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Challenges in Sustaining “Lean Standard Work”

Challenges in Sustaining “Lean Standard Work”

Standard Work or Standardized Work in Lean is an important pillar of Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System and TQM. The principle of standard work is aimed at formally identifying the defining activities that are best practices and thus for a standard routine for any given role. Here are some challenges in Sustaining Standard Work. Thus […]



How to organize an Annual Sales Strategy Planning Workshop

How to organize an Annual Sales Strategy Planning Workshop

Before the beginning of the next financial year, say April in India, October in US and January for many other countries, business leaders across sectors deploy the next year’s targets to their teams. In India, most organizations do this in March or some in early part of April. This is not sufficient and I’ll explain […]



Chief Meaning Officer – Leading With Clarity

Chief Meaning Officer – Leading With Clarity

  By Nilakantasrinivasan Recently, a leader I knew for long time, moved from a line responsibility to a functional role. While she thought it’s going to be a cake-walk, but it turned out be a moon-walk. She mis-judged the functional role to be less complex than that of the line role where she handled large […]



What Skills are needed for Business Transformation?

What Skills are needed for Business Transformation?

What works for large enterprises may not work for mid size organizations! The business transformation professional need to understand what approach suits your organization! Business Transformation professional will need vast experience in leading or handling complex change in in different situations across atleast few different sectors and corporate cultures. The Business Transformation professional should stay […]



Strategy Formulation & Implementation Life cycle

Strategy Formulation & Implementation Life cycle

Consider the Strategy Formulation Lifecycle



Why Strategy Implementation is important?

Why Strategy Implementation is important?

Consider the following facts about Business Strategy: While 80% of organizations have 3 year ‘Goals’ they hardly have any defined strategy! 80% of all organizations that have well-defined strategies fail to execute them well. Less than 5% of employees understand an organization’s business strategy. 60% of organizations don’t link strategy and budgeting. Large enterprises are […]



What are Skills to lead Strategy Implementation?

What are Skills to lead Strategy Implementation?

One real reason for your organization to fail is not wrong Strategy, but its poor execution. To ensure that does not happen, there are certain skills and experience that are critical : Bulky strategy dossiers don’t matter when it comes to implementation. People who submit such dossiers and leave implementation to you are not the […]



Methods for Organization-wide Change Initiatives

Methods for Organization-wide Change Initiatives

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Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions

Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions

Interview: Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions Extract of an interview of Neil published in Consultants Review Magazine about Organizational Strategy Challenges and Solutions The economy stands at a crucial juncture now and constant endeavour for excellence and accuracy has come to be more pivotal than ever before. The goal now is to focus on industry […]



25 Most Promising Management & Strategy Consultants

25 Most Promising Management & Strategy Consultants

We are delighted and honored to share that Consultants Review Magazine has selected Canopus Business Management Group among 25 Most Promising Management & Strategy Consultants in India. An extract from May 2015 Issue: “Over the past decade the corporate world has witnessed dramatic shifts in its form, fi nance, marketing,HR,and outsourcing have all faced the […]



Online Course : Annual Goals and Strategy Planning for Growth

Online Course : Annual Goals and Strategy Planning for Growth

Course Highlights Learn about the basic elements of good goal and strategy plan Assess where your organization stands in strategy execution Understand what it takes to move the plan from paper to implementation Create a broad outline of information, resources and people required Course Description Annual Goal and Strategy Setting is a very complex process […]



Process ownership solves many problems

Process ownership solves many problems

Clarity on process ownership solves many problems at one go.