Archive for January 25, 2018

A Firm Foundation

Building blocks are all about creating a firm foundation. If you want to build a house, you define what the house will look like, resulting in a blueprint. Then, to build that house, you start with the foundation and build it from there.

It is impossible to add built-in shelving in the house until the framework, wiring, plumbing, (etc) have been laid into place. This applies also to an organization. There are specific foundational tasks that need to be completed before an organization can most effectively stand.

This is our focus in 2018: the Building Blocks for Operational Effectiveness. We hope you’ll come along with us in these discussions by signing up for our newsletter.

Questions? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

Cause and Effect

In our most recent newsletter, we began our discussion regarding what is needed to build operational effectiveness within your organization. This will be the theme for 2018 in both Aldridge Kerr’s newsletters and our blogs.

As we will look at those building blocks this year, we will provide hints for what blocks will provide the biggest impact and what will be the outcome if they are implemented. It is a basic cause and effect. If a building block is laid, there are direct results that should be realized.

For example, by providing clear leadership (the focus of February’s newsletter), this will reap results: clarity on mission, vision, and objectives; a defined culture based on this clarity; expectations understood throughout the organization, etc. Creating clear leadership (the action/cause) creates defined results (effect).

We look forward to providing some direction on the cause and effects of build operational effectiveness within your organization in 2018. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you do not miss these discussions this year.