Thoughts

Kamyar Shah’s thoughts on a wide range of topics like Business Consulting, Management Consulting, Strategy, Operations Management, Business Development, Marketing, Social Media & more.
What Are OKRs?

What Are OKRs?

Although the buzzword OKRs have been around since the 90s, only around 29% of working US adults are familiar with the term. Interestingly though, of the workforce who are acquainted with the term, a massive 95% believe they have a solid understanding of how their work...

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How To Maintain Team Cohesion: The Ultimate Guide

How To Maintain Team Cohesion: The Ultimate Guide

Team cohesion can make or break the workplace - 86% of employees and employers say that lack of collaboration and communication is the cause of workplace failures. Almost everyone, from company leaders to front-level employees, agrees that team cohesion is one of the...

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What Is Change Management? 10 Principles to Be Aware Of

What Is Change Management? 10 Principles to Be Aware Of

Change is the only constant in business - yet change initiatives are often cited to fail a staggering 70% of the time. Although business leaders frequently introduce change into their organizations, many find it difficult to translate the statistics and proposed gains...

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How to Build an Effective Business Strategy

How to Build an Effective Business Strategy

If there's one thing certain about business, it's uncertainty, and that's a sentiment that millions of business owners will understand. In 2021, a record was struck when 1.4 million new businesses formed, and this year is likely to be no different. Some of those...

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Chief of Staff: Overview, Job Duties, Education and More

Chief of Staff: Overview, Job Duties, Education and More

45% of Chiefs of Staff in large companies with more than $2 billion in annual revenue were at a Vice President level or higher. A good Chief of Staff is a strategic advisor to the President or CEO. Sometimes a Chief of Staff holds another role, but oftentimes that is...

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What Is Team Cohesion? The Ultimate Guide

What Is Team Cohesion? The Ultimate Guide

Most people don't know that 85% of workers in the United States alone experience some kind of conflict in the workplace on a daily basis. If people work in an office or in any other work environment that involves interacting a lot with coworkers, they would know that...

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Taking Control With Strategic Planning

Taking Control With Strategic Planning

Often, advice tells us to live in the moment. It keeps us from getting wrapped up in hypotheticals and denying the present reality. This method doesn’t mean renouncing control and letting life direct us instead of us directing our lives. The same concept applies not...

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More Ways to Use Facts for Better Decision Making

More Ways to Use Facts for Better Decision Making

Influential leaders are efficient decision-makers. Your overall success as a company depends on your abilities to evaluate information and make rational conclusions. At times, you may find that there is no easy choice to make. In these cases, you'll need to rely on...

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Expert Tips for Analytical Decision Making

Expert Tips for Analytical Decision Making

Life is full of good and bad decisions. Thinking back to our youth, we can all come up with a few examples. As we mature, we learn that bad decisions are usually made because of factors like a lack of knowledge, impulsivity, or not taking the time to think things...

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Employee Growth: Further tips for employers

Employee Growth: Further tips for employers

Investing in your employees’ growth is more than providing raises and promotions. The goal is to find out what's important to each person on your team and give them ways to develop in those areas. According to Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2015, millennials valued...

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10 Project Management Myths Debunked

10 Project Management Myths Debunked

The concept of project management is simple. Organize your efforts to see improved results. However, the execution of this idea often turns out to be more complex. If you're struggling with your project management, take a look at the reasons behind your challenger,...

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7 Clear and Empathetic Communication Strategies

7 Clear and Empathetic Communication Strategies

How important is a clear communication strategy? A study by Watson Wyatt showed that companies that used effective communication were more than 50% more likely to report below-average employee turnover. Companies look at a yearly loss of nearly $27,000 per year for...

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7 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Project Management Office

7 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Project Management Office

Keeping track of projects is easy with a small team. Many startups do just fine with informal procedures and close communication. However, this setup only works until you start experiencing real growth. The growing pains companies experience when they have no project...

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Advanced Growth and Scaling

Advanced Growth and Scaling

How many times have you missed the perfect opportunity because you waited too long? Don’t miss out on the benefits of growth because of a lack of action. A good plan is only as strong as its implementation. Here, you will find the tools to help you move forward...

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Intermediate Growth and Scaling

Intermediate Growth and Scaling

How many businesses have failed by trying to stay the same? In reality, the only constant is change, and the harder you try to resist it, the more problems your face. Thankfully, a reliable strategy that plans for your growth will save you endless future headaches....

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Growth and Scaling 101

Growth and Scaling 101

Where do you want your business to be five years from now? How about in ten years? If you haven’t thought this far, you’re not alone. In 2018, only 63% of businesses surveyed reported they had planned for more than a year in advance. Though more than half of...

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