The Apprize Approach

At Apprize Solutions, we help leaders and their organizations improve through a focus on strategy, people and processes. We bring a strong history of building effective teams, aligning resources to strategy, and leadership development to every interaction. We seek to work hand-in-hand with our clients to effect change, build and implement new strategies and model […]

Showing Appreciation

Showing Appreciation seems pretty simple and not that big a deal, particularly at this time of year. With Thanksgiving just past and the end-of-year looming, let me encourage you to consider upping your game when it comes to building a culture of appreciation at your workplace.  Most managers and business owners think they do a […]

Form Follows Function

Are you struggling to effectively implement your strategies and plans? Perhaps its your organizational structure.  I was reminded this week of the significant connection between successful strategy implementation and organizational structure.  If you are struggling to achieve your plans, maybe the first place to look is how your business is arranged.  An article by Eric Garton in […]

Prioritizing your Opportunities

As the general business market continues to show strength, many companies remain reticent about hiring more staff. Even as the Fed considers raising interest raises to temper the rate of growth and fight the risk of inflation, many business leaders remain cautious about the future. I’m not necessarily advocating a different approach, though I am […]

Jack Von Thaden joins Apprize, Opens Phoenix Office

We are pleased to announce that Jack Von Thaden has joined Apprize as a Senior Consultant for Apprize Solutions and as a result, we are opening a new office in Phoenix, Arizona to serve the Southwest United States. Prior to joining Apprize Solutions, Jack has held previous positions in purchasing, sales, marketing, product management, corporate […]

“We are They” – Representing Your Team

When I was first managing a new customer support team, I moved into the area a few hours a day so I could get a feel for how people were responding to customer calls. It wasn’t long before I heard a relatively new Customer Support Rep (CSR) say to a customer, “I don’t know why […]

Spring Training Workshops Scheduled

Apprize Solutions, a division of Industrial Solutions – Midwest LLC, and WellSpirit Managment Consulting have teamed together to develop and present a series of workshops designed to help you building a thriving business. Designed to be immediately applicable and hands-on, the workshops combine the DiSC profile assessment with practical tools to help enhance the skills […]

Industrial Solutions launches new Apprize Solutions Brand

Chicago, December 1, 2014 For Immediate Release: Industrial Solutions is pleased to announce the formation of Apprize Solutions, a new management consulting firm offering an expanded package of services for companies outside the traditional heavy industrial section. Apprize Solutions offers clients a team of operations, finance, and marketing executives with global business experience committed to […]