A key strategy to remaining competitive in your industry is to implement operational efficiencies, also called “process optimization.”
It’s important to truly customize this initiative to your own organization, rather than simply choose a standard methodology and work to integrate it. Your processes and people are particular enough to your organization that standard methodologies such as “Agile” or “Lean” will not fully achieve maximum results without some level of customization, much like tailoring a suit.
You can read more about this topic here. That link sends you to my most recent monthly blog for the Business Advice section of the New Hampshire Business Review. Please check it out!