Business Creativity & Innovation: Strategic Market Advantage

Introduction  The most creative organizations are also predictably the most competitive in their target market segments as they report consistent high growth, profitable products and services, and optimal employee productivity. Creativity stimulates new ideas, challenges employees’ way of thinking, and identifies and exploits new opportunities. Success in a world of Read more…

The Customer Experience (CX): Expectations & Perceptions

Introduction  Profitable long-term customer relationships are the lifeblood of a successful company! This truism supports that effective customer interactions, in the current economy, are carried out in a professional, and problem-free manner. Today’s smart consumers expect more value from their providers with a dedicated focus on relevance, product availability, ease Read more…

Successful Business Partner Relationship Characteristics

Introduction   A top priority of strategic-focused business executives is the responsibility to establish and continually enrich long-term business relationships with supply chain partners that contribute directly or indirectly to the continual growth and profitability of their business. History has witnessed, in the 21st century, that even companies, with exceptional and Read more…

Business Interviewing: Approach, Methods, & Hints

Introduction  Business interviewing includes quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting individual and group activities to collect information on a company strategy, policy, process, program, product, or service. In common parlance, the word ‘interview’ refers to a one-on-one conversation between an interviewer and an interviewee. The term ‘interview ‘ is a Read more…

The Eight Disciplines – 8Ds Approach: A Primer

Introduction In the current environment, a successful business must quickly respond and adapt to changing customer conditions and regulatory edicts in competitive industry-specific segments. Today this challenge is being tested with incessant customer demands for high quality, cost-effective, and customized mass-produced products and receptive supporting services. The Eight Disciplines (8Ds) Read more…