Adventist Health: Pioneering a New Era of Process Improvement

In May of this year, we had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Jill Waters, Lean Six Sigma Coordinator at Adventist Health, which is a not-for-profit healthcare organization comprised of over 20 hospitals and over 30 clinics in the U.S. Jill shared a ton of invaluable process improvement and innovation insights she has learned during...

Product Portfolio Management in the Digital Era [Webinar]

It’s no secret that today’s business climate is fast moving and highly competitive. Products are becoming increasingly complex, existing in both digital and physical forms, making it difficult to advance market-driven, differentiated product portfolios. Not only that, but they face every day challenges of making the most out of geographically distributed resources and satisfying customers...

How to Run Successful Corporate Hackathons with Ideation Software

“Every human being has a great idea.” This quote by Lale Kesebi, Chief Communications Officer and Head of Strategic Engagement at Li & Fung, perfectly sums up an opportunity that’s right in front of every company’s face. Whether your organization has 100 or 100,000 employees, each individual has ideas for new products or improvements, drawn...

How to Become Agile Using Kanban

Sticky notes—tried and true—until they’re not. Traditional tools such as to-do lists and sticky notes are sufficient when you only have a handful of tasks to complete, but beyond that, you can start to feel lost and disorganized. Complex, multi-step projects require more organized planning and more sophisticated tools. Online collaboration and planning tools provide...

The REAL Reasons Your Company Wants to Track Time

Contrary to popular belief, tracking employee time is not a tool for micromanaging or a “gotcha” tactic that’s used to penalize employees or justify firing. In fact, time tracking is an essential part of proper business and project management, not to mention it ensures profitability. Every company has to worry about a bottom line, and...

Fostering a Collaborative Work Environment with Virtual Project Management Software

Teamwork makes the dream work! I’m sure you’ve heard it before—but it really holds true. Effective collaboration is an essential component of the successful teamwork required to reach your company’s goals. However, effective collaboration isn’t always easily achieved. Virtual project management software can increase collaboration and bring teams together in a virtual office. Geographic Dispersion...

5 Ways FinTech Will Disrupt Your Company

A thoroughly modern, hybrid fusion of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, FinTech – or financial technology – has often been hailed as the next big thing. Though the hype may have initially outpaced reality, the fledgling movement has rapidly evolved in recent years to become a force in the financial services space. Now, it promises...

How to Go About Avoiding Meeting Overload

Meeting Overload? Tips for Cutting Back (Without Losing Momentum) Meetings are an unavoidable part of the corporate landscape, and although they often serve a necessary function, allowing staff members to share information, generate ideas and ensure that everyone is on the same page, they can also prove detrimental to productivity. The need to avoid this...

Give Team Members Visibility into Project Strategy with Collaborative Work Management

Effective project delivery is achieved faster if there are no disconnects between the employee and manager. According to LeaderChat, only 14% of employees understand their company’s strategy and direction. This is a major gap when it comes to communication. When your employees have no clear way to visualize or understand how they’re contributing to the...

Embracing a Continuous Improvement Practice for Effective Ideation

People who apply a practice to their work—a design thinking practice or a lean practice, for example—talk about being on a journey. By journey they mean that, wherever they are in their understanding and application of a practice, they can see the steps they will take to gain more proficiency. Practitioner communities at times identify...