Archive for November 29, 2018

Sustainability Reminders

This month’s topic has been that building sustainability is a building block of operational effectiveness. We have talked about sustainability in the past and here are a few reminders, as discussed in previous newsletters, on what is needed to build sustainability within your company:

  • Establishing sustainability requires discipline and focus. This can be accomplished by using Aldridge Kerr’s proprietary methodology: Doable, Chewable Chunks®.
  • Becoming consistent in the methods in which you do business will support a sustainable organization.
  • Consistency leads to building repeatable processes. When tasks become repeatable, your organization is in a better position to sustain itself.

These reminders, as well as others on our newsletter page, reinforce the importance of building sustainability within your organization.
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Sustainability Intentionally

One of the Aldridge Kerr Team commented that most folks (and organizations) do not intentionally allow for inefficiencies or ineffectiveness. This is true. But, the reverse is also true: in order for any organization to build a strong, sustainability operation, they must be intentional. Building sustainability is a must for operational effectiveness.

Here are some hints for being intentional around sustainability:

  • Know your strengths as well as your areas of opportunity for change
  • Define what will create massive change most quickly – it is often a “quick fix” that can be monumental
  • Realize that sustainability requires an ongoing effort of continuous improvement
  • Be open to new and different ideas; change can be good

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

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Sustainability and Staff

In our most recent newsletter, we discussed sustainability and its role as a building block to operational effectiveness. A key characteristic of sustainability is engaging your Staff.

Often as Aldridge Kerr works with our Clients, Management will be impressed with one of our recommendations. This is when we explain to them that the brilliant idea was not ours but someone on their Staff. We find frequently that our Staff has great ideas on how to improve (and sustain) the organization. But Management fails to ask them.

We encourage Management to tap into the wealth of knowledge front-line Staff has on methods to improve how they do business. This leads to an engaged Staff as well as encouraging sustainability.

Not sure how to best tap into the input from Staff? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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