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  • The Momentum of Integration - A Fully Interconnected Unit

    August 30th, 2021

    Integration within the Organization encourages your organization to be a fully-interconnected unit. Learn to bring everything together using Journey Management to move toward organizational success.

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  • Help your Workforce Contribute to Success

    August 18th, 2021

    Integration within the Organization helps your workforce contribute to the organization’s success. Learn how to use a simple integration approach to provide leadership and communicate your guiding principles.

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  • Measuring Organizational Progress

    August 12th, 2021

    Are we making Progress? Using the Baldrige questionnaire ( Baldrige Website ) and survey results can provide volumes of information about how well your organization is progressing in its journey toward success. The following graphs were derived from the 2011 survey on the Baldrige Board of...

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  • See the Whole Organization on a Single Page

    August 9th, 2021

    Key Themes and Integration [i] Definitions and notes: KEY . Major or most important elements that are critical to achieving your intended outcome The Criteria (available for purchase, Baldrige Website ) refer to key challenges, plans, work processes, and measures – those most important to...

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  • Building Organizational Maturity

    July 29th, 2021

    Integration within the Organization allows you to judge your organization and build strength. Scoring Guidelines can be used to refine processes, make the most of measures, and strive for excellence.

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  • Capture your Organization’s True Character

    July 21st, 2021

    Integration within the Organization captures an organization’s true character. Discover your organization’s character by comparing it to an ideal organization, with merit and worth.

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  • Understanding Purpose is Pivotal to Success

    July 14th, 2021

    Purpose, begins with the End in Mind How do you define Success?  We know organizational success is based on many variables.  Why are some organizations more successful than others?  The answer is simple. Defining the organization’s “purpose” is pivotal to its success.  In recent years,...

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  • What measures are you taking to ensure that your business is not becoming susceptible to mediocrity via groupthink?

    July 9th, 2021

    Groupthink is a phenomenon that occurs when a group of well-intentioned people makes irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the belief that dissent is impossible. The problematic or premature consensus that is characteristic of groupthink may be fueled by a...

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  • Discover the Power of Integration!

    July 8th, 2021

    To set the stage for this discussion on integration we need definitions [i] regarding the topic. Integration The harmonization of plans, processes, information, resource decisions, workforce capability, and capacity, actions, results, and analyses to support key organization-wide goals. Effective...

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  • Why Maximizing Production Means More Today Than Ever

    May 21st, 2021

    The trend of oil price forecasts has changed from years past and if you are not changing your business focus accordingly, you may be missing out on significant value. Historically, multi-year oil price forecasts when oil price was $100/bbl or lower have shown an increase per annum of...

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  • Wave of Energy Transition

    April 8th, 2021

    How should companies plan to address this change to exploit opportuities in the Energy Transition market?  How can such an evaluation take place when, in many cases, these sectors are not as mature or at an early stage?

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  • Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Carbon Footprint Modeling

    March 30th, 2021

    Today, we hear quite a bit about the energy transition and see many global companies resetting their business strategies to incorporate the impending move from oil and gas toward renewable forms of energy. The resetting incorporates anything from ambitious carbon footprint targets to measurable...

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  • Share of Usage Models Better Predict Growth

    March 30th, 2021

    Share of usage better predicts growth. Growth is a common objective among virtually all healthcare systems.  However, there are other ways to predict patient choice and usage more accurately and identify strategies to gain increased service usage more effectively.   

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  • Contact Centers Where We Go From Here

    March 10th, 2021

    Contact Centers - where do we go from here? Everyone is talking about the way we’re functioning now as our “new normal.” But is this current routine just a short-term patch while we work through the COVID-19 crisis, or will it change the way we operate in the future?

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  • 3 Top Demands of CEOs

    February 22nd, 2021

    As we work with CEOs and Boards of Directors at many different companies, we are starting to see some changes in what Boards demand from their CEOs.  Some of the things we see are pretty standard (Corporate Strategy) but some of the things are less traditional in terms of what CEOs in the past...

