Mr. Shortt is a Certified Learning Provider (CLP) at Appleton Greene and Co (AGC) as well as the owner of an international business education and consultancy company which focuses on individual, personnel and overall business optimization. Mr. Shortt is honored to provide AGC services through a wide array of past business experience that includes such industries as Biotechnology, Healthcare, Government and Utilities. In these industries, Mr. Shortt has held various roles in operations management, product management and design, sales, and workflow optimization.
Historically, Mr. Shortt has worked with many of the Fortune 500 global leaders in diagnostics, information technology products and services, such as McKesson, Roche, and Danaher, and has also served in the US Army as an officer in the Medical Service Corps, where Mr. Shortt provided not only leadership expertise, but also workflow optimization utilizing IT and hardware applications, leveraging such workflows aids as robotics and automation. Mr. Shortt’s personal education, which is highlighted by an MBA with an Executive certification, has been structured for him to be able to provide leadership perspective and expertise in how to identify a business’ foundational current state in such areas as Financials, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy, and Personnel Management, and then to leverage that expertise to prioritize and optimize a business’ path to success. Mr. Shortt holds various certifications, such as Business Analysis from a managerial perspective, and also possesses a Six-Sigma Black Belt certification. Mr. Shortt’s personally-owned business, Ascension Advising Solutions, LLC, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, as well as in Tallinn, Estonia in the EU, has provided business training and consultation services for various international companies in Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and recently in China. Mr. Shortt is the author of two books on finding financial success and empowering your business, as well as a business optimization blog. Mr. Shortt is also the primary author and life coach of a self-optimization website dedicated to the long-standing benefits of mindfulness meditation in today’s modern world. Mr. Shortt’s service skills for AGC notably incorporate: leadership optimization, business strategy and optimization, personnel management, and program education and development.
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Appleton Greene corporate training programs are all process-driven. They are used as vehicles to implement tangible business processes within clients’ organizations, together with training, support and facilitation during the use of these processes. Corporate training programs are therefore implemented over a sustainable period of time, that is to say, between 1 year (incorporating 12 monthly workshops), and 4 years (incorporating 48 monthly workshops). Your program information guide will specify how long each program takes to complete. Each monthly workshop takes 6 hours to implement and can be undertaken either on the client’s premises, an Appleton Greene serviced office, or online via the internet. This enables clients to implement each part of their business process, before moving onto the next stage of the program and enables employees to plan their study time around their current work commitments. The result is far greater program benefit, over a more sustainable period of time and a significantly improved return on investment.
Appleton Greene uses standard and bespoke corporate training programs as vessels to transfer business process improvement knowledge into the heart of our clients’ organizations. Each individual program focuses upon the implementation of a specific business process, which enables clients to easily quantify their return on investment. There are hundreds of established Appleton Greene corporate training products now available to clients within customer services, e-business, finance, globalization, human resources, information technology, legal, management, marketing and production. It does not matter whether a client’s employees are located within one office, or an unlimited number of international offices, we can still bring them together to learn and implement specific business processes collectively. Our approach to global localization enables us to provide clients with a truly international service with that all important personal touch. Appleton Greene corporate training programs can be provided virtually or locally and they are all unique in that they individually focus upon a specific business function. All (CLP) programs are implemented over a sustainable period of time, usually between 1-4 years, incorporating 12-48 monthly workshops and professional support is consistently provided during this time by qualified learning providers and where appropriate, by Accredited Consultants.
My training program will center around a leadership-view analysis of current state business processes, relating to and including workflow, resources and technology, sales and marketing activities, as well as overall leadership competencies and effectiveness. The training will be focused on identifying optimal future states as well as establishing those corresponding processes, resource goals, and growth potential into quantifiable steps from the perspective of high-performance leadership.
What Is Business Optimization and Why Do You Need It?
When most people hear the term “organizational optimization,” they think of business process optimization, which is utilized to improve numerous aspects of a company. It’s a procedure that frequently entails hiring a business consultant to assess the company, identify process flaws, and provide recommendations to improve the operation.
Because external consultants have a tough time truly understanding a business, if this approach is not carefully controlled, it often results in small gain and less-than-satisfactory results.
This isn’t to say that company optimization isn’t effective or necessary. Many businesses, particularly manufacturers, have had considerable success with business optimization approaches including lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and the Toyota Way.
In reality, as part of their continuing business processes, every company should be looking for methods to increase efficiencies, minimize waste, and maximize resources. Internally-driven company optimization is most effective, and decision support software can assist executives in determining which of the numerous viable business optimization solutions delivers the best return.
What Does the Term “Business Optimization” Mean?
The dictionary definition of optimization includes phrases such as:
• Make as perfect as possible
• Most effective
• The best alternative
The process of developing and applying innovative strategies to make a firm more efficient and cost effective is known as business optimization.
• Introducing new methods, practices, and systems that reduce turnaround time
• Reducing costs while improving performance
• Automation of repetitive tasks
• Machine-learning techniques that improve equipment operation
• Increasing sales by improving customer satisfaction
• Reducing all types of waste, including wasted time, scrap production, and repeat work
• Measuring productivity, efficiency, and performance
• Identifying opportunities for improvement are all important aspects of company optimization.
• Introducing new methods and procedures
• Measuring and comparing outcomes
• Repetition of the process
Continuous Business Optimization is a Next-Generation Practice in the Twenty-First Century
Firms become more agile as a result of continuous optimization projects, and their capacity to pivot when faced with unforeseen industry changes improves.
Business optimization efforts have been around for a long time, and they are focused at reinventing how work is done within a company. They enquire into what kind of job is done, how it’s done, when it’s done, and who does it. During a business optimization, it’s fairly uncommon for a company to completely restructure its departmental workflow and rearrange its employees. However, in the majority of cases, these programs are driven on a case-by-case basis. We optimize the finance department for 6 months before moving on to engineering.
That method is far too slow!
Something far faster and more damaging to the competitors is required in twenty-first-century business.
Implementation is a method; delivery is a benefit. Establish a business strategy that values agility, velocity, and high impact value, and you’ll be able to distinguish your company apart from the competition by delivering flawless products and services.
Indeed, adopting a continuous optimization attitude – one in which the entire organization is constantly improved and enhanced – is the only way to do so. Business leaders may prepare their firms for the agility demanded in today’s global competitive landscape by adopting this attitude.
Continuous change, to be sure, can be disruptive to a company that isn’t used to it. However, embracing it as part of a continuous optimization program can help a company become more agile and better able to pivot when faced with unanticipated business issues or industry change.
If agility isn’t enough to persuade you to embrace continuous optimization, consider the following:
1. The producer/consumer relationship has shifted. Customers now have more options than ever before. They are not obligated to accept substandard quality or service. In the global marketplace, there are numerous alternatives. So, if you don’t keep optimizing your work, someone else will.
2. From mass