To Build More-Inclusive Technology, Change Your Design Process

Harvard Business

Economics & Society Technology Design Technology Digital ArticleLessons from Microsoft, Airbnb, and Oracle.

6 Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

Leading Blog

Yet the cost of poor hiring is considerable, not just in terms of hiring unsuitable candidates (time, money, reputation, impact on colleagues) but also in terms of the damage poor hiring processes can have on your organization. The case for improving hiring competence within leaders and the organization is strong and here are six tips that will help you improve your hiring process and your quality of hiring: Calculate your cost of a poor hire. Review your hiring process.

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N2Growth Blog

Repeatable processes and procedures add great value in stable and predictable times. Principles, not process and procedures, provide the overarching guidance in any situation for making the right decisions and taking the best action. Throwing out standard process and procedures in favor of a handful of powerful but easily remembered principles for managing strategy will soon begin to show improvements in your business results. By Mark Hefner.

Integrating Design Theory & the Scientific Process

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. Posted in Light Your World [link] If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just create it! Don’t let the world pigeon-hole you into linear paths…make your own. That’s what Hanna McPhee did. She is an extraordinary kid and typical of the ones I get to hang out with.

Improving Your Business With Technology

Strategy Driven

So it makes sense that technology is going to be good for business. Let’s take a look at a few ways that you can improve your business with technology. Where once upon a time you’d need to be in the office for each meeting, and communications was a long and arduous process now Slack is commonplace. In fact, you can now implement AI in HR and have the process even more streamlined than ever before. Tech has a significant impact on everything we do.

Understanding the Role of Technology in Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

The secret to ticking all of these boxes and optimizing the potential for business growth lies in investing in the right technology. So, what type of technology is necessary to ensure that financial administration is properly taken care of from month to month? The right marketing technology can help a business to reach its full potential. Good examples of marketing software and technology include: Analytics.

Purpose Precedes Process


If process is a vehicle, purpose is the compass. Purpose gives a definite direction to processes. Technology acts as an accelerator. Most system implementation or change initiatives focus enough on the P-P-T – People, process and technology and somewhere along the lines, the focus on purpose blurs. Being “process oriented” is definitely an asset, unless that is the only thing you are focusing on. Sell the purpose and process will take care of itself.

Add Constraints to Processes Carefully

Curious Cat

Take great care in adding constraints to processes to avoid doing so needlessly. After the case was publicized and there was a great deal of negative publicity on social media the banks modified their process and approved the loan. But your organization shouldn’t have as the mistake-proofing (obviously not mistake-proofing at all) that when the process doesn’t quite work well then rely on a massive social media outcry which is a signal to us to straighten out the issue.

Business Planning Process

Tony Mayo

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The Creative Process

Coaching Tip

You can be one of the most successful makers of enterprise technology products the world has ever known, but that doesn't mean your instincts will carry over to the consumer market," the tech writer Harry McCracken recently wrote. This is why managing the creative process is so difficult. The interests of the innovator aren't perfectly aligned with the interests of the corporation.

6 Ways Technology Can Help Companies Innovate Out of the Coronavirus Downturn

Strategy Driven

As our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders must understand that it’s going to be technology that determines which companies survive and build success from this unprecedented event. In my book, “The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies Will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s,” I outline the technologies that will drive unprecedented innovation into products and services in the 2020s, creating entirely new business models.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Gone are the days were BPO meant Business Process Outsourcing, with Robotic Process Automation technology fueling new millennium enterprises, BPO has taken on a new meaning, Business Process Optimization. Process Automaton. You just finished reading Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can! !

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. In an era of transformative cognitive technologies like AI and machine learning, it’s become obvious that people, practices, and systems must become nimbler too. Working with new technologies in new and nimbler ways creates the need for additional innovation in talent practices.

Why Technology is Now Critical to the Mom & Pop Shop

Modern Servant Leader

Convenience pays and technology delivers. Square is a simple credit card processing service that takes 2.75% of each charge and works on many devices. How Technology Helps Mom and Pop Steal Customers. The mom and pop shop that has the technology, gets my business. Convenience pays and technology delivers. More Technology Examples. This same issue can be extended to many forms of technology. The Mom and Pop that Won Me Over.

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

Unprecedented competition, higher expectations, accelerating technology, changing preferences and time pressures are all converging to create a challenging landscape. Officers perpetuate time-honored programs and legacy processes. Boards that perform will recognize the risks associated with clinging to obsolete programs and processes that once served them well, but now threaten their relevance. The technology imperative.

Why Technology Is So Important In Business Practice

Strategy Driven

So with that in mind, here’s some of the mostly wide renowned reasons as to why technology is so important in our business practices. It’s often a lot cheaper to run business through technology! However, having firewalls and digital security systems in place make these details you store on a network a lot more secure, plus they’re easier to reach for everyone involved in a transaction process. You just finished reading Why Technology Is So Important In Business Practice !

Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. Improve your small business using technology by launching an attractive website and blog so consumers can learn more about you. Technology will allow you to offer your staff the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world. There’s no excuse for not communicating promptly when there are so many different technology solutions available to you.

How to Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

These transformations are shaped by: The introduction of disruptive technologies. Part of this process takes a bit of self-awareness and honest assessment. What’s more, a survey conducted by Korn Ferry for Focus found that only 74 percent of the respondents who felt agility was critical incorporate it into the hiring/promotion process. You should obtain feedback and involve staff members in the decision-making process.

Macro Maps Help You Align Processes and Strategy

Strategy Driven

When organizations first start doing process improvement they use a myriad of ways to decide which processes to improve first, such as: IT bought some software and needs to install it, so let’s look at the current process first. A department wants to improve the process because it would help in a key initiative. An ‘easy’ process is chosen to start on. In order to do that, you need to have an understanding of core process in the company now.

Using Technology to Improve The Sharing of Knowledge

Curious Cat

Manu Vora kicked the discussion off with his post on The Gift of Knowledge Transfer Through Technology. Technology can help improve our adoption of better understanding. Wikis are a wonderful technology because of how easy they make the management of shared knowledge. Related: Knowledge Management, Management is Prediction – Keeping Track of Improvement Opportunities – Write it Down – Process Thinking, Process Email Addresses.

Marketing Essentials: Finding Your Target Audience Is a 9-Step Process and It Goes Like This

Strategy Driven

Thanks to ever-growing technology, advances in marketing couldn’t come at us faster. When it comes to effective marketing, few things could be considered more basic than identifying the target audience. Unfortunately, when the subject is discussed, it is often dismissed as just buzz words. This belies the history of successful marketing campaigns that are replete with target audiences that were identified and made the objects of effective appeals.

Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

The question is, do your executives have the skills and experience to lead a cross-functional process focused organization? When organizations want to build a process culture, they need to identify leaders for each process improvement effort—namely an Executive Sponsor, Process Owner, Project Lead and Business Process Management (BPM) Team Facilitator. The Executive Sponsor and Process Owner bring different strengths to the BPI Project.

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The Real Value of Cloud Technology and the Role It Plays in Your Business

Strategy Driven

By now, cloud technology is no longer a “new” thing in the world of business but something that has already been well-established and explored by many companies. While technology-powered businesses are a common sight now, many entrepreneurs have yet to fully grasp the concept of cloud technology and the benefits it provides their companies. So in this article, we’ll be informing you of the real value of cloud technology and the important role it plays in your business.

Complimentary Resource – Recruitment Technology

Strategy Driven

Recruitment Technology. From the days of medieval guild apprenticeships, to help-wanted classified ads, to the modern job boards and social networking practices, organizations have been working to improve the process of finding, hiring, and deploying new employees. The goal is not only to build a faster, easier, less expensive process, but one that also delivers better quality candidates. Click here for more information on Recruitment Technology.

Trust the Process

Chris Brady

Commitment means you will persist with the process long before it appears to be working. Posted by Chris Brady at 12:28 AM in LLR Daily Application | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to | | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Trust the Process : 1 Favorite Comments Chris: Your last sentence says it all, but every sentence in this post is so very important.

Regional Director HR-Europe – Starkey Hearing Technologies – Malone, NY

HR Digest

HR Process Support –. Responsible for the execution of internal HR processes with assigned client. From Starkey Hearing Technologies - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:09:44 GMT - View all Malone, NY jobs. Regional Director HR-Europe - Starkey Hearing Technologies - Malone, NY. The post Regional Director HR-Europe – Starkey Hearing Technologies – Malone, NY appeared first on The HR Digest. HR Jobs.

Are You Using Those Fun New Technologies to Monitor, Mentor or "Motivate" Your Employees? Prepare for Sabotage

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robert Galford: It has been hard to ignore the recent spate of stories about the newest techniques and technologies designed to increase employee efficiency, motivation and/or engagement. Start to reduce the likelihood of those simple sabotage behaviors by including a small heterogeneous group of employees as early on as possible to test drive the process. You may have the technological tools at your disposal, but they should not be the only tools in your belt.

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When Old Technologies Create New Industries

Harvard Business

People understandably get excited about new digital technologies, whether it’s the digital camera that is cheaper than developing rolls upon rolls of film, or the photo-sharing apps that – in turn — make your iPhone camera easier to use than your old digital camera. Of course, every innovator knows that new technology doesn’t always translate into profits. But who wants to stand up for old technology? Consider the Norwegian technology company Piql.

