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5 Tips For a Successful Virtual Audits

5 Tips for a Successful Virtual Audit

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While the virtual audit (also known as a remote audit) has been around for a few years, the circumstances surrounding the global pandemic in 2020 certainly accelerated the performance of these types audits exponentially. These audits can bring many benefits to an organization (auditee) and the…

How to Use A3 Template

How Do I Use an A3 Template?

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A3 is a versatile problem-solving method and continuous improvement tool. It’s called A3 because it fits on a standard sheet of paper. Download our free A3 template and you’ll have everything you need to get started.  Why to Use A3 A3 is a step-by-step approach for applying plan-do-check…

Improving the End-to-End Order-to-Cash Process

What is the Order-to-Cash Process?

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Order-to-Cash (O2C) is a critical end-to-end process that, when optimized, creates a seamless value chain from customers to the business. But for many organizations, O2C has been a particularly gnarly set of processes to optimize. Its domain stretches across functions and organizational boundaries…

Biggest KM Threats & Opportunities in 2021

Top KM Threats & Opportunities for 2021 & 2022

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The world is rethinking where and how people work—and how technology can best support that work. This transformation affects both what knowledge management is capable of and what organizations need from a good KM program. Recognizing that things are changing quickly, APQC launched new KM Trends…

4 Benefits to Great End-To-End Processes

What are End-to-End Processes?

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Over the last four years, the need for end-to-end processes has become pervasive. In fact, it’s been the number one priority in BPM challenges and priorities since 2018. To further emphasize the drive to end-to-end, our need to holistically view how work gets accomplished was reinforced by the…

Avoid the Disaster Check-In Meeting

What are Good Check-in Meeting Questions?

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Good check-in meeting questions are relevant and evocative. Tactical yes/no questions and status updates are best handled as they arise in the course of day-to-day work. In the check-in meeting, you should dive deeper into challenges, opportunities, and successes. For meeting structure and…