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Your company's health: Performance is not enough    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scott Keller and Colin Price write, "When we ask CEOs if they have ways of measuring their company's performance, they say 'Yes, of course.' When we ask if they put competitive benchmarks and targets against these measures, we get the same reply. But when we ask if they have ways of measuring their organization's health, we hear a hesitant 'We have an employee opinion survey...' And when we ask about benchmarks and targets for health, we usually get a blank stare." More

Can you learn disruptive innovation?
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The man who coined "disruptive innovation" more than a decade ago is still transforming the way we think about the powerful ideas. In his new book, Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, Clayton Christensen, along with Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, moves beyond analysing the process of disrupting an industry, delving into the very roots of creativity. More

Friendly workplace linked to longer life
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Getting along with your colleagues at work may do more than boost your productivity. It may also be a boon to your health. Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that people who felt that they had the support of their colleagues and generally positive social interactions at work were less likely to die over a 20-year period than those who reported a less friendly work environment. Over all, people who believed they had little or no emotional support in the workplace were 2.4 times as likely to die during the course of the study compared with the workers who developed stronger bonds with their peers in other cubicles. More


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5 problem employees and what you can do about them
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Problem employees inevitably surface in most workplaces, and small companies aren't immune. Sometimes the problems are obvious, such as attendance issues or a failure to deliver results. Other times, a workplace harbors a problem and you might not immediately know the cause, says attorney Lisa Guerin, co-author of Dealing with Problem Employees. More

Bayer sees Pfizer's animal health business
Business Recorder    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Germany's Bayer is considering whether to bid for the animal health unit of Pfizer should the world's largest drug maker divest a business valued at as much as $16 billion. "If it is up for sale, we will have a look at it," Bayer Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers told German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

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FDA launches PETNet petfood incident tracking
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The Partnership for Food Protection and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched the Pet Event Tracking Network, PETNet, which is a secure, Web-based information exchange system for petfood-related incidents. PETNet's voluntary information exchange, surveillance and alert system provides real-time information sharing about emerging pet food related illnesses and product defects among FDA, and other federal and state agencies. More

FDA Salmonella study funding opportunity
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The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine announced a funding opportunity for cooperative agreements up to $60,000 in costs for one year to improve the center's ability to evaluate risks of Salmonella-contaminated feeds by testing diagnostic samples from pets. More

Dog diets becoming a bone of contention among Australia's vets
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Veterinarians are saying it's time to think twice before you fetch your dog a bone. They are urging dog owners to cut bones from their pets' diets to help improve their dental health. The Australian Veterinary Association says about 80 per cent of pets over the age of three have some form of dental problem and Dr. Christine Hawke has pointed the finger at the customary treat as a major culprit. More