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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

"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

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

When Firefighting Consumes IT and Cloud Organisations

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 1:01:06 PM

The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse. Trends such as multiple hybrid cloud models require multivendor management, in addition to the integration of the technologies. This all comes at a time when the industry is still driving cloud adoption to gain scale. The drive for growth often occurs at the expense of cloud optimisation, which cannot be postponed.

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Topics: IT Business, Adaptive Business, Cloud Services, Management and Training

Changing the Way you Change: A New Form of Business Adaptation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 12:37:36 PM

Over the last 10 years for a multitude of social, economic and technological reasons, organisations are under pressure to change rapidly.  Executives are demanding the adoption of ever-increasing quick fixes and practices, resulting in more fragmentation and confusion amongst staff, managers and customers.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Management and Training, Operating Strategy, Digital Transformation

Lean IT can be liberating for Managers and Staff in Services

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 23, 2020 4:51:39 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

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