Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 15AUG11

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: business execution

So much has transpired over the past few years: downsizing, rightsizing, the elimination of certain business units entirely and the ever present threat of more downsizing.

The dominant executive focus has rightly been how to survive the twists and turns of the economy, not on understanding and dealing with the unintended consequences their employees face each day as a result of the turmoil that has ensued.

There is a quick and efficient way to understand where your company or department stands today. The best practice is to engage a third-party firm like mine to assess:

  • Technology
  • Business process maturity and efficacy
  • People versus process dependencies
  • Trust
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Employee retention issues

A quality assessment will ensure your company thrives.

Thought for the week:

“At the end of the day, customers no longer separate marketing from the product—it is the product. They don’t separate marketing from their in-store or online experience—it is the experience. In the era of engagement, marketing is the company.” – “We’re all marketers now,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2011

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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