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The Importance of ‘Last-Mile’ Business Reporting Tools

November 13, 2018

By Adrian Travis Last mile business reporting tools are the reports we use to manage business performance at the front lines. Reporting typically fails to go the ‘last mile’ because it resides in dozens of different systems, requires manual creation and editing, or just isn’t disseminated to the right people. This results in the department… read more →




Building an Effective Team

September 28, 2018

Building a team is more than just delegating tasks, allocating resources, and managing deadlines. To effectively and efficiently achieve organizational goals, the team leader should continuously investigate and improve the seven areas mentioned below. By answering the key questions listed in these areas, a leader will have a better understanding of the current situations, limitations,… read more →




Making the Division of Labor Effective

July 6, 2018

The Division of Labor was first proposed in Adam Smith’s famous 1776 book, the Wealth of Nations, as a critical factor in the productivity of countries. It has been pursued by many organizations ever since and has become much more common with the ability to outsource tasks to other countries. Aside from offshore delegation, a… read more →




When to Start a Consulting Project

January 5, 2018

By Adrian Travis, President   When I meet with executives, the notion of ‘the right timing’ frequently comes up as a question as part of the scoping and structuring process.  While there’s never a convenient time to undergo an intensive consulting project that is going to challenge staff and drive business results, there are some… read more →




Onboarding: Optimizing New Hire Success

April 14, 2016

Following the employee recruitment and selection process, onboarding is one of the most critical functions for effective talent management in any organization. Onboarding, in numbers: Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first 12 months As much as 20% of employee turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment It costs $3,000… read more →




7 Factors for Effective Management

March 24, 2016

We have seen various styles of management across many verticals, whether it’s in energy, financial services or healthcare, the underlying essence for effective management remains the same. Despite the excellence in resources provided to an operating organization, the challenge remains in the hands of an “Active Manager” to deliver business and bring new opportunities to… read more →




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