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It's hard to keep pace these days and the pace is getting faster:
- "My business is having problems: Should I invest in more technology? Or do I need to look at my business practices and processes first?"
- "How can I manage my knowledge base to grow my organization?"
- "Where can I get the advice and expertise I need?"
Sometimes a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective can give you a running start--and get you back into the fast lane so you can avoid the speed bumps and potholes and get on with a smooth path to doing what you do best.
This site has a collection of articles, papers, and other information on the topics of Information Technology, Business Process Consulting, Project Management, Knowledge Management, Finance, Education, and Business Management.
This is more than a portfolio site, it is a site that contains knowledge, experience and real solutions to real problems--and perhaps your problems! If you want to know more, please contact us.
Recent News and Blog Entries
My earlier posting on this topic dealt with the need to convey an urgency of the need for change within an organization. It is all too easy to engage in an endless debate of the need, the urgency, the nature, the dependencies, the requirements, the effect, the risk, the opportunity, --ad nauseum-- of change.
However, creating a visceral event to convey the urgency can usually overcome the inertia against change. Why is this? Well, frankly put, nothing gets people working together like someone holllering, "Fire!"
I can't recall how many times I've been brought into a meeting, an organization, or a committee tasked with creating lasting, important change only to find within a couple of months that the entire process was bogged down in the emotional and political equivalent of quicksand.
I was talking with an owner of an IT support company a month ago. I asked him what he meant by "good service."
"Oh,' he said, "We provide great service for our clients. Whenever they call, we have someone there within 30 minutes."
"OK, but how long does it take you to fix the problem?" I responded.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights a serious problem with North American industry. The article entitled "Software Raises Bar for Hiring", documents how Human Resource departments have taken to scanning job applications for key words and terms as the first step in screening candidates.