State of Readiness; Stephane Jeanmart, Syngenta
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State of Readiness; Stephane Jeanmart, Syngenta

Welcome to this episode of the State of Readiness podcast – with Stephane Jeanmart from Syngenta I welcome Stephane Jeanmart, Chemistry Operational Excellence Lead at Syngenta, a global agrochemical business headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.  In this episode, Stephane shares his journey from being formally trained in Chemistry, a discipline of predictable outcomes governed by formulas…

The Missing Piece in Employee Development
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The Missing Piece in Employee Development

MIT Sloan means that a quiet revolution is in the making regarding how companies manage employees. At some companies, in fact, traditional annual review processes are being replaced by ongoing efforts to help employees improve their performance. The challenge according this inset? Many managers aren’t confident they can change employee behavior… Read more

United Airlines: A Quest to be less awful
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United Airlines: A Quest to be less awful

Sure, it’s true that every airline has its own horror stories, with air travel in itself being riddled with opportunities for customer dissatisfaction. But United Airlines has outdone itself over the past 4 years in proving to be the leader of airline bloopers. These bloopers encompass almost all performance metrics, including delays, cancellations and mishandled…

A Shiny New Pipe Dream
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A Shiny New Pipe Dream

There’s little good in debating the threat of global warming these days. Finally, efforts worldwide are being made to help reduce carbon dioxide levels and ease the potentially dire pending consequences of climate change. Norway is one country with such a shiny new pipe dream. Here, the world’s largest and newest experimental facility for capturing…

Trends in Facilities Management: What’s the Impact?
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Trends in Facilities Management: What’s the Impact?

A recent report by CoreNet Global surveyed 100 firms regarding space utilization offers revealed that utilization rates range from 45-65%.  This means that at any moment on average, 55% of the existing office space is vacant. Clearly, there is an opportunity to increase shareholder value. The lack of synergy that exists between corporate governance and financial performance…