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Feb
07
2018

So Many Projects, So Little Time: 5 Tips for Choosing Wisely

By Greg Cullison

Choosing which internal projects to focus efforts on may not seem like the most critical challenge in your organization, but getting it right can be a make-or-break opportunity.

How do you ensure that your next project supports your broader goals and pushes your organization forward? How do you prioritize your efforts to achieve the greatest impact?

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Jan
30
2018

How to Build a Kickass Operations Plan in 5 Easy Steps (And Why You Need One)

By April Resnick

Strategic planning: we've all done it, and we all know why it's important to outline your organization's strategy and establish a stable long-term vision. But the same teams who insist on strategic plans often miss the memo about operations plans.

What is an operations plan?

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Jun
14
2017

Creating an Environment of Engaged Employees

By April Resnick

Many leaders might be tempted to address efficiency and efficacy issues by asking for a larger workforce. This conclusion does not have a complete lack of logic – More employees should be able to handle a larger workload, and if each employee’s workload decreases at the same time, the end products should be higher quality, right? Unfortunately, hiring more to handle an increased volume is rarely a feasible option because of budget constraints.

Rather than focusing on quantity, security leaders can improve their clearance processes by focusing on employee effectiveness and changing organizational culture.

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May
10
2017

If You’ve Got 99 Problems (Then Prioritizing Is One of Them)

By April Resnick

 

While the visualize phase establishes a common understanding of problems and potential solutions, the prioritize phase ensures that resources are channeled into the areas that most influence your bottom line.

Click here to read the first blog in this series: How to Visualize Your Process

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May
03
2017

Houston We Have a Problem (But We Don't Know What It Is): How to Visualize Your Process

By Greg Cullison

Have you ever played Jenga? The game begins with a solidly stacked tower of blocks. Each player takes a turn at pulling a block from the stack and balancing it on top of the increasingly precarious tower until it becomes so unstable that it can no longer stand, and the whole thing comes tumbling down.

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