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The last two years have been a turbulent period for businesses across almost every industry. Some businesses have struggled to stay afloat, while others have adapted their operating models and have prospered. For those that have struggled, a laser-sharp focus on efficiency has become integral to their success.  When businesses think about efficiency, hygiene is
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The media sometimes paints the picture that organizations that cut costs are also cutting corners and creating poor customer experiences. The assumption is that long waits on the phone, delayed flights, and confusing bills are all signs of cost-cutting at the customer’s expense. But this need not be the case if the organization’s changes include
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“Statistics say that 70% of the time you acquire an asset, you’ve overpaid for it,” says John Williams, the CEO of Domtar Corporation. “After an acquisition, the asset’s performance starts declining. The people tell you, ‘We’re underinvested.’ So, off you go, trying to put another billion dollars or two in the hopes it will solve
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A rigorous cybersecurity plan is critical for your company’s protection, but it means nothing if you’re employees aren’t trained to recognize cyberthreats. When employees know what to watch out for, you can be assured that your organization will be safe from data breaches and other security issues. Implement these strategies to turn your employees into
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Have you ever found yourself perusing a long menu in a restaurant, with a plethora of fabulous choices and found yourself incapable of making a choice for your meal? In fact, after looking at all these fabulous choices you’re not even hungry anymore.  It’s not you, it’s them! The body of research on persuasion talks
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Former NCAA men’s basketball coach Jeff Meyer founded Alpha Flow Executive to help the nation’s top amateur and pro athletes — along with fellow founders, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives — reach a ‘flow state.’ This can also be described as the ultimate balance that leads to progress, motivation, accomplishment, and feeling unstoppable. Meyer worked with
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I begin the workshop portion of my half-day Peernovation program by asking: What does it take to be a valuable contributor to your team? Not just any team, your team. I ask the question that way for a reason, as I want everyone to feel a sense of ownership from the start of our session.
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As pandemic restrictions have largely lifted in most of the world, the question about “return to office/in-person work” for knowledge workers generates a broad range of opinions along with some strong feelings. While the idea of a hybrid work environment is viewed by the vast majority as the way forward, there are wildly different views
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Finding—and keeping—the right employees is what keeps a business humming. No one in corporate leadership will tell you that they don’t worry about high employee turnover or that retention isn’t a part of their talent strategy. However, saying employees are your focus and doing something to make sure your organization is talent-centric aren’t the same.
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Deals that look great on spreadsheets can still hit severe obstacles when companies struggle to merge their cultures and work together effectively. With global deal value hitting a record high of $5.9 trillion in 2021, the business world is sure to hear more about corporate culture clashes that lead to acrimonious break-ups. One of the
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It’s become a familiar story. The CEO of a company, sleepless over talent shortages and turnover owed to the Great Resignation and Boomer retirement, directs HR to go on an acquisition tear to “hire the best people.” They oblige, and permanent (and expensive) hires are made, with the company celebrating its talent war wins. But
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Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed an immense shift in what individuals expect from their work environments. Across industries, workers are leaving positions that don’t offer the flexibility, transparency and mobility that is now an expectation, rather than a perk. Even when they don’t leave their jobs, many are now engaging in “quiet quitting,”
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Workflow bottlenecks can negatively impact everything from employee satisfaction to the bottom line. Avoiding the snowball effect that comes with logjams means creating more efficient workflows that keep the organization moving in the right direction. These three strategies can help keep your operations on time and budget. In any corporate workplace, efficiency is the key
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the commitment of businesses to contribute positively to society through their operations, products, and services. It can also be understood as the broader concept of corporate philanthropy. Corporate Social Responsibility or social responsibility, especially today, is a controversial practice followed -among other things- by businesses for the formation of the
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I don’t want to scare you, but the status quo is a death sentence. Most modern organizations are run using systems and strategies that will seem almost comically outdated a few short years from now. That’s because the strategic orchestration of technologies described in this book—conversational AI, hyperautomation, and intelligent automation—will do a lot more
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High-performing peer advisory groups and top organizational teams have at least two common attributes: 1) An active Learning-Achieving Cycle and 2) An acute understanding of the power of celebration. Both are foundational to realizing Peernovation. So let’s unpack their attributes and their relationship to one another so you can make them a part of how
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We all have people in our personal and professional life who we find challenging. We may label them as ‘precious’, ‘difficult’ or ‘hard work’.  The typical approach to managing people such as this is to try to avoid them or find a way to work around them. This may work as a short-term approach, but
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