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Process Improvement: from Marionette to Machine

Does it feel like when things happen in your organization, one person seems to be pulling all the strings? True Process Improvement takes that feeling of running processes as a “marionette” pulling all the strings, to a “machine” where the process runs independent of any specific individual.

How do you Communicate in a Project?

One of our Change Management consultants rightly describes Communications as the most powerful tool in the Change Manager’s tool belt. Without effective two-way Communications (meaning that questions and feedback make it back up the chain from a push-out messaging strategy), stakeholders will have little to no confidence that a change initiative is set up for success.

A Word From Our New Director of Client Services

Meet Erin Barsuglia, Andrea Jones Consulting’s new Director of Client Services. Erin’s role is to ensure AJC’s consultants are fulfilled with their projects while maintaining balance with their life goals. She will drive continuous growth and development internally to help our clients grow and develop though the consulting work and support AJC provides.

How Can we Create a Streamlined Process?

Anyone who has tried to get things done in an organization has probably had two realizations. First: Everyone seems to have their own way of doing things, and Second: It would sure be nice if this happened the same way every time. It takes discipline to accomplish standardized and streamlined processes, but is this discipline really the most difficult part of creating streamlined processes?

Focus on Improvement from an OD Lens

At AJC, we believe there is room for improvement and growth in all areas. We embrace improving ourselves and role modeling an actionable change-ready mindset that will help you move the needle forward.  The following article is a contribution by AJC’s Organizational Development Consultant, Terry Smith The only reason the concept of always having room for …

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Foster Accountability from an OD Lens

At AJC, we help our clients visualize and blaze the trail towards greater accountability for individual and collective performances. Traditional thinking tends to lean toward accountability of individuals to organizational performance standards and achievement of professional goals and objectives.  However, leaders who understand the give and take of the employment relationship foster greater accountability amongst themselves to their staff. 

Meet Erika Halperin!

Erika Halperin is one of AJC’s amazing Consultant Team members with a strong experience in Agile and Strategy. We are excited to share her expertise with our readers! What is Agile? Agile is a mindset and set of practices that allow software development and business teams to work collaboratively and iteratively to frequently deliver high-quality, …

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Rip Off the Red Tape Band-Aid

Many companies forget that they wrote their own rules and protocols. Even those governed by external compliance or certification bodies typically are held accountable to the rules they impose on themselves. So why do so many companies, then, find it so hard to change their outdated processes? Is it time to rip off that “Red-Tape” band-aid?

Servant Leadership from an OD Lens

Everything we do at AJC is intended to help your teams grow, develop, and perform at a higher level. It is not about us, and we don’t want it to be. OD practitioners must necessarily embody servant leadership; their role operates completely in service to the needs of the organization