How do you create an organization where everyone is continuously learning, improving and remaining committed to its purpose every day? Leaders from various industries including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and finance are constantly searching for the answer to this question.
The good news is we live in a world of unprecedented opportunity. If we can’t do it ourselves, we can collaborate with someone who can. The bad news is though anything seems possible, everything is not. If we want to be good at something, we need to focus. Regardless of “what” you choose to collaborate on, operational excellence has some ideas about “how” you do it. Let’s focus on that by taking a quick look at 5 reasons why operational excellence is so important in a collaborative world… 1. Value is the gold standard.
Membership in the Center for Operational Excellence means your company is committed to being part of a larger community of leaders with their sights set on working better, faster and smarter. COE offers many avenues for learning and connecting with the broader operational excellence community – what’s crucial is leveraging your company’s membership to its maximum potential. Here are the 10 ways you and your organization can make the most of membership: 1. Attend our year-round events and webinars
For businesses across the country, and around the globe, profitable and sustainable growth is imperative. Every CEO knows it, and the successful ones are focused on it. In today’s competitive marketplace, growth in revenues, customers, and profits will not happen without individual growth. Companies must specifically commit to growing their leaders’ knowledge, skills, perspective, confidence, and creativity.
As a manager or practitioner, you’ve developed solid problem-solving skills. Yet organizationally, problem solving tends to be isolated to certain people, roles, departments, or events. You still don’t have an “everybody, everywhere, everyday” improvement culture. To build an improvement culture, you have to move from doing problem solving to coaching problem solving. The thing is, these are two distinctly different skills.