Archive for the 'Innovation' Category

Driving Business Results with Social Learning

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

“Social Learning” is the latest term used to describe the informal knowledge transfer that happens through conversations, mentoring and website posting. Nurtured properly, it can create a natural learning ecosystem that augments formal training and stimulates productivity and workforce performance. The recent explosion of social media tools such as Facebook, Yammer, Wikis and Blogs has […]

Innovation: Critical Success Factors

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Is your organization well prepared to innovate? A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers1 describes some of the structure and organizational commitment that are important for moving ideas to market. They spotlight critical success factors such as: leadership, innovation processes, culture, customer involvement, measuring results and new skills. Leadership has two important roles: defining growth targets and […]

Ignite Business Growth with Productivity

Friday, March 16th, 2012

A top concern of CEOs is business growth and strategies that produce the greatest impact with the least amount of risk and effort.  One of the most overlooked strategies is productivity improvement.  Focusing on processes, enabling technology, employee performance and retention can have a significant impact on growth without the need for significant capital investment. […]

What Keeps Your CEO Awake?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Annual surveys by The Conference Board (CB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ask hundreds of CEOs to identify their top business priorities. In 2011, both surveys found very similar results. The Conference Board identified and ranked the following priorities: Business growth Talent development Cost optimization Innovation Government regulations It is not surprising that all of the challenges […]