Large Regulatory Change Implementations in Financial Institutions
Must-do projects like regulatory changes can seem overwhelming and daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. With some careful forethought and the right expertise, regulatory programs can extend beyond just staying onside with the regulator, and set your organization up for long-term success.
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 […]
4 Signs of a Poor Board Relationship – and How to Fix it
The relationship between a Board and a CEO can be extremely powerful. When a Board is on its ‘A-game’, the results are obvious. The combination of experience, insight and sound direction that a capable Board brings to the table is a dynamic mix that leaves leaders feeling reassured and empowered to lead.
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.
Many organizations place a lot of emphasis on communicating with external project stakeholders, and rightly so. They set up formal project communications teams which create detailed communication strategies, plans, and deliverables that go through extensive review and approval processes.
Four Key Change Management Components of Successful Project Management Offices
Many organizations undertake initiatives to implement a Project Management Office (PMO) due to the commonly associated benefits such as cost reductions and on time delivery, but many find that the mere physical establishment of the PMO did not resolve their issues.
What’s in your Project Management Toolbox?
Every profession has its “tools of the trade” and project management is no different. The project management toolbox consists of tools required to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects.
Is it time your project got a physical?
We visit our health care professionals on an annual basis because they have the tools and expertise to confirm that we are in good health, or if there is an issue, to be able to detect it before it becomes out of hand.
When project management becomes an enforcement exercise
Do people in your organization groan when they have to deal with the Project Management Office (PMO)? Are they worried about getting their wrist slapped, again? Was another checklist left with an unchecked box causing angst amongst your project managers. Do calls from your PMO often go ignored, emails left unread and meeting invites postponed? You may have a Project Management policing complex.
Calm the chaos
You’ve seen it before, when multiple projects need to be completed, energy is high and people are eager but the environment is unorganized chaos. In this situation communication breaks down, milestones fall through the cracks, and budgets are blown.
Are Office Politics Killing Your Project?
Have you ever included ‘Office Politics’ as a risk to your project? Probably not, but maybe you should. While it may sound silly, consider the potential implications of ignoring this challenging dynamic.
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.