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"Strategic Work Alignment is a framework that facilitates the design of work to make it possible to fulfill the performance needs of both the organization and its employees. It moves beyond the “what” of work to the crucial “how” work is accomplished."

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"The customer-focused company puts people first in every aspect of company operation.  They build a culture of engaged, happy, and fulfilled employees that deliver superior customer service and propel the organization to new heights.  In contrast an operations-focused company develops a culture based on systems, procedures, and control."

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"Do you ever wonder why some projects are more successful than others? Are some project managers just smarter than others? It turns out that there are some common threads among successful projects, and if you build these into your project management system, you're more likely to have a string of winners."


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"Strategic Work Alignment is a framework that facilitates the design of work to make it possible to fulfill the performance needs of both the organization and its employees. It moves beyond the “what” of work to the crucial “how” work is accomplished."

"The customer-focused company puts people first in every aspect of company operation.  They build a culture of engaged, happy, and fulfilled employees that deliver superior customer service and propel the organization to new heights.  In contrast an operations-focused company develops a culture based on systems, procedures, and control."

"If we treat people as people there is no betrayal of the human spirit.  This simple forward focus on relationships can release the immense human potential in your organization."

"There is a high cost to keeping low performers on your payroll. Their productivity is lower. Other workers have to take up the slack. These higher performers can accommodate the poor performer to an extent. Then resentment and fatigue set in and morale often declines....Can your company afford to keep its low performers? Do you have a strategy to encourage and support high performers to even greater heights while working with low performers to move them up or out?"

"How many times have you heard that phrase at workplace?  Perhaps that phrase was said in a speech made by an important leader in your company.....Consider the word ‘asset’ again -- Does it recognize the humanity in each person? Or does it suggest people as a tool, in a conceptual way that can be put to work?"

"Your tactical project scorecard is one of your keys to success in managing any project of any complexity.  It provides a fact-based set of metrics that everyone on the team has agreed to represent the critical success factors.  Regular reviews and taking corrective actions based on what the metrics are telling you will keep everyone fact-focused.  And, the tactical project scorecard provides a basis for a real fact-based retrospective project review after completion of the project."

"Do you ever wonder why some projects are more successful than others? Are some project managers just smarter than others? It turns out that there are some common threads among successful projects, and if you build these into your project management system, you're more likely to have a string of winners."