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! http://bit.ly/23L4bka @babettetenhaken
Professional Value is a Big Idea http://bit.ly/1TZoJB4 @babettetenhaken
Translational Value is a Big Idea http://bit.ly/1TtTFsz @babettetenhaken
Cognitive Era Channel Strategy Targets SMBs http://bit.ly/1VHAE5e @babettetenhaken
HOLISTIC BUSINESS STRATEGY
The Connected Customer Revenue Model http://bit.ly/1UNHTYS @babettetenhaken
Creating Value for Connected Customers http://bit.ly/1V8vLC1 @babettetenhaken
What’s Your Corporate Culture Value Proposition? http://bit.ly/1L3uDz2 @babettetenhaken
Got a Data-Driven SMB Leadership Team? http://bit.ly/1QAzPGY @babettetenhaken
IT Security Fears and Hybrid Cloud Migration – What to Know http://bit.ly/1TBvWH0 @babettetenhaken
HYBRIDIZED PROFESSIONALS, TEAMS, WORKFORCE
Hiring a Hybridized Workforce – 3 Hacks http://bit.ly/1SgmolC @babettetenhaken
Hybridized Leadership Teams go First http://bit.ly/1PK3uho @babettetenhaken
Team Value leverages Customer Insights http://bit.ly/1L3vW1d @babettetenhaken
Workforce Engagement Requires Engaged Management http://mspmentor.net/node/61651 @babettetenhaken
IT Infrastructure as Organizational Common Denominator http://bit.ly/1LgnrzO @babettetenhaken
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.
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