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3 Issues Organizations Face During a Business Transformation Process

3 Issues Organizations Face During a Business Transformation Process

I wish, it were,  but devising and implementing a winning business transformation process is not a walk in the park. There are multiple factors that come  into play that have the potential to become significant hurdles. Failure to assess realistic benefits and set priorities based on a clear methodology can cause serious complications.

So, if your organization is planning to introduce change and alter its operations, you need to account for these three major issues that companies experience as they go through a transformational process:

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A Different Kind of Celebration

A Different Kind of Celebration

This holiday season will be significantly different than what everyone is used to. The uptick in COVID cases and the possibility of another lockdown impacts everything, from restaurant openings to leisure travel and family gatherings. Naturally, businesses are trying to optimize operations and find the best way to work around this COVID-affected holiday season. Even though some retail stores have witnessed surges in activity over the last few months, their revenue and profits will probably not make up for the sales declines they have experienced all year.

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The Pillars For a Successful Business Transformation

The Pillars For a Successful Business Transformation

Identifying solutions. Prioritizing execution. When talking about business transformation, people tend to look at where they are and where they want to be. What they forget is that what happens in between are the critical factors that impact their success.

You can have a good strategy. You can have a groundbreaking vision. You can also have the financial and resource means to put these plans into action. But fully understanding and managing the transformation process is the key to successful execution.

If your company is in the process of planning for 2021, or is in the middle of a current transformation program, “The Eight Pillars to a Successful Business Transformation” information below can serve as a guide to help you move from point A to point B.

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Surviving COVID-19 as an Educational Institution

Parents are concerned.

How can schools continue to ensure a safe and secure environment for the students?

Now that schools have reopened, educational institutions continue to face the repercussions of the abrupt closings back in March 2020. Transitioning towards the fresh school year remains to be a challenge and school leaders across the country are wondering:

  • How can we serve our students, parents, teachers, faculty, and administration in a way that will help avoid further outbreaks?
  • How can we implement our new classroom protocols while also ensuring that we’re delivering quality education?
  • What happens if someone has virus symptoms during the school year? What should be our quick and actionable response?
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Surviving COVID-19 as a Business

Coronavirus has shaken the way people live their lives and executives manage their companies. From businesses shutting down to social distancing, these changes have prompted organizations to develop more flexible operating models supported by quickly adaptive business strategies.

In Off the Cuff’s Episode 3, I talked to Rick and Ingrid about the most crucial factors businesses should consider and how doing so will help them stay in business.

I expound more on the The COVID Strategic Adoptive Framework in the newest podcast episode. Along with this, I also share my thoughts on best practices on reopening schools, the positive and negative long-term impact of COVID, and why adaptability and having a people-first business mindset can help organizations thrive.

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People are Influenced by Group Conformity

Identifying a group in social influence is one of the most vital factors to knowing the level of conformity of that group. This is essentially where an individual alters their public behavior (how they behave and act in their daily life) and their personal beliefs. This is done in order to align themselves with the group’s identify.

When you identify a cohesive group, you are looking for individuals who have similar traits, needs, desires, fears, and challenges that can be brought together and messaged to directly and/or indirectly. Continue reading “People are Influenced by Group Conformity”

Failure

Most projects, most initiatives, most companies fail to achieve their desired result. That result can be revenue enhancement, cost reduction, customer satisfaction or any other goal. Most of these efforts may achieve a small portion of their desired results or even none at all. And this is because these companies, these organizations, these leaders, fail to fully develop and execute their strategies.  Execution is key. Continue reading “Failure”