It is worth casting our minds back to how our parent’s and grandparent’s generation did business to get an idea of how much things have changed and how quickly technology moves on.
Blame is an interesting area of psychology, a legally authorised social mechanism, and a fairly baffling human quirk. Philosophers and theorists have competing ideas about what constitutes blame and its underpinning mechanisms.
Businesses that are capable of sensing what is important to customers and then adapting the entire organisation to meet these needs will dominate the marketplace. They will have happy customers and happy, engaged employees.
Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.
Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Robert O. Martichenko’s Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time To Rise is probably one of the most insightful and important white papers of our time. It is especially thought provoking for Lean practitioners, and supply chain/logistics specialists.
On behalf of Awards International, I was invited to showcase Strata, a private homebuilder serving Yorkshire and the East Midlands and last year's winner of "Best Place to Work" at the UK Business Awards. In the live Winsight Webinar, Gemma Smith, Strata's Managing Director, explains just what makes it award-winning. The webinar includes the winner's mindset, the winner's presentation and the judges' comments.
Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.
Due to Covid-19 crisis, this year's ACE! conference will now take place the 17th and 18th of September online and will be live streamed.This year's theme is 'Building Software. Building Better Products.' My presentation will focus on how I've helped a global cloud company develop its worldwide collaboration system to manage the new business, with start-up influences, while responding to the corporate and the marketplace to grow at-scale.
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When the big problems a company face are taken care of via big-picture collaboration, the smaller problems tend to disappear. There's a reason that working in silos is less productive for human beings; we have evolved as a collaborative species. We work better when we do it together. And we need each other in order to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome.
The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse. Trends such as multiple hybrid cloud models require multivendor management, in addition to the integration of the technologies. This all comes at a time when the industry is still driving cloud adoption to gain scale. The drive for growth often occurs at the expense of cloud optimisation, which cannot be postponed.