StrategyDriven Management Observation Program Best Practice Article

Management Observation Program Best Practice 2 – Program Alignment with Established Performance Standards

StrategyDriven Management Observation Program Best Practice ArticleThe goal of any observation program is to promote adherence to the performance standard delineated by management in order to consistently achieve superior results. Additionally, observation program credibility exists when those being observed can expect both repeatable evaluations by one manager and consistent evaluations by different managers for a given job performance relative to established standards. Therefore, management observations must be aligned with and focus on those critical standards required to ensure outstanding performance.


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Learn How to Achieve Enterprise Excellence at an Executive One-Day Seminar with Forrest Breyfogle

Competitive pressures are forcing executives to react faster to changing business conditions and customer requirements. Line managers and decision-makers need to have an efficient and effective system for day-to-day business operation with access to performance metrics that lead to the most appropriate activities.

In July 2008, we were privileged to host Forrest Breyfogle, Founder and CEO of Smarter Solutions and author of The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series on the StrategyDriven Podcast. During our interview, Forrest shared his insights on using the Integrated Enterprise Excellence System (IEE) to improve business performance beyond that achievable through use of Lean Six Sigma or The Balanced Scorecard alone. IEE combines the best practices of earlier tools and methods, like Lean Six Sigma, with innovative analytical techniques to drive financial and operational success at the enterprise level and achieve the three Rs of business, everyone doing the Right things the Right way at the Right time.

And now Forrest is offering a one-day executive seminar where participants will learn how to implement The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System to:

  • increase productivity and eliminate daily firefighting and non-value add activities from business processes
  • sustain a consistent, high-performance team environment and culture
  • improve top- and bottom-line strategies and results in a fierce competitive and global market
  • improve the measurement criteria and report out of high-level business metrics
  • achieve and execute repeatable, strategic business plans

Seminar Details

This session is open to the public and complimentary for leading influencers and decision-makers. Please call (512) 918-0280 to determine if you qualify for this complimentary session.

Executive One-Day: Achieving Enterprise Excellence

Date:
April 28, 2009

Time:
8 am to 5 pm

Location:
Smarter Solutions, Inc.
11044 Research Blvd.
Suite B-400
Austin, Texas 78759

Contact:
(512) 918-0280

Pre-Registration:
http://www.smartersolutions.com/registrationform.htm

Additional Resource

Find out more about The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System by listening to StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 3 – An Interview with Forrest Breyfogle, author of Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Volume I – The Basics.

Additional Information

Forrest details how to implement The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System in his four book series which can be purchase by clicking on the following links:

Complimenting the outstanding insights contained within The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series and our special edition StrategyDriven Podcast are the organizational performance improvement materials and resources found on his website, Smarter Solutions (www.SmarterSolutions.com).


Forrest W. Breyfogle III, author of The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series, is CEO of Smarter Solutions, a global management coaching and consulting firm specializing in the design and application of innovative enterprise-wide performance measures and business solutions. For over 15 years, Forrest has advised company leaders and their teams on how to improve their organization’s performance through the use of his Integrated Enterprise Excellence System. In 2004, Forrest received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality for his earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence. To read Forrest’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 12 – An Interview with Nat Stoddard, author of The Right Leader

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 12 – An Interview with Nat Stoddard, author of The Right Leader explores the challenges and solutions to selecting executives who possess the needed skills and experiences while also being a good fit with the organization’s culture. During our discussion, Nat Stoddard, author of The Right Leader: Selecting Executives Who Fit and Chairman of Crenshaw Associates, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • importance of an effective executive transition and gaps in the contemporary selection process
  • why hiring organizations should identify actions a new executive needs to take in addition to results to be achieved
  • impact of culture alignment between the organization and new executive on the transition’s success
  • steps the hiring organization should take to prepare for and execute a more effective executive selection and transition

Additional Information

Complimenting the invaluable insights Nat shares in The Right Leader and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from his website, The Right Leader (www.TheRightLeader.com). Nat’s book, The Right Leader, can be purchased by clicking here.

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Nat Stoddard, author of The Right Leader, is Chairman of Crenshaw Associates, a New York-based consulting firm specializing in career and transition management for senior executives. Nat is the former CEO of World Kitchen, a leading kitchen products manufacturer and former Chairman, President, and CEO of GE’s Canadian appliance affiliate Camco, Incorporated. To read Nat’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice Article

Tactical Execution Best Practice 3 – Timely Reporting of Activity Status

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice ArticleRarely does unique, creative, or exploratory work complete on-time and on-budget (accounting for personnel, material, and financial resources). Although planners make every effort to accurately predict task needs, the many variables and uncertainties associated with these types of tasks make highly accurate planning nearly impossible. Even highly repetitive tasks can suffer from unforeseeable circumstances that delay their performance or raise costs. Subsequently, buffers are often added to work plans to accommodate for the uncertainty. At times, these buffers aren’t enough. On other occasions, excess time and/or resources remain. Only through timely communication of activity status can managers proactively prioritize and adjust their operations or project plans to accommodate the unknown and recover excess time and resources.


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StrategyDriven Project Management Best Practice Article

Project Management Best Practice 4 – Team Calendar

Project complexity seems to increase exponentially with team size. Larger teams require greater division of work and additional managers and supervisors to oversee these disparate efforts. Subsequently, the number of meetings increases to coordinate and align efforts between work groups, communication with stakeholders, and gather requirements and ideas from the organization’s subject matter experts. Absent meeting coordination, team members and line organization sponsors and participants become increasingly double and triple booked; causing individual frustration and diminishing the team’s effectiveness credibility.


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