Business at the Speed of Now: Fire Up Your People, Thrill by John M. Bernard

By John M. Bernard

A technology-enabled administration philosophy to speed up your organizationBusiness on the pace of Now provides a brand new real-time administration philosophy and method to leaders trying to find larger leads to state-of-the-art always altering industry. businesses that motivate and equip staff and count on them to grab possibilities and resolve difficulties within the now will take pleasure in a unique aggressive virtue in an international the place pace issues so much. Get systematic recommendation on the right way to construct an built-in and obvious administration method, enabled via cloud computing and inner social networks. Use this finished advisor to create a NOW association the place everybody boldly pursues each chance each time.The overwhelming majority of companies hold to a THEN administration version and philosophy designed to avoid instant motion. during this useful instruction manual, you will follow expertise to the 3 crucial sorts of paintings: basics (routine paintings that consumes ninety five percentage of all resources), Breakthroughs (initiatives which could swap the game), and difficulties (daily demanding situations and crises that ensue in all organizations).Provides a wealth of real-world examples, checks, instruments, guidance, and checklists that allow readers to use the techniques immediatelyOffers sensible instruments for development responsibility and transparency into each place, thereby removing the free ends that so frequently reason enterprise execution to stumblePresents the groundbreaking insights of John Bernard, knowledgeable on administration thought and perform, using social media contained in the association, and the trendy team, whose corporation, Mass Ingenuity, consults worldwide and develops Web-based instruments to aid real-time managementSet your company loose from the previous THEN administration ways in which now not get the implications you wish. undertake the hot NOW administration considering and the cutting-edge instruments that may get your company doing company on the velocity of now.

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They just show up, follow orders, question nothing, and keep their mouths (and their brains) shut. The remaining 18 percent actively sabotage the company’s performance. The not engaged are the B and C players who do just enough to get by and win a decent performance appraisal. Knowing the system resists new ideas and prompt action, they go along to get along. They may work hard, but at 5:00 they punch out and stop thinking about their jobs the minute they walk out the door. Actively disengaged people quietly throw monkey wrenches in the works, some of them small and relatively harmless, others big enough to bring the machinery to a grinding halt.

Train people in problem solving. Get out of the way. Once solutions are offered swiftly, everyone wins: Customers get quick answers, front-line workers gain tremendous satisfaction, managers can focus on their strategic responsibilities, and the organization gets terrific results. The Right Tools in the Right Place at the Right Time Not long ago we at Mass Ingenuity were hired by the CEO of ‘‘InvestCo,’’ a multibillion-dollar financial services company to help jump-start the company’s poor performance.

In Chapter 2, I closely examine the impact of mass customization on management, but for now just keep in mind this basic definition for the term: The use of computer-aided systems to produce custom output. Why does that matter? Computer-aided systems change the valuecreation game because they combine the low unit cost of mass production with the flexibility of individual customization. While mass production supplied large volumes of identical products produced at a low cost, mass customization offers individually differentiated products manufactured at or near mass production costs.

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