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Can your next steps be adequately supported by the cost control framework implemented by your organization?

 

Without adequate cost control, your next steps are in jeopardy of meeting expectations. Cost control is the foundation in which your organization "builds its house" based on next steps.

 

We support our clients in determining if your next steps can be adequately supported using their organization's architectural framework/structure for cost control. We use the 6-3-5 Method to assess and identify our clients cost control capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Before implementing any strategy that is designed to grow your organization, enhance capabilities or resolve issues, it is vital that you know if your cost control is on a solid foundation, meaning it can adequately support your next steps. Adequate cost control is not limited to just good accounting practices, but requires a solid foundation when an organization seeks to expand or make changes.

 

For example, it's tough adding an extension onto a house when its foundation is weak, no matter how well the builder has planned and is able to keep track of the cost of every nail used. What will happen with a weak foundation is that the builder will be charging more, tracking the added expenses and giving you the bill. Assessing your cost control foundation using the 6-3-5 Method ensures that any strategy to expand or change your organization will be implemented efficiently and wisely - based on a solid cost control foundation.

 

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We know each of our clients have unique needs, and in response we developed a robust 6-3-5 Method assessment approach. The assessment is designed to easily pick and choose those areas that apply to a customer specific next steos in support of implementing current and future strategies, including operations and projects.

 

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Example of how the 6-3-5 Method applies to various customer next steps:

 

  • Team Performance

       

    • Creating More Employee Superheroes
      • The 6-3-5 Method analyzes your ability to create more employee superheroes - people who have experience, skills and motivation to overcome challenges and succeed. The 6-3-5 Method looks for key factors...
    • Baseline and Improve Team/Group Performance
      • The Holy Grail exists and using the 6-3-5 Method helps you find it. The key is understanding the  Average Performance Range and Index (APRI) of a group/organization. APRI acts a reference measurement stick and allows objective insights into how change or improvements affect the health of an organization? With precision...
  • Profit

       

    • Create Profit Certainty
      • The 6-3-5 Method identifies if you have adequate metrics to determine your odds for success in maintaining budget, schedule and quality. When implemented...
    • Unleash Profit Potential without Sacrifice
      • The 6-3-5 Method investigates your organization's ability to "Take from Peter to Give to Paul." "Take from Peter to Give to Paul" is sometimes the only means of maintaining a profit margin. Yet, anytime a restructuring of an organizational financial assets is being determined, part of that process needs to include a Theory of Constraints analysis. Our analysis...
    • Maintain Profit Margins with Precision
      • The 6-3-5 Method reviews your organization's ability to estimate accurately, a requirement when managing to budget and schedule to ensure your profit margin is achieved. Easier said then done, right? But 6-3-5 Method assessment will help you determine strengths and weaknesses in meeting goals with accurate estimations. That means...
    • Reliably Reach Financial Targets
      • The 6-3-5 Method puts a focus on how your organization collects corporate history and how that is translated into intellectual capital in terms of what works and what does not work. Your workforce...

         

  • Organizational EXCELLENCE

       

    • Make Workforce Commitments Easier to Manage
      • You can't ask for commitment unless you have established accountability. The 6-3-5 Method helps you determine if whether your organization is promoting accountability. It is difficult to achieve workforce accountability unless they view accountability as valuable. People won't...
    • Manage Operations More Effectively
      • Take a road trip without any dashboard indictors and see how hard it can become to get from point A to point B. The 6-3-5 Method helps analyze the effectiveness of your organizational indicators for get from point A to point B. Go any...
    • Doing More with Less Without Compromising Quality
      • This problem is optimally solved using a creative mindset. The 6-3-5 Method determines If you use a stick, expect compromise when you're not looking. How invested are your people to find a creative solution? "Doing more with less" ...

         

  • Administrative Freedom

       

    • Reduce Project/Ops Admin Burden
      • Administrative burden has a direct effect on leadership time available. It's proven that more leadership time supports employees in meeting goals within cost and budget. The 6-3-5 Method helps you assess how effective your current approach is supporting leadership time. The assessment includes administrative duties involving the the development of plans, tracking performance and analyzing results. Is your current...

         

 

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Creating More Employee Superheroes

 

The 6-3-5 Method looks for key factors in an employee's ability to achieve success. These key factors measure how much an employee's experience, skills and motivation can be used when performing the requirements of the task. Therefore, task "usability" is defined as the degree in which you can apply your experiences, skills and motivation to overcome challenges and succeed in meeting expectations.

 

An employee superhero is someone who has the experience, skills and motivation to overcome challenges and succeed.

