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Tools Review ~ And Change: Beyond Performance Management (40 Tools)

Tools Review ~ And Change:  Beyond Performance Management (40 Tools) | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it

"Just 30 percent of these tools deliver as intended. Why?  ...They’re misused by most organizations."


As Jeremy Hope and Steve Player reveal in Beyond Performance Management, while many tools are sound in theory, they’re misused by most organizations. 

For example, executives buy and implement a tool without first asking,

"What problem are we trying to solve?”  

And they use tools to command and control frontline teams, not empower them—a serious and costly mistake.
 

Issue No. 251 of Your Weekly Staff Meeting highlights a new book from Harvard Business Review Press on how to select the right management tool—at the right time. The authors describe 40 tools in detail.

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Anyone who has led an ERP system implementation will be nodding her head along with this interesting 2 in one post - a book review + author's insight into tools and change management....

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Harry Cannon's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:07 AM

Sounds like one to read. Certainly seen tools misunderstood and mis-used.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 2, 2013 1:45 PM
I'm 1/3rd into this book and it is REALLY on target. Great resource. Thanks for the comments from Suchitra and Harry. I so agree with the "not doing may be smarter" based on a solid review of what the needs and problems are.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 29, 2013 12:47 PM
Ok, I've about finished the book. It does contribute in many helpful ways to breaking out of industrial mindsets that hamper creativity, innovation and collaboration sorely needed in organizational thinking today. It is a helpful checklist for assessing blind spots and "keeping up with the joneses" when such "best practices" in corporate measurement and reporting are not necessary and, even worse, a drain on productivity. Highly recommended!
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Entrepreneurship is not Easy – Five lessons from my journey so far

Entrepreneurship is not Easy – Five lessons from my journey so far | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
No, I am not complaining. To live a life of my choosing and to do work that I love is a blessing indeed and I thank my stars every day for this. An adventure it is, but it is not all fun and games....
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Intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-the-making – what do you think? Any advice for me – anything I should know now before I burn my fingers? Help me by sharing your thoughts and wisdom with me.

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From a Recruiter’s Diary – Five Expectations from a Job-Seeker to ensure a Win-Win Job-Hunt

From a Recruiter’s Diary – Five Expectations from a Job-Seeker to ensure a Win-Win Job-Hunt | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
A recruiter starts work every morning with one objective – find the best candidate for her client and fill the open position FAST. A candidate hunting for a job wakes up with this thought – may tod...
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I have been on the other side of the fence as well for fourteen years and have my pet peeves on recruiters – lack of responsiveness and forthrightness, cookie-cutter approach and more. I am sure you do as well. But I think mutual respect can be key to a great relationship and a successful story here much like in every other relationship. What do you think? Whether you are a recruiter or a job-seeker, I would love to hear back and learn from you.

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Five Thoughts on Key Performance Metrics through Five Favourite Quotes - Operational Excellence

Five Thoughts on Key Performance Metrics through Five Favourite Quotes - Operational Excellence | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Numbers tell stories – and metrics are the tools through which these stories get shape and substance. And yes, I am mad about metrics. Most of my readers come to this blog to read my posts on key p...
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What is your favourite performance metric quote? What wisdom have you gathered on setting key performance metrics ? What has worked for your business and what has not? I would love to hear back and learn from you.

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Five Ways to Survive and Thrive during Organisation Structure Changes

Five Ways to Survive and Thrive during Organisation Structure Changes | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
It starts with tremors and before you realise what is happening, the ground starts shaking violently under your feet and there you are in the middle of a major seismic activity hanging on for dear ...
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Given that org changes are the norm and hiding under your seat or the blanket at home till the dust settles down in the hope that things will turn out ok in the end could be an option, there is a better option as well and that is – to Be Prepared.

 
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Five Workplace Attitudes that can make Work FUN and help You Succeed too – Operational Excellence

Five Workplace Attitudes that can make Work FUN and help You Succeed too – Operational Excellence | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
How many times have you thought in the mornings – I wish I didn't have to go to work today? And not just on Mondays either… This question could be a symptom of quite a common malignancy – boredom a...
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And how does this all relate to success? There is quite a lot of science behind this (and the study of happiness at work is a rapidly growing trend as it should be) – if you are having fun at work, you are happier. If you are happier, you’ll solve problems faster, be more creative, adapt fastest to change, get appreciated, receive better feedback, get promoted quicker and earn more over the long-term.

