In the first part of this two-part article, bia™ Senior Associate Dave Paradi, shared some tips on presenting timelines in your project presentations (here is that part if you missed it). In this part he will cover some thoughts on…

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Leading companies are turning to independent consultants for the cutting-edge skills they require to eliminate inefficiencies and better align with customer demand. I recently read an interesting new report from Business Talent Group, a U.S. talent recruitment agency, the “Skills…

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Quality Risk Management Quality doesn’t exist in a silo. It impacts every part of an organization – its departments and its people. Our role as quality professionals may appear to be focussed on just one element of quality within a…

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Let us take you through the process of developing a strategic and business plan that will bring to life, your organization’s vision and strategic imperatives. In today’s environment, if you are standing still, you are falling behind. Making the right…

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I recently read an interesting article written by Jacquelyn Smith, staff writer at Forbes magazine,  "How To Show Appreciation And Get Better Results From Your Employees This Holiday Season."  The article shared results from a recent Employee Appreciation Survey conducted…

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The practice of mindfulness meditation is gaining popularity in the business world. It's gained interest because it changes the wiring and makeup of our brains; allowing us to better manage stress and anxiety. A few years a go I experienced severe…

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As you know, the rate of change is increasing as technological advances sparked by innovation create new and better products.  These four new innovations have broad application and an ability to truly transform our lives. 1.    Collaborative Innovation—Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence…

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Leading companies are changing the way that they are doing things in response to competitive pressures and advances in technology.  Here are some of the areas that are experiencing change. Corporate Culture Less focus on hierarchical reporting, more on teamwork.…

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What if you don’t have 3 days to complete a full strategic plan? How can you still get a good quality strategic plan when you only have a day or a day and half for planning? The planning process I’m…

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  “If we don’t measure what we’re doing, we’ll never know the outcome of our actions.” - Michael Stanleigh It’s pretty much a standard practice to apply measurement in quality management. For example, we apply measurement of quality work processes…

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