Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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When Designing Employee Learning Programs, Less Is More

Harvard Business

People now expect personalized experiences from websites, apps, and social media, yet organizations’ approach to learning programs and related content typically feels overwhelming, indiscriminate, and, above all else, impersonal. Since this overabundance of learning options seems to be the norm, learning and development leaders need to pause and reflect on something behavioral scientists have known for decades: Less is more.

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How to Use Flow Metrics to See if Your Economies of Scale Offer Value, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

Flow Efficiency In How Centralization Decisions Create Friction, Increase Cycle Time, and Cost Money, Part 1, I discussed how removing support staff for departments and managers created longer cycle times. (And sometimes, increased friction so much that people could not easily do their jobs.) Removing those support staff was one indication the companies fell into the Economies of Scale trap.

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What to Do When Stakeholders Have Competing Visions

Harvard Business

It’s not uncommon for multiple stakeholders within companies to have differing visions or even competing agendas. In this article, the authors offer strategies for how to get everyone on the same page — and what to do if the confusion persists. Sometimes a simple one-on-one is all that’s needed to clear confusion and identify a workable set of success criteria for everyone.

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Success in the US Market: Role of Business Consulting Services

Business Consulting Agency

Expanding into the thriving and diverse market of the United States presents a plethora of opportunities and challenges for foreign companies. Navigating through the complexities of a new market landscape requires strategic guidance and a deep understanding of local nuances. Business consulting services play a pivotal role in assisting foreign companies by providing access to local expertise, market insights, and tailored strategies.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Strategy, Not Technology, Is the Key to Winning with GenAI

Harvard Business

The explosion of AI startups in dozens of sectors masks something many of them share: They are increasingly built on top of standardized technology from a few AI giants like OpenAI, Google, and Meta. This puts a premium on strategy over proprietary technology. Companies who use these tools will need to think about how they’ll create value beyond the technical features they offer and what they will do to stand out from the pack.

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How to Embrace Your New Identity as a Manager

Harvard Business

Assuming responsibility for other people’s professional development and personal happiness changes you.

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Hope and expectations

Seth Godin Blog

They’re not the same thing. Hope can fuel us. Hope can be refilled. Hope opens the door to possibility. Expectations, on the other hand, are a trap. They make us brittle and lead to disappointment. When we raise our hopes and lower our expectations, we establish a resilient way forward.

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You Need a Generative AI Strategy

Harvard Business

The competitive risks and tradeoffs you should consider before incorporating Gen AI into your organization’s strategy.

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Understanding the Schism at OpenAI

Harvard Business

OpenAI’s leadership shake-up has implications for the future of artificial intelligence.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr