This edition marks the 100th post in our Critical Mass Blog series. We have sought to provide thoughtful, unbiased insight into the contemporary business and organizational challenges we all face. Since our first blog post on November 27, 2017 our world has turned over in ways none expected. Likely, this trend will continue.
This series continues a tradition of newsletters, opinion pieces and other on line punditry first begun in 1998 with our New Millennium News. A bi-monthly email with a subscription base of approximately 7,000 readers. A huge number at that time. We estimate that hundreds of thousands or more have benefited from this knowledge transfer.
Coincidentally, we reach this milestone as we begin the new year–a time of renewal. We will continue to address critical issues individuals, businesses, agencies and others face as we all navigate an increasingly perilous path. This series has addressed Human Resource issues including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Teams , the arrival of Smart Technology, International Business, Covid-19, Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence, Cultural Transformation (including Safety Culture) Sales, Risk Mitigation and of course Leadership. Today’s organizations must be very good at all of these disciplines!
The mission of the Rapid Response Institute (RRI) is to enable our clients with the ability to posture themselves in their market segments so that they can thrive in volatile markets and capitalize on uncertainty, not suffer because of them. This is especially important for those economic actors in Critical Infrastructure sectors.
In support of this mission the firm has developed a suite of Intellectual Property (IP) which includes Know How, practical roadmap Books and guidelines as well as Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions among others. Many readers know that once a process has been standardized with minimal configuration required, the data is the ultimate driver. This is the heart of most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.
With advances in technology, RRI has taken these once multi-million dollar solutions to a price point as well as Use Case where all organizations can utilize this capability. Moreover, our advancements in work flow such as epitomized in our Cross Cultural Serious Games, Economic Value Proposition Matrix, and Smart OpEx (Operations Management System) and Risk Simulation Modeling add immediate and significant value to the challenges faced as articulated above. Other Free Tools are available as well.
Pulling It All Together
The method to our madness is–Operations!! As some are fond of saying with derision, “It’s All About the Benjamins.” Well, it actually is. If ‘for-profit’ firms are not profitable, they fail. No amount of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) will save them if they cannot deliver to paying customers.
Everything RRI does helps organizations to deliver stakeholder value, compliant with ESG standards. That is our Bottom Line and we are also pleased that Dr. Shemwell, Managing Director has been an independent advocate for responsible corporate success since 2004.
FYI, major losses and legal actions do not enhance stakeholder value. Neither for employees, local communities or equity holders. Everyone loses when in terrible scenarios such as Deepwater Horizon, internal bias corporate hubris, poor high reliability processes/human factor shortcomings or lack of actual DEI.
This journey continues. Stay tuned for the next 100 editions where will continue to provide our thoughts on relevant matters. Thank you very much for your readership and support.
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For more information on Cross Cultural Engagement, check out our Cross Cultural Serious Game
We presented, Should Cross Cultural Serious Games Be Included in Your Diversity Program: Best Practices and Lessons Learned at the Online Conference, New Diversity Summit 2020 the week of September 14, 2020. Check Out this timely event and contact the organizer for access to the presentations!!
For more on DEI Standards, see the newly released ISO-30415.
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