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Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers

An implicit challenge is to coordinate the efforts of groups with different interests to realize expected gains. This means that acquisitions quickly go from numbers to considering the impacts on people, as achieving synergy requires clear communication of the implications of an acquisition to those impacted.

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Making Decisions with Multiple Attributes: A Case in Sustainability Planning

Making Decisions with Multiple Attributes: A Case in Sustainability Planning

Decisions involving issues of sustainability tend to include an array of objective attributes along with highly subjective value judgments. Managers must find a way to factor qualitative attributes such as environmental, social, and ethical impact into the decision-making process.

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Transorganizations: Managing in a Complex and Uncertain World

Transorganizations: Managing in a Complex and Uncertain World

Management in a connected, interdependent, and information intensive world requires new thinking and innovative approaches. The increasing interdependence and complexity of organizations and institutions call for transorganizational thinking.

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Highly Effective Technical Personnel Strategies

Learn from the successes and failures of two technical teams with a focus on transfer of tacit knowledge and co-location strategies.

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Utilizing Business Service Management Concepts to Improve Healthcare Information Services

ITIL and BSM, and the adoption of BSM concepts in an IT department and a business service unit of a regional healthcare provider.

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Three Ways Larger Monitors Can Improve Productivity

If computers are always getting faster, but people are not, how can we maximize employee productivity when it comes time to upgrade computer systems?

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Best Practices for Headcount Reporting

This article explores why headcount reporting problems exist and will likely worsen, especially for multinational companies, unless improved workforce planning frameworks are implemented.

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The Death of Time and Distance

The Death of Time and Distance

This article discusses the current Supply chain management directions, strategies, and tactics, and how organizations can improve their processes.

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The Last 100 Feet of the Supply Chain

Today, the battleground for maximization of supply chain performance depends largely on execution in the last 100 feet the distance between the receiving docks of a retail store and its customer checkout counters.

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Organizational Design and Implementation

Authors share a procedure that frequently maximizes the effectiveness of an organizational change effort, which ultimately leads to a better organizational design.

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