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Post date: June 5, 2017
A stagnant business model can no longer compete in today’s marketplace; relevance requires globalization, innovation, and technology. From Henry Ford’s breakthrough assembly line to the mail-order catalog offered by Sears Roebuck and Company to McDonald’s franchise model, the last century saw...
Post date: November 22, 2016
In our survey work with Jack in the Box, a quick-serve restaurant company and winner of the 2016 HRM Impact Award, we found a fascinating insight that can be applied to most organizations. Despite every operation having the same hiring, onboarding, and training processes, and identical performance...
Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: May 5, 2016
With today’s global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company’s real competitive advantage. Businesses that want to accentuate and optimize their competitive talent advantage focus on employee engagement strategies that improve overall workforce...
Post date: August 12, 2016
Does your executive team click? Most organizational leaders are likely to say yes; generally speaking, the leadership team is aligned around a shared vision of what the company is and where it is headed. And if leaders are aligned only about 80 or 85 percent, executives might consider that a...
Post date: June 7, 2016
Why do organizations that get higher engagement scores often fail to achieve top quartile financial, operational, and customer outcomes, and in many cases, still have significant turnover and performance challenges? While the focus on engagement rages on, and engagement scores vacillate upward, we...
Post date: May 3, 2016
"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." — John P. Kotter, Leading Change Because change is inevitable most executives recognize that being able to lead a successful change...
Post date: April 4, 2017
By Marc Sokol If you follow this journal from quarter to quarter, you know that six months ago, we devoted our fall 2016 issue to the theme of candor and transparency, two key attributes that impact who we choose to follow—or not follow—as senior leaders. Three months ago, early in 2017, we devoted...
Post date: June 19, 2017
If you're fighting fires at work and never seem to have time to do the important things, if you're working on projects that don't seem to advance at a good pace, if you're working hard and yet your company doesn’t get to the next level, then you might be experiencing misalignment. Confusion and...
Post date: May 31, 2016
Here’s a sobering fact: More than 70 percent of all businesses fail within the first 10 years[i] Those are tough odds to beat, and even if your organization is one that has endured well past the 10-year mark—or even 100-year mark—threats from competitors, new technologies, and other market changes...