 

Employee superheroes know how to increase the usability of their tasks, even under the most challenging circumstances. What type of metrics and techniques are being used to increase a team's alignment of their abilities and drive to achieve excellence to their tasks. The goal of this assessment focus is to ensure that employees are:

  • Set up to succeed
  • Able to handle the unexpected
  • Able to support each other when faced with severe challenges

Based on years of assessments using the 6-3-5 Method, Catalyst Technologies developed the Solutions Offering Unique Learning (SOUL) measurement and problem solving techniques. SOUL allows teams to collaborate more effectively to increase the usability of their tasks to achieve excellence. This increase causes:

  • Customer satisfaction to grow
  • Financial goals to be achieved with greater ease and support
  • Teams to become more integrated

Through a unique collaboration process focused on innovative expressions, SOUL allows teams to make their tasks more usable - super usable. This creates more superheroes and better business results.


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Baseline and Improve Team/Group Performance  

With precision, the APRI creates a baseline that tells you...

  • if opportunities are REALLY available
  • if profit levels will be REALLY reached
  • if your contractors can REALLY do what they say
  • if your customer will REALLY be satisfied

...this is the practical measurement  to use when you REALLY need to asses and know what you can depend on. APRI means Average Performance Range and Index, and is based on precision mathematical measurements.

 

Using this measurement allows, the 6-3-5 Method helps you gauge current performance and improved performance, eliminating spin or biasing in the assessment analysis. This is a no hype measurement, just facts, regarding the strengths and weaknesses of your workforces performance.

 

The APRI is a "reality check" about your workforce's average performance and it's based on common sense and solid mathematical principles. It tells you what you need to know and can depend on.

 

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Create Profit Certainty   The 6-3-5 Method assesses if you have the statistical tools to ensure you and your company comes out a winner.

Our assessment can determine if your statistical analysis associated with the metrics you collect improve your organization's odds for success in maintaining budget, schedule and quality. If implemented properly within your organization, the assessment provides specifics in terms of your organization's ability to determine odds when implementing plans. It's assessment structure is based on using industry standards for analyzing and determining operational integrity. 

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Unleash Profit Potential  

Our analysis of your Theory of Constraints approach may reveal more obvious and effective ways to unleash profit potential based on the type of metrics and mathematics that avoids any type of sacrifice that could sabotage longer term successes.

 

The 6-3-5 Method's breakthrough assessment approach gives executives and senior management a clear, calculated path to maximize profits and spending power – without the need for additional costs or business sacrifices.

 

Theory of Constraints is a proven industry approach applied to manufacturing, and the 6-3-5 Method provides an understanding of how this standard can be applied to service-based organizations.

 

The assessment also provides insights into how to increase profits while causing the motivation of employees to rise proportionately. The assessment gives your organization an unprecedented ability to quickly cut through biases and barriers that occur within any organization, and objectively reveal strengths and weaknesses in this area.

 

The key is to give you practical insights and  solutions to increasing profits without sacrificing workforce needs that are directly or indirectly supporting these new profits goals.

 

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Maintain Profit Margins   That means how well your organization can predict the future based on the past. That's what the 6-3-5 Method's assessment approach allows you to understand and improve if needed.

The assessment reviews how your organization first estimates the job and continues during the management of the related tasks or activities.
 
Using this assessment ensures that your organization is setup to succeed when its starts an activity, can handle the unexpected during the activity and has an adequate support structure for it's workforce when the going gets really tough.
 
The 6-3-5 Method's assessment uses a simple mathematical approach called “Average Performance Range and Index” (APRI). It provides an objective reference to ensure our clients receive accurate, unbiased analysis.
 
APRI gives you unprecedented ability to understand whether cost, schedule and quality issues exists in terms of maintaining profit goals. 

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Make Workforce Commitments Easier to Manage  

People won't view commitment as valuable unless they have a "first hand" experience is valuable to them at a personal level. The 6-3-5 Method assesses whether commitment is realistic based on the value accountability offers people at a personal level.

 

In order for a workforce to meet their commitments, they need to:

  1. Be set up to succeed,
  2. Handle the unforeseen and
  3. Support each other as peers when the going gets tough. That means they need to be accountable to the same three conditions.

Every one of the three conditions described above, using our assessment approach, determines if employees are gaining "first hand" experience with how being accountable provides value to them at a personal level. Without having accountability as an employee foundation, your organization may be constantly "pushing a wet noodle up a slippery hill" when asking employees to be committed.

 

As a leader, having a team accountable and committed to your set goals is vital.

