Systemation Blog
October 25, 2018

The 4×4 Framework for Successful Initiative Management

All initiatives have a common construct for success. This has been established and proven out over years of experience. Some industries or skill sets are very […]
September 20, 2018

Get Your Employees Connected To Your Value Chain

So often, people do things because that’s what they’re “supposed to do.” Managers assign responsibilities as tasks to be checked off a list. But this approach […]
August 11, 2015
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Work Accountability and Visibility Go Hand-in-Hand

It’s one of the most common management gripes: Our employees aren’t accountable. They’re not meeting deadlines. The quality isn’t there. They’re not completing the amount of […]
May 18, 2015
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Organizational Effectiveness Rule #1: All Work Isn’t Created the Same

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It’s a well-worn cliché, but that’s because it’s invariably true. Think about what happens in most organizations. Whatever’s making the […]
February 3, 2015
5 ways to improve company satisfaction

5 Ways to Improve Company Satisfaction

If you’re a part of a business, you realize how imperative customer service is. In addition, every business understands the importance of project management as well. […]
February 7, 2013

Failed Projects: Does Management Really Care?

When projects fail in your organization what happens? Is there a lot of drama and shaming of those involved? Does the project manager’s reputation suffer? Most […]
January 4, 2013

Respect The Project’s Natural Life-Cycle

There is a project joke that has been around for years… There are six stages of a project: 1.  Enthusiasm 2.  Disillusionment 3.  Panic 4.  Search […]
August 4, 2010

So, You Can’t Get People to Use the Software Tool

You hear about it all the time. Organizations invest in a software tool and then struggle with its adoption. It could be project management, customer relationship […]
July 15, 2010

The Elusive High Performance Team

In the 80’s high performance teams were the craze. Project management was just coming into its own and teams were getting more and more attention, but […]
June 16, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 2)

Even if you follow all the practices laid out in Holding People Accountable (Part 1), you may still find team members failing to deliver as promised. […]