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Five Key Considerations for Successful Project Management – Operational Excellence

Five Key Considerations for Successful Project Management – Operational Excellence | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
At the outset, I would like to thank Suchitra for providing me an opportunity to write in her popular blog! Who is a Project Manager?  A simple answer would be: Any person who has a team and is exp...
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 I am sure there are many more considerations that would help in mastering project management, but I believe the above five practical and simple considerations would be among the most critical ones required in project management. No matter what certifications we posses, nothing can beat hands-on experience!  Also, no matter how experienced anyone is, there is always plenty to learn in Project Management!

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10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck

10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 7:19 AM
Not many, Entrepreneurship should be in blood otherwise the chances of failure is much more.
Gerald Hynes's curator insight, January 29, 10:34 PM

Really enjoyed this article. A nice summary of p[eople who work hard and then people say they are lucky.

Baillie Lumber's curator insight, July 28, 6:56 AM

Lead by example, take risks, and celebrate.  All good tips for aspiring

entrepreneurs from people who have had success doing it.

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6 Growth Strategies Business Leaders Employ

6 Growth Strategies Business Leaders Employ | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson, Therese Matthys
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Good solid tips for revenue growth..

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Girija Tickoo's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:05 PM

Growth for Growth's Sake!

Angela Heath's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:21 PM

Learning from the big guys is VERY important.

Anne Smart's curator insight, March 14, 1:25 PM

But you already knew this didn't you....

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To Become An Expert, Do This One Thing

To Become An Expert, Do This One Thing | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
I want to learn how to code. If I know how to code, I can build things.I can also communicate with the tech entrepreneurs I invest in.So I signed up for MIT’s Gentle Introduction to Python.
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How often do we start learning something new with a lot of enthusiasm and then drop it. Whitney Johnson in this post shares a technique that just might make one an expert coder or musician or...

"I highly advise being a beginner, and learning something new just for fun, but I’m discovering that learning something I already know, like a beginner, is an ideal hack for becoming an expert."

 

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10 of the most counterintuitive pieces of advice from famous entrepreneurs - - The Buffer Blog

10 of the most counterintuitive pieces of advice from famous entrepreneurs - - The Buffer Blog | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
10 counterintuitive pieces of advice from famous entrepreneurs about starting, building and growing a business.
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"Empirically, the way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things."

This and mose such vignettes in here - great piece

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Tips for Building a Powerful Brand Identity for your Small Business

Tips for Building a Powerful Brand Identity for your Small Business | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it

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Branding matters - for personal and business objectives. Have experimented with personal branding and my current challenge is integrating my personal brand with my small business brand..

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Leilani Verona Steffany's curator insight, April 3, 3:23 AM

I feel like this article is very much IMC related. Building strong brand identity by knowing what your brand stands for, who your target market is, using social media platforms as your brands voice, allowing you to get involved and engaged with your consumers, as well as provide compelling communications to emotionally connect/ motivate your customers,  but also making sure that all your marketing communications and consumer touch points are consistent and compliment each other. And Lastly deliver your promise so your consumers come back! I think yes, this sounds like a recipe of IMC???

Ellie Bigsby's curator insight, August 10, 9:04 PM

This article gives six tips to creating a noteworthy brand identity. It is important to do so as it differentiates your product and encourages consumer perception and value to increase. One of the tips that April Neill gives is to be consistent with your messages. Which is an integral part of integrated marketing communications. All of her tips are simple and effective to creating and brand identity. 

Dinesh Chhagn's curator insight, August 27, 12:44 AM

This article is takes us through some essential stages in order build a strong brand. The article explains that firstly, you need to know what the brand stands for. Secondly the  logo should be distinctive and unique, thirdly create communications that connect with consumers and motivate them to act, fourthly, be consistent across all media preferably by using an IMC program and then insure you deliver on what you promise and what the brand stands for

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Partner or Die

Partner or Die | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
More and more, market leading, profitable companies — with amazing cultures and visible, strong core competencies — are failing to achieve their potential. What’s missing? More
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Partnering needs to become a core competency to fuel sustainable business growth

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A Bad Process Will Beat a Good Person, Every Time | AccelaWork

A Bad Process Will Beat a Good Person, Every Time | AccelaWork | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Business process improvement expert Ray Gagnon put together an op-ed for The Huffington Post. It relates elephants to business process improvement. (Business improvement and the elephant fable.

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From Managing to Leading - Five Attitudinal Shifts To Become An Inspiring Leader!

