Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?
|

Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, business transformations that would normally take years have evolved in months. We have been forced to swap from the physical to the digital world. And, these shifts that began as temporary will most likely become permanent. Many of us have crossed the digital divide this year, and there will be no…

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19
|

Zero Based Thinking and COVID-19

Our world has changed a LOT in the last six months.  And, we continue to see uncertainty in our economy – recession; changes in how we shop, travel and work for at least a year and likely three; and the possibility that you cannot have the same business model today as you did a month…

Can a 4-Day Workweek Jump Productivity 40%?
|

Can a 4-Day Workweek Jump Productivity 40%?

Microsoft recently experimented with a 4-day workweek in Japan. This CNN report details the results: “While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year.” In addition they encouraged shorter meetings (30 minutes)…

12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth
| | | |

12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

Recession Fears Subsided?  Double Digit Growth Possible?
|

Recession Fears Subsided? Double Digit Growth Possible?

NOTE: I wrote this blog well before COVID-19, and decided to keep it active in my blog archive. Can we get back to some of the positive issues discussed. Let me know your thoughts. Best. David Ernst & Young’s Capital Confidence Barometer was released last week and 93% of the surveyed C-suite executives believe economic…