Take back control of your work Data-driven improvement cycles help you to keep making the right moves quickly and reliably. But why should people want to do this? Where do they get the intrinsic motivation to want to embrace data-driven working? Why should people want to take charge and be in control? The answer is simple: because data-driven working has a huge number of benefits. This blog will cover the six most important benefits of data-driven working. … [Read more...]
This area of expertise is about continuous improvement and PDCA. Organizations who improve their business processes consequently using this area of expertise will have better performance results.
PDCA happens in every intelligent organization Many organizations are paying more and more attention to PDCA and continuous improvement. That's no surprise, because this powerful improvement method leads to much better results. PDCA is embedded in the heart of every intelligent organization. … [Read more...]
Operationalize your KPIs Defining the right KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) alone won’t get you where you need to go. The biggest challenge is taking data and using it to continuously learn and improve, and eventually achieve better performances. Intertwining KPIs and (big) data with the daily process of continuous improvement using so-called PDCA improvement cycle leads to sustainable value creation. Doing this will let you reap the advantages of working with KPIs while operationalizing the … [Read more...]
More projects, more success? The number of projects, programs, and portfolios is rapidly growing all around the world. Over the past forty years, project management has become a prominent discipline that's undergone a lot of development and has become highly visible.However, despite this growth in the field, the amount of successful projects isn't growing at the same rate. Studies show that only twenty percent of all projects are completed successfully. The biggest culprits that cause … [Read more...]
Organize instead of organization Karl E. Weick, in 1969, already talked about "organizing" instead of "organization" in his revolutionary book The Social Psychology of Organizing. With that, he turned the earlier philosophy of organizations on its head. "To organize" is a verb, which is precisely the difference between it and the static noun "organization". It implies action. It's about what people agree to do, and what image is created by the process of interaction. … [Read more...]
Big organizations are changing quickly It's not news that all big organizations are changing quickly at the moment. Trends like layoff rounds, different visions and goals, changing markets, and so on, are daily occurrences. Change is the most stable factor at the moment. Innovation, speed, flexibility, and taking advantage of the changing market are crucial factors.There's a demand for a faster time to market, other products and services that are a better fit for this moment. But having to … [Read more...]