5 surefire ways to bring your business objectives full circle with technology

Written by Anthony Licate

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Big picture- Your technical consultant must understand howrepparttar company functions as a whole. They must understandrepparttar 138008 duties ofrepparttar 138009 different departments. How else willrepparttar 138010 company be able to apply technology torepparttar 138011 business’s everyday processes if those processes are never articulated? Changing withrepparttar 138012 times- Just because a technical consultant has worked in an environment for ‘a couple years’ does not automatically mean they are aware of changes torepparttar 138013 intricacies ofrepparttar 138014 company’s business functions. Just like technology, business strategies change. It’s important to consistently keep them inrepparttar 138015 know when these changes occur atrepparttar 138016 business level. A picture is worth a thousand words- Tell you’re technical consultant to chart out why they recommend a specific technology. Managers love colors and charts. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Define; Measure; Analyze; Improve; Control. As long as every project is measurably articulated inrepparttar 138017 following order, upper management will have no issues understanding what is being recommended and how to proceed inrepparttar 138018 future. None ofrepparttar 138019 steps above should be skipped. This is very important. The clearerrepparttar 138020 projects are defined quantitatively,repparttar 138021 easier it will be to control processes going forward.

Anthony Licate is the President of Spidernet Technical Consulting, LLC (www.spidernetconsulting.com). The company provides technical computer network, ecommerce and wireless enterprise data services in and around the Philadelphia area. He has worked with multiple types of businesses to strategize, re-align and implement technology. He can be reached at aj@spidernetconsulting.com

To Blink or not to Blink?

Written by Bob Cannon

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It would appear that our existing methods for making decisions are inadequate in today’s fast paced, techno enhanced, highly competitive world andrepparttar time is right for a new approach that facilitates better decisions…faster. The question facing us then is, To Blink or not to Blink, that isrepparttar 137870 question. Does Gladwell have a better solution?

In Blink, Gladwell mixes scientific research with idealism to suggest that intuition is often superior to reasoned thinking.

Richard A. Posner, judge ofrepparttar 137871 United States Court of Appeals forrepparttar 137872 Seventh Circuit and a senior lecturer atrepparttar 137873 University of Chicago Law School, suggests that there are two types of thinking. One is intuition or hunches, snap judgments, emotional reactions, and first impressions--in short, instant responses to sensations. The second type of thinking is reasoned or articulate and isrepparttar 137874 domain of logic, deliberation, reasoned discussion, and scientific method. Reasoned or articulate thinking isrepparttar 137875 model of rationality, while intuitive thinking is often seen as primitive.

There are numerous examples in Blink of what, onrepparttar 137876 surface, might appear to be intuitive thinking. Posner onrepparttar 137877 other hand suggests that there are many instances whenrepparttar 137878 answer appears in a flash like intuition, but are in fact arerepparttar 137879 result of deliberative processes that have become unconscious simply by becoming habitual.

Gladwell and Posner agree that we are drowning in information. They also agree on unconscious cognition regardless of whether from intuition or experience and habit. Most importantly, they have both created more awareness ofrepparttar 137880 real problem –repparttar 137881 need for an approach to decision-making with improved results.

Byline Bob Cannon helps visionary leaders and business decision-makers build Positive Momentum through better decision-making and implementation. Check out other interesting articles available in the Taking Aim newsletter available at www.cannonadvantage.com . Bob can be reached at (216) 408-9495 or mailto: bob@cannonadvantage.com

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