From Managing to Leading - Five Attitudinal Shifts To Become An Inspiring Leader! | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Why is it so difficult to find great leaders in the world of work? What is the missing element that makes most super achievers fall short of being super leaders or mentors? What does it take for a ...
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“We all need to be leaders, regardless of our formal title or role. This starts with inner self-leadership and moves outward to influence, guide, support, and lead others. The process of becoming a leader is the same as the process of becoming a highly effective human being. Leadership development is personal development. Leadership ultimately shows itself in what we do “out there.” But it starts “in here.” “~Jim Clemmer – Growing the Distance

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Five Ways the Cloud can rev up Operational Excellence for your Startup or Small Business

Five Ways the Cloud can rev up Operational Excellence for your Startup or Small Business | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
For the past year, I have been experimenting quite successfully in running my business through the cloud. I am no techie and this was not a planned model initially. However, I was clear that I need...
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Cloud solutions enable you to concentrate on your business and run IT, quite practically with a credit card. :)

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10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff built Honest Tea from scratch into a $100 million enterprise. In my recent article on Forbes, you get a few lessons and a compelling story of their journey. But wait, because there’s one more thing.
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Building a business is a marathon, not a sprint - be prepared!

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Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees

Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Employees with ownership and clear expectations from above always perform better. Here's how to foster accountability.

Via Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors, Bobby Dillard
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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:54 PM

Leaders first set the example and next set the tone for everyone in the organization being accountable and willingly taking ownership.  If you don't own the outcomes (the good, the bad, and the ugly), then no one else will.

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Five Project Management Performance Metrics key to Successful Project Execution – Operational Excellence

Five Project Management Performance Metrics key to Successful Project Execution – Operational Excellence | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
"If you don't measure something, you can't change it. The process of leadership is one of painting a vision, then saying how you're going to get there, and then measuring whether you're actually ge...
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These five project management performance metrics are critical metrics to be tracked while taking charge and during execution of a project. The continued analysis of the metric data provides additional insights into what is working and what is not, allowing the PM to make appropriate improvements.

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Five Principles of Operational Excellence through Five Favourite Quotes – Business Operations Performance Management

Five Principles of Operational Excellence through Five Favourite Quotes – Business Operations Performance Management | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Very few people have the ability to capture their thoughts into a few words – words that leave a lasting impact, words that continue to inspire over decades or centuries and words that speak to you...
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What is your favourite #Business Improvement quote ?

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Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned

Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
I can tell the economy is recovering: we're suddenly seeing companies tell us that "employee retention" has become a critical issue. Let me give you some research-based perspectives on this
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Ultimately the most successful and enduring organizations in business are those that have a common sense of mission, a deep respect for their employees (and customers of course), and put time, energy, and money into building a highly engaging environment. They carefully select the "right people" with lots of hard work, and once people join they take the time to make sure they have development opportunities to move up the value curve.

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4 Key Communication Skills for Business Leaders

4 Key Communication Skills for Business Leaders | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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#Leadership Success Imperative - know how and what to communicate

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Sharper Business's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:14 PM

Leadership is natural and shaped by experience.

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It can be a challenge with intercultural business relationships.
Sumaiya Banu's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:47 AM

Our solution has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of Small and Medium scale business enterprises, to help them tackle everyday work challenges as they follow the path of expansion and growth.

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Seth's Blog: Colors or numbers?

Seth's Blog: Colors or numbers? | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
As soon as we measure something, we seek to improve the numbers. Which is a worthwhile endeavor, if better numbers are the point of the exercise. The other path is to focus on colors, not numbers. Instead of measuring, for...
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The questions we ask change the thing we make. As usual, Seth hits the nail on its head ...

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7 Simple Numbers That Will Grow Your Business

7 Simple Numbers That Will Grow Your Business | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Knowing what metrics to use to predict results for your business will set you on a path to success. Here are seven key metrics to start tracking now.
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Great set of performance metrics in this post. Currently I am tracking my lead-to-sale ratios - so helpful and motivating for a services business

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Identify the Problem Well and You Get 50% of the Solution

Identify the Problem Well and You Get 50% of the Solution | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Have you ever walked into your house or apartment and smelled something that caught your attention—an odor that was striking but you couldn’t immediately identify it? Was it the remnant
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Success is in the specificity and how specifically you identify the problem points in the direction of the solution. Framing a problem is very powerful---both positively as well as negatively. Great pointers in here for problem solving

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Take control of your thought process

Take control of your thought process | Organizational Performance | Scoop.it
Making decisions is a critical part of every executive’s job.
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Beware of the invisible traps often hardwired into our thinking processes, letting through only information that conforms to our current beliefs, temperament and expectations. 

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