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Prioritize Your Post-COVID Pivot

Three years ago, I wrote an article advocating that companies prepare to disrupt their own business model.  Inspired by notable speaker and author Professor Robert Wolcott of Kellogg, who had spoken at a conference I had just attended, the article challenged business leaders to consider the following question:   “What will happen to my business when people stop buying …

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Operations Management in the time of COVID-19 with Erin Barsuglia

What is Operational Strategy Consulting? Armed with your goals, Operational Strategy works with your team to develop implementation plans and identify strengths, gaps, opportunities, and threats to your organization’s ability to meet those goals. Tell us about the importance of continuous improvement/process improvement in the operations world. ​ Continuous improvement is incredibly important to operations. It …

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Change Management with Charae Gibbs

The COVID-19 crisis is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and hearts right now. We are all dealing with the changes the crisis is bringing, both at home and professionally. Our Change Management consultant and ProSci Change Management practitioner, Charae Gibbs, shares ideas for maintaining productivity through virtual teams.  We hope these ideas will help you in your organization through …

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A Crash Course in Process Mapping

Businesses often wish to re-evaluate how they perform certain operational activities or workflows.  In other words, they wish to perform “Process Improvement.”

The underlying assumption to improving anything, is that you understand how it is being done right now.  In a business setting, when there are multiple departments, roles, or even people within a departmental role, all working together to achieve an outcome; it is hard to say that every step of the way is currently understood.

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So you want to go Agile. Where to start?

Alex Jones, a Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant with over 20 years of Agile and Lean Transformation experience at a large semiconductor manufacturer, recently presented on how companies can use Agile in non-software related applications such as product development, knowledge work, or service related businesses.   Here are the take-aways for companies who know something about Agile …

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