New white paper from Oliver Wight shows people are key driver for business improvement
Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, have published a white paper, which reveals the importance of recognising people are the key drivers in business improvement, in order to cultivate the right environment for inspiring sustainable change.
“Striving for excellence has become increasing important in today’s complex and competitive business environment,” explains Lloyd Snowden, Oliver Wight Partner and author of the white paper, entitled ‘Managing People and Behaviours’. “But whilst organisations often address processes and their corresponding tools with vigour, time and again people and behaviours are overlooked. But it is people who implement change, and on whom success depends; so sustainable change has to begin with people.”
The white paper describes how to strike the right balance between people, processes and tools in business improvement. It also emphasises the importance of having the right organisation design to suit the environment and nurture the appropriate behaviour. Readers will discover how to:
1. Mature their organisation to a team-based culture
2. Empower people to change
3. Educate and train people to achieve best practice behaviours
4. Implement measurements to improve performance
5. Know which improvement methodology to implement and when
“With the right mind-set, every individual will be able to understand and implement best practice, not just from a personal point of view, but an end-to-end perspective. It is this which will truly drive sustainable change and ultimately deliver optimum performance,” concludes Snowden.
You can download a copy of the white paper here: http://www.oliverwight-eame.com/en-GB/library-events/white-papers/m/product/view/42
About Oliver Wight
Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best-known organisations. With a team of professionals offering a wealth of experience, Oliver Wight is the largest consultancy of its type, with offices throughout Europe, South Africa, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific region. We believe that sustainable business improvement can’t be delivered by external consultants but only by our clients’ own people, so unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to them, helping deliver performance levels and financial results that last.
Integrated Business Planning
At the leading edge of management thinking and practice, our Integrated Business Planning (IBP) model lies at the heart of our clients’ journey to outstanding business performance. Oliver Wight are the originators of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and IBP can most simply be described as advanced S&OP. However, unlike S&OP, IBP brings a truly strategic perspective, integrating diverse processes – in the extended supply chain, product and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning – into one seamless management process.
Supply Chain Design and Optimization
Oliver Wight supply chain design and optimization allows organisations to understand their position within the extended supply chain; identify where value is being created and destroyed; develop profitable relationships with suppliers customers and consumers; and optimize their supply chain (however complex) for the ultimate in customer service and business performance.
Performance Benchmarking for Supply Chain
Oliver Wight Performance Benchmarking provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of supply chain performance, allowing organisations to identify opportunities for improving customer service at the same time as dramatically reducing supply chain costs.
Meeting the Class A Standard
The Oliver Wight Class A Checklist is the longest standing and most successful business assessment tool. The latest, Sixth Edition, raises the bar, and sets ever more demanding standards for companies on their journey to business excellence and the Oliver Wight Class A standard.