In case you haven’t noticed, Monday’s posts focus on Big Ideas. Wednesday’s posts are centered on holistic business strategy. Friday’s posts target professional development for tomorrow’s workforce and developing hybridized skill sets and mindset.
Holistic business strategy takes a page from the Six Sigma Implementation playbook and explores possibilities and opportunities for you. A holistic business strategy looks at the impact of What You Do (work, input, throughput, output) on your entire organization’s policies, practices, culture, business model and outcomes.
The goal is to have a balanced, holistic business, with wall-to-wall strength due to integrated competencies and capabilities. That’s how your company walks its talk, and value, throughout the marketplace.
Continuing to simply do your job, focusing only on the specific processes of your job, is insufficient. Not only that, it’s myopic. That type of short-sighted thinking is non-competitive. It certainly doesn’t represent anything close to holistic business strategy.
Do you work for a company with business myopia? Do you have job-centric myopia? Let’s do something about this, shall we?
It’s time for all of us to get our heads out the sand. Take a good look at the business horizon. It changes daily, if not hourly. It’s expansive.
The global business ecosystem in which we compete is becoming increasingly more demanding. We are required to create business value and drive revenue through our companies, even if this functionality isn’t stated in our job descriptions.
This year, we will explore critical-to-business-value issues, strategies, methods and tools to assist you in developing a holistic approach for your professional development. Some of these topics may move you a millimeter or so outside your comfort level. That’s what is needed to develop a holistic business strategy and leadership skills for tomorrow’s workplace.
Here are the blog posts and articles I created this month on this blog and on other sites. I’ve formatted them for you so you can retweet. I trust you will find them valuable.
BIG IDEA POSTS AND ARTICLES
- Understandability is a Big Idea!
- Professional Value is a Big Idea
- Translational Value is a Big Idea
- Cognitive Era Channel Strategy Targets SMBs
HOLISTIC BUSINESS STRATEGY
- The Connected Customer Revenue Model
- Creating Value for Connected Customers
- What’s Your Corporate Culture Value Proposition?
- Got a Data-Driven SMB Leadership Team?
- IT Security Fears and Hybrid Cloud Migration – What to Know
HYBRIDIZED PROFESSIONALS, TEAMS, WORKFORCE
- Hiring a Hybridized Workforce – 3 Hacks
- Hybridized Leadership Teams go First
- Team Value leverages Customer Insights
- Workforce Engagement Requires Engaged Management
- IT Infrastructure as Organizational Common Denominator
Babette N. Ten Haken is a strategist, analyst, author and blogger. Her focus: the interrelationship between teams, leadership and culture in technology and manufacturing. Her Workshops target excellence in the execution of strategy. Babette began her career in clinical research where she was asked to bring clarity to stalemated cross-functional conversations. Her Playbook of collaboration hacks, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Photo source: iStock