We’ve all been in meetings with our decision makers, trying to get agreement that the change we want to implement is necessary, only to find some level of resistance? That resistance slows things down, generates re-work, creates frustration and generally leaves everyone involved wondering what just happened, especially given the effort required to get to the point that the meeting is happening. Expectations are rarely met.
The majority (up to 87% depending on what you read) of decision making Executives are not IT savvy and I’d put money on the way you try to communicate with your Executive is based on technical tools which require some level of knowledge to understand. If it needs a legend, it’s too complex!
LINQ is focused on making the decision making process simple. The speed of capturing content means that knowledge is available faster. The language makes it easier to understand what has been found. The insights that are automatically generated mean that everyone can access content to ensure the conversation is based in evidence.
That is the key – being able to have a conversation based in evidence where the content creating the evidence can be understood by everyone. That is how you grease the decision making wheels.
We’ve just made that process even easier with the release of our Sketch Summary Insight. Alongside the views LINQ delivers of the People in your business and the work they do, the role Systems have in enabling you to create your business value, the cost of producing your business outcomes and identifying the opportunity to do things differently impacting time and money, we now provide a view for the Executive Decision maker.
Sketch Summary is really Executive Summary. It gets to the heart of how your organisations does what it and shows you the impact of that in terms of cost, time, automation, sharing and re-use.
The evidence supporting the summary is available as required. The cards through the Sketch Summary Insight enable quick access to the content across the other LINQ Insights and Dashboards, all presented with the Executive in mind. Alongside content simulating the change you may wish to undertake, the Sketch Summary begins to open up the Business Case for Change. For an Executive is interested in the impact of change against the value that it will deliver, this insight accelerates that conversation.
With the release of Sketch Summary, we’re starting our journey towards the automatic creation of a business case for change. By understanding the impact of how you operate today and being able to compare that to how you would like to operate in the future, we can determine the value of change. Once the cost of implementation is accounted for, the return-on-investment is easily understood, but is now clearly referenced to business value – something often missing in the way the conversation is held today.
You can read more about how LINQ can accelerate your business case work in the LINQ Manifesto; Welcome to the Business Case Revolution here.
If you’d like to give this a go for yourself, you can sign up to a 30-day Free Trial of LINQ below. We’ll be in touch with you to help out and share some of the successful stories from our work with our customers.