Our Mission at LINE Consulting is to create, add, and maximize value for those whom we serve. And this purpose extends to our website.
Most corporate websites are just an online version of their brochures. Their sites essentially tell you who they are, what they do, and how you can contact them. While this may work for some, increasingly we are seeing a major shift in browsing habits.
Democratization of Information
In the past, information asymmetry existed in most situations. For instance, in the classroom, the teacher had more information about the topic than her students. In a sales transaction, the sales person had more information than the buyer. In a training context, the trainer was the one with more information than his participants.
However, increasingly information asymmetry is disappearing. Now, participants have access to the same information as the trainer. The buyer could have more information than the sales person. The student can have the similar, if not more, information than her teacher. This phenomenon is due largely to the democratization of information on the Internet.
That’s the good news, and also the not so good news. Why?
No. 1 Challenge of Educators
Almost all educators I spoke to tell me that the number one challenge they face is time. Let’s face it. You don’t have the time to sift through the avalanche of information on strategy, people, and systems released on the Internet each day. More importantly, you don’t want to waste your time to separate the noise and fluff from the research-based, field-tested knowledge that helps you with your work.
Henceforth, we have re-purposed our site with you in mind. When you come by our site, we want to provide you with the best selections of the research-based, field-tested knowledge, complete with practical tips for implementation.
Here’s a glimpse of our editorial process using the C-LINE Framework:
- Challenge: Every day, in our work with schools, we help them conquer challenges. These challenges range from identifying better KPIs to implementation of Design Thinking in the school. Our starting point revolves around challenges that most schools face.
- Learning: Next, we structure a protocol to identify solutions to conquer the challenges. This would include tapping into our extensive experience gained from working exclusively with schools since 2004. However, we acknowledge that there will be limitations and biases. Hence, we also tap on two other key sources: academic and industry research as well as best practices from world-class institutions and organizations.
- Initiatives: This is where we synthesize the information and knowledge from the preceding phase to create bespoke solutions based on our three-pronged approach of Strategy·People·Systems. The choice of the approach is based on our work in helping schools become great, where one key success factor is the alignment of their people development efforts and robust systems to their strategies.
- Nuggets: We then distill these initiatives into practical tips called ‘nuggets’ that can be implemented in your school. Most of these nuggets will be ‘quick-wins’ that can be implemented in the near term. However, there will be others that will require more time and effort. These, usually, will require some systemic changes.
- Engage: Finally, we share these nuggets on our site in order to engage with our viewers. As a bonus for subscription, you will receive the tips in our Winning Strategies Newsletter even before it is published. And also, you will also get to interact directly with us. That’s how we engage our subscribers.
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