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Making the Team Work
Early in the campaign, the important thing is to get all your team members on the same page, share available knowledge, and plan ways to gather other required

formal sentences  few meetings should be formal, with a printed agenda, including clear goals and time constraints (showing respect for team members' time). Their objective is to determine the prospect's requirements, based on research, preliminary conversations, and even request for proposals (RFP), and what the best way is to find out what the prospect isn't telling you, or perhaps doesn't know, about his company's business needs. This process, of course, is called discovery. It's useful during discovery to categorize

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formal sentences  they have implemented a formal operational excellence strategy or are in the process of developing one. Another third say they have integrated the principles of operational excellence into other strategy and planning instruments. These different levels of experience with operational excellence shape executive opinions about its most important components and benefits. The more operational excellence experience they have, the more likely respondents are to rate end-to-end visibility as its most important el Read More

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