Archive for February 20, 2017

Operationally Strong

In our definition of sustainability, we include the need to be “operationally strong” as shown here: “the ability to create and maintain an organizational and operational infrastructure that can remain productive, relevant, and operationally strong through change, conflict, and growth.”
 
So what is being “operationally strong?” That will be our focus through 2017 as we look at the many characteristics needed for sustainability. While a Company creates sustainability, it is also creating an operationally strong organization.
 
There is no “magic pill” to make that happen, nor will it occur overnight. It is a building process that will come to fruition overtime through an ongoing commitment to it.
 
Not sure how to even get started? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in building an operationally strong, sustainable organization.
 
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Staying Relevant for Sustainability

What would happen if your Company functioned in a vacuum? It would be unaware of the constant changes in the market, technology, regulatory requirements, etc. It would miss out on the business environment shifts that may impact the relevance of the Company’s products and/or services.
 
The challenge of every Leader is to be aware of the changes in the business environment in order to stay relevant. This requires awareness, customer-focused input, and the ability to evolve with the ever changing world we live in.
 
Remaining relevant is a requirement for a Company to be sustainable. Aldridge Kerr can assist in creating an operational foundation for sustainability. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.
 
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Continuous Improvement and Sustainability

In our most recent newsletter, we began exploring the significance of building sustainability within a Company. Continuous improvement provides a structure to create that sustainability.
 
By incorporating an ongoing effort to improve the quality of a Company’s products and/or services through routinely evaluating the effectiveness of its processes, it encourages Staff and Teams to work smarter without adding additional Resources.
 
This continuous improvement needs to permeate the culture of a Company and so it becomes intricate to everything the Company does.
 
Not sure how to create a culture of continuous improvement? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.
 
If you prefer a do-it-yourself approach, get started by taking our Simple Start Assessments at My COO Resources.
 
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