ISPI Performance Digest
May 24, 2011

Government departments need more than business plans to change
The Guardian
Business plans in the United Kingdom are not doing enough to force government departments to implement change, while cuts in Whitehall budgets may result in unintended effects in departmental spending, according to members of Parliament.More

Study: Companies with good corporate culture return 1,025 percent more than those without
Business Insider
Culture: It's a word that often makes CFOs cringe because of the perception that it's expensive. But one study indicates it's far more costly to do business without it.More

The tie that binds
Chief Learning Officer
A common roadblock is how to transform a traditional training program into one that encompasses both formal learning and performance support.More

Best practices for strategic talent management in manufacturing organizations
Reliable Plant
CEOs, boards and other executives increasingly are asking human resources leaders to help achieve corporate goals by addressing a number of talent management challenges. Within the manufacturing sector, many organizations have implemented programs such as the ISO 9001 quality management system in an effort to drive profitability and competitiveness.More

Keeping it together when you're apart
Management Issues
How members of a team behave when they are apart is the key to determining how successful they will be when they are together.More

12 problem solving tips to teach your Gen Y future leaders
The Hiring Site
Author Lisa Orrell, recognized as "the generations relations expert," says employers cite problem solving as a key challenge — and one they feel their millennials fail. She shares tips for problem solving and for helping teach such skills to the younger generation being groomed for leadership.More

Special design aids learning at special school
Detroit Free Press
The Bloomfield Hills School District in Michigan is testing a new style of teaching called SLC — small learning communities — at its Bowers Academy alternative high school. The $3 million building, which resembles a barn, serves 35 students and opened in January at the district's Bowers Farm, a site for natural and agricultural science study in Bloomfield Township.More

Tata way of succession planning exemplary
The Economic Times
There is a lot of hoopla surrounding succession planning of leaders. Whenever a visible leadership change occurs, the image of the incoming leader appears to be much less powerful than the exiting leader.More

Be 20 times more effective: Implement beyond the future best practice
Superperformance
To accomplish 20 times as much with the same amount of time, effort and resources, you need to learn and continually use all steps of the 2,000 percent solution process in the correct order. The steps are listed here.More

Grooming talent
HRM Asia
It's 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday, and the meeting room at Brother International is buzzing with a soft hum. The sales staff is deeply engrossed in a training session, learning how to create a bag using the company's latest sewing machines.More

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