Insights & Perspectives
What would it look like if the frontline leaders in your business were truly fearless?
In a change that has been nicknamed “Mobilegeddon,” Google modified its search algorithm on April 21st to favor “mobile-friendly” websites. With around 60% of web traffic coming from mobile devices, this could have a substantial impact on your business’ ability to be found online. Learn what you should do today to ensure that your business isn’t affected, and how you can use these changes to create a competitive advantage for yourself moving forward.
When VEGA Americas President Ron Hegyesi saw an opportunity in the wastewater treatment industry, he reached out to Definity Partners CIO Ray Attiyah for guidance on how to get started. Ray made an introduction to the co-founders of Start Something Bold, and the VEGA success story began.
I was stunned when after a full day of our wonderful trainer, Rich Carey, teaching us about the value of using the Japanese terms for helping teams grasp lean tools -- the founder of Definity Partners (and Definity University), Ray Attiyah, said, "better not for coffee." Ray Attiyah is the author of the book Run, Improve, Grow and a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur. I just know him as the brilliant person who has built a business helping manufacturers embrace lean culture, not just get a certificate. So when he said, "don't use the Japanese and lean terms like "Kaizen" and "Value Stream Mapping" he caught me off guard. "Instead, remind them what their pain is," he continued. "Why will lean help them?"
Do you have a software development project you can’t get off the ground? Can’t find trusted development resources that can understand your business objectives and work within the “triple constraints” of time, cost and quality? Or worse yet, a software development project that is stalled, under-delivering or has failed?
It goes something like this:
Hope you are having a good day. We have a need for some modifications to our content management system. How much would it cost to change it so that when I upload a new product line doc, it sends out an email to a list of clients? Do we need a separate database for that? We use Provider X for email marketing and would like to pull the client list from there. Thanks!"
Typical improvement meetings today start with a review of the current situation, followed by an exercise of interviews, data analysis, and the development of an action plan designed to move the organization forward. Hopefully, it’s at least followed up with what’s going well and what’s not going well, rather than just pointing out the problems.