Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions

David A Fields

The post Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions appeared first on David A. You throw your best efforts into delivering value for your consulting clients, improving your consulting firm’s marketing, and creating a rewarding consulting environment.

Operating in the White Space

In fact, I’ve spent my whole career operating in the white space. The post Operating in the White Space first appeared on Caseinterview. Every company has an organizational chart. This chart shows the various roles in an organization and who reports to whom.


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How Digital Transformation Can Improve Hospitals’ Operational Decisions

Harvard Business

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

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.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

The order of operations

Seth Godin Blog

And yet, we often do the least-scary or easiest parts first, regardless of what the order of operations tells us If you put the jelly on before the peanut butter, the sandwich will fail. And if you try to spread the peanut butter on the plate and then add the bread, it will fail even worse.

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. Image: Pexels The post Consulting 101: Operations, Hierarchies, and Types of Firms first appeared on Tom Spencer.

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 is the difference between a COO and an operations man age r?

Smoothie Operating Procedure

Kai Davis

Create a Standard Operating Procedure you can follow. The post Smoothie Operating Procedure appeared first on Kai Davis. This morning, as I wandered into the kitchen, still half asleep, I remembered that there were pre-made smoothie bags in the freezer from this week’s meal prep. For a delicious berry + greens protein smoothie, all I needed to do was: Pop the bag out of the freezer. Dump it into the blender. Add soy milk. Turn the blender on. Enjoy!

Strategic and Operational Planning

Gina Abudi

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. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

Using Advanced Analytics to Improve Operational Decisions


Operations leaders routinely make critical decisions across the entire value chain. However, many operations leaders must climb a steep learning curve to understand the best ways to apply advanced analytics. For those without quantitative backgrounds, sorting through the hype and distinguishing among popular terms in the analytics field—such as big data, operations research, decision support, and Industry 4.0—can Article Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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 Planning - Understanding Strategic Versus Operational

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

However, for leaders who struggle to comprehend the need to define and capture new strategic initiatives while not documenting and tracking oppressive current operations, the strategic planning process can be perplexing to say the least. Being able to understand and accept the difference in strategic versus complex operational actions is key to successful strategic planning. We’re now in the midst of the traditional strategic planning season.

Should Your Global Firm Centralize Digital Operations?

Harvard Business

Researchers found that more often than not the answer is yes. Here’s why. Digital transformation Strategy Talent management International business 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)? What benefits do you have using S and OP? Did you know you can add Inventory in your planning using SIOP? Does your manager get involved in S

Make Customers Happier with Operational Transparency

Harvard Business

Ryan Buell, associate professor at Harvard Business School, says the never-ending quest for operational efficiency is having unintended consequences. Buell believes organizations should deliberately design windows into and out of operations. He says increasing operational transparency helps customers and employees alike appreciate the value being created. Buell is the author of the HBR article “Operational Transparency.”

How do you buy out owner-operated business without money?


Hi All, Those of you who have had experience with structuring a deal and buying out a business from the seller, I would highly appreciate your financial advice. The main two factors are: 1. The se

Retail Bank Operational and Digital Leaders Reap the Rewards


BCG’s Retail-Banking Excellence benchmarking study (REBEX) profiles the operational and digital practices and performance of 20 of the world’s leading retail banks, a group of 40 institutions chosen for their size and the strength of their capabilities. This year’s benchmarking showed, once again, that banks leading in measures of operational and digital excellence reaped the lion’s share of financial rewards. At the heart of the benchmarking are core operational metrics.

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

Martinka Consulting

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. And the owner of a painting company told me he could do twice as much work if he had more (good) employees.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

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. But many OSHA inspections lead to substantial improvements in a firm’s operations.

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 choose an Operating model for cross-over departments?


Hello All, Currently, my Client will need to establish a process to select the best operating model for its month-end process. What is the best plan/matrix to create in order to choose the Operati

How does a Digital Operating model look for a retail bank?


I am after any examples or links or ideas on how digital banks are different in way of operating to traditional ones?

Bend, Don’t Break: How Shale Operators Can Survive Volatile Commodity Prices


Shale operators must do what is necessary to negotiate today’s highly challenging environment while maintaining the gains they have made in operational efficiency and positioning themselves for a volatile future. Focus Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Focus

Making the CMO Role Successful: Pay Attention to the Operating Model of the Company

Kates Kesler

Across multiple industries and geographies, the CMO role is the shortest tenured in the c-suite, slipping to an average … Blog

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. ’s Emergency Operations Center. ’s Emergency Operations Center – So Cool! Last week, while I was in L.A.

US Expels 35 Russian Intelligence Operatives from Russian Embassy


In yet another hypocritical salvo, President Obama Hits Russia with Tough Sanctions Over Election Hacking. Specifically, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, giving them 72 hours to leave. Obama also imposed sanctions against six individuals. Bear in mind, these actions come from a nation that tapped Merkel’s phone. more…). Economics

Video Quick Take: Operative’s Glen Ceniza on Driving the Future of Media Advertising - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM PERSISTENT SYSTEMS

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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. For the 50 signatories, the conclusion is clear: "In recent years we find it increasingly difficult to convince our parent companies to invest and create jobs in France."

Self-Driving Shuttle Starts Operation in Lyon France in September


Just this week a truck driver informed me that autonomous trucks are at least “decades away” It’s 2016, six to … Continue reading → Economics

Which Stage of Leadership Do You Operate In?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

Do you know wich stage of leadership you operate in? The following is a quick and dirty overview of my leadership model: The Five Stages of Focused Leadership Development ® The post Which Stage of Leadership Do You Operate In? appeared first on Weber Business Services, LLC. Leadership Development 5 Stages of Leadership Necessary Conversations Something Needs to Change Around Here

Driverless Trucks to Hit Alberta’s Oilsands Region Replacing $200,000/yr Operators; Big Layoffs Coming


Above: Komatsu heavy earthmoving truck at the Tom Price iron ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto Group, near Perth, Australia. The 400-tonne heavy haulers that rumble along the roads of northern Alberta’s oilsands sites are referred to in Fort McMurray as “the biggest trucks in the world,” employing thousands of operators to drive the massive rigs through the mine pits. As soon as one company makes the push the others have to follow or their ongoing operating expenses will be higher.

Activating Global Operating Models (Article, Kates Kesler, August 2015)

Kates Kesler

Organization Design (General) Publications

Activating the Global Operating Model (Article, Kates Kesler, August 2014)

Kates Kesler

Blog Organization Design (General) Publications

Activating the Global Operating Model (March 2014 ODC Webinar)

Kates Kesler

Amy and Greg share insights for bringing the global matrix to life. Click here to watch and listen to the 60 minute webinar originally presented on March 24, 2014 through the Organization Design Community. Blog Organization Design (General) Publications

How Ready are you for Autonomous Finance Operations? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM APPZEN

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Why Your Company Needs Revenue Operations to Drive Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HUBSPOT

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Bridging Organization Design and Performance: Five Ways to Activate a Global Operating Model

Kates Kesler

Companies that compete globally require organizational operating models as robust as their strategies. After working closely with over twenty large US and Europe based global companies during the past decade, Gregory Kesler and Amy Kates concluded that the problem is not in the fundamental design of these operating models. Bridging Organization Design and Performance is a handbook for leaders looking to enhance the success of their organizations and themselves.