Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Required Reading for Transformational Efforts: The COO Revolution

If you are looking for a great book to help you map out an incremental transformation of your operations to delight consumers, this is the one to read now. Make sure you view the video by scrolling down to the arrow: http://www.mkpress.com/COO/



Here is why this book is so important for your journey ahead. Enterprises are changing at speeds that are demanded by changing conditions. Managers have to respond in both reactive and proactive modes.

These times, with ever changing conditions, require serious thought to create Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) with the support of smart technologies. Managers will be expected to provide leadership and vision in creating innovative and responsive processes to support IBO. “Business as usual” will become a luxury for a chosen few, so most managers will have to prepare for a future with processes that seek patterns of threat and opportunity in a near real-time fashion.
 
There will be a premium offered for organizations and managers that can develop adaptive processes that are innovative, differentiating and smart. Processes and supporting resources must be quick and smart enough to deal with new desired business outcomes.
I personally encourage individuals and organizations to investigate ways of adding speed and intelligence to their key processes to enable them to outperform the status quo and reach for new opportunities. This is a great way to stay on top or ahead of the ever-changing environment. The default position is to react to the increase of speed and innovation too late. Achieving this goal will depend on intelligent technologies such as the iBPMs and supporting and augmenting technologies.
Don’t just read this book--live it!
 
Net; Net: Be proactive about transformation instead of letting it happen to you.