Why H.R.’s Organizational Structure Matters

The work of H.R. is continuously changing.  As the Human Resources function evolves to become a stronger, more strategic partner to the business, new priorities continue to shape what we do and how we do it.  Metrics, Analytics, Workforce Planning, Succession Planning, Job Evaluation, Job Design, Recruiting, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Compensation, Benefits, Rewards — these are…

What’s The Fundamental Question Every Business Must Answer?

“You cannot please everyone.” How often have you heard this in your life?  Do you believe it?  Do you try to please everyone anyway?  If so, how is that working for you? In business, we need to make a decision very early on a key question:  Who is our customer? To answer that question, we…

The Value Chain, Strategic Performance & Profits

Aligning all of the elements of your value chain with your business strategy heightens profitability and strategic performance.  This, the 3rd article in our 5-part series — The 5 Keys to Strategy Execution – is the focus of this article. Most of us are familiar with the Lean term, Value Stream. Per Wikipedia, “Value stream…