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Keenan Steiner puts into perspective Procter & Gamble (P&G’s) decision to build their employer brand. This decision was triggered by a major shift in the kind of skills and experience P&G needed from its employees, according to VP of Talent Laura Mattimore. “Over...
Innovation and creativity In this engaging presentation of the eight essentials of innovation performance, McKinsey principal Nathan Marston explains why innovation is increasingly important to driving corporate growth. Taken together, these form an essential operating system for innovation within a company’s...
  Boundaries between industries are eroding. The relationships among suppliers, producers, and consumers are also blurring,  more rapidly than many business decision makers are prepared for. Dr Chander Velu, head of the IfM’s Business Model Innovation research programme, contests why having digested...
Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations, according to the Global Readiness Survey, conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school. The Execution Gap Few companies have execution capabilities sufficiently strong to...
  Collaboration is permeating all aspects of business. Innovators and top performers expect a culture of collaborative engagement. And if they don’t see it in their first encounter with the company (during the hiring process), they might mistakenly assume that collaboration does not...
90% of employees are “open to new opportunities,” according to a LinkedIn survey. According to Gallup’s just-released Workplace report, that’s not quite true. The single most important thing for employees considering a new job isn’t income, it’s “the ability to do what...
Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., at the Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. 
Today, every business must master digital by deploying it at scale, organization-wide, to produce real results. The most progressive are already wielding advanced capabilities like platforms, machine thinking, next-gen IT and other ready-for-prime-time technologies as the most important source...
When it comes to running business analytics, there are three key non-functional requirements that must be met: fast performance, usability and affordability. Bloor Research was asked by IBM to compare the performance capabilities of the leading business analytic platforms. Specifically,...
Even in the best economic times, businesses need to be vigilant against unnecessary costs and risks. In challenging times such as these, it’s even more critical to avoid missteps, protect cash flow, and derive maximum value from people and processes. But...
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