Archive for November 26, 2014

Without Strategy, Efficiency is Possible, but not Effectiveness

Performing efficiently is crucial to an organization’s success. However, becoming efficient at the wrong tasks will not bring Operational Effectiveness. There is nothing worse than an organization spinning its wheels on activities and tasks that do NOT align with its strategy and mission.

An organization must first define its strategy. Don Springer of The Colton Group provided a baseline of questions to ask in order to define your strategy in our most recent newsletter. Once that strategy is defined, then the next steps are to ensure the tasks and activities (processes) your organization performs tie directly to that strategy.

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in ensuring your tasks and activities tie to your strategy. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

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Operational Effectiveness is an Execution of Strategy

In our most recent newsletter, Formulating a Strategy for Growth, Don Springer of The Colton Group provided a list of questions to ask in order to assess if you have defined your organization’s strategic choices.

The list of questions focused on both “outside the business” considerations as well as “inside the business.” Once those questions are answered, then in most cases, there is work to do that translates into building a sustainable organization.

The questions Don asks tie directly to creating Operational Effectiveness. And, Aldridge Kerr can assist you in executing solutions to those gaps identified when you answer the questions raised in our newsletter.

Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

And, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.