How do we move into the customer’s world and develop an outside-in approach to innovation and continuous improvement? Robin Timothy, Co-founder and Change Agent at BridgeOne.co, offers a set of steps for leaders to get closer to the customer experiences in order to drive product and service innovation.
This article is the first in a series illustrating how to achieve success on the corporate battlefield using the strategic marketing strategies developed by Drucker, Levitt, Kotler, and others.
There are two ways to imitate the innovations of others—namely; (1) developing a "me-too” or copycat offering to compete directly against the originator's innovation and; (2) launching a creative imitation of a rival's success.
Growth is essential to every organization. The opposite of growth isn’t "no-growth”—it's decay. The first question to ask in a growth policy is, "How much growth do we need to avoid becoming a marginal player as our market grows?"
When it comes to changing our behavior, there are two options that people usually try. The first is attempting a new behavior (like running Saturday mornings, or calling our parents on Thursday afternoons). The second option most people try is eliminating something.
Leadership is far from what most self-appointed leadership experts talk about on TV. It has little to do with “leadership qualities” and even less to do with “charisma.
The essence of leadership is performance and results. Leadership is a means to an end. The crucial question is: To what end?
G Suite (the new name for Google Apps) just passed over 3 million paying customers. Is your organization one of them? With Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Hangouts, and much more, G Suite is becoming too good to pass up, especially when the price point is often below what you pay for similar services with Office 365. G Suite also continues to add enterprise options and reduce cloud security concerns to lure more organizations away from Microsoft.
When continuous improvement is part of a career plan, organizations can find and develop talent with the different skills they need. To stay in sync with your organization's needs — and keep advancing up the ranks — start by continually evaluating your employees' skills. From there, you can fill any knowledge gaps with a targeted professional development plan. This survey will gather insight on organizational development and career plans for employees from top tech companies. These results will help leadership encourage team members to develop skills that will help their organization succeed.
Failure is the stepping stone to success. Ahead of the Process Excellence Summit PEX Network's Business Transformation Failure survey explores the most common reasons why business transformation fails and steps companies are taking to learn from failure. This survey will take approximately 2 minutes to complete and consists of 10 questions. All answers will be kept confidential. Complete the survey and receive a copy of the results first!
In the competitive world of business, ineffectiveness inevitably shows up on the profit and loss statements and balance sheets of any type of institution, be it a business, university, or government agency. The only test of management that matters is performance. Either management performs or it doesn't. More than 30 years ago,...