Organizations that implement Shares Services enjoy a multitude of benefits, from reduced costs and transaction processing times to increased customer satisfaction and better use of personnel time on strategic initiatives. These benefits result in leaner and more agile organizational structures and processes.
By identifying and leveraging synergy enablers, organizational leaders can help align the strategy behind a Shared Services implementation with tactical employee actions to achieve a true organizational transformation.
On October 6, 2010 the Technology CEO Council (TCC), chaired by IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano, met White House officials to present a plan to save the federal government $1 trillion over a 10-year period. One of these initiatives was a move to cross-agency Shared Services for mission support activities. Using the definition of an opportunity as a framework, this blog outlines how one can determine if a Shared Services opportunity is valid or not.
With the prospect of increasingly constrained budgets for the foreseeable future, Federal Agency leaders are looking for ways to cut costs; not just one-time cuts, but permanent reductions in the structural costs of the agency.
An organization cannot effectively manage its greenhouse gases without a detailed understanding of its overall emissions. Conducting a greenhouse gas inventory is the first step in achieving this understanding.