Businesses today, particularly in India have failed to leverage the impact social media could create to their success. Its a revolution today. "Social" is THE word. Networking, technology, media, entertainment, Innovation, and many more of these words are preceded by the word "Social". Have business leaders tried to turn away from their old PR ways of things to the new SM way. Lets just think about it.
I found this site interesting http://www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com/blog1/socialmediabeginnersguide/social-media-tools-101/
Have a good read.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Lack of true leadership in today's corporate world is alarming. To be a successful business leader one needs to be tough, yet personal and one should play by pure instinct. Knowing when to let go shall be a pure gut decision, thus consistency becomes a requirement. Protecting your teritory is just not enough, and one needs to see the bigger picture and create consistancy of purpose. Boundaryless as Jack Welch describes would knock down external walls making suppliers and customers part of a single process. Rotten heads to give way to savvy business thinking that fosters an energizing environment where innovation thrives and creativity prevails. This is how everone wins and business runs successfully. Energise, innovate and empower, and be the true leader.
Monday, May 4, 2009
These are tough days, and the CEO's and senior leaders of organizations are tasked with cutting costs. Unfortunately they look at the easiest way of doing it. Layoffs. Its sad that people of such experience and calibre look to the easist way of accomplishing a task, thereby ignoring the most efficient way of doing the same thing. Operations excellence culminates to a steady state of operational efficiency that has optimised the performance of resources, services, functions, tasks and activities transforming an organization into a performing unit. Tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizan have helped achieve these goals. How many CEO's endorse these tools for excellence. Very little. Reducing and eliminating waste in the value chain alone significantly reduces cost, and improves efficiencies. Following a deciplined method such as the above and implementing it in a methodically alone will surfice in this transformation. Senior managers need to be trained and re-trained in these concepts and methods so that they can re-enforce them at all times. Many fail to realise that process improvements can be achieved by even having the simpliest of management and operational dashboards which shows the trends of key performance indicators over a period of time. This enables the managment to take corrective action to the indicators with a declining trend. Do will still need layoffs to cut cost?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
After a few days of burning sunlight, the sun is behind the clouds today, with a gentle drizzel of rain too that does not stop me to add a note on the essential principle that we have to live by today. Quality, process and compliance were seen as the cornerstone of business excellence not long ago. Today, it's only cutting cost, layoffs, pinkslips and so on. Wake up regulatory authorities. What are all those so called companies that benchmark their performance to industry standards and regulations doing about keeping jobs intact. Remember Deming's theory of Chain Reaction...Improve quality ----> Decrease cost because of less re-work----> Thereby improving productivity------> thereby capturing market share with better quality and lower price ----> thereby staying in business -----> thereby provide jobs and more jobs. We have all forgoten Demings 14 points and 7 deadly sins. Time to wake up and take a re-look at this is vital to survive in today's gobal mealtdown days.