Productivity Boost for Consultants

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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.

Solving the productivity puzzle

McKinsey

New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more. Meeting Society’s Expectations

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

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?

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

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

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

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, 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.

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

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.

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

Industrial Production Growing, Manufacturing Inching Along

MishTalk

The Fed G17 report shows Industrial Production is up 0.4% Mining is once again the highlight of an otherwise soft industrial production report. percent for a third straight sharp increase, mining pulled industrial production up 0.4 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization.

Confronting Indonesia’s Productivity Challenge

McKinsey

Indonesia, along with most other Southeast Asian countries, has an opportunity to capture a bigger share of global manufacturing activity. Rising wages in China is giving the ten countries making up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) an opportunity to replace China as the “factory of the world.” Yet taking advantage of this opportunity is not going to be simple. Our Insights

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

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.

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.

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 ”).

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.

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.

Productivity Hacks from the Road

Strategy+Business

What travel can teach you about making organizations more productive

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.

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

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”).

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

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.

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

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.”

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

How to Sell Embarrassing Products

Harvard Business

The shelves of stores are packed with fantastic fonts, strategically designed color combinations, and unique product forms all competing to draw the attention of consumers. Our research shows that for products consumers find embarrassing to buy — for example, condoms, acne cream, hemorrhoid cream, and lice shampoo — having packaging that stands out may reduce consumers’ purchase intentions. Juj Winn/Getty Images.

An analytical approach to maximizing reservoir production

McKinsey

Producing assets have significant surface optimization potential. We take a deeper look at what it takes to unlock this value. Our Insights

How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems

McKinsey

Rich data, ubiquitous connectivity, and real-time communication are changing the way companies work. For leaders, that transformation will extend much further than the machines on the factory floor. Our Insights

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The Goldilocks Theory of Product Success

Harvard Business

If a competitor’s product offers the same features at the same price, there’s no reason to switch. So they used design, rather than the product itself, to create differentiation. Should products and service be designed to highlight their difference or their similarity?

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.

Productivity: The route to Brexit success

McKinsey

But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on addressing long-standing productivity challenges. The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. Europe

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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5 Ways to Design Products Customers Love

Harvard Business

This story exemplifies one type of empathic design, namely by a user-designer who combines deep knowledge of product use with the ability to foresee new possibilities for it. Innovation Design Research & development Product development Experimentation Digital ArticleLaura Lezza/Getty Images. As a teenager, Mike Pfotenhauer loved to hike, but he hated how uncomfortable he felt carrying the backpacks then on the market.

Centralized Decision Making Helps Kill Bad Products

Harvard Business

Killing products isn’t easy. Engineers and managers toil for months, often years, to conceive, develop, and launch new products. So to see those products go down in flames (literally, as in the case of the Samsung Note 7), often creates a very difficult choice: try to improve the quality and support for products or terminate them. Centralized structures speed product termination because they aggregate information about the whole portfolio at the top.

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.