Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – January 2017

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – January 2017

Sponsored By Issue: 2017-01 January 2017 Founder’s Corner The Gig Economy – No Jobs, Just Work   Joseph F Paris Jr There has been a lot written lately of the “Gig Economy” – the notion that, in the future of earning a living, there will no longer be jobs, just work.  It’s an earnings environment where…

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

So far, for UPS and FedEx, Amazon’s been great for business.  But lately, it seems all the more that it’s taking business away from them. With Amazon having spent $11.5 billion on shipping last year—nearly twice what it did two years ago, things are starting look bleak for prominent delivery service companies. When asked about Amazon’s…

The gig economy: transforming the workforce

The gig economy: transforming the workforce

EY reports on the phenomenon of the gig economy – swiftly changing the landscape of work – and transforming the shape of the workforce along with it. Contending that the rise of the gig economy is helping organizations address needs such as dealing with rapidly shifting consumer preferences and competing with more nimble start-ups, it’s safe…

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

HBR examines and reveals the root problems of strategy execution, largely identified as having to do with “people” – and not the strategy itself. This article means that however hard it is to devise a smart strategy, it’s ten times harder to get people to execute on that strategy. In other words, your organization’s biggest strategy…

Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team

Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team

Harvard Business Review takes a look at the benefits of bringing in outside experts to contribute technical expertise that an organization does not already have to a critical project or initiative. These independent, temporary workers are also referred to as “agile talent”. HBR means that since organizations depend increasingly on this subset of freelancers, the benefits of such agile…