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Harvard Business

In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment. When organizations lack a formal innovation pipeline process, project approvals tend to be based on who has the best demo or slides, or who lobbies the hardest. There is no burden on those who proposed a new idea or technology to talk to customers, build minimal viable products, test hypotheses or understand the barriers to deployment.

Coach Yourself

Lead Change Blog

Still, Gawande captures the tension that any expert in medicine, science, technology, engineering, law, or academia, acknowledges. Even so, has anyone ever shown you an ideal process of learning or illustrated how you approach it? Improving the Process. When you are on your own, without a coach to guide, there is a process that will prompt you to hone in on your process and improve it: the ideal process of learning. Even experts need to learn.

Complimentary Resource – Best Practices in HR Technology

Strategy Driven

Best Practices in HR Technology. This paper explores 4 tools and technologies that empower HR to create positive interactions that lead to greater engagement while enhancing workflow processes. Click here for more information on Best Practices in HR Technology. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Best Practices in HR Technology ! The post Complimentary Resource – Best Practices in HR Technology appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

The SharePoint platform collaborates with information exchange, enterprise research implementation, business processes and business intelligence to simplify operations, increase productivity and ultimately save time and money. SharePoint aims to increase productivity via a range of features and tools that provide the relevant information for the right people at the right time, eliminating unnecessary activities through automated processes.

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 2

Strategy Driven

In this article, the focus will be on the pros of using SharePoint as a business technology solution. say that SharePoint reduces costs by consolidating intranet, extranet and internet sites in a single platform – either internally or through the use of Cloud technology. Using SharePoint, the workflow is defined as the automated movement of documents or items via a sequence of actions or activities, related to a business process.

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Business Processes Are Learning to Hack Themselves

Harvard Business

But although today’s factories use automated workflows, process change is still mostly manual. When demands arise in an industrial environment, managers and engineers must interrupt the automation to update the processes that make the machines go. In our survey (not yet publicly published) of almost 170 industrial organizations, 96% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that machine learning is automating process-change management inside their organization.

How Digital Process Innovation Can Influence Organisational Change In The Finance Sector

Strategy Driven

The finance sector as we know it is being transformed by new technology. NEX Optimisation are undergoing an ambitious project to use distributed ledger technology to provide a single source of truth regarding financial transactions. This is just one example of how digital processes can be used to streamline regulatory and financial resources, and so we’ve taken a closer look at the impact digital process innovation is having on financial organisations around the world.

BPM should focus on people, not technology

Chartered Management Institute

This software often allows companies to monitor process performance and implement changes in real-time, a stark contrast to days of yore when managers would have to wait until the end of the week or month to see how changes had performed. Of course, with these technological advancements in what BPM can achieve come an equal increase in the complexity of the people related hurdles that managers must overcome to ensure successful execution.

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How New Technologies Could Transform Africa’s Health Care System

Harvard Business

Across industrial sectors, from healthcare to energy, from construction to retail, engineers are creating new technologies with potentially disruptive implications for the current architectural order of the global economy. One of the technologies, an “ AI doctor ”, shows great promise for the future of healthcare in Africa. In most African sectors like agriculture, energy, and healthcare, we have not experienced the deeper impactful benefits of technology.

Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment), presented at Engineering Education Conference

Deming Institute

Guest post by Mustafa Shraim , ASQ Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Management, Ohio University. Examples of tampering abound; from continuously adjusting machine parameters in order to produce an acceptable product to reaction of Wall Street to news or even reacting to rumors 1 , this phenomenon can be observed in production processes as well as management processes.

Before Automating Your Company?s Processes, Find Ways to Improve Them

Harvard Business

One of the most recent automation technologies to emerge is robotic process automation , or RPA. RPA is a category of software tools that enable complex digital processes to be automated by performing them in the same way a human user might perform them, using the user interface and following a set of predefined rules. Many organizations have adopted it for automating back- and middle-office processes, and many have achieved rapid returns on their investments.

Managing Bias and Risk at Every Step of the AI-Building Process

Harvard Business

Technology Digital ArticleIt should be an iterative, cross-team effort.

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Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Harvard Business

Process optimization can transform user experience. Rethinking process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model. One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed for its biggest client. A little dab of inventory data would enhance both customer expectations and process efficiencies.

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes

Harvard Business

Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation. See More Videos > See More Videos > Machine learning is enabling companies to expand their top-line growth and optimize processes while improving employee engagement and increasing customer satisfaction. Analytics Technology Digital Articl

Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business

Given that those companies were all venture-financed and emerged from Silicon Valley, you might assume that the key ingredients that have ensured their success were cutting-edge technologies, digital platforms, and customer bases that were chiefly made up of digital natives. Yes, those companies had great technologies, platforms, and demographics, but the secret of their success turns out to be much more prosaic. Yagi Studio/Getty Images. For startups, 2009 was a good year.