Entry #2: 4 Ways to Promote Innovation and Create Efficiencies

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August 2013 Entry #5 Innovation

Running an SBE asks everything of you—overtime, working weekends, constant deadlines—but maybe the biggest thing it asks for is never-ending patience.  Patience to rethink and re-examine procedures and practices over and over again to make sure complacency and ineffectiveness isn’t setting in.

Here are 4 things you can do to make reevaluation a part of your company:

  1. Use collective experience from your team combined with the latest research to form new ideas on organization diagnosis. By examining the latest peer-reviewed organization and leadership journals, we are able to apply evidence-based research ideas directly to practical problems.
  2. Experience trumps education every time. We use proven business models to examine the culture and science of an organization. However, most if not all of the existing models lean toward quantitative research. We use these models plus the human word (qualitative research) to align culture and science within the organization. Numbers are easy to manipulate – the human word is not so easy to bend.
  3. We create efficiencies by using the work of respected people in our field. By gaining permission to use existing surveys, models, and tools, we are able to add to the existing knowledge base while extending research with new ideas.
  4. Practically, OrgScienceSM meets bi-weekly specifically to brainstorm with our team. In addition, we connect constantly with a brilliant board of advisors and ask, “What can we do for our community?” each time.

Dr. Ron Sheffield, CEO & Managing Director  LinkedIn Icon 55px
Organizational Sciences and Culture, Inc.
1769 Jamestown Road P2-B3
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Tel: (888) 214-4548 Ext. 101
Cell: (757) 879-8872
Fax: (877) 204-6434
RonSheffield@OrgScience.com
http://www.OrgScience.com
http://www.eWebCulture.com

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I'm a lifelong entrepreneur, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door when I was 7 in The Bronx. I've been playing guitar and enjoying the game of baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). I married Kim in 1983 & we have two sons; Daniel's a real smart, insightful & well read musician (www.thefieldrecordings.com) and Adam is a brilliant senior @ Brooklyn College double majoring in creative writing/literature & anthropology. Since 2002, one of the things we love to do together is go on service & missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent over 60 weeks in Belize & I serve on the Board for the missions organization (www.twaw.org) focused on Belize. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and other than selling a company in 1999 and running it for a multi-billion dollar company for 2 years before buying it back, I've been self-employed. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in 2004 and after 2 years with the acquiring company I left and started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Sales Strategy & Business Development, Marketing Communications, Social Media since April 2006. Although I'm still contracted by Supplier-Connection as their Small Business Advocate, I recently was contracted to run a software company http://myvrm.com. I enjoy consulting, but it's really great to be running an SBE again.
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2 Responses to Entry #2: 4 Ways to Promote Innovation and Create Efficiencies

  1. This is a winning post. Four very simple, solid ideas to help us continually readjust the sails to insure we are heading in the right direction.

    Shane Shirley-Smith
    CMO, FactoryDirectPromos.com

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