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40 Questions for a Current State Business Review

Here are 40 Questions to ask before leading Strategic Planning sessions in a Current State Business Review section to “confirm the present.” Some are quantitative, and some qualitative, though having a high level understanding around most of these to inform the foundation for growth. What kind of technology are we using?  What are we creating?  …

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How to do Process Mapping Virtually

Process Mapping is an effective way to improve business operations. How can this be done well in today’s virtual environment? Top 5 Takeaways: Prepare Tools and Backup Files Ahead Don’t skip the Scribe Role Maintain focused sessions with breaks Use Virtual Tools even when in person! Process Map ANYWAY! Happy Mapping! Reference Articles: A Crash …

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How do you know if your employees are satisfied?

There is a lot of buzz about the Great Resignation or the Resignation Tsunami. More recently, however, the conversation among Leaders has shifted toward Retention. Leaders are recognizing that they are not able to hire talent quickly, and turnover is expensive and can cause delays in value production for customers.    So how can you …

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How do Great Managers Retain Employees?

Direct supervisors, or managers, are the most important influence on employees’ job satisfaction. According to this article by McKinsey published in September 2020, “Relationships with management are the top factor in employees’ job satisfaction, which in turn is the second most important determinant of employees’ overall well-being. “ This is so well established that Patrick Lencioni, …

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AJC Playbook: How to Define Mission and Vision?

Before you head off into the strategic realm, it is often helpful to consider what you are trying to do as an organization (your Mission) and where you want to be in the future (your Vision). Align your team to specific definitions of these. Below are AJC’s Definitions of Mission and Vision. How to define …

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How do AJC’s Project Managers Communicate?

AJC’s Project Managers communicate in a timely manner. In other words, we are responsive. This morning I was copied on an email from a client asking to change a meeting scheduled for midday today. Within 10 minutes our Project Manager had changed the meeting to meet her recommendations with a friendly “No problem!” This is …

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How To Prioritize Projects?

Register for our May 6 Lunch and Learn on this Topic! So many ideas or projects, and so little time or resources! One major concern for resource constrained organizations is how to prioritize their great ideas or projects in a way that makes sense to the business. This can be done using objective criteria and …

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Andrea Jones Consulting®’s 2021 Clutch Year In Review

This article was written courtesy of Clutch.co – thanks guys! 2021 was anything but ordinary. Through the challenges and uncertainties we faced throughout the year, it’s our clients that kept us going. Here at Andrea Jones Consulting®, our goal is to help our clients scale with people, process, and technology changes. It’s because of our …

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AJC Playbook: What kind of growth do you want?

There are three basic ways to run a business that is a “going concern”– well, actually four – and any of them might be right for your organization.  These are so fundamentally different in terms of growth, however, that the Leadership Team needs to be aligned before going any further in this process. True Innovation …

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