21 Productivity Tips for Consultants

Consulting Business

Do you want to become more productive? In fact, there’s a huge industry and thousands of books written on how to become more productive. 21 Productivity Tips for Consultants is a post from: Consulting Success. Who doesn’t, right?

How to Become More Productive By Doing Less

Consulting Business

In my business and for so many of my clients the greatest growth has come from stripping away underperforming offers and getting focused on more powerful ones rather than adding more features or products which almost always complicate things.”

The Perfect Meeting Agenda: How Consultants Make Meetings Productive

Consulting Business

If you want to make your client meetings productive, create an agenda. The Perfect Meeting Agenda: How Consultants Make Meetings Productive is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles being productive Consulting Productivity

Delay Your Day and Become More Productive

Consulting Business

Delay Your Day and Become More Productive is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Productivity Tips Success Morning Rituals Success success tips “Wake up around 7am. Jump out of bed. Make a coffee. Turn on the computer. Read and reply to emails. Check Facebook.

The (Un)Secret to Increased Productivity and Getting More Done

Consulting Business

The (Un)Secret to Increased Productivity and Getting More Done is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Featured Articles becoming more successful being productive Consulting Productivity How to be more productive Success Habits

Inclusive cities are productive cities

McKinsey

Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and acting accordingly.

Innovation Shifts from Products to Solutions

Strategy+Business

A new survey examines trends in R&D spending

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

McKinsey

To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches. Our Insights

Rethinking pharma productivity

McKinsey

Many companies’ efforts to do more with less have stalled. Six situations present opportunities for executives to reignite programs that optimize efficiency and cost. Our Insights

Productivity Hacks from the Road

Strategy+Business

What travel can teach you about making organizations more productive

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising or Falling? Why?

MishTalk

The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US Productivity. Others believe it is overstated. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. more…). Economics

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

Harvard Business

Intrigued by the possibility of a way out of the burnout cycle, a coworker (Colin) and I started meeting every other week to discuss productivity. To give more rigor to our meetings, we decided to define a metric for our productivity: average weekly hours worked. This was the first time I realized that most people have no idea whether they’re really being productive or not. The same is true for productivity. Choose a metric for sustainable productivity.

A productivity gap

Seth Godin Blog

You''d think that with all the iPad productivity apps, smartphone productivity apps, productivity blogs and techniques and discussions. that we''d be more productive as a result. Are you more productive?

How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action

Strategy+Business

Here are 11 tips to encourage employees to build better ideas

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. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to their business and remove organizational obstacles to workforce productivity. Productivity is about doing more with the same.

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

Harvard Business

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. It’s tempting to conclude that, if individuals are able to perform their work much better and faster, overall productivity must be soaring.

Developing products for a circular economy

McKinsey

Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources they use. Our Insights

The Right Kind of Conflict Leads to Better Products

Harvard Business

When partners in an alliance come into conflict, it can be just what is needed to produce a technically and commercially successful product. ” Lilly recently analyzed fourteen years of data to understand the relationship between the health of these alliances (as evidenced by the ratings on the survey) and the technical and commercial success of the products on which they worked. ” This idea that disagreement and conflict between groups can be productive is not new.

Until You Have Productivity Skills, Productivity Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business

But once I had, I realized how much the software and gadgets helped me to kick my productivity into high gear. This is an important point that is often overlooked when people try new productivity tools, and when organizations introduce new tools to employees.

Meeting China’s productivity challenge

McKinsey

Shifting to a productivity-led model could add more than $5 trillion to its economy—if China can make the transition. The country’s investment model for growth is losing steam. China

How to Accelerate Productivity of Your New Talent

LSA Global

When you have invested significant time and money to hire new talent, you look for a payoff…productive employees who are engaged and stay. To learn more, download 7 New Employee Orientation and Onboarding Best Practices to Increase Speed to Productivity.

Productivity, Robots, China, Growth

MishTalk

You are more productive than ever. Congratulations. Just don''t expect to be paid more for it. In reality, some machine is doing all that for you.

Mass production and mass media

Seth Godin Blog

Mass production, the ability to make things cheaply, in volume, demanded that we invent mass marketing--it was the only way to sell what was being made in the quantity it was produced. They amped up mass production and bet on the masses.

