Change

AJC Playbook:  How do we Communicate about what is important to the organization?

Spoiler: Go to Reviews and Create and Execute a Strategic Communications Plan It is challenging to keep everyone in an organization, especially as it grows, informed and aligned to goals, plans, and progress. Within the context of executing the most important strategic work to the company, however, clear and timely communications are critical. The easiest …

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How to Hire and Inspire Employees with a Looming Recession?

With looming uncertainty of an upcoming recession despite record low unemployment rates, employers need to crack the code on hiring and inspiring employees more than ever. To do this, leverage the brain’s desire to avoid uncertainty and offer stability. Macroeconomists are predicting the possibility of a recession, defined by two consecutive quarters of shrinking Gross …

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Will a new ERP take my job?

When you implement a new ERP (or other) system, it is possible (read: probable!) that not everyone in your organization is going to be super thrilled. After all, change is hard, and resistance to it is normal. Check out this ~3 minute video for an example of a story of a common concern: that a …

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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 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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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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AJC Playbook: How to Define a Company’s Core Values?

What does your organization truly care about? Your organization’s Core Values, those things that you really and truly care about, should be so foundational that you are willing to hire, coach, develop, and ultimately fire people based on how well they live them out. These values should speak to your “Why” – to borrow from …

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AJC Playbook: Sharing our Methodology

While AJC typically helps with Execution or Implementation work as (Agile) Project Managers and Change Managers, there is much strategic and prioritization effort involved before we can truly get to this phase of work. AJC’s Playbook tells how AJC recommends sifting through those aspects of strategic preparation as well as practical implementation or execution so …

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