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How to do less with less
Business Management Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Doing more with less — a nearly universal concept in today's economy — certainly has its challenges. Doing less with less might be even more challenging, because not only does it involve resource constraints, but also it raises emotional and intellectual issues involved in scaling back expectations. More

Power from the people
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Can human-capital financial statements allow companies to measure the value of their employees? More

Nudging your way to real change
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The world's second-oldest profession must be change management guru. Eight or more of Aesop's fables were construed as advice on dealing with change, and in the past four decades alone, thousands of books on the topic have been published. Still, with all this advice, more than two-thirds of organizational change efforts fail. Why? More

Empower workers to drive success
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Research from more than 400 companies globally highlights employee empowerment as the missing link to productivity. More

The DNA of innovation
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The DNA of innovation is an idea. Nothing happens until someone has an idea. However, all ideas are not opportunities. The secret of innovation lies in changing ideas into opportunities and acting on those opportunities. Not many organizations know how to do this well. More

How to confront the talent crisis in manufacturing
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A strong manufacturing base is viewed as fundamental to the economic success and effectiveness of the U.S., in terms of both its role in the economy and its function as a job engine. Yet the results of a recent survey of U.S. manufacturers conducted by Deloitte with the National Manufacturing Institute highlight a worsening talent shortage that threatens the future of the industry. More

Milken: Invest in human capital
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To stay competitive in the global economy, the United States needs to focus on attracting and retaining a talented workforce by investing much more heavily in human capital, according to Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Foundation. More

The global skills gap: The biggest, most obscured risk
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A recent cartoon in the New Yorker featured a pickup truck collecting day laborers — in the parking lot of an Office Depot. The clipboard-toting foreman was not seeking roofers or dry-wallers: "OK, I'm good for IT," the caption reads. "How about spreadsheets? Anybody here good at spreadsheets?" Funny and sharp, but also misleading — just like the current unemployment picture in the U.S., which masks a more worrisome issue that far too few companies, public institutions and schools understand: a growing global skills gap. More
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