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Why the Right Mix of Products, Customers, and Markets Is an Overlooked Profits Lever

Strategy+Business

One overlooked growth lever, however, offers a path toward sustainable, profitable growth: Improving the mix of the products and services a company sells, the customers to whom it sells them, and the geographic markets in which it operates.

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors. However, there are a number of companies that provide consulting or professional services as part of product companies (e.g., here’s the benefit and features of our product – its the best”).

How advanced analytics can drive productivity

McKinsey

Companies have more data than ever at their disposal, but are they doing enough with it? Taking full advantage requires tackling legal, regulatory, and talent challenges. Our Insights

Capturing China’s $5 trillion productivity opportunity

McKinsey

It won’t be easy, but shifting to a productivity-led economy from one focused on investment could add trillions of dollars to the country’s growth by 2030. Employment and Growth

Crowdsourced Products Sell Better When They’re Marketed That Way

Harvard Business

Companies are increasingly using crowdsourcing to identify promising ideas that they can translate into winning new products. Our past research highlights the promise of this trend: In the case of a major baby products firm, for example, the best user-generated ideas identified were even more innovative and provided better benefits to the consumer than the best ideas generated by the firm’s designers. We then manipulated the POP display as the product was introduced to market.

Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips

Harvard Business

” “I know what I should do to be more productive, but I just don’t do it.” Many have read articles and books — and have even been trained in productivity methods — but still find staying focused to be an uphill battle. Assuming that others’ preferred productivity strategies should work for you can yield frustration and a sense of defeat. Productivity Digital Article

Thoughts on naming a business and-or product line

Leading Results Rambings

Related Stories Launching a New Product. new product launch I’ve been working with a business startup that has had some interesting problems in researching names. Here are 5 bits of wisdom from those conversations: 1) Your name has to be spell-able.

Productivity and Creativity – awkward bedfellows or birds of a feather?

Ben de Haldevang

For me, the bit that’s really interesting and that feeds well into the current discourse is the differentiation between productivity and creativity. Even 20 seconds googling will provide you with images of linear progression, mathematical equations etc when thinking about productivity. Just as engineers measure their time in units of productivity, so do successful writers in their discipline of producing a number of words per day.

Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption

Harvard Business

How does disruptive innovation differ when it’s applied to a product versus a platform? ” These definitions recognize that product vs. platform isn’t black-and-white, but let’s use them for practical purposes.

Pushing manufacturing productivity to the max

McKinsey

Advanced analytics and lower-cost computing give companies a powerful tool for managing profitability on an hourly basis. Our Insights

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What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business

Because I teach a course on Product Management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “what is the role of a Product Manager?” ” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” These core competencies are the baseline for any PM and the best PMs hone these skills over years of defining, shipping, and iterating on products. Product development Career planning Digital Article

Is productive the same as busy?

Seth Godin Blog

No one complains of having spent an entire day doing 'productive work'. For everyone else, though, busy might be precisely the opposite of productive. The fear is a necessary part of actually being productive in doing creative work

Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Harvard Business

But the startup could not keep pace with the development and scale of established battery makers, and production defects led to a $55 million recall in 2012 and contributed to the company’s bankruptcy later that year. Acquired out of bankruptcy by a Chinese company to focus on the burgeoning domestic market, A123 recently announced it will close its Michigan plant as it winds down production of lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.

Quality of production

Seth Godin Blog

Many elements of the production are simply stunning. It''s entirely possible that you are very good at (and have the tools to perform) a job that was really difficult to do a while ago. The problem is that some difficult things keep getting easier to do.

Why innovative products aren’t enough for a successful pharma launch

McKinsey

In a tough launch environment, four executives share insights on how to set your company apart—with a laser focus on patients, an agile approach, and an engaged organization. Our Insights

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Productivity Tip for Consultants to Get More Done Now

Consulting Business

When you create your plan for the week, make sure that you’re putting priority … CONTINUE READING » Productivity Tip for Consultants to Get More Done Now is a post from: Business Consulting Buzz. You may have heard what I’m about to tell you before.

The productivity pyramid (give yourself a promotion)

Seth Godin Blog

Productivity is a measure of output over time. All other things being equal, the more you produce per minute, the more productive you are. And economists understand that wealth (for a company or a community) is based on increasing productivity.