Today there is a tremendous level of activity in the mergers and acquisitions space. Unless you have worked on engagements in this area, it is difficult to appreciate the level of complexity . . . and the evaluation, integration, and ongoing management efforts required to make an acquisition a high value-contributing acquisition. The best approach to ensure a high value-contributing acquisition is to create a high performance Lean acquisition process. Below are the key work streams in this overall process: [Read more…] about Lean Acquisition Excellence
It’s often painful for executives to come to the realization that what they have been doing with improvement isn’t working anymore. The entire organization shares this pain. Customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders share this pain. The pain increases the longer executives and their organizations remain in this situation. Staying the same course allows all of the operational detractors and their associated bliss points to multiply and destroy a strategic improvement initiative.
What is a “bliss point?” [Read more…] about Improve How You Improve: Eliminate Bliss Points