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Improve the Effectiveness of Your Process … and team!

There is an important question to consider when we emphasize efficiency or effectiveness. The question is: What is more important, doing things right (efficiently) or doing the right things (effectiveness)? Achieving efficiency is great, but we must be mindful of

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Business … Simplified!

How can business actually be simplified? If we allow ourselves to apply a few concepts from disciplines other than business school training, we may find that the solutions to some of the most difficult issues that we face may simply

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Why Are We Still Doing IT … That Way?

But, wait! We spent millions of dollars last year on the new systems and now they are doing things the same way they did a year age. This could be your worst nightmare. As a team leader, you monitor the

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Collaborate to Innovate … your safety net!

If we reflect on the past and some of the great innovations and discoveries, we must wonder how many lives could have been saved if penicillin had been developed five years earlier? Now, some of the problems we seek to

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What do meetings actually cost?

I read an article by Natalie Brooke that appeared in the Huffington post, entitled What’s the Price Tag of Your Office Meetings. Most of us would agree that some are actually necessary. Clearly certain meetings are extremely necessary, each meeting

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Process Improvement Interventions

The word intervention comes from the Latin meaning to “Interfere into the affairs of others.” Intervention involves injecting oneself into the conversation and process of the group in an attempt to help improve the problem solving effort. Because intervention literally

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Consensus and Commitment … is it there?

When group members work closely over a long period of time, the members forge a close involvement with each other and they are very committed to what they are doing. They will help each other, personally and professionally. They have

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