Process Excellence covers a wide variety of methodologies, including Six Sigma and Lean, as well as technology (mapping and modelling, process automation, data analytics). Through this variety of methods, businesses can seek to continually improve and optimise the way they carry out work in the hopes of achieving better quality and efficiency, lower costs and […]
Businesses may initially invest in disaster recovery services, such as offsite backup storage, in order to minimise the risk of losing valuable data, but there are also environmental benefits associated with having information stored digitally rather than on paper. These advantages could be enhanced by getting the buy-in of employees, who can help to cut […]
The concept of going paper-free is often misunderstood. Many office workers assume that the term “paperless” relates to the complete eradication of paper from all daily tasks, but clearly this is not a practical or viable solution for many companies. To this end, perhaps the true meaning of going paperless is to reduce paper consumption […]
In recent years, process professionals are under increasing pressure to make sure that the work they do contributes to the overall performance of the business and makes a positive impact on the bottom line of their organisation. To this end, the process of linking process improvement with top level business strategy has become a number […]
The gap between strategy and execution has been addressed frequently over the years, with the dilemma that, without an effective strategy in place to set direction, execution is aimless. As Larry Bossidy, former AlliedSignal CEO says in the best-selling book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done “strategies most often fail because they aren’t well […]
An airline company using computing tablets makes perfect sense – after all, it’s much easier and quicker to search digital-based data than it is to wade through cumbersome paper manuals! However, American Airlines have yet another great reason to ditch paper in favour of newer digital methods – fuel costs.