Some business policies are the result of undesirable consequences or something happens that shouldn’t. For example, a door isn’t secure from the outside and someone gets in your building who doesn’t belong. Now management creates a policy restricting the door’s use. For example, “That door is for exiting the building ONLY in case of emergencies. It is NEVER to be used as an entry.” Should we be enacting bad business policies or fixing the door? How do you fix bad business policies? Continue reading How Do You Fix Bad Business Policies?
There seem to be two types of people in this world; the go-with-the-flow individuals and the intense planners. While both have their own benefits, you cannot simply rely on pure luck to achieve your educational or job goals. That requires planning, dedication, consistency, and motivation. How do you use planning to achieve your education and job goals? Continue reading How Do You Use Planning to Achieve Your Education and Job Goals?
Now is the time for reviewing your vision and mission statements, and as well as reviewing and setting goals and objectives. A clear statement of vision guides members of the organization. This over-arching statement of principle adds clarity and meaning to your goals, objectives, and regular activities. Why are setting goals and smart objectives important? Continue reading Why are Setting Goals and Smart Objectives Important?
Tracking operational metrics is an excellent place to start to keep watch on how your business is running! What gets measured, gets managed; but, what should you measure? There are many operational metrics that you should be measuring to enhance operations and keep your business working. Read on to find out what operational metrics are uses to run a business?
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Must all segments of your business operate effectively for your business to be truly successful? Some businesses survive in spite of poor performance in some segment(s), which is actually being carried by the performance of another segment. In other words, when one segment is not productive, other segments must be even more productive to compensate for it. If this is the case, then you could use a balanced scorecard to achieve strategic alignment. Continue reading How Do You Use a Balanced Scorecard?
Leaders work on understanding and improving the system through performance metrics or measures. Anytime I bring up the question of measures, people always ask “what’s a good measure?” The answer is, it depends on the type of business you operate. But it always starts with your purpose — what are you in business to do? Continue reading What are Performance Metrics Examples?
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic sent millions of people from working in an office to working remotely. This sudden shift left team managers, leaders, and business owners confused and worried about keeping the business up and running. This explains the sudden need for innovative KPI solutions with leading indicators for measuring organizational success, which begs the question: how do you measure the effectiveness of remote working? Continue reading How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Remote Working?
Strategies and tactics can be used to realize your goals and objectives, but how do you achieve strategic alignment between your business, departments, or the whole organization?
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Many metrics exist to focus an organization on important organizational objectives and drive the company forward. Key organizational metrics are more controversial. Many organizations will focus on revenue, profit, and growth as “Key” measures of success. Yet, all three are lagging indicators for measuring organizational success (what has happened) and will not tell you the whole story about your organizations prospects (what will happen). What Are 10 Leading Indicators for Measuring Organizational Success? Continue reading What Are 10 Leading Indicators for Measuring Organizational Success?
If you are writing policies and procedures documentation, then at some point you will need to answer the question “How Effective are Policies and Procedures?” If you can measure your documentation against some common elements, then you will have a method for managing, reviewing, and communicating the effectiveness of your policies and procedures. Continue reading How Effective are Policies and Procedures?