Learning & Development’s Role in Operational Efficiencies in 2022

HR Digest

Training Industry research found that over half of learning and development (L&D) professionals have retooled or repurposed learning programs in response to the Pandemic. Operations Before Experiences. The last two years have been traumatic and overwhelming for the whole world.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

I thought immediately of BP and the other industrial giants whose “accelerating cost reductions” had disastrous consequences. These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked.


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StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments. StrategyDriven Analytics combines StrategyDriven’s industry leading asset management and data analytics experience with Xen Wireless’s information technology and delivery expertise.

Call for research participation – how functional is your workplace?

Ask Atma

Psychological and operational insight can give you, as a company owner or CEO, fascinating and practical information that can be used to increase productivity, employee loyalty, retention, cooperation, etc… As an industrial/organizational psychologist, working on my PhD, I am currently gathering data for a larger research project on productivity and employee interaction. Fill out this form if you want to discuss eligibility and participation.

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Harvard Business

Historical studies of the Industrial Revolution have shown that there was a significant lag between the introduction of new industrial machinery into the workplace and resulting productivity improvements because it took time for workers to develop the skills required to get the most value out of the machinery – skills that could only be taught in a very limited form because they had to be adapted to specific contexts and needs.

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Below, we examine three strategies that should not only keep traditional travel companies connected with customers, but also may lead to a healthier industry and a better travel experience overall — partnering with Amazon and Google, leveraging loyalty programs, and adapting content while protecting branded search. HBR Staff/Victor Cardoner/Getty Images.

Why Are We Still Classifying Companies by Industry?

Harvard Business

For more than 60 years, investors, analysts, business leaders, and even governments, have classified companies based on industries. First there were Standard Industry Classification codes, which were introduced in 1937, then the North American Industry Classification System, and now we have Standard and Poor’s Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). Industry walls are disintegrating at a rapid pace. It’s not an industry in itself.

A Study of the Champagne Industry Shows That Women Have Stronger Networks, and Profit from Them

Harvard Business

Female executives are a distinct minority , and they can be particularly rare in certain industries like mining, crude oil production, and agriculture. First, grape quality there is recorded by an official scale that was established in the early 1900s and is observable by all market participants. Moreover, most Champagne growers are relatively small operations employing an average of about three employees.

Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Brand to Create Passionate Fans: What Microsoft Learned About Customer Engagement in the Sports Industry - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Microsoft

Harvard Business

At Microsoft, we continuously collaborate with businesses in an industry whose customers already self-identify as fans: sports. In 2015, Real Madrid had a lofty goal in mind: to thrill its supporters by allowing them to participate in unbelievable experiences. The lessons from the fans of Real Madrid, FOX Sports, and NASCAR are relevant across many industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, and automotive.

Public Service Announcements

Strategy Driven

These ads won awards for creativity and spurred participating agencies to serve their clients and communities by their volunteer service. The billboard industry began offering free public service facings to non-profit organizations in the 1960s. As public opposition to billboards as environmental blockages increased, its industry made efforts to work with non-profit organizations to get their words out.

The Big Picture of Business – How to Maximize Trade Show Exposure

Strategy Driven

The number of companies participating in trade shows increases each year. Educate the public about what your company and your industry do. Research shows that industrial sales calls costing $252 to reach a prospect, with 4.6 These pointers are offered to prospective exhibitors before the show: Determine your correct mission for participating. Notify your trade media that you will participate. Encourage audience participation.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

It is not enough for management to endorse quality programs; they must actively participate. It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. Thinking that quality needs apply to some other department, company or industry, not your own. Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. The more positive results are shown, the more universal will be participation. There’s this thing that websites do.

Communicating for Digital Transformation

Decker Communication

The operative word here is common because no matter the industry you’re in, the Digital Transformation imperative is fundamentally the same: empower your people to embrace technology and deliver better results faster than ever before.

The Big Picture of Business – Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing Are Business Strategies, Not Sales Promotions: Determining the Right Kind of Tie-In Causes.

Strategy Driven

Trees with thicker bases and deeper roots will sprout greener (be profitable), shed less often (fewer corporate flaws) and live longer (dominate its industry). Good news shows progress and encourages others to participate. No business can operate without affecting or being affected by its communities. Business marries the community that it settles with. The community has to be given a reason to care for the business.

3 Strategic Questions the Media Industry’s Future Depends On

Harvard Business Review

There is no question that the media industry is experiencing dramatic disruption on many fronts—in the way it creates content, distributes content to consumers, and monetizes audiences. As we reflect on disruption across the industry there are key strategic questions, all of which fundamentally consider balance: What is the right balance between humans and technology across the full media and advertising ecosystem? HBR STAFF.

