SOURCE: McGhee Productivity Solutions

McGhee Productivity Solutions

April 30, 2012 16:52 ET

McGhee Productivity Solutions Partners With Microsoft Mexico to Drive Subsidiary to #1 in Their Cluster

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - McGhee Productivity Solutions (McGhee) recently published a case study demonstrating how executives at Microsoft Mexico have utilized McGhee methods of strategic alignment and planning to drive accountability and success, making Microsoft Mexico #1 in their cluster of subsidiaries and the #2 subsidiary in Latin America. The group has experienced increased performance and strategic focus using Microsoft Outlook and productivity models developed by McGhee.

In addition, their "Consumer Channel Group" (CCG), "Services Segment" (Services), "Enterprise" (EPG), "Small & Medium Solutions & Partners" (SMS&P) and "Advertising and Online" (A&O) are in the top 3 worldwide.

The case study outlines how Juan Alberto Gonzalez (Juan Alberto), the General Manager for Microsoft Mexico, found himself struggling with a need to increase Microsoft Mexico's Work-Health Index score (work-life balance) and "Diversity" (female representation). In addition, general overwhelm throughout the organization, particularly regarding email management, was impacting focus on strategic activities and work/life balance.

Juan Alberto worked closely with McGhee Executive Consultant, Peter Felsmann to assess their issues and help solve the problems within his team. McGhee provided desk-side productivity coaching to executives and their assistants to increase their strategic focus, performance, and work/life balance. The program provided proven theories and models for improving knowledge-worker efficiency, creating behavioral change, and implementing an Integrated Management System using Microsoft Outlook. Results included a more powerful partnership, reductions in non value-added tasks, and an increase in time spent on objectives.

As recorded in the case study, the executives and their assistants at Microsoft Mexico have reclaimed time and gained control of their workday with positive shifts in overall accountability and integrity, while focusing on clear objectives and experiencing alignment within the team.

Microsoft Mexico transformed from a culture where distraction, overwhelm and lack of "Cross-Group Collaboration" was common, to a culture of greater alignment, focus and work/life balance. By utilizing Microsoft Outlook and applying McGhee methodologies through the Take Back Your Life™ (TBYL) program, the entire team utilizes an effective system to manage emails and tasks, remains focused on overall strategy and eliminates time spent in their inbox. From a cultural perspective, the McGhee Objective Accountability Program (OAP) addressed breakdowns and barriers in communication within the Leadership Team, transforming them into a leadership culture that is aligned in one unique vision, focused on a consistent strategy, and committed and accountable for producing results.

About McGhee Productivity Solutions:

McGhee Productivity Solutions, Inc. (McGhee) provides consulting, training and coaching services to increase performance and work/life balance. Based in Denver, CO, McGhee integrates its proven methods and protocols with Microsoft technology to deliver strategies to individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide. From the boardroom to the knowledge worker, the McGhee approach drives accountability, maximizes technology investments, and improves job satisfaction to help organizations create a true culture of productivity.

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