The Efficient Manager - A guide to implementing business improvements through organizational alignment and strategic segmentation
Publisher: Christopher Brathmill
Purpose: This book explains a practical plan to implement and utilize an improvement program. If you’re interested in improvement at any level, this book is going to help you organize your thoughts, your work and your strategy.
Are you trying to learn more about improvement and efficiency? This book can help you regardless of the business role you play or your level of understanding. In fact, this book is really about running a better business and working more efficiently. Improvement is about segmenting your opportunities and then giving the best opportunities your most attention – learning how to fish and then fishing where the fish are.
Contents: This book is going to build an improvement program in three phases. As you move from one phase to the next, your level of maturity increases.
Phase 1 – Quick Wins
Creating a list of cost-saving ideas from all areas/divisions/functions of your organization
Ranking the list by cost and benefit
Implementing the projects with the best benefit/cost ratios
Documenting the list of cost-saving ideas and sharing that list with the respective areas/divisions/functions for future use/addition/expansion
Phase 2 – Organization and Culture
Senior leadership expectations
Accountability and incentives
Phase 3 – Strategic Segmentation
Segment customers and products
Sort by profitability and growth
Understand the value equation and tailor the solution
Apply segmentation to daily operations