Blogging The Art of Change™ – February 2021

February 28, 2021

February has been a terrific month, once again jam-packed, however, lots of fun and energizing!

February has been a terrific month, once again jam-packed, however, lots of fun and energizing!

A past client re-engaged with me. We implemented ToolsGroup SO99+ last year, right before COVID hit the US. They went through customers canceling and pushing out orders and now are experiencing the full bullwhip effect of the pent-up demand within the supply chain.

I’ve also helped another client reposition their supply base and implement best practices for future supplier partnerships. Something they wished had started years ago.

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My Business Got COVID

February 23, 2021

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 1 | Number 2 | February 2021

I’m not telling you that any of our team members or I got COVID. My argument here is that the business got COVID.

More and more, I’m discussing the current situation with my client’s leadership and witnessing the long-term effects of having their team members working remotely.

Before the pandemic, businesses were functioning relatively well. They had daily visual management meetings where opportunities received rapid responses from highly engaged associates, and issues could be swiftly escalated when necessary.

During the last few weeks, I re-engaged with a past client. Speaking with three of their leadership team members, they voiced the same concerns and comments as my other clients, that COVID remote work is negatively impacting their productivity and teamwork.

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Leadership

February 6, 2021

From Unlock the Art of Change™ Series – February 2021

We think leadership happens. It doesn’t. Leaders rise to the event. Leaders always learn and grow. Change begins with leadership setting sights on new horizons. Leaders plot new courses based on facts, data, and curiosity. Change is difficult, leaders know how to navigate the turbulent waters achieving win/win scenarios.

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Lorelei, A New Film Premiering From: The Frankie Boyer Show

February 1, 2021

First up, Art Koch talking with us about how his business got Covid but luckily his employees didn’t.

I’m not telling you that any of our team members or I got COVID. My argument here is that the business got COVID.

More and more, I’m discussing the current situation with my client’s leadership and witnessing the long-term effects of having their team members working remotely.

Before the pandemic, businesses were functioning relatively well. They had daily visual management meetings where opportunities received rapid responses from highly engaged associates, and issues could be swiftly escalated when necessary …

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Categories: In The News

2021 = Optimism

January 23, 2021

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 1 | Number 1 | January 2021

As we exited 2020, I stepped back and reflected on the past year, looking forward with optimism for 2021. Even though 2020 was a troubled year, I’m not going to rehash the details.  I believe there are multiple bright spots of hope ahead and an excellent reason to have confidence in humanity.

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Stamp Out Bureaucracy

January 18, 2021

From Unlock the Art of Change™ Series – January 2021

Don’t confuse governance with bureaucracy.

Governance is in the best interest of the organization.

Bureaucracy stifles progress and is the death of team transformations.

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Blogging The Art of Change™ – December 2020

December 31, 2020

Belated Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to my US friends and family!
December has been a quiet month.  Most of my clients are working hard to get many objectives completed before year-end. They all are keeping be busy COVID related supply chain opportunities and inventory velocity improvements.  The reoccurring issues related to COVID is…

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COVID – The Perfect Disrupter for Small and Medium Enterprises to Leverage for Growth

December 17, 2020

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 3 | Number 12 | December 2020

With any significant event, crisis, or seismic economic shift, there will always be the opportunity for agile enterprises to fill the void the disruption creates.

The COVID pandemic drastically hastened the retreat from globalization, and depending on the survey, 67% to 84% of North American executives say they are increasing reshoring initiatives. The withdrawal from globalization creates opportunities for enterprises that can work quickly and have a depth of expertise to seize the moment.

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Compliancy is the Enemy of Excellence

December 10, 2020

Unlock the Art of Change™ Series – December 2020

Don’t become a victim of complacency.

When we slow down or stop, the competition is better positioned to reach our customers.

The embodiment of excellence is always to be moving forward.

Don’t let complacency become your barrier to excellence.

Don’t become a victim of complacency.

When we slow down or stop, the competition is better positioned to reach our customers.

The embodiment of excellence is always to be moving forward.

Don’t let complacency become your barrier to excellence.

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