From chaos to calm: the experts' guide to setting priorities
By Pat Lynch
One set of skills that is critical in any organization is that of setting, aligning, and implementing priorities. Setting priorities requires you to develop a processthat enables you to deploy your time and energy most effectively.
When faced with major organizational problems, managers often hire consultants to help provide a solution. The consultant will usually interview people, run focus groups, and gather input from a variety of sources.
The largest issue for any organization large or small that stumps growth is worker productivity. With economic volatility currently impacting profits, productivity issues can wreak havoc already on the brink of zero margins.
Most organizations use their training investments about as strategically as they deploy their office supplies spending. And the impact on customer satisfaction, cost containment or quality improvement is just as useless.