What is an Organisational Appraisal? An Organisational Appraisal is a process which can look at an organisation and appraise it in a given context. Some tools appraise an organisation in preparation of an award (for example, EFQM, Business Excellence, Baldridge, Investors in People etc) others look at the performance of an organisation in preparation for a buy-out/ buy-in, raising venture capital etc. The Business Improvement Review is an Organisational Appraisal tool with the purpose of … [Read more...] about Organisational Appraisal – The short cut to effective business development
Toolism - 5 management tools we rely on that are past their sell by date Unlike the food we buy in the shops which come with Sell by, Use by and Best before dates, the management tools we use come with no such context or advice. We believe the hype with which they are sold to us. What do Human Resources, Change Management, Learning & Development and Consulting have in common? All professionals in this arena rely on tools or processes. Many of these tools and processes have been around … [Read more...] about Toolism – 5 management tools that are past their sell by date
Benchmarking is talked about in many industries and for many it is seen as necessary but expensive. Last week I came across an open source concept for benchmarking which has a lot of opportunities for organizations of all sizes. The ultimate question a single measure for business growth? History In 2006 author Fried Reichheld published a book – The Ultimate Question (The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Revised and Expanded Edition): How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World) How … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Benchmarking Tool?
New 1/2 day workshop for coaches, consultants, business advisers and OD specialists In these difficult economic times it is getting harder for clients to justify spend, which is having an impact on providers of all sizes. For some time users of RapidBI's Business Improvement Review (BIR), have used the tool to help identify client needs, prioritise actions and provide a way of evaluating outcomes and measuring progress (benchmarking) made. Now the team at RapidBI have taken our accreditation … [Read more...] about New workshop for consultants, business advisers and OD specialists