Productivity Boost for Consultants

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How To Productize Consulting Services with John Warrillow: Podcast #55

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To productize consulting services and build a sellable company, the ultimate challenge is to try to find something that you offer which is truly unique to what you do. How To Productize Consulting Services with John Warrillow: Podcast #55 is a post from: Consulting Success.

4 Simple Steps to Productivity

Women in Consulting

Improving Productivity Feels GREAT. :: Did you know that achieving more productivity is pretty simple? Here are his four steps to improve your productivity: Step 1 – Write down your task. Have a productivity buddy.

Product Market Expansion Matrix

Tom Spencer

The product-market expansion matrix may prove useful in the consulting case interview and is relevant when considering growth strategies. Market penetration can be pursued through a combination of initiatives relating to pricing, product, placement and promotion (see “ Four P’s Framework ”).

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”).

Heidi Grant Halvorson on The Most Productive Mindset

The Clever Consultant

All the self-help and productivity books in the world can’t help you get more accomplished if you don’t get your mind in a good place first. Continue reading → Productivity Heidi Grant Halvorson need for achievement practicing mind Scott Adams

5 Secrets for Improved Productivity

Tom Spencer

Making the most of each one will help you to become more productive and, ultimately, achieve your goals. There are many different ingredients that combine to determine your productivity including the time of day, physical environment, your level of motivation, as well as your innate ability to stay focused. Whatever your natural tendencies, there are a number of common sense strategies that can help you be as productive as possible. Silence can be productivity’s best friend.

Assessment: How Productive Are You?

Harvard Business

As a coach and mentor focusing on productivity, I’ve heard this complaint hundreds of times, from managers and officials across the world. Productivity has many aspects. Productivity Time management Digital Article

The opportunity in government productivity

McKinsey

Raising productivity could save $3.5 Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? trillion a year—or boost outcomes at no extra cost. Our Insights

Taking the measure of product development

McKinsey

Is the way you measure product-development performance harming your company’s health? New research suggests that it might be. Insights on Operations

Are You Productive Enough?

Harvard Business

Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.” ” As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” I’m also familiar with the fact that individuals fall on a productivity spectrum. One person’s maximum productivity for a certain role in a particular environment could look vastly different from another person’s.

How predictive analytics can boost product development

McKinsey

Complex product-development projects are plagued by schedule slips and cost overruns. The up-front application of advanced and predictive analytics helps companies build plans they can stick to. High Tech Insights

Improving construction productivity

McKinsey

McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first. Our Insights

How to stay productive when facing a deadline

Tom Spencer

Most of us work pretty hard to ensure an even schedule throughout the working week: five or more days of calm, measured – if industrious – productivity. Leadership coffee creativity deadlines hydration peppermint productivity scheduling standing desk stretching unsalted butter work breaks

How to Combine Productivity with Mindfulness

Women in Consulting

By: Pierre Khawand. :: You may have heard of a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique , developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. This necessitates a new generation of productivity apps that help us practice mindfulness at work.

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.

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Harvard Business

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to research by Michael Mankins. We collected data on over 7,000 people who were rated by their manager on their level of their productivity and 48 specific behaviors. Few things kill productivity faster than a lack of knowledge or expertise.

Solving the productivity puzzle

McKinsey

As more companies adopt and learn through digital solutions, and as new forms of employment and investment opportunities strengthen the demand recovery, we expect productivity growth to recover, write James Manyika and Myron Scholes in Project Syndicate.

From product to customer experience: The new way to launch in pharma

McKinsey

To be successful, pharma companies need to launch not only products but also experiences. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical ProductsIn increasingly crowded drug markets, a strong clinical profile is no longer enough to ensure a distinctive launch.

Productivity Hacks from the Road

Strategy+Business

What travel can teach you about making organizations more productive

Your Product is Decisions

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: For many people in the world of non-tangible products (finance, IT, HR) Your Product is Decisions. The post Your Product is Decisions appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Make the process you use to make decisions consistent and you have a better chance, according to Daniel Kahneman. This podcast from Farnam Street with Michael Mauboussin is filled with gems about just that. As a sidenote, the podcast is quite […].

How to Build Great Data Products

Harvard Business

Products fueled by data and machine learning can be a powerful way to solve users’ needs. Classic examples include Google search and Amazon product recommendations, both of which improve as more users engage. But the opportunity extends far beyond the tech giants: companies of a range of sizes and across sectors are investing in their own data-powered products. Data products are a team sport. Develop the data-savvy of product and business groups.

Olympic Medals Measured by Population, By Productivity, By GDP

Consultants Mind

As a consultant, it always seemed odd that news reporters routinely compare the medal count between the USA and China – after all, the USA has 530 athletes compared to China’s 380. Seems like the total number of medals is … Continue reading → Graphics Analyzing Data China Competition Data Olympics United States

Productivity Now: A Call to Action for US Manufacturers

BCG

Productivity growth—output growth that exceeds the growth of the workforce and capital employed—has been the lifeblood of the US manufacturing sector for much of the recent past. These steady gains in productivity have been a major factor in the renaissance of US manufacturing.

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.

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

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

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.

Product managers for the digital world

McKinsey

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies. Our Insights

Going Old School: A Proven Method to Improve Your Sales Productivity

David A Fields

There’s a choice consultants make every day, and I am convinced that consultants who choose correctly will experience huge gains in their productivity and business-development efforts. The post Going Old School: A Proven Method to Improve Your Sales Productivity appeared first on David A.

6 Rules to Simplify Work & Increase Productivity

Tom Spencer

Morieux gives an example of a car manufacturer that threatened to move its production engineers to the after-sales warranty department after a car went into production. The car manufacturer tried to do this by moving its production engineers to the warranty department.

Are you creating remarkable products? - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

Are you creating remarkable products? REMARKABLE products are products that are worth making a remark about. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. by Tom Spencer on December 15, 2011 · 0 comments. in Business Strategy.

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.

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

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

Become a More Productive Learner

Harvard Business

In short, we have become less productive learners. Here are four ways to become a more productive learner. To make this concrete, after reading this article, you could start building a framework of how to become a more productive learner. Decide to become a productive learner, and you can actually reap the benefits of the incredible increase in the amount and accessibility of information. Bhandharangsri/Getty Images.

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

8 Productivity Apps for 2018

MBO Partners

Use these 8 apps to manage your time, achieve your goals, and master productivity

Using Experiments to Launch New Products

Harvard Business

One simple and often overlooked way for larger companies to experiment is to randomize the introduction of new products across a set of markets. And Uber is not alone among these companies in turning to market-level experiments to test new products and innovations.

Improving outcomes with better government productivity

McKinsey

Sure, productivity can save money. But it could also improve education, fine-tune tax collection, and add 12 billion healthy-life years for the world’s population. Public Sector Insights

Passion Versus Profession – Are Management Consulting and Music Production Really That Different?

Tom Spencer

It is also important to involve multiple people in the production process – most songs you hear on the radio have different people responsible for composition, performance, mixing, and mastering, which helps to spot mistakes and prevent what I call “creative bubbles” – when you get so used to thinking about a certain concept that you stop being open to other ideas. Management Consulting client-specific issues creative bubbles industry recipes music production perspective

Junk or Productivity?

Martinka Consulting

I was speaking with the owner of a small technology company who told me his company’s software products improve productivity for their customers. Both types of companies (junk vs. productivity) make money producing what they do. The post Junk or Productivity? While on a trip I saw a TV commercial for a technology company looking to hire people.

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?