Jumping into the talent pool: every company wants the best

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:36:33 AM

Companies must embrace the reality that the best and brightest most likely won’t want to be on your team unless you update your talent strategy.

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Navigating the talent shift in the digital transformation era

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:35:54 AM

Today, companies everywhere are facing what leaders are calling the “Digital Imperative”—transform your business with digital speed, scale, and value, or else.

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Why SPEED works: get ready for project-based, on-demand success

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:35:17 AM

The on-demand workplace is here to stay, and it will continue to gain momentum.

Change is the only thing that is certain in work and life, and there’s no end to the changes occurring in the workplace and workforce. The on-demand workplace is here to stay, and it will continue to gain momentum. But, like during any time of great change, I sometimes encounter resistance. Common roadblocks include:

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Decide: Determine new or continuing project needs

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Mar 12, 2019 7:38:15 PM

Once your goals are met, it's time to decide if there are new or continuing project needs. 

When you achieve project goals, you feel empowered to tackle the next project in a faster and more efficient way. But first, you must decide whether the current project remains a priority. If it is, continue the work and bring on additional resources as needed. If not, decide if the consultant has the skillset needed to help with the next project.

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Evaluate project metrics

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Mar 12, 2019 7:33:45 PM

The Evaluate phase is critical to ensuring that the work is getting done as agreed upon in the statement of work (SOW). 

Creating metrics is key to understanding if your investment is generating the intended ROI. It is also an early warning system to get ahead of possible issues…

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Execute: Set & meet expectations

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Mar 12, 2019 2:23:17 PM

Setting and meeting expectations is key to successful project execution. 

Now that you have selected your consultant, set the project up for successful execution by documenting the project deliverables in a Statement of Work (SOW), onboarding the consultant, and integrating them into your team.

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Plan: Create your project description

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Mar 12, 2019 2:22:54 PM

 

Now that you've identified what success looks like, it's time to kick off the planning process. 

In the plan phase, you'll gain clarify on how to meet your business objectives and fill the talent gap on your team. 

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Success: Set the foundation for your on-demand team

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Mar 12, 2019 1:17:06 PM

The first step of creating an on-demand team using the proven SPEED methodology is Success. 

Let's start by identifying your most important outcome. 

You likely have many needs and goals, but by focusing on one main project you gain the clarity that will help to fast-track the process. You are much better off when you’re clear about what expertise and experience is needed.

Determine what results you want to see in 30, 60, and 90 days. You may have a lightbulb moment, as many of our clients do, once you have a good idea of what success looks like.

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