Managing Management Panic in the Pandemic

The global pandemic stresses workers and managers alike. Workers may struggle to find a suitable place to work free of distractions. Managers might grapple with the fear of managing employees they cannot see. Many managers never before managed people working in multiple disparate locations. The feeling of loss of control leads to some overly-invasive management…

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ERP Software

SMBs Drive Massive, Accelerated ERP Growth Through 2024

Within four years, possibly three, spending by all businesses on ERP software will exceed the levels and growth rates estimated by most industry analysts and vendors to be at least six years away. The primary growth engine will be mid-sized and small businesses that will need ERP to compete. Millions of new ERP customers with…

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Step Zero

Reducing Costs: Step Zero – Organize and Prioritize !

Folks get excited about reducing costs: It can be a result in a real, quick sense of achievement. However, you MUST first take a “pre-step” which we call “Step Zero”. Step Zero consists of 1) Organizing the cost-reduction project and 2) Prioritizing individual cost-reduction ideas. Experience shows that without taking this “step zero”, a lot…

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Image by Richard M Marshall

Structuring the Future Enterprise

The way most companies are organised dates to the industrial revolution. Our ancestors stopped working from dawn to dark on the family farm for subsistence and moved into the mills, mines and factories where they were at least paid and sheltered from the weather. They had to move into the mills because that was where…

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Pandemic US Wave 2 is here now! Courtesy Image by Elias Sch from Pixabay

New Board and CEO Crisis Playbook: 5 Key Actions to focus on now

The COVID-19 crisis wave now is in the U.S. phase 2 of Board of Directors pandemic planning, governance, and management. The CEO’s pandemic planning playbook continues into crisis management action for safer financial positions with the Board. The Board is in the perfect spot to assist in reshaping a pandemic crisis management playbook. Boards must…

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Enterprise

Restructuring the Enterprise

The structure of most companies is so stale that a Victorian industrialist appearing in our midst would only wonder why there were no top hats. Everything else would be familiar. An insistence on people being in the same space. Supervisors looking out over everything being done. Decisions emerging from all male board rooms and percolating…

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