 

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Manage Operations More Effectively  

Go any distance in your car without dashboard, e.g., speed, gas, engine status, and you'll soon be trading it in for something a little more supportive of your needs.  The 6-3-5 Method determines if your dashboard indicators are giving you the complete picture, not just various versions of the "financial" fuel being consumed.

 

Currently in business, you might only be seeing the financial fuel gage, presented in dozens of versions. You might review a trend analysis or some form of "S" curve, but that's all based on fuel consumption. The 6-3-5 Method determines how effective is the information you are reviewing to get you to where you want to go with greater visibility and control.

 

The 6-3-5 Method uses an unique analysis process to assess how your organization's dashboard allows you to:

  1. Have deeper insight into budget issues
  2. Cause workforce alignment to your customer's needs
  3. Perform accurate resource loading
  4. Have greater control over implementation reliability
  5. Uncover core issues that normally surface after the fact

At the same time when using the 6-3-5 Method, you will be able to help you understand how leading industry business processes can be used to support your organization's needs.

 

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Reliably Reach Financial Targets  

Every day your workforce is making corporate history that can be turned into intellectual capital in terms of what works and what does not work, but are you collecting this precious data?


The 6-3-5 Method assesses how your organization ensures this data is captured in real-time and used. Why real-time? The assessment will reveal this need. Another question the assessment will answer, "Is your approach providing personal value received by those people that contribute to this precious intellectual capital?"

 

The 6-3-5 Method identifies how your organization uses your organization's treasure chest of history, both perceived and collected, to reliably reach financial targets.

 

The assessment involves a two fold approach:

  1. To be able to translate financial historical data into objective workforce performance improvements
  2. To be able to provide individuals that support the data collection and dissemination of history personal value

The assessment determines how well your organization translates historical knowledge into the answers needed to consistently meet and exceed financial targets. This data also needs to provide information to support the continual growth of your workforce in meeting their own motivational needs.

 

The 6-3-5 Method's assessment approach ensures past history is more than a "hammer" but a vehicle for workforce earning and growth from history. The assessment determines if data is structured in a unique way to provide personal value as well as a historical guidance in reaching financial targets more reliably.

 

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Doing More with Less  

"Doing more with less" is an ideal candidate to solve creatively. If you use a stick instead of a carrot, expect compromises in time, money and quality with your team, especially when you are not looking.

 

The 6-3-5 Method can assess the degree your people are willing to find creative solutions to do more with less? Willingness doesn't necessarily mean they can always find the answer, but it does mean a willingness to take creative risks and share those ideas without fear of ridicule. Using the 6-3-5 Method ensures your teams are willing to provide your organization with the practical answers to creating more with less, without compromise.

 

When the going gets tough, it is really important that employees get involved. The 6-3-5 Method will give you the knowledge to know if they can be involved, even when times get tough and the solutions are hard to find.

 

A key to the assessment is knowing that employees can constantly demonstrate that they want to do good work, through their participation in solving difficult business problems. The assessment is based on the well-known Kaizen process for manufacturing, but uniquely, the 6-3-5 Method knows how to translate it to service-based environments.

 

Your workforce has a lots of solution potential represented by their day to day actions. The 6-3-5 Method ensures your organization can allow that knowledge to be synergized/integrated with others to create a powerful knowledge solution engine.

 

Use the 6-3-5 Method  to ensure your workforce can access this engine and discover the practical, sometime obvious solutions they can offer, including the problem of when it is necessary to use less to create more without compromise. That's how less creates more, where your employees own the results. When employees own results, it means the organization gets results!

 

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Reduce Project/Ops Admin Burden  

Is your current administration tasking consuming too much of your time, so planning, tracking and analysis process is limited. Is your admin burden limiting your ability to support your team or hindering your time to really solve difficult cost, schedule and quality issues? Are you using automation that allows you to touch a button and get real time people-focused data correlations with business financial goals to make better leadership decisions?

 

Use the 6-3-5 Method  to ensure your getting administrative support that makes a difference in terms of your contribution to the health, growth and success of your organization.

 

The 6-3-5 Method  ensures your organization's automation is supporting your leadership decision process including: planning (with customer alignment and workforce engagement), tracking (with translation of people metrics to finance), analysis (with instant access to industry Best Practices) and problem solving. It assesses how much of the automation being used is a turn-key solution as compare to manual challenges of administration.

 

The 6-3-5 Method uses the “Average Performance Range and Index” (APRI) statistical analysis to assess automation value.

 

The 6-3-5 Method applies over 900 business principles based on the top leadership minds in the world as applied to effective planning, tracking, analysis and problem solving.

 

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