You’re focused on results. But do you know the real keys to getting there?
5 Drivers of Organizational Effectiveness The goal of an effective organization is to maintain high performance and achieve desired results. It may sound straightforward but it’s not. Understanding what can enable the increased performance effectiveness of an organization is the key to achieving extraordinary results. Equally important is understanding what may be getting in the […]
Using an Environmental Perspective to Drive Business
A paper management initiative at TD shows how an environmental focus can advance cost-reduction and service-improvement goals A key challenge for many organizations is balancing business goals with environmental responsibilities. But increasingly, companies are viewing the business-environment relationship as symbiotic, whereby environmental leadership goals align with and advance financial and customer-service objectives. Take TD Bank […]
Why Going Paperless is Better for Your Bottom Line
More often than not, the financial benefits of reducing paper are calculated solely by including savings related to the paper only, failing to account for money saved due to a proportionate reduction in the costs related to the management of that paper. Some organizations are aware of elements of these downstream costs, but they lack a mechanism to quantify them, while others likely have more pressing things to worry about.
How to Create a Sustainable Shared Service
The motivation for shared services as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness in global organizations is not new, but governing an expanding shared service often proves to be a difficult undertaking. Over time, as organizations grow and expand into new businesses and geographies, shared services can increase in size and complexity to a point […]
A New Idea for Managing the Fund Development Process
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are designed to typically manage an organization’s interactions with its customers or clients in support of sales and service-related processes.
The Leadership Blind Spot – What Are You Missing?
We’ve seen it time and time again. Great leaders, mediocre leaders and weak leaders all seem to have one thing in common; a blind spot when it comes to their employees. It doesn’t seem to matter how one arrived to their leadership position, or their background; somehow once a person is leading an organization, they lose their ability to see the full picture of the organization.
Is Your Business Ready for An Enterprise Resource Planning system?
The allure of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems cannot be understated. The opportunity to integrate most of your business processes into a single software solution is “a one-stop shopping” panacea for all your data integration needs. With shopping list in hand, you can begin the process of shopping for that ERP system that best satisfies your needs.
Business Process Automation
The whole point of technology – and this is an overly simplistic view – is to automate routine, repetitive tasks with the goal of reducing costs, eliminating non-value added activity and improving productivity. This is a concept that dates back to the industrial revolution – increase productivity and reduce costs through mechanization.
The Trials and Triumphs of Working From Home
We’re sharing six key learnings we’ve uncovered in our first few weeks of transitioning to a virtual workforce.
COVID-19 – Staying Apart, but Still Working Together
We’re 100% virtual and continue to work with our clients to see them through these uncertain times.
Optimus SBR ranks on The Globe and Mail’s Brand-New Ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies
Report on Business and The Globe and Mail released the inaugural list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and ranked Optimus SBR No. 168.
Optimus SBR Ranks on the Growth 500 for the Seventh Consecutive Year
Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazine released the list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies and ranked Optimus SBR No. 273 on the Growth 500. This is the seventh year that Optimus SBR has ranked on the Growth 500.
Decision Time on Ontario Health Teams: The Changing Ontario Health Care Landscape – Part 2
The Ontario Ministry of Health has made some significant decisions on Ontario Health Teams. For many organizations now, it’s decision time.
Optimus SBR Named as 2019 Great Place to Work
We ranked 27 out of 50 in Canada for businesses between 100-999 employees.
The 6 Surprising Reasons Your Project is at Risk
Minimize risk and promote the advancement of your organization by making change management in your project environment a priority.