Top Ten Things About Creating a Business VisionWritten by Martin Haworth
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Top class visions may even be unattainable within lifetimes and are often part of a bigger legacy. many major corporations have 50-year (and more!) visions.Use Their Senses
A vital part of Visioning is to be able to use all five senses as fully as possible and alos that wonderful sixth sense, one of intuition.Are Knowledgeable
They keep their eyes and ears open and are fully aware of possibilities. they suck in information and ideas to help form their thinking. Media, other people, non-business analogies and metaphors too.Put Aside Beliefs
Great visionaries can shift themselves into a different dimension when looking at future and leave their existing beliefs outside room.Are Evangelists
They shout outcome vision from rooftops, relating so well to all of their people. They explains it in words which mean something to all involved in future success. And taking time out to share these visions, better still, involve your people right in thick of it - builds teams, encourages contribution. Generates motivation, engagement and commitment.
Copyright 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, executives and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com. (Note to editors. Feel free to use this article - it would be good if you could include a live link)
Business Intelligence 101Written by Robert Flanglin
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Business Intelligence Tools
Business intelligence involves collecting quite a bit of information and analyzing it. Many business use tools to achieve this. A few of data tools are data modeling, data warehouses, and data mining. Data tools help employees collect data and analyze it efficiently. Data tools are for organizational purposes mostly. Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) is used in analyzing process. OLAP is sometimes simply referred to as Analytics, which is based on hypercube or “cube” and dimensional analysis.
Some businesses also use software vendors for BI tools. There are quite a few enterprises offering BI technology. If a business does not get BI tools themselves, then software vendor will provide a business with tools, and sometimes software support and BI professionals who will help company analyze results and collect data. Some companies providing BI software are Siebel Systems, Microsoft, Altius Consulting, Business-Soft, and SAS Institute.
Businesses understand that knowing customer is key to success. Business intelligence is path through which a business can collect data about customer and analyze it. Business intelligence is also about knowing market, including competitors and market trends. A business that has most accurate understanding of its marketplace will be more adequately prepared for continual changes that inevitable occur in markets. Business intelligence is an important concept for any company to understand, because it will help them to gain new customers, retain old customers, and see a positive ROI.
Robert Flanglin is facinated by business topics and enjoys writing about them. Robert Flanglin writes articles mostly concerning Business Intelligence.