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July 26, 2017

c. notes – Continuous Process Improvement Supports Strategy

WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION:  A PROCESS IMPROVEMENT CASE STUDY If you grew up in western Wisconsin, you probably knew this credit union as a great place to bank that’s full of friendly, helpful people. It has celebrated a long history of successes starting with its agricultural roots and continuing to today’s modern mix of urban and […]

July 19, 2017

Remaining Relevant Through Leveraging Technology and Member Needs

As you are probably well aware, Apple’s® iPhone® turned 10 years old recently.  Of the many articles written to commemorate this occasion, a couple in particular caught our eye.  In iPhone Review Redux:  10 Years Later, So Slow, So Small (Source:  The Wall Street Journal), the author describes her experience trying to use an original iPhone for a […]

July 12, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Connecting The Strategy

This last entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses creating a more thorough understanding of the connections between strategies and the budgeting/forecasting process. Question 6 – What are other questions we should be asking? While this may at first seem like an open-ended consideration, the goal of this question is to […]

June 29, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Linking the Appetite for Risk

The fifth entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses the institution’s appetite for risk and how it should connect to the budget or forecast. Question 5 – How is the budget and forecasting linking to our appetite for risk? A few short months from now, every credit union will be going […]

June 22, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Establish Appropriate Measures of Success

The fourth entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses measures of success, and how they should connect to the budget or forecast. Question 4 – Are our financial measures of success handcuffing the credit union strategically? There are many examples of appropriate and inappropriate measures of success as they relate to […]

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