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Influential Business Books for Creating an Adaptive Business

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 20, 2020 1:42:27 PM

Businesses that are capable of sensing what is important to customers and then adapting the entire organisation to meet these needs will dominate the marketplace.  They will have happy customers and happy, engaged employees.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, Human Resources, Lean Services, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design

Lean IT and Effective Service Delivery

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 14, 2020 12:19:19 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Lean IT, Human Resources, Cloud Services, Service Delivery

Business Agility Live in Conversation with Stephen Parry, 12th of May, 3pm BST

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 11, 2020 6:14:27 PM

Business Agility Live in [Conversations with Game Changers] hosts Stephen Parry on the 12th of May, 3pm BST (4pm CEST). The live 45-minute conversation with Mike Leber, Manoj Khanna and others will be broadcast on various social media, including YouTube. 

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Topics: Customer Experience, Adaptive Culture, business agility, Organisational Design, Culture Transformation

"The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 2, 2020 11:30:19 AM

The Black Swan:  The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2008) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a fantastic book.  Its central theme is the inability or perhaps even a refusal to see randomness, especially when it departs from the norm in an extreme fashion.  This blindness has an enormous impact on society.  

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Topics: Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Supply Chain Specialist, Logistics Specialist, Black Swan Event

"Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time to Rise" White Paper Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 1, 2020 5:13:35 PM

Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Robert O. Martichenko’s Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time To Rise is probably one of the most insightful and important white papers of our time. It is especially thought provoking for Lean practitioners, and supply chain/logistics specialists.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Operations Strategy, Logistics Specialists, Supply Chain Management

"Best Place to Work" Award: What does it take to win?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 9, 2020 1:34:50 PM

On behalf of Awards International, I was invited to showcase Strata, a private homebuilder serving Yorkshire and the East Midlands and last year's winner of "Best Place to Work" at the UK Business Awards.  In the live Winsight Webinar, Gemma Smith, Strata's Managing Director, explains just what makes it award-winning. The webinar includes the winner's mindset, the winner's presentation and the judges' comments.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, UK Business Awards, Customer Experience Strategy, Service Effectiveness, Strata, Awards International

Adaptive Business:  Complex Service Delivery

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 31, 2020 3:22:16 PM

If you own or manage a complex service business, you'll know how complicated it can be to make company-wide changes. However, in the competitive modern world, it's crucial for organisations to be able to respond quickly to market or economic developments or changes in customer behaviour and demand. So, how could using our Sense and Adapt Business Model enhance your company's ability to adapt to change?

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Topics: Work Climate, Adaptive Culture, sense and adapt, Service Effectiveness, Complex Services

Collaboration: Big Picture Problem Solving for Medium to Large Businesses

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 9, 2020 1:52:04 PM

Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

ACE! 2020 Conference: Creating a Collaboration System for a Global Cloud Company

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 9, 2020 1:41:13 PM

Due to Covid-19 crisis, this year's ACE! conference will now take place the 17th and 18th of September online and will be live streamed.This year's theme is 'Building Software. Building Better Products.' My presentation will focus on how I've helped a global cloud company develop its worldwide collaboration system to manage the new business, with start-up influences, while responding to the corporate and the marketplace to grow at-scale.

 If you'd like a 10% discount code, please get in touch stephen.parry@lloydparry.com or via LinkedIn.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, Agile, Cloud Services, Big Picture Collaboration, ACE!2020 Conference

Sense and Adapt Academy: Collaborative Business Problem Solving Course

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 6, 2020 6:14:21 PM

When the big problems a company face are taken care of via big-picture collaboration, the smaller problems tend to disappear. There's a reason that working in silos is less productive for human beings; we have evolved as a collaborative species. We work better when we do it together. And we need each other in order to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

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