June 17, 2019
When I ask business leaders if their employees know what the company’s strategic plan is and how they contribute to it, most of them say “yes.” When I ask them, “Can each of your staff tell me how doing just 1% better contributes to the profitability of the company?” the answer is usually “No.”
April 22, 2019
Is your business living up to its core values? To know for sure, you need to be listening on two levels. Carpedia VP Andrew Rush explains in this executive summary article.
March 28, 2019
We once worked with a company that manufactured specialty vehicles who was close to going bankrupt. When we went in to assess the situation, we discovered that more than half the vehicles
February 20, 2019
When you align the plans of your business so that they are properly translated, you have now given your frontline leaders better tools and expectations to manage against. CEOs that I speak
February 06, 2019
You can’t align your business if the people in your organization don’t know where you’re going and how to get there.
January 28, 2019
It is now widely held that a great organizational culture is the key to making any business, sustainably profitable. The key to creating a great culture, is through alignment.
January 05, 2018
In the last Opportunity, we discussed the need to look at processes as a whole before descending into the activities of individuals within the process. One of the benefits of analyzing organizations
January 02, 2018
One of the obvious places to look for opportunities to improve is to study a process within the organization and see if you can make it better (simpler, faster, or less expensive
December 29, 2017
The third piece of the organizational alignment puzzle is how the reward system supports it or not. Rewards, whether compensation or recognition, have a powerful influence on people’s behaviors and can upend
December 26, 2017
Due to the fact that we travel to our clients, it’s difficult to get many of our staff together in one place at one time. Twice a year we make an effort