A Little Extra Weight…| Extraordinary Businesses

Leveraging your people to accomplish your goals

imageSo many times over the years I have heard managers talking about getting rid of the dead weight. While that isn’t necessarily a problem, there is a problem with defining exactly what the dead weight is.  For example…if you rent a children’s bounce house and throw it in your backyard, but never turn the fans on so it will inflate, or don’t take care of it so it dry rots, it will become dead weight.  If you give it the resources it needs – exchange value – it will be a source of fun for (perhaps) you and your kids.

Companies all over the world face similar issues with their employees and getting the appropriate amount  of productivity out of them.  Surely, we have developed technologies to do more with less, automated systems and outsourced services, but even with those accomplishments, we still need to be able to define and measure the appropriate amount of performance.

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Upgrades! If You Buy it…Will They Use it? | Extraordinary Business

Challenges with getting your team to adopt your new software solutions Change Management in ITAfter investing the lion’s share of cash and time to source, customize and implement the latest, greatest be-all-to-end-all solution for your company, you find that your people still aren’t using it, or at least, aren’t using it to a level where you can see a return on your investment.  You don’t get it.  You stand there, scratching your head, not knowing whether to scream, have one-on-one counseling, provide additional training, or just let it go. Having done a number of CRM and Business Management installations, this is a challenge that many business leaders face when doing a software implementation.  Sure – it is a good idea.  If used, the solution will probably enable you to run your business more efficiently, give you some idea of predicting leads, project expenses, managing productivity and other business critical analytics.  Unfortunately, this struggle is a typical change management issue, wherein different groups of people will approach change in different ways.

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