Cutting edge simplicity for your business
Atrendia's expertise resides in three main areas: Internal communication - Change management - Knowledge worker productivity
Clear, healthy and effective internal communication, while obviously necessary for day-to-day business, is also one of the most important drivers of employee engagement and commitment.
Besides our own battery of proprietary tools for email, project management and meeting management, Atrendia offers consulting in creating strategies that start and end with your people. Regardless of any cutting edge software and training that we or you might provide, at the end of the day it will be the people on your teams who will do all the heavy lifting.
We excel in creating original training material for both live and virtual training as well as facilitate smooth operational transitions; helping you to avoid potential pit-falls.
We are especially adept at aiding large organizations in the adoption of social media and internal communication tools such as Skype, Skype for Business, CorpQNA, Yammer, LeanMail, etc.
We borrow heavily from John P. Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change
- Establish a Sense of Urgency
- Create the Guiding Coalition
- Develop a Vision and Strategy
- Communicate the Change Vision
- Empower Employees for Broad-Based Action
- Generate Short-Term Wins
- Consolidate Gains and Produce More Change
- Anchor New Approaches in the Culture
We adapt this approach — customizing it to our clients’ needs.
Knowledge worker productivity
When it comes to knowledge workers, nothing is more important in ensuring effectiveness in an organization than adhering to the Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule.
We simply can’t do it all. We will never have time for every email, meeting, account visit or report. But if we do the most important things systematically, according to urgency or Just In Time, we’ll beat the competition every time. That’s because Pareto maximizes output.
Applying Lean to the knowledge worker space has endless benefits. An unlike a factory or a production system, you can begin implementing Lean in one or several areas without having to initially impose the philosophy as: THE “place your company name here WAY — although you’ll probably end up doing that.
A McKinsey Quarterly article recently summed up the challenge: “Boosting the Productivity of Knowledge Workers”
Their confusion isn’t for lack of trying. Organizations around the world struggle to crack the code for improving the effectiveness of managers, salespeople, scientists, and others … The stakes are high: raising the productivity of these workers, who constitute a large and growing share of the workforce in developed economies, represents a major opportunity for companies, … Nonetheless, many executives have a hazy understanding of what it takes to bolster productivity for knowledge workers.
Working with SMART goals is the often heard mantra. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) But HOW? That is where the rubber meets the road and where we can enable individuals and teams to reach their potential.