Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – April 2017

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – April 2017

  Issue: 2017-04 April 2017 Founder’s Corner Doing Right vs. Doing It Right   Joseph Paris   It seems that not a day goes by without our reading about someone getting caught in the processes of a system – aggreged not (necessarily) by nefarious intent, but by a process that didn’t take into consideration some…

Keeping transformations on target

Keeping transformations on target

McKinsey & Company reports on an analysis of high-stakes transformations which reveals a few pragmatic lessons that increase the odds of meeting the organization’s objectives. As a fact, keeping hundreds or thousands of initiatives on track is a monumental task, one that too few organizations around the world do well. And given the statistics that…

Intelligent process automation: The engine at the core of the next-generation operating model

Intelligent process automation: The engine at the core of the next-generation operating model

McKinsey & Company reconsiders intelligent process automation in this must-read article. Outlining the five key technologies of full intelligent process automation, they share with us how to properly use them to enhance productivity and efficiency, reduce operational risks, and improve customer experiences. This is especially important in the digital age, as organizations are heeded to constantly and…

3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

Futurist Ari Wallach helps leaders more consciously and ethically shape tomorrow. In this futuristically-inclined TED talk, he prompts us to move beyond making decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. In doing so, we are urged to instead ask the question: How can we…

The Outliers Inn; Corporate Superstition

The Outliers Inn; Corporate Superstition

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Outliers Inn podcast: Corporate Superstition. Topic: Join Antlerboy and JP as they talk with Stephan Meyer where they discuss the topic of Corporate Superstition.  Why are things done “this way” and not some other way in various corporations.  What happens when the old ways are found to be incorrect?  What are some ways…