ISPI Performance Digest
Jun. 26, 2012

How impatience undermines cross-cultural goals
"Impatience" and "cross-cultural" don't work well together. Cross-cultural relationships and projects inevitably take more time, more effort and more patience. Slowing down often goes against the grain of what we're trying to accomplish.More

Business transformation: Where technology meets strategy
Business Computing World
With consumer power on the rise and organizations under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, many are facing changing business priorities. In order to make changes that deliver real business benefit, companies must align their people, processes and technology.More

Strategic reviews are failing
New research from Kepner-Tregoe has found that just under half of companies — 45 percent — have implemented a strategic review in recent months. The research surveyed 500 senior U.K. business managers to analyze organizational approach to strategy, decision making and performance. It found that while organizations had implemented strategic reviews, more than a third of senior managers believed the initiatives recommended to improve organizational performance would fall far short of expectation. A quarter of respondents thought their company would be unable to implement any initiative recommended.More

The secret of successful BPM projects
Results from this year's BPM Summit Survey have revealed a stark disconnect between the perceived importance of the initial goals of a business process management project and how organizations believed they had done in achieving those goals. It appears after a project gets underway, those involved become so focused on the details they lose sight of the original goal. But sometimes that's because no one identified the goals and decided how they would be measured before the project got going.More

Why retraining current employees is cheaper than hiring new ones
When productivity takes a dive, it can be tempting to fantasize about bringing in a whole new team to bring the fire back to your office. However, research shows that, in many cases, it is actually much less expensive to retrain current employees than to replace them with new hires. This infographic explores the associated costs of both strategies and illustrates why retraining typically is the better way to go. More

Continuous improvement loop for BPM optimization
With market demands increasing and margins decreasing, businesses need a facilitator to help them maximize organizational performance. Businesses must optimize resources and streamline processes to gain agility and efficiency and reduce costs and risks in a dynamic environment. Therefore, they are increasingly relying on business process management to attain real-time visibility into business processes to manage their life cycle. However, through the years, BPM implementation has become synonymous with process automation without having an end-to-end process view. More

8 ways goofing off can make you more productive
A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens your powers of concentration, it enhances your health.More

Learning and development's look in the 2020 workplace
Talent Management
We often hear senior learning executives say, "If millennials continue to be a large percentage of our workforce, how must our learning department change?" What they are really asking is how their learning department can incorporate the same features that make engaging in social sites so much fun, like commenting, rating, tagging, using rich media, building and editing your profile, reading the activity streams of your friends and being a part of relevant online communities that you care about.More