Tag: strategic planning
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Writing is an art and a science. Often, it involves the right alchemy of formula, focus and flow.
Effective writing of internal “pitch” documents is an important managerial skill. Through well articulated plans, proposals and submissions, one can lobby for much needed budgets, manpower or other resources to support one’s work.
You need the right tool for the job (Swiss Army knife courtesy of Victorinox)
Productivity is one of the main prerogatives for Singapore’s service-based and export-driven economy.
Unfortunately, it is also one of the toughest challenges to surmount.
As I’ve blogged previously, addressing our productivity challenge entails understanding what it means. This involves studying how man, method, machine, material and other means are combined to generate wealth for the enterprise in the most effective and efficient manner. Through the careful analysis and diagnosis of problem areas, organisational productivity issues can be resolved.
Don’t hire a consultant who doesn’t look good in a suit (courtesy of consulta panel)
Are consultants a boon or a bane? Do they really help or hurt your organisation?
This is the question I’ve been asking myself lately. Tasked with improving things in the organisation, my mind reflected upon the pros and cons of hiring management consultants.
Why do some companies succeed in turbulent times while others fail?
Is there a “secret sauce” to enduring corporate performance?
Courtesy of CGU Writing Centre
Writing papers is not second nature for most of us. It isn’t easy to slave over the words, facts and figures that form an integral part of white collar work, while putting forth a cogent and convincing argument.
Fortunately, there is an art and a science to writing policies, strategic plans, strategies, and other documents geared towards rallying support, budgets and stakeholder buy-in. Here are some tips that I have learnt from my years of experience in wielding the pen as the sword.
Courtesy of Geek and Poke
In the field of strategy and planning, there are two age-old dilemmas which one commonly encounters in the process of doing one’s work, namely:
1) How much research should we conduct?
What is the most important point in conceiving any strategic plan?
Is it being clear on your long-term strategic objectives (ie vision, mission and values)? Well, that’s certainly important as you must know where your destination is.