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  • Analysis of Brazil's Oil and Gas Sector

    November 23rd, 2020

    Endeavor Management would like to present its latest report on the O&G Sector in Brazil, recently published in World Oil magazine.  Ricardo Giamattey and Bruce Crager describe the current landscape in Brazil for the O&G industry, also including a section on renewables.  To understand...

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  • Preparing for the Future of Offshore Oil and Gas

    October 7th, 2020

    Are you ready for the next phase of Offshore Oil & Gas? Bruce Crager shares his views on preparing for the future of offshore oil and gas.

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  • Oil and Gas Markets after COVID

    September 28th, 2020

    When and how the Oil and Gas market will be in equilibrium once again is yet uncertain, but there is no reason to doubt the industry´s resilience Overview COVID-19 impact in the global economy may not be as severe as anticipated . When the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and we reach “COVID...

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  • Brazil O&G

    July 20th, 2020

    Brazil joined the group of relevant O&G geographies given the discovery of a potential offshore hydrocarbons resource base so huge that perhaps its full potential will never be fully uncovered – this is known today in the O&G industry as the “Brazilian pre salt”.

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  • What To Consider When Hiring a Coach

    June 8th, 2020

    Who supports you?  What to consider when hiring a coach,

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  • Supply Chain Plan

    June 8th, 2020

    There are many businesses that have just tried to keep their head above water for the past few months with their supply chain plan.  Now is the time to get back in the game and reignite the growth engines.  What needs to be communicated, and agreed to, with your partners – up and down the...

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  • Mid-level Leaders Business Transformation

    June 1st, 2020

    How are Mid-level Leaders Part of Your Business Transformation? In this time of business transformation, engagement of Mid-level leaders by the executive team is crucial.  Mid-level Leaders (managers) support the message from the C-Suite and provide the feedback loop critical to getting all on...

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  • Who Will Lead

    May 26th, 2020

    What is required to lead post-crisis?

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  • The Power of Purpose

    May 12th, 2020

    The power of purpose is more evident now than ever. Create a compelling purpose that gets employees eager to come to work.

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  • Hospital Marketers Must Guide the Journey to The Next Normal

    April 29th, 2020

    If hospitals were a football team, the Chief Marketing Officer would be the Offensive Coordinator.  In that role, he/she needs to create a playbook that provides action plans that are within the rules of the game, and considers their team’s strengths and the competitive environment in which...

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  • Case Study: Agile Marketing Communications

    April 20th, 2020

    Unlike most highly visible touchpoints that take weeks to plan, produce, and deploy, this commercial needed to be created and implemented within a week. To make this happen, Endeavor facilitated an agile, teamwork-centered approach in collaboration with Northstar's marketing leadership.  

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  • Trust - The Underpinning of Anything Great

    April 20th, 2020

    Trust The Underpinning of Anything Great Crucial in good times and critical in challenging times, trust is the balm that reduces friction and allows for high performance…even in challenging times. If you’ve been part of any of our workshops, team meetings or executive coaching you have come...

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  • The Power of Consumer Insight During a Time of Crisis

    April 8th, 2020

    As we are all learning to navigate this new normal, many leaders and marketers are faced with the uncertainty of what customers and want and need – there’s a lot of power in consumer insights during a crisis. The good news is that consumers are continuing to engage in online research, and...

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  • Crisis Communications Tips for Leaders

    April 8th, 2020

    During crisis communications, many businesses are unsure how to best communicate with customers, and what they should say.  Here are our top recommendations for how to successfully engage your customers during this time of uncertainty.

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  • Dispersed Work Teams? How's it Working Out?

    April 6th, 2020

    Now that several weeks have passed, it would be interesting to hear what good practices have emerged.  From my discussions with colleagues and experience working virtually for the last 5 years after 35 years of corporate office life, here are a few efficient ways of working as a virtual team...

