A Letter to my Favorite Business Analyst: I was reading about agile organizations in a Forbes article this week and I’m not sure we meet the definition of being “capable of delivering instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale”. It got me thinking about how important …
Trust is a critical factor in organizational performance. Consider the Facebook example. When the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke (directly breaching the trust of over 50 million users), Facebook’s stock plunged 18%, costing them $80 billion in market value. Over the …
If it seems like the number of risks facing corporations is increasing every year, it’s because they are. As our world becomes increasingly complex, fast-paced, interconnected, and uncertain, the number of risks continue to grow, and in many cases, the magnitude of potential loss ...
Powernoodle was approached by an international food and beverage company headquartered in Europe and with a number of regional offices located all over the globe. Their internal audit team needed to conduct their 2017 global risk assessment within a strict time period to ...
Today’s distributed, time-crunched, and diverse workforce requires a new approach to effectively and efficiently performing risk assessments. In our complex world of constantly-changing regulations, digital transformation, and the need for agile risk management, frequent ...
Many organizations have already faced the unpleasant surprise of an up-and-coming competitor moving into their market and many more will experience the same. In many cases, the source of these unwelcome surprises are rooted in ...
The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements set of standards ensures that the products and services your organization provides are safe, reliable, and compatible for the global market. It improves and streamlines your organizational processes....
When a project fails, we look back on what went wrong, assume it was unforeseeable or unavoidable, and take it as a lesson learned for our next project. But why wait until after your project’s demise to look at its problems? Imagine the failure...
If you’re like many organizations today this is a question you’re asking. Whether your supply chain is physical, logistical or cyber, your organization has extended its enterprise by relying on partners to provide products and services critical to your success.
Today’s risk climate is characterized by an increasingly complex business architecture and environment, lacking conduct and cultural frameworks, rapidly changing technology, regulations and measurements.
Diversity is a growing issue of importance for most organizations today. How can diversity improve your decision-making processes and risk assessments? We’ve all experienced “sunflower management” – when everyone looks up to and agrees with their leaders’ ideas...
In 1985, Coca-Cola debuted “New Coke” as a response to Pepsi’s ever-increasing sales. In taste tests, the sweeter taste of New Coke was preferred to the old Coke as well as over Pepsi, and so it seemed like a sure bet to regain their market share. However..
Process Improvement efforts are not getting healthcare and clinical research organizations the results they seek. This is also true for complex operations across businesses of all kinds. As far back as...
Powernoodle is playing a growing role in the field of education. From the California STEM Learning Network, to State Boards of Education's ESSA implementation, to a Montessori school strategic planning engagement, we have enabled leadership teams and staff to engage large numbers of stakeholders representing vast geographies,
1. Accuracy, Authenticity and Quality. Powernoodle captures the voice of the contributor through qualitative text. This eliminates paraphrasing and mistakes by the note taker and enables people to "see" their contributions, boosting overall confidence in the underlying process.
Decision making may look like a simple process, but the reality is every decision is influenced by a combination of emotional factors and subconscious biases which act to shape most human behaviors. In fact, McKinsey recently released a report stating:
On the surface, decision making is a simple process. Decision making begins with a stimulus, which kindles a spark deep in the unconsciousness that moves an individual into a state of decision uncertainty. The process in decision making solves that uncertainty by drawing on past experience and
We begin our story with Sarah, a Senior Manager at a large and long established management services company, one that consistency appears in the Fortune 100 list. Sarah is highly educated having graduated from Harvard, is driven, charismatic, and by all accounts has the world at her feet.
$125,000 HIPAA Settlement of Secure Disposal of Paper Medical Records - April 2015 $150,000 HIPAA Settlement of Unpatched and Unsupported Software - December 2014 $800,000 HIPAA Settlement in Medical Records Dumping Case - June 23, 2014
The answer lies in DevOps, or more specifically, the integration of development and operations. According to Forbes magazine, DevOps, alongside Continuous Delivery, are among the latest celebrated approaches to faster software and deployment
Situation: Annual industry IT conference of 25+ separate IT operations, each with a different staffing model, capabilities, and responsibilities in their geographic Objective: Increase engagement and participation at the conference
The competition consists of 66 indivdual science or engineering projects, evaluated by 35 judges. The judges will evaluate each project using Powernoodle. Powernoodle provides the competition with unbiased judging spaces for each project to be evaluated; there are objective rubrics integrated into Powernoodle to allow fast
Why is decision making so difficult to do consistently well? Albert Einstein (1879-1955) perhaps said it best: "The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."
Happy Woman's Equality Day! On August 26th 1920, the Amendment that granted woman the right to vote was passed by the United States Congress. This was a huge step towards incorporating diversity into the democratic decision making process of the US
Development aid is often times called out for failing to deliver. Getting buy-in requires reaching out and engaging with and communicating with local counterparts at all levels in order to gain their trust. Local counterparts as well as other key stakeholder
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 3 business takeaways from Sochi. 1. Success is a team sport. If the Olympics taught us anything it's that success is a team sport. Gilmore Junio demonstrated this best when he
The work world is becoming more collaborative, diverse, and fluid - and decision-making must follow suit. If it does not, organizations and teams will be unable to overcome the barriers that prevent the best decisions from being made
Think of a plane flying at 35,000 feet as being analogous to a business that is flying high and fast. Planes have planned ascents and descents - like busy and slow seasons for a business. Planes that have an unplanned descent of
This wastes time, money, and can be frustrating for all. Michael Wilkinson, Managing Director at Leadership Strategies explores common types of disagreements and 5 strategies to build consensus. Read the full article here.
Similarly, that little voice inside of us is our personal canary about our workplace. We've all had the chirp that says "hey I'm beginning to suffocate here" or the last gasp (the last straw) that says, "That's it. This environment is too toxic for me." By the time it
Whether you're face-to-face with a large group or in a web conference with a small team, "bad" meetings waste time, consume resources, wear down people's energy, and often lead to bad decisions. Leadership Strategies heard you and devised a ten-point Meeting Bill of Rights to help you
Liz Guthridge shows how it's done! This talented expert facilitator used Powernoodle to help her client build its entire first-ever strategy. Find out how she used Powernoodle to move the high-touch, low-tech group from many months
1. Embrace Simplicity Einstein famously quipped that "if you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself." Indeed, simplifying the complex is usually the highest form of innovation - and makes the innovation accessible to the masses.
Powernoodle is proud to sponsor Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF's) Community as a Canvas initiative. ICF is a think tank that studies the economic and social development of communities to help them create prosperity, stability, and culture.
Diversity has always been a word fraught with challenges. On the surface having a diverse group of people sounds great, but in the business world especially, mis-managed diversity can lead to serious problems, including poor staff morale and high employee turnover.
Brainstorming as a formal process is credited to Alex Osborn in the 1950s, who argued that people in groups are more creative than the same number of people working alone. Unfortunately that doesn't always seem to be true.