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Business Process Management (BPM) is a systematic approach to make an organization’s processes more efficient and dynamic in order to meet the changing needs of a business. It builds on the concepts of business processes and business process automation to help your business deliver to its internal and external stakeholders. Essentially, business processes are the wheels and cogs of a business while BPM is the maintenance and support to keep the parts operating in an optimal fashion. BPM takes a look at the way a business tries to achieve its goals and then finds ways to do it better and help enable growth. The benefits of it being done well will result in reduced costs, more flexibility and agility, higher productivity, better employee satisfaction, and measurable results – all critical elements to any business.
When companies consider applicants for internships and jobs, one group that is largely disregarded is high school students. And it makes sense. What could these inexperienced, uneducated, and immature teens bring to the table that others can’t? Understandably, applicants who are recent college graduates and have experience in the work field would be the appropriate additions to your team. Then why do companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and a rapidly growing number of boutique tech firms offer training programs for high school students? Why do these companies invest their time and resources into them?
As a business leader, you must be well versed in all aspects that comprise a company to be successful. You need to be well developed as an individual, comprehend what is needed to run a business, know how to manage personnel, and understand how to grow revenue and retain customers.
There is an exuberant number of books available with knowledge on these attributes, but we find the following to be some of the most inspiring, practical, and beneficial.
A core tenet at Anant is to help empower anyone, anywhere to be an entrepreneur. We help small and large companies leverage technology to enhance their businesses. For our employees and contractors, we encourage continual learning about business and software. Here are sites we use and share with our team members to build their skills and potentially launch their own businesses.
Successful companies have strong principles that have helped guide them through their growth. The word principles is often used in business, only occasionally understood, but very rarely exercised the way it is defined. In our own journey be better leaders and business people for our team at Anant, I’ve come across different personal and corporate principles which I have learned from and adopted as my own over the years. Our current set of corporate principles is a combination of ideas from my own Principles of the Modern Enterprise (upcoming post), and Amazon’s Leadership Principles. As we continue to improve our principles to reflect our vision and who we are, we strive to learn from others to be in line with our principle of “Don’t reinvent the wheel” and study those made by Apple, Amazon, Ford, Bridgewater Associates, and General Electric.