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How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample Statements

How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample StatementsHow to write a Mission Statement Mission Statement Style Template The Ideal Mission Statement Examples of Mission Statements Copyright Mission Statements A mission statement is a statement of intent for a business or organization. It may be a temporary one setting a strategic goal, or a long term statement.They should be more than a series of buzz words and business jargon strung together. Nor should it be a stiff, bland dictum. … [Read more...]

Why change management often fails to deliver management expectations

Why do most change management initiatives fail? Many of us are involved in change management and yet we often do not learn from previous mistakes as to why change management often fails to deliver. Change happens but we often fail to deliver management expectations.Over the past 15 years The RapidBI team have researched and investigated the reasons why many organizational change and improvement initiatives fail to deliver bottom line results. Indeed many change and improvement initiatives … [Read more...]

guide to employee satisfaction & engagement surveys

A guide to Employee Satisfaction Engagement SurveysA guide to conducting employee engagement and satisfaction survey. This page outlines the key steps and requirements of a successful staff or employee survey.EESS Home - Employee Engagement Satisfaction - Guide to surveys - EESS overviewA guide to conducting employee engagement and satisfaction surveys Employee survey techniques have developed  significantly over the past few years, with web based technologies it is … [Read more...]

Why business improvement fails to deliver

Why business improvement fails to deliver Why business improvement often fails to deliver. This article explores the reasons why so many business improvement initiatives fail to deliver.Over the past 10 years The RapidBI team have researched and investigated the reasons why many business change and improvement initiates fail to deliver bottom line results. Indeed many change and improvement initiatives don't just fail to add to the bottom line, the often suck valuable resources from the … [Read more...]

Training Needs Analysis

Training Needs Analysis Sample templates The links below will provide access to a sample TNA form and an example how the same data can be used for developing personal development plans.TNA Sample data collection form and Sample Output for PDP use Need simple, low cost help implementing TNA's For help in implementing systems like this please Contact us.Costs from as little as £1000 for a whole organisationIndividual needs analysis from just £199.Try one of our management … [Read more...]

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model Introduction to the model - SSCCThe stop start continue change management model is a useful 'quick and dirty' tool for looking at service improvement. It can also be used as a technique for generating ideas, solving problems, and negotiating behavior changes between two groups, individuals, or departments Using the four basic titles (STOP START CONTINUE CHANGE) look at a service or offer and consider each of the actions, top stop elements (or the … [Read more...]

Action Learning (sets) – Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology

Action Learning (sets) - Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology What is Action Learning? Action learning is based upon the concept of learning by reflection (or reviewing) on an experience Action Learning & Action Learning SetsIntroduction to Action learningSo what is Action Learning?A definition of Action LearningAction Learning Set Who is in it?A 'Set' MeetingAction Learning ProjectsParticipating in an Action Learning … [Read more...]

Knowledge Understanding Action

Knowledge Understanding Action Introduction to KUA Knowledge Understanding Action is the principle that RapidBI base all of our programs, products and developments. We recommend that the approach to organizational development and change management follow this simple structure:Knowledge - learn principles, information, behaviours and concepts Understanding - from that knowledge develop your understanding of what is meant and what it might mean. Action - to do - to do something … [Read more...]

Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Models

Research into Employee Engagement and SatisfactionEmployee Engagement and Satisfaction Models, There are many models on the market and each provider claims that their model is based on empirical research. For this I am sure, however for each organization that undertakes this they appear to arrive at different conclusions.So are they all correct or are they all incorrect?The jury is out on this. What we do know is that no two organizations are the same and that the prevailing … [Read more...]

Cone of Experience – Dale

Dale's Cone of ExperienceThe Cone of Experience is a visual model meant to summarise Dale's classification system for the varied types of mediated learning experiences.Please read carefully. All is not as it first seems! The original labels for Dale's ten categories in the Cone of Experience were:Direct, Purposeful Experiences Contrived Experiences Dramatic Participation Demonstrations Field Trips Exhibits Motion Pictures Radio, Recordings, Still Pictures … [Read more...]

