one the first three digital DPP providers that the agency recognized for meeting its evidence-based standards. Technology Business models Operations Healthcare Digital ArticleEric Frommelt/Getty Images.