By Bettina Büchel & Christopher Zintel Nestlé, the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of foods, has leveraged the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) program, a continuous improvement initiative based on LEAN and TPM principles, to deliver the “Nestlé Model” of steady,...
There is a fundamental change in the way to manage your employees and the relationship with them. Peter Cappelli - Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli, and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources   Cappelli cites studies showing that 91% of companies worldwide have...
IMD's book Quest: Leading Global Transformations by Professor Anand Narasimhan and Jean-Louis Barsoux, senior research fellow at IMD. Quest identifies seven key transformation journeys that companies are embarking on, along with valuable knowledge on how to get on track quickly...
According to Hppy, a happy workforce is an effective workforce, and if you treat your employees correctly and look after them, they will perform well and take care of you in return. Research shows that employees that are happy in...
Culture is reflexive Beliefs shape behaviour, but behaviour also shapes beliefs. Values affect beliefs and behaviour, but beliefs and behaviour also affect values. Often espoused beliefs and values are not consistent with the beliefs and values that can be inferred from...
  According to Professor Michael D. Watkins, the most challenging transitions occur in moving from being a functional leader to being a general manager, or business unit leader, or enterprise leader, and his research identified seven major shifts that leaders go...
  There is no question that flexibility has emerged as a matter of utmost importance to many workers—both women and men. In a recent Deloitte survey, professionals were asked what organizations could do to meet their career needs. It revealed significant...
Hit the Ground Running: Transitioning to New Leadership Roles   By Professor Michael D. Watkins and Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Susan Stehli At an IMD Discovery Event, Michael Watkins presented “Taking Charge in New Leadership Roles: The First 90 Days.”     An audience...
It starts with the recruitment process. Hire the right person and they are more likely to stay. Hire the wrong one and they will likely leave at some point. Roy Osing in his article: 'How To Have Employees That Never Leave,' suggests to...
Theodore Kinni, a contributing editor of strategy+business, compiled Susan David’s essential reading, to beeter understand Emotion in the Workplace.   “Emotions can be harnessed to live and lead in better ways,” says Susan David. “For so long, we’ve treated emotions in organizations as warm, fluffy,...
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