Simple Steps to Reducing Organizational Stress and Risk

Simple Steps to Reducing Organizational Stress and Risk

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Many organizations experience a daily challenge determining what activities and projects to resource. There can be considerable stress and risk when operating without a process, because the alternative is a reactionary decision-making process.  Whether entrepreneurial, multi-generational family owned or even publicly traded, the cultural experience is that success is most often dictated by the ability to correctly guess what the best response to change is, and then swiftly execute on the guess. For organizations interested in reducing these decision-focused stresses and risks, embracing a formal strategic planning process may be …

Team Development With Help from the Tuckman Model

Team Development With Help from the Tuckman Model

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If the terms Forming, Norming, Storming and Performing seem familiar to you that would be because they are part of the Tuckman Model for group performance that was developed in the 1960s. Most managers or leaders who find themselves engaged with teams have likely been exposed to these phases and in some instances have found themselves stuck in one much to the detriment of their project’s success. Being aware of these phases, planning for the time it will take your team to progress through them, and having a few choice …

People to Data: It’s Never Been Easier to Close the Gap

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The real love of every quality professional is data and particularly statistical data.  We like it to be scientific and objective but sometimes we can’t meet those standards and we need to consider alternative research methods. Behavioral indicators from attending industry events can be a sound alternative to such research. Whether targeted to insiders, focused on end users or even a combination of both it is possible in such venues and events to identify trends. GPUG Summit Tampa: Customers affirm emerging trends in business intelligence, mobility and document management These …