Critical Success Factors (CSF’s) Made Easy. A step by step guide

Critical Success Factors - Analysis How to Determine the Critical Success Factors for your organization Identify>> Determine>> Deploy>> Measure What are Critical Success factors? This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview and application of Critical Success Factors. use the links below to jump to the section of most interest. What are Critical Success Factors (CSF's)?Being practical when using CSF'sAcademic Background/ HistoryTypes of Critical … [Read more...]

Change Management and Change Management Models

Introduction to Change, change management and change management models For any organizational development (OD) intervention to be effective, change needs to be lead or at the very least managed.Many organizations focus on the project management aspects of change. While this is an important factor - it is not the critical factor. People are. Having said that, it is about balancing the development or change of both at the same time - see our business growth model.Often when … [Read more...]

Career Anchors – Edgar Schein

Career Anchors - Edgar Schein Edgar Schein, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of the field of modern organizational psychology, suggests that every one of us has a particular orientation towards work and that we all approach our work with a certain set of priority and values. He calls this concept our ‘Career Anchors’.A "Career Anchor" is a combination of perceived areas of competence, motives, and values relating to professional work choices.Often, people select a career for all … [Read more...]

Write SMART objectives & Goals

How to write SMART objectives and SMARTer objectives & Goals Welcome to (probably) the most comprehensive SMART objective resource page on the web Writing SMARTer Objectives Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based, Exciting, Recorded... or is it?Follow the links or scroll down....History and origins of the SMART objectives acronym - updated Dec 2009 History of SMARTER - updated June 2010Introduction to SMART Objectives and GoalsSMART Variations - updated … [Read more...]

Interviewer, Heal Thyself

Interviewers rarely get a chance to hear much from the people they've been interrogating. But that does not mean that interviewers have it right or that a bad interview is always the interviewee’s fault. There is plenty of room for job interview help on the employer’s side of the interview equation. The Unprepared For the interviewee, success is all about preparation, but the same holds true for the interviewer. There are interviewers who know little about the job they’re trying to fill, … [Read more...]

Is My Business Better Off Today Than a Year Ago?

As a business owner, it's important to look at your company periodically and figure out where you're succeeding -- and where you need to improve. Whether your business is stagnating, struggling to be heard above your competitors, or just not growing as you expected, identifying the problem is the first step toward fixing it. If you're not sure how to bump your business out of its rut, here are a few things to consider: Do you have standards in place? From product quality to customer service … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get a Small Business off the Ground

In spite of tough economic times, many people still choose to start up small businesses.The draw of owning and operating one’s own business, and succeeding against all odds, is testament that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.For those considering the idea of opening a small business, file away a few tips, among which include:1.  Write the plan: Whether it’s a formal or an informal written business plan and/or financial plan, it is essential to provide a big picture view … [Read more...]

5 tips for making a sale

5 Tips for Making a Sale Some people in the business world seem to have an innate sense for how to sell a product. For others, this ability seems like something akin to magic -- a special power only available to a select few. If you fall somewhere in the middle, just knowing your customer and really believing in your product may be enough to help you make sales. If, on the other hand, you're in the "selling is magic" crowd, you may need to hire a wizard or two to help grow your business. Here … [Read more...]

Should I Come Home to a New Business Venture?

Opening up your own business out of your own home sounds like the dream job, doesn’t it?   Because of the benefits of being your own boss and working from the comfort of your couch, more and more people are choosing to pursue this career choice. What exactly does it take, though, to make this new business venture a success?     Home business ideas   If you’re thinking of coming home to a new business venture, you first need an idea. Spend some time brainstorming what it is you like to do. … [Read more...]


Leadership and Management Models Download PowerPoint Slides – page 3b At RapidBI we use many management and leadership models and through the process of using them we have developed a library of 100′s.These pages have proved so popular that we now offer unbranded PowerPoint slides for you to download and use.Please note many of the models on the slides are copyright – please use appropriately.Go back to page 1 of the modelsGo back to page 2 of the models[wp_eStore_fancy1 … [Read more...]

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