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Common Business Performance Opportunities

In today’s hyper competitive marketplace, no leader can afford to see his or her organization’s performance remain stagnant or, worse yet, decline. It’s become an imperative as well as a customer expectation that your company’s performance continually improve no matter what business you’re in.

Yet it can be exceedingly difficult for a business leader to pinpoint the performance improvement opportunities enabling his or her organization to achieve its fullest potential.

At StrategyDriven, we’ve had the privilege of helping leading companies around the world improve their performance. Based on this experience, we’ve identified several common performance improvement opportunities associated with the organizational, process, and technology areas that you can look for and implement within your organization to improve overall performance.

Our Common Business Performance Opportunities video explores the organization, process, and technology challenges frequently preventing the achievement of superior business performance.

Business Performance Assessment Programs play a key role in the identification of value-adding performance improvement opportunities that will keep your company on top. If you don’t have such a program or are looking for ways to improve the value of your business performance assessments, register for StrategyDriven’ FREE Maximizing the Value of Business Performance Assessments video series. In this free, five part video tutorial, we’ll show you how to optimally synthesize your organization’s data into actionable performance improvement information.


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Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

Management Observation Program – Observations Change Behaviors

StrategyDriven Management Observation Program Principles ArticleAdmit it; you perform differently when your supervisor is watching you. Suddenly, all of the performance rules become clear and important. You feel a sudden urgency and compulsion to recall them. Hi there! This article is available for free. Login or register as a StrategyDriven Personal Business Advisor Self-Guided Client by: Subscribing to the Self Guided Program - It's Free!

Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice 14 – Separate Fact from Opinion

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice ArticleBusiness performance assessment findings drive organizational actions. Consequently, a great deal of care must be taken when deciding what to include within a self assessment report. Findings based on logically derived conclusions founded on observable, quantifiable facts provide leaders with insightful information on how to improve performance. Findings built on opinion-based conclusions or founded primarily on individual experience frequently lack the vigorous underpinnings necessary to ensure a performance improvement opportunity. Thus, these suggestion-type findings should be excluded from formal self assessment reports.


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Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

Business Performance Assessment Program – Use of Experience

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Principles ArticleRigorous self assessments rely not only on observable, quantifiable facts but also on the experience of those conducting and participating in the assessments. When properly applied experience accelerates issue identification and deepens contributed insights.  
 
 
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Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice 13 – Capture Improvement Opportunities within the Corrective Action Program

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice ArticleSelf-critical business performance assessments yield multiple opportunities for performance improvement; yet their benefits often go unrealized because assessment recommendations are not acted upon. To ensure the organization profits from each self assessment, it is necessary to programmatically pursue the recommended performance improvement actions*. The structured approach employed should drive accountability for implementing the improvement activities balanced with the organization’s other priorities.


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Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.