If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

Chaotic collaboration abounds in many workplaces. It’s exciting when organizations are young, but as they grow, processes need to evolve from chaotic to organized – fast. This is essential to scale, be more efficient with your resources, improve individual and team productivity and morale and most importantly, have predictable outcomes.

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Organized Chaos – a pipedream?

Chaos is a fundamental law of nature. Chaos often fosters the creativity that leads to innovation. Chaos makes life so much more interesting!

Chaotic collaboration abounds in many workplaces. It’s exciting when organizations are young, but as they grow, processes need to evolve from chaotic to organized – fast. This is essential to scale, be more efficient with your resources, improve individual and team productivity and morale and most importantly, have predictable outcomes.

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Site Selection: How Much Science Is There In Your Art

Site Selection is an essential component of business expansion and has a big impact on the success or failure of the expansion. Different verticals like Retail, Services, and Manufacturing have different needs from the sites they select. Traditionally, site selection was known as a “best-guess kind of game” but AI and analytics-driven by big data are rapidly turning it into a science. So how can you beat your competition in these exciting and competitive times, when real estate gets lapped up in the wink of an eye?

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Why Projects Fail: The Curious Case of the Missing Legs

The origins of Project Management as a science predates the pyramids. Many of the challenges such as bad communication, unclear goals and unrealistic due dates remain the same. Surprisingly these challenges also plague frequently repeated projects. Here’s how we’ve changed that for our clients.

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Organizational GTD: Declutter Virtual Workspaces Across Your Enterprise

Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen is a proven productivity booster. But it is a personal productivity methodology, hard to deploy at an organizational level. Workflow Automation opens up the potential for Organizational GTD.

GTD allows us to manage our focus. The confidence that all of our to-dos with associated information have been captured and stored in an external system we can access whenever we need to allows us to focus on the task at hand. By breaking down our work into actual actionable and organizing them by context and priority we make sure we are maximizing the impact of time spent working. Continue reading Organizational GTD: Declutter Virtual Workspaces Across Your Enterprise

Does Your Enterprise Software Promote Common Sense?

Software that fits makes common sense common. Software that doesn’t challenges common sense. Here’s how you can make sure your software fits.
Enterprise software tools have spawned their own caste system. The C-Suite & VPs are at the top of the pyramid and mainly use reporting and analytics capabilities to provide direction. Middle management use reporting to manage their teams but they often also do some of their work in enterprise systems. At the bottom of the pyramid lie the executors who are responsible for most of the data entry that enables the reporting but gets very little out of enterprise software. So how surprising is it then that many implementations fail at the altar of user acceptance? Executors that are gaining little are more than happy to point out flaws.

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