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Employees strategize a shift in operations during Covid-19.

Operational Agility: Shifts in Operating Models During COVID-19

July 23, 2021

The benefits of operational agility became clear early on during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that adopted agile operations on a flexible operating model were better able to adjust during the upheaval.   We’ve now had time to examine better what businesses did to shift their strategies and how they were able to sustain change. The…

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The Benefits of Automated Loan Originator License Tracking

July 9, 2021

Managing mortgage loan originator (MLO) licensing can be time-consuming, particularly if you’re navigating multiple licensing processes in numerous states.   License tracking and management have traditionally been done as a manual process. Individuals were tasked with following the license requirements at the federal and state level.    There are better ways. Take a look at…

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Understanding Lean Process Improvement

June 8, 2021

Lean process improvement is a strategy focused on creating long-term growth through increased efficiency with the customer in mind. Lean process improvement steps are then less of a short-term fix and more a philosophy around continuous improvement.  Companies should then be willing to learn more about the lean improvement cycle and support increasing profits at…

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What is Rapid-Cycle Innovation?

March 19, 2021

Companies that have successfully stayed afloat, even thrived during the last year, have invested time and resources in practices that have allowed them to remain competitive, connect with consumers on a more meaningful level and maintain a high level of innovation.   Digital improvements have been around embracing remote workspaces, improving workflow efficiency through automation…

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A female leader explains the different types of leadership to her employees.

5 Types of Leadership & Using Them To Your Advantage

March 12, 2021

A great business leader can navigate a crisis, drive positive change at an organization, and empower their employees to take on leadership roles in their position. An ineffective leader who cannot motivate an organization can create unintended inefficiencies and high turnover, hurting its bottom line.   Different leadership types can dramatically affect how a company…

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A man works from home while having a virtual team meeting.

The Future of the Workplace: 2021 Workplace Trends

February 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended how, where, and when we work. Companies that have adapted to changing demands through their employees and in the marketplace have fared better and will be better prepared to adjust to expected workplace trends in the coming year. Trends will remain driven by the pandemic’s effects, with many of the…

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