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  • Prepare Now to Succeed in the Next Normal

    April 6th, 2020

    So, we recommend that you and your colleagues take a few minutes each day to reflect on what you are observing and learning – about how you do what do and how your audiences are doing what they are doing.  Capture these thoughts fully and carefully – easily done with today’s technology,...

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  • What's Up With You? It May Be Grief

    April 6th, 2020

    While originally born from work on the death of a loved one, what we have learned is this same cycle of emotions applies for any loss or change. Whether death, the loss of a job, the furloughing of colleagues, or the loss of access to a fitness facility, all bring about similar waves of emotion.

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  • So Many People to Keep Informed, So Little Time

    April 6th, 2020

    When it comes to organizing communications quickly across a number of groups, there's a useful process called stakeholder analysis.  Stakeholder analysis is used to identify all audiences (usually focused on internal or external stakeholders, not necessarily customers), your need for their...

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  • Consumerism in Healthcare: Strategies for Attracting Today's Empowered Consumer

    November 12th, 2019

    Meeting the needs of empowered consumers demands authentically engaging with customers in new ways.

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  • Consumerism in Healthcare: Why VOC is at the Core [And How to Listen Better]

    November 12th, 2019

    The experience provided represents some of the best opportunities to create patient loyalty and motivate patients to share positive stories with others.

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  • Consumerism in Healthcare: The Impact on Physician Relationship Management

    November 12th, 2019

    Consumerism demands that physician relationship management encompass a variety of activities and integrate stakeholders that are impactful to referring physicians.

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  • Consumerism in Healthcare: The Trends that Can't be Ignored

    November 12th, 2019

    To maintain a competitive advantage, healthcare leaders must be on the front lines of making changes necessitated by current consumerism in healthcare trends. 

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  • Which Part of Your Data Analytics Dollar is Wasted?

    November 12th, 2019

    You can improve the effectiveness of your data analytics investments. Here’s a good way to start. “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” You’ve probably heard that saying by department-store magnate John Wanamaker...

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  • Downstream Industry - Optimize Key Parts of the Value Chain

    October 3rd, 2019

    The change in downstream market conditions is an opportunity for the downstream sector to move even further toward operational efficiency and effectiveness by capitalizing on ways to optimize key parts of the value chain.

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  • Lifetime Patient Value

    September 30th, 2019

    Lifetime Patient Value (LPV) – which measures the value that patients can bring to healthcare organizations, such as hospital and cancer treatment systems, that provide specialty and multi-specialty diagnostic and treatment services and products. Unlike the more transaction-oriented industries...

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  • The Role of Consumerism in Healthcare [trends leaders should know about]

    September 27th, 2019

    The role of consumerism in healthcare is making an impact with every interaction, in every phase of the journey.

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  • DDDP Announcement

    June 5th, 2019

    Endeavor Management is excited to participate in next week’s Data Driven Drilling & Production Conference (DDDP) on June 11-12, 2019, in Houston.

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  • Patient Volume Modeling

    March 28th, 2019

    Our approach to patient volume modeling provides insight for strategic decision making for marketing and operations. Using this tool, clients are able to understand their individual and comparative performance to prescribe the marketing and able to identify the operations levers that will most...

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  • Physician Schedule Optimization

    March 28th, 2019

    How can you meet organizational revenue needs while addressing physician preferences? In this presentation, we review our approach to creating an physician schedule optimization model that assembles and predicts the impact of schedule changes on patient revenue against a series of constraints and...

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  • Optimizing Clinical Care Ecosystems

    March 28th, 2019

    Providing the right care, at the right place, at the right time requires meeting needs throughout the continuum of the experience for patients, referring physicians and donors. In response to this growing challenge, we have created an approach to help clients design the optimal clinical care...

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  • B-in Partners and Endeavor

    January 22nd, 2019

    B-in Partners is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Endeavor Management for mutual cooperation in a Global Alliance.

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  • Ice Management

    January 3rd, 2019

    Dealing with the ever-changing ice cover in Arctic waters is one of the most challenging issues for any human activity there, particularly with ice management. Whether the task is moving vessels through the ice to their destinations or keeping ice clear of drilling vessels or production...