The Big Picture of Business – Yesterdayism… Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

Strategy Driven

Trees with thicker bases and deeper roots will sprout greener (be profitable), shed less often (fewer corporate flaws) and live longer (dominate its industry). Herbal ingredients and home remedies have gained popularity, and cottage industries support them. Participated In It. This Annual Report issue celebrates the year, as basis for helping business people to prepare for the future. People are interesting combinations of the old, the new, the tried and the true.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 2 of 4

Strategy Driven

Trees with thicker bases and deeper roots will sprout greener (be profitable), shed less often (fewer corporate flaws) and live longer (dominate its industry). Business shift from the retail dealer customer service mentality of Firestone shifted to a high-production tire operation. When all departments are consulted and participate in the decisions, then the company is empowered. Wrong Actions, Mis-Actions.

Why Businesses Must Think Beyond Shareholders

Skip Prichard

There needs to be a framework and model that leaders can follow, an operating model, so to speak. Platform businesses are a new economic model that replaces or augments the traditional value chain company that was the dominant model in the first, second and third industrial revolution.

Agile – a leaner, stronger, faster, smarter way to work (for everyone)

Ask Atma

For this reason, it is adaptable to almost any workflow or operational situation. Small groups of say 2 or 3 members, not part of a larger operation, can share and/or rotate the roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner. And of course they must participate in the daily stand ups. Writing organizational or operational goals as user stories has a psychological benefit. Participants may include the sprint team as well as clients, consultants, and end users.

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

Harvard Business

While some have invested significantly in technology, operational, and cultural changes, others are lagging behind. billion, including most major firms in the manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and retail industries. Other financial and operating indicators showed similar disparities. The broad deployment of digital technology requires rethinking both business and operating models. Four Operating Pillars.

What the Media Industry Can Teach Us About Digital Business Models

Harvard Business Review

newspaper industry has seen widespread bankruptcies and significant job losses. If they don’t, they miss meaningfully participating in tomorrow’s profit streams. Indeed, a persistent finding across the newspaper industry is that top performing digital units almost all have substantial autonomy, both in terms of how content is created and perhaps even more importantly, in terms of their sales and distribution channel. It has been a great 20 years for U.S.

How a U.S. Health Care System Uses 15-Minute Huddles to Keep 23 Hospitals Aligned

Harvard Business

In this article, I’d like to share the insights we’ve gleaned from the model’s first full year of operation, which hopefully organizations in health care and many other industries will find useful. The model has been used in other industries and has parallels to the “teams of teams” approach in the agile method of operating that has become so popular. That accountability demonstrates the value of the process to all participants.

5 Convincing Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Strategy Driven

Plenty of proactive companies are shifting and adjusting their operations to incorporate sustainable practices. Improved operations and lower expenses. Smart energy utilization will enable your business to curb inflating energy costs and achieve operational efficiency.

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

Some examples of shared team learning are: Regular seminars and guest lecturers: Bring in experts and professors on various topics related to the history, science, or culture of your industry as well as sociologists, anthropologists, and technologists who work in peripherally related fields. 5) Operational Transparency -. Improves participation and the quality of decision making. Are you holding your organization and your teams to standards well above industry standards?

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How Machine Learning Is Helping Us Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Harvard Business

The accuracy rates of these predictions surpass what is possible with well-accepted risk scoring systems such as the one that emerged from the famous Framingham Heart Study , the ongoing long-term cardiovascular cohort study that is now in its third generation of participants. In response, hospitals are increasingly making analytics and new technologies an integral part of hospital operations. Analytics Operations management Information & technology Healthcare Digital Article

Why Apple Is Getting into the Energy Business

Harvard Business

As the electric power industry shifts from a model where individual local utilities have a monopoly on electricity provision in a region to a much more dynamic market, these prosumers will be able to make and sell a variety of obscure new products and services like frequency regulation. However, the trend is to localize smaller versions of these markets, with much lighter licensing requirements intended to draw in a wide swath of business and even residential market participants.

How to hack a management system [brief talk]

Ask Atma

I am an industrial psychologist. Only instead of the byzantine application of a formal language you are dealing with emotional needs, cultural expectations, societal mores, all operating in an invisible and impossibly complex array. If you know any companies that would like to apply for participation please let me know. Uncategorized Advanced Management Coloft entrepreneur industrial psychology institutional psychology LA Hackers management Management 3.0

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

Companies deploying IoT successfully in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and transportation are seeking multiple agile partners with open IP architectures to co-create solutions. With data analytics provided by Microsoft Azure and an informational infrastructure developed collaboratively by Industrial Scientific and Cisco, operators now have a dashboard to remotely monitor the people, equipment, and air quality in the mine in real time.

