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.
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.
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.
Learn from the successes and failures of two technical teams with a focus on transfer of tacit knowledge and co-location strategies.
ITIL and BSM, and the adoption of BSM concepts in an IT department and a business service unit of a regional healthcare provider.
If computers are always getting faster, but people are not, how can we maximize employee productivity when it comes time to upgrade computer systems?
This article explores why headcount reporting problems exist and will likely worsen, especially for multinational companies, unless improved workforce planning frameworks are implemented.
This article discusses the current Supply chain management directions, strategies, and tactics, and how organizations can improve their processes.
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.
Authors share a procedure that frequently maximizes the effectiveness of an organizational change effort, which ultimately leads to a better organizational design.
This article describes the changing role of warehouse supervisors, their competencies, job requirements, and training needs, presenting five key takeaways.
An overview of how to provide your employees (and yourself) financial benefits that will be significantly paid for as a deduction on your business tax return.
Ten years of independent studies show the average rate of return on all large project implementations is negative. Why are so many companies making the same mistake?