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  • Thought Food
    teamwork

    Team spirit & The Evolution of Teamwork

    - by Economist.com

    As based on a new report by Deloitte coined “Global Human Capital Trends”, the Economist suggests that the fashion for teamwork has reached a new high in the business arena. Although the concept of teamwork is as old as civilization itself, the growing emphasis seems to be resultant of a whole new approach on conventional hierarchy. In other words, the fashion for teams is driven by a sense that the old way of organizing people is too rigid for both the modern marketplace and the expectations of employees. But with change, comes great challenges. And so, great changes in the workforce…

  • Thought Food
    CFO

    The imperial CFO

    - by Economist.com

    While the days of old-fashioned, autocratic imperial CEOs have long gone, a new and much less exuberant authority figure has emerged within companies: the imperial CFO (Chief Financial Officer). These modern day “co-pilots” – as the only corporate officers other than the boss who are able to monitor every corner of an organisation – now play a growing role in shaping the scope and direction of a company. Want to know more on the rise of the CFO? Read here. (Image source)  

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    virtual

    Michael Bodekaer: This virtual lab will revolutionize science class

    - by ted.com

    Entrepreneur Michael Bodekaer has a passion for building innovative technology companies that have the potential to change the world. In this captivating TED talk, he reveals how Virtual reality is no longer part of some distant future – and that it’s not just for gaming and entertainment anymore. To state his case, he demos an idea that could revolutionize the way science is taught in schools. This, in an attempt to use virtual reality to make quality education more accessible. To watch this video, click here. (Image source)

  • eNewsletters

    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – June 2016

    Sponsored By Issue: 2016-6 June 2016 Founder’s Corner I say Tomato, You say Pomodoro   Joseph F Paris Jr   Communication.  We talk about how important it is.  How critical it is to have in any endeavor in order to move the ball down the field and, ultimately, for success.  Yet in almost every instance where there is failure, we can almost always trace back to one of the root-causes for the failure being a lack of communication – more specifically, effective communication…” Read More   Why did the chicken cross the road? By Piotr Pikula  This the story of…

  • Thought Food
    Growth

    Growth Needs to Come from the Entire Company

    - by HBR.org

    Although continuous and sustained growth is universally pursued by organizations, the goal itself remains elusive for some. Many companies say they aren’t fully confident their company will realize its growth targets, while others yet do succeed in growing annually.  To name some of these, companies like Amazon, Apple, Danaher, Haier, IKEA, Natura, and Starbucks are presented as having a value proposition that resonates with customers – hence have the ability to continuously grow in stature. So what is the ingredient that makes a company grow? The answer lies within the entirety of the company, as opposed to a single product or service. To…

  • Thought Food
    managers

    Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

    - by HBR.org

    Generally, business people and theorists tend to draw distinctions between management and leadership. The respective definitions are put forth as follows: “Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing”. Though many of us tend to abide by this difference between the two terms, the question now arises: Is this conundrum in fact real? In other words, are managers and leaders inherently different positions, OR do they simply require us to focus on different things? To read more, click here. (Image source)

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