DEIA: Why Great Business Strategy Comes from All Perspectives

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ShareToday’s work environment is becoming more diverse and inclusive than ever thanks to White House Executive Orders, Federal and state laws, changing organizational ideas of diversity and inclusion, and organizations’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives. Despite recent strides towards DEIA, there remains ample opportunity for organizations and teams to continue to improve through…

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Discover Powerful Microsoft Tools for Automation – Part 2 

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ShareWhat is Process and Task Automation?  Process and task automation has quickly become an essential tool that enhances modern teams and organizations, especially those teams that are looking for ways to reduce time-consuming, routine, and administrative tasks. Implementing process and task automation into your organization should not require the purchase of elaborate tools or in-depth…

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Management Strategies Certified as Women-Owned Small Business in 2022

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ShareWe are happy to announce that Management Strategies was recently certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal Contracting program. This new certification allows us to compete for WOSB set aside federal contracts and allows the government to directly award us sole-source contracts. The federal government’s goal is…

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Our Best (and Easy) Strategies for Thriving Despite COVID

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ShareThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant changes in all our lives. Perhaps one of the more significant shifts has occurred in where and how we work. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey (ATUS), the percent of people working at home nearly doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, rising to 42 percent. Management…

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How to Avoid the Trap of Back-to-back Meetings

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ShareOur team often hears a recurring pain-point from our clients: back-to-back meetings without breaks is exhausting and impractical. This pain-point is growing more familiar to many of us as the current pandemic requires us to work remote and meetings are scheduled to compensate for a lack of face-to-face time. When meetings are scheduled back-to-back, one meeting going over the allotted time can have a domino effect on the rest of the day’s meetings, throwing off everyone’s schedule. Even…

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Four Signs You Should Hire a Management Consultant Now

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ShareWhether related to specific project challenges or larger program inefficiencies, Management Strategies excels at uncovering and resolving client pain-points. Let’s address some typical pain-points that our teams encounter when we are hired, as well as how we apply our expertise to uncover and address these pain-points:  Program Management Pain-point 1: Lack of Data  A program manager lacks on-demand access to project data and dynamic dashboards that provide at-a-glance answers—our program management services can consolidate, streamline,…

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