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The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Today, workplaces are undergoing a digital revolution which is helping to transform entire industries and forcing companies to change the way they operate. While it is not essential for a leader to possess all of the digital skills required for their business to operate, a level of technological literacy is required in order to understand those operations and to address the requirements of the business effectively.

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3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Program

Chart Your Course

1) Productivity rises: Gallup performed a meta-analysis across 199 studies covering 152 organizations, 44 industries, and 26 countries – which was featured on the Harvard Business Review blog – and found that general productivity was 18% higher at companies where employees were more engaged than not. 3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Programs. by Companies4Good ?03-26-2013 03-26-2013 3:00 AM, EDT. By Kate Olsen.

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The Leadership Vacuum | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The text that follows is meant as both a rebuke of my industry, and a challenge to my fellow practitioners…It is my hope that this post stimulates vigorous discussion, and a great deal of thought on how we evolve the practice & discipline of leadership, not for our own glory, but for the good of our clients and society as a whole. You point out that some leadership so-called experts might just be in the industry to make a quick buck.

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Giving Patients an Active Role in Their Health Care

Harvard Business

What’s needed is a fundamental redesign of the patient’s role — from that of a passive recipient of care to an active participant charged with defined responsibilities, equipped to dispatch them, and accountable for the results. CAHPS surveys, for example, which serve as the industry standard for measuring the patient experience, focus on patient satisfaction with individual encounters within a single institution.

Add a Little Hoopla to Your Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Not hoopla as in the form of exuberant celebration, but hoopla as in the name of an improvement technique used at the Web Industries Hartford, Connecticut unit where Carl is the plant manager. Hoopla is also used as a way to quickly get input on the performance of various processes throughout the operation. Guest post from Dean M. Schroeder: Carl Holte loves Hoopla!

Five Reasons WHY Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence Training

The Center For Leadership Studies

Fortunately, the surgeon operated before the worst could happen and my husband recovered completely. 3 This reality has been repeated in multiple industries in recent years. Several years ago, when we were newlyweds, my husband was diagnosed with the flu.

Companies Are Working with Consumers to Reduce Waste

Harvard Business

Operations in a Connected World. Some retailers and manufacturers—in the apparel, footwear, and electronics industries—have launched programs to make their customers interested in preserving their products and preventing things that still have value from going to the landfill. Maybe you see low customer participation at first, or conversely, so much success that the cost of recycling becomes too high. Sustainability Customers Operations management Digital Articl

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Erik summarizes: “ Research shows that high-performance organizations view ERG participation to be more effective than formal development programs in terms of developing a variety of leadership skills. Jim writes: “ We shouldn’t be making coaching or mentoring a complicated rocket science process, feeding what is now a self-serving industry that ‘certifies’ people to become coaches. Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

Motivated by the amazing people we met in England, we packed our bags filled with recording equipment and continued onward to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we would participate in the 2019 all-Africa Employee Engagement Awards and Conference. .

Negotiating With A Much Larger Business – Simple Advice For You

Strategy Driven

As a small operation or even individual, it can be that the corporate weight behind larger businesses you are competing with can seem extremely intimidating.

In Defense of Hierarchies


In one group, participants were primed to think of themselves as high-ranking potential leaders by recalling a time when they thrived in that role. In another, participants were primed to consider themselves as low-ranking, recalling when they were at the mercy of someone else’s power. The researchers created teams marked by either all high-ranking, all low-ranking or a mixed group of participants. They then gave participants two tasks: one cooperative and one individual.

How Leaders Can Manage The Perception Of Progress

Tanveer Naseer

In much of my work with leaders and organizations in various industries and disciplines, there’s a common issue that they seek help on addressing. Researchers then told the study participants that they would be given cards that were started by university students who had recently graduated so these cards would be at various levels of completion.

Dunking Trainees in the Training Tank Often Makes Things Worse

The Practical Leader

Dunking participants in the training tank might change some behavior. In “The Transformer CLO,” the researchers concluded, “The fast-changing nature of business today requires organizations in every industry to constantly enhance their capabilities.

Government Funding Can Elevate Your Business: But Know What You’re Getting Into

Strategy Driven

Venture capitalists, self-funding, crowd-funding, and loans can all be a good fit at times, but in some industries, government grants are the easiest, fastest way to grow. Things move fast in the corporate world, but the government operates a little differently.

A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

We believe we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. Apple’s is all about existing to make awesome products and operating under deep emotional principles. It likely doesn’t have to, because unlike most industries, tech life and home life is intertwined – certainly the case at Apple. Manifestos ignite people into action.

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