Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By February 21, 2017

A weekly roundup of news about, and insights from, our global community of management consultants.


Closure, Control & Clickable Solutions

Booking time, securing appointments or scheduling meetings can be difficult to manage. David A. Fields introduces us to automated scheduling tools that slash slippage rates by providing solutions to these pain points.


How to Drive a Strategic Plan Forward

Richard Kuang identifies the reasons why a strategy is moving forward slowly or not moving forward at all, and offers solutions to move a strategic plan from thought to action.


The Benefits of Benchmarking

Benchmarking is a powerful that can help an organization outperform competitors, improve growth, and open channels to new sources and ideas. David Burnie and the team at The Burnie Group have published an informative post that identifies three key steps to better benchmarking.


The Takt Time Equation – Balance Profits and Customer Service

Susan Clapham explains the concepts behind the “staff to demand” operations that many world-class organizations are adopting to improve performance.


Hiring a Team Player

Hiring the right person who fits both the position and your company culture can be difficult. Susan Drumm identifies the benefits of understanding the leadership styles of your team to hire the person who complements those styles.  


Grooming the Next Generation of Company Leaders

Soyini Coke interviews the lead team from TSW, an award-winning, full-service planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm. They explain the philosophy behind their success: build the right environment, attract the right people, and empower those people as leaders.


Breathe Easy with Expert Financial Advice

In this short, humorous post, Tony Hanlon offers a unique analogy to explain the importance and  the benefits of seeking financial advice when managing pensions.