The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of Texas Digital’s business practice
In previous blogs, we mentioned that Texas Digital has a so-called business practice. But why, exactly? And what does it mean in the first place? Allow us to elaborate!
Tailoring technology: a multiple-step business practice
Texas Digital provides you with state-of-the-art technology, but we don’t stop there. Because what are you going to do with top-notch tools if they’re not tailored to your specific environment? That’s right. Zilch. Zip. They aren’t worth squat. So, you want to avoid that. How? Enter our business practice, which consists of several steps.
First, we sit down with you to filter the information you want to display from a business point of view. We invite both your BI people (to discuss which information is reported and relevant) and your IT team (to elaborate on the systems where this data is stored). To coordinate these ‘funneling efforts,’ we organize a business workshop, sharing do’s, don’ts, and examples. This puts everyone in the crucial less-is-more mindset, so they can select those data which are truly relevant to employees on the work floor.
Then, you can create your own design of data you want to share. We recommend that you narrow it down to ten (at the most!). Once you’ve done this, you can see what systems you need to disclose to retrieve the data of your choice.
Next, we get a little artistic in the creative workshop: we encourage marketing and business to join forces and put the selected data in a representative ‘frame.’ Why? Well, you want Visual Management to result in knowledge and insights on the work floor. And it’s a fact that a carefully composed message needs an equally well thought-out packaging – only that way, it will register, right?
Consistency is key
A final word: we always make sure the information communicated on the work floor is consistent with the data that ends up in reports afterwards. That’s a prerequisite for us, as it eliminates confusion and miscommunication!
Want to discuss how our technology and business practice can improve your organization? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to perform a Quick Scan and discuss your Visual Management opportunities.