Time for health check, say experts
Dubai, February 3, 2008
Region's firms should consider a health check to boost business performance
at a time when the Gulf markets are embarking on a 'buoyant, varied and swift' business path, according to experts.
Dubai-based management consultants, Aryan Business Consulting, said Gulf businesses had room to be more effective.
Aryan's CEO, Ron Ribeiro noted that businesses looking to ride the wave and grow would generally benefit from an audit to 'spring-clean' all levels, layers and activities within the organisation.
'A fit organisiation can better serve its customers, and so better achieve its business goals,' said Ribeiro.
He stressed that start-ups too would reap benefits if they paid more emphasis on the organisational structure, and its development, from the outset.
Ribeiro was speaking on the sidelines of a recent seminar on 'Organisational Assessment & Development' with Insight partners, industry experts' Mark Kryzer, Robert Etten and Anastasia Dezenowagis.
Aryan, with Insight, has launched a systems approach to improving business performance in the region.
'Our alliance with Insight underlines Aryan's strategy to enhance our services through partnering with experienced, international specialists in the field of management consultancy,' said Ribeiro.
'The Middle East is an extremely important market for us and our partnership with Aryan will enable us to better service the needs of the region's rapidly growing business community, 'said Kryzer.
Kryzer encouraged businesses to ask questions of oganisational effectiveness, looking at business processes and how well they work.
'Most certainly they will be considering what makes for right staffing and skill sets to work today's - and tomorrow's - economy. It is what customers are saying about the organisation that is but one measure of how well strategies are working, or not,' he warned.
Ribeiro said the key value of an organisational effectiveness audit was to offer new and challenging perspectives to the organisation, people, work processes, technologies and strategies.
US-headquartered, Insight, have successfully executed multi-million dollar management projects across a range of private and public sector companies within the US and beyond.
Meanwhile, with more than three decades experience in the Middle East region, Aryan Business Consulting has structured merger, acquisition and financing deals for some of the UAE's leading organisations in the media, finance and construction sectors.-TradeArabia News Service