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The Need for Speed
FountainBlue's April 21 Front Line Managers Online program on the topic of 'The Need for Speed'.
It was great to learn from our esteemed panelists this morning as they spoke on why there's an increased pressure on producing quality results efficiently. Below is a compilation of their suggestions and insights.
Be Strategic and Plan-ful as You Align to the Needs of the Customers and the Goals of the Business
Understand the business goals and customer objectives as well as how choices and actions will impact the speed of delivery and the excellence of the product or service delivered.
Weigh the myriad of factors from the wide range of stakeholders so that you can continue to navigate the win-win solution for everyone.
Make strategic choices so that both the long-term and short-term needs of key stakeholders are served.
Build strategic centers of excellence to best serve all parties.
Communicate and Connect with Everyone Involved for Best Results
Become a trusted adviser, knowledgeably informing all stakeholders on status of projects and problems as well as recommended strategies and actions.
Keep all parties informed on status, direction and choices made.
Welcome direct input and communication, but be clear when everyone needs to commit to a selected direction, unless new information arises which might impact that decision.
Leverage Technologies and Processes to Efficiently Deliver Results
Adopt technologies and solutions which would help you better understand and manage how well you are building and delivering products or services.
Manage your internal costs through automation, modular design, AI solutions, etc., so that you can more efficiently and effectively deliver quality solutions.
Delegate repeatable requirements to tools, processes, automation programs, etc., so that you can focus on solving higher-level problems or developing more complex technologies.
In the end, we agreed that managers and leaders at all levels are challenged to deliver quality results efficiently and effectively, and adopting these and other strategies will help them navigate these tricky waters.
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