Documents are not only used by the likes of museum and bureaucratic stuff. They are an intricate part of any company’s day-to-day, and for overriding what is required to achieve good project control. After all, there is no control without information. And, there is no information without any records.
Strategic management and Innovation
You have probably heard of, or even taken those “Facebook Tests.” Yes, surprisingly these tests have actually been enormously successful, regardless of how unreliable they may seem at first. They are mainly used to find out if you are going to be successful this year and what historical figure you were in a previous life. There are even some that tell you what would be your name if you were a planet. So, all right then: The Enneagram Test, the test we are addressing here is going to help you discover you are in a professional sense.
Have you ever stopped to reflect on the complexity of producing a film? Take Hollywood productions, for example. Hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of professionals can be involved in the making of a blockbuster movie. From the head of special effects to individual make-up artists, everyone needs to know exactly what he or she needs to be doing so that everything stays on schedule and goes ahead as planned. A little slip can be catastrophic. When that same level of complexity starts to appear in the corporate world, it’s essential to find a tool in the mould of the RACI matrix.
In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance since they are used to help simplify your processes, making your company more responsive to any new demands that the market throws in your direction. One important method is the lean methodology, which prioritizes efficiency and employee integration. In today’s post, we’ll take a deeper look at what this methodology is all about.
There we go to one more acronym. A manager’s life is really like that: an alphabet soup. It’s PDCA here, SWOT there, CEO up, SaaS down… only to mention some. Now, if you don’t know this one, it’s worth it to free up space in memory. Because the KPI dashboard is a celebrated management tool that measures the performance and success of your company.
It’s done! You’ve been promoted to coordinator and have the mission to apply your leadership skills to a team – or sector. This is all you’ve ever dreamt of in order to show your talent, but the remaining question is: Have you got leadership skills? Leadership is natural for some people, while for others it may be learned. Should you be a little puzzled about how to start, we’ve summarized in three keywords what it means to be a leader.
Automating tasks and creating KPIs to measure your team’s performance is no longer a differentiating factor, it’s an essential tool for your company to achieve growth. There can be no success without a workflow that provides for performance gains and scalability. Whether your organization is a startup where people have multiple responsibilities, a more mature (but less nimble) company or even an agency, it is high time to revisit your workflows.
A lack of time is the bugbear of the 21st-century business world. A thousand things to do, employees to manage and a never-ending list of urgent tasks are all now part of every manager’s daily routine. Everything needs to be delivered immediately, and things can easily spiral out of control. But, time is not always our enemy – we have to keep in mind that it is finite, and we need to organise ourselves accordingly. Several quite productive ways of putting life in order exist, and one of them is stack methodology, which we’ll discuss here.
“The kids who do their homework on Friday can play on Sunday.” Teachers start saying this when your kids are still at an early age. The same thing goes for us grown-ups: professionals who understand how to organize themselves and comprehend the importance of each task, project and attitude are never taken by surprise by accumulated work or unexpected crises. It’s not that crises don’t come up for organized people, they are hit with them just like everyone else. However, using well-thought out method for prioritizing tasks will let you conduct your professional life without having to worry constantly about putting out fires.