Business models, innovation, reengineering, culture change and more can sometimes not produce the expected or at least the immediate results you were expecting. This article is a good read. Another look or a fresh perspective may make the difference.
Excerpt: If you’ve had a bad experience with an operational improvement effort (like Six Sigma or Business Reengineering), or if you haven’t given it much attention lately, you should take a fresh look. Many companies and executives have been disappointed with these efforts when results weren’t sustained and inefficiency crept back in. But improvement has improved.
I see three forces behind this trend:
Read full article via Operational Improvement Has Improved – Brad Power – Harvard Business Review.
Small business news-to-watch and of-interest. We like to know and keep up with the trends — can one or more in the list be used for your business?
Excerpt: Because technology evolves so quickly, nailing down trends with staying power is no easy task. Even so, a few underlying movements are so big that they’re impossible to ignore.
On Monday, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) identified a few of these key tech trends based on consumer market research. The company released the 2013 edition of its annual Five Technology Trends to Watch in conjunction with a panel discussion among technology experts on the implications of each trend at the CEA Industry Forum in San Francisco
Read full article via CEA Unveils 5 Technology Trends to Watch | Inc.com.
Information technology and the forecast from an expert…..several small business takeaways.
Excerpt…….When former analyst-turned-VC Mary Meeker delivers her annual take on tech trends, the industry listens. Here’s what her latest report means for start-up founders.
Read full article…..via Meeker Report: High Tech Trends for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com.
Input on 2012 predictions for business intelligence…directions and needs.
Excerpt………We pulled three BI industry pundits away from their cork-popping and horn-blowing just after midnight on January 1st to get their takes on the top BI resolutions and trends for this new year.
Read full article………via Top BI Resolutions and Trends for 2012 from Industry Experts. From Trends and Outliers