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  • Offshore Arctic Exploration and Development

    January 3rd, 2019

    A Team Approach To successfully explore and develop offshore oil and gas resources, finding, developing, and renewing the personnel resources for Arctic exploration and development operations depends on identifying individuals who possess: Wisdom – from Knowledge gained Knowledge – from...

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  • Creating a Truly Integrated Management System

    October 12th, 2018

    The average NFL team is run by 2-3 front-office personnel and about 15 coaches. That’s about 18 individuals charged with ensuring they win. Yet not one of them has the specific title of ensuring they don’t lose. They do not have a Coach of Penalty Avoidance, a VP of Injury Prevention or a...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #10: Big Picture

    October 12th, 2018

    Fundamentals of OE #10: Staying Focused on the big picture Summary: Don’t lose sight of the objective of your OE efforts Many OE programs get launched and, years later, after hundreds of changes, little has really improved At the end of the day, the shortest path to Operational Excellence is...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #9: Culture

    October 12th, 2018

    Fundamentals of OE #9: Getting the Culture Right Summary Culture can be one of the greatest competitive advantages for any company, helping it stay ahead even if product, process or talent-based advantages diminish Operationally Excellent companies treat culture as an ongoing effort to be...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #8: Governance

    October 12th, 2018

    Fundamentals of OE #8: Establish Governance that Improves Decisions Summary: Governance is a critical aspect of a functioning, continuously improving organization Many companies take a one-size-fits-all approach to governance, which over-burdens some decisions and turns it into a check-the-box...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #7: Establish Clear Lines of Ownership & Accountability

    October 12th, 2018

    Summary: Ownership and accountability are critical to operational excellence, primarily to your ability to continuously improve A lack of accountability can set you into a spiral of continuous change, create redundant controls, add cost to your improvement efforts and hold back innovation To...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #6: Take an Adaptive Approach to Technology

    October 12th, 2018

    Summary: Technology can help achieve operational excellence, but it isn’t dependent on advanced your technology is Operational Excellence requires a holistic approach to technology where the objective is adapting to tech rather than simply adopting it This approach expands the focus from...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #5: Keep It Simple

    October 12th, 2018

    Summary: Management Systems naturally grow more complex over time A key objective of a management system is to simplify how the organization works together, which means the system itself must be simple Keep in mind what the system is intended for, and who it is supposed to help, and build in...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #4: Use a Process-Based Decision Making Framework

    October 12th, 2018

    Fundamentals of OE #4: Use a Process-Based Framework for Key Decisions Summary Your system should be made up of a set of processes necessary to manage the risks within scope A process-based system has less built-in complexity, can have embedded continuous improvement, and is easier to manage...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #3: Design it to Work for You

    October 12th, 2018

    Fundamentals of OE #3: Design your OE Program to Work for You Summary A common approach is to adopt a system from a leading company as the basis for your company’s system The problem is that the things you cannot see are what make a Management System effective and compatible with your...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #2: Enable Agility Through Organizational Muscle Memory

    October 12th, 2018

    “The right decision is the wrong decision if it’s made too late”. Lee Iacocca   Summary The pace of change in every industry requires rapid and constant strategy adjustments, so consistent execution requires agility Traditional methods for ensuring consistent execution make the system...

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  • Fundamentals of OE #1: Integrate the Management Systems

    October 10th, 2018

    Summary There is a big difference between Unified Systems like an EHS system, and an Integrated System like an OEMS Unified Systems tend to work independently from standard business processes, and thus pull the organization in different directions Companies that operate in an Operationally...

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  • First Things First - Where to Begin the Journey to Operational Excellence

    October 10th, 2018

    Without a clear idea of where you’re headed, how can you know how to get there?   Most executives will agree that Operational Excellence is good. Many will argue that it’s a crucial factor for success. But what is it? Despite the widespread positive perception, there isn’t a lot of...

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