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Speakers Bureau

Access Sciences' team of subject matter experts are often asked to present to industry, trade, civic, and other professional organizations.

We have an arsenal of topics at the ready to help educate and inform your organization or group on a variety of subjects. Check out the list of topics and descriptions below. This is just a sampling of the presentations we can bring to your group. We are happy to discuss other opportunities if you have something in particular in mind.

If you are interested in having someone from Access Sciences talk with your group, send us an email!

Change Management

Change is Life: How to Adapt to the Increasing Pace of Change Without Losing Your Way

In this presentation you will learn how your organization can become more adaptive to the changes that are disrupting organizations, be they technological, organizational, or economic. We will discuss practical steps that empower organizations and their members to embrace change, while still preserving their unique advantages.

Organization / Organizational Strategy

How Organizations Think: The Habits that Shape an Organization’s Approach to Business and Problem Solving, and How to Improve Them

Organizations, like people, have a character. That character shapes the way they take in and use information, then solve problems. In this presentation we will address some of the common themes of organizational problem solving and how they can be improved to produce better outcomes.

Make Better Decisions: A summary of Contemporary Suggestions on How to Improve Individual and Organizational Decision Making

Deciding is a uniquely human and emotional experience, no matter how hard we try to make it more objective. Becoming better at deciding helps organizations perform better and realize better gains. This presentation will outline how you can build certain controls to improve your individual and organizational decision making.

Information

Hoarders are Killing Your Bottom Line; What You Need to Know

The personal accumulation of information drives higher costs, more inefficiency, and potential litigation exposure into your business. Learn how your organization can systematically clean up this mess, and in the process, drive better business decisions and reward users with “found” time.

Why Information is Important…How Information Correlates with Efficiency>

Learn how confidently finding the right information, the first time drives better business decisions and rewards users with “found” time. Information is everything to an organization. It reflects what you’ve done, informs the decisions about what you are doing, and helps you plan for the future. How that information is collected, stored, and used is often left far too much to chance given its importance. In this talk, we explore how you can make the most of what your organization knows, so you can translate it into improvements of what you do.

What Do You Do With Information Left Behind After a Crew Change?

In many industries, 20, 30, sometimes 40 years of experience and knowledge is walking out the door due to retirement. How can we use existing information assets to capture and leverage this knowledge before it’s too late?

Innovation & Efficiency

Efficiency is not a Goal: The Critical Question Organizations Have to Answer as They Grow More Efficient

Companies aspire to be more efficient, but that innovation is only useful if the time saved can be put to good use. As we find ways to earn back hours of our knowledge workers time, how do we make the most use of that time to benefit them and the organization intentionally, rather than leaving the benefits of that investment up to chance?

The Discipline of Innovation: Building the Repeatable Processes that Allow Organizations to Innovate

Innovation may seem magical, but it is actually a routine practice. Organizations that learn to structure innovation into their work processes are able to learn more from their work, and make progress towards their goals in inventive way. Learn how to build innovation into your team’s way of doing business and thinking of their work.

Meetings are Killing Your Business: How to Redefine Your Organization’s Approach to Collaboration to Get the Most From Every Team Member

Meetings can drain the energy, productivity, and creativity out of knowledge worker teams. There are alternatives to collaborating that are more effective uses of time, and provide more room for anyone to contribute to the outcome—rather than leaving the outcome to rest solely on airtime.

ESOP

How to Create an Ownership Culture: Benefits and Outcomes of Employee Ownership

One of the greatest advantages of an Employee Stock Ownership Program is the motivation it provides employees to treat the company as their own (because it is!) ESOPs trigger engagement by having the employees put a personal stake in the outcomes of the organization in both financial and personal terms. This is not automatic, however, and specific actions to engage employees is an integral part of getting the most of this unique business structure.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Braving the Rapids with Information Management: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

We are seeing a reinvigorated interest in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as companies seek new ways to grow and stay competitive. However, too often companies begin navigating the tumultuous rapids of these business activities without giving serious thought to day-to-day operations. We can identify common pitfalls and challenges that your organization might face while undergoing one of these activities, while offering key success factors to keep in mind to ensure a successful merger, acquisition, or divestiture.