How to Provide Safe and Comfortable In-Person Training as People Return to the Office

Clarity Consultants

Instead, proceed in a methodical fashion. Keep eLearning programs operating or use virtual participation methods – like video conferencing software – to allow employees to attend remotely if the need arises. Re-opening processes are underway in many industries.

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

With data analytics provided by Microsoft Azure and an informational infrastructure developed collaboratively by Industrial Scientific and Cisco, operators now have a dashboard to remotely monitor the people, equipment, and air quality in the mine in real time. IoT solutions tend to span information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and core business functions. Street sweepers continued to operate as they always had, clogging the inflow holes with leaves and dirt.

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(Value Stream) Map Your Way to a Better Post-Covid Future

Markovitz Consulting

But if you want to thrive in the post-COVID world, you’ve got to start working on operational improvements now. Design may not be important in industrial equipment, but it’s everything in fashion.

Joint Ventures Reduce the Risk of Major Capital Investments

Harvard Business

The latest nuclear reactor designs, promising higher safety, longer operating life, and lower operating costs, cost up to $25 billion after factoring in the huge budget overruns. To escape this quandary, a number of companies are considering alternative asset ownership and operation models, whose objective is to reduce capital outlays, investment risk, or both. Model 1: Virtual operator. Operations management Manufacturing Risk management Digital Article

Creating the Diverse Organization: How to Thrive in a Complex World


In an increasingly complex world, companies have to do business in many different markets, work with many different brands, partner with many different suppliers, and use many different operational structures in many different businesses. And in the quest for focus, the conglomerate, with its seemingly cumbersome multidimensional business model, fell out of fashion—at least in developed markets. Perspective Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

How Technology Is Transforming Retail - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Ocado

Harvard Business

In a similar fashion, the explosion of low-cost, easy-to-use, embedded hardware platforms is enabling almost anyone to become an IoT player, including makers. Technology Operations Data Retail & Consumer Goods Sponsor ContentBy Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado. Across the retail landscape, a war is going on, and the battles are being fought on multiple fronts: business models, channels, brands, customers, technologies, and more.

Want to Create an Online Course? Three Types of Profitable Consulting Courses

Consulting Matters

I have several different courses and if you have been a client of mine in any form or fashion, you will know that I do have a lot of different things and you've seen the backend of my system and the library.

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3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

Emma has worked with both large corporations and smaller operations, and she’s joined me today to talk about the keys to success that have taken her consulting business to the next level. Prior to beginning her successful consultancy, Emma worked in sports marketing, fashion retail marketing, and telecommunications with companies in England including Westfield, Diane Von Furstenberg, Westpac, and T-Mobile.

Can Consulting Make a Positive Social Impact?

Tom Spencer

Project Innovators provide the deliverables in a timely fashion by working with Project Managers ( PMs ). These students coordinate the activities of five innovators while reporting to the Director of Operations on the Executive Board.

Lead to the future: leadership imperatives for success

Brimstone Consulting

To take advantage of this opportunity place focus on building agility, aligning the organization, operating as a team of teams, and developing your people. Resilient organizations, ones that excel at change, operate as a team of teams.

Crypto Regulation: A Case Study on Crypto Mixers

Tom Spencer

A centralised mixer is administered by a single entity, who is responsible for dealing with customers and managing financial operations. De-centralised mixers, on the other hand, are effectively run by a piece of software, and users arrange their payments in a peer-to-peer fashion.

Combatting COVID-19 in Emerging Markets

Tom Spencer

A survey carried out by McKinsey & Company in South Africa in April 2020 revealed that 52% of SMEs that had a pessimistic economic outlook were considering closing down parts of their business or reducing their operating capacity. Reading Time: 5 minutes.

Small Steps or Big Steps: What’s the Right Way to Begin Improvement?

Markovitz Consulting

Operational and financial improvements are rapid, dramatic, and lasting. Paul Akers has done amazing work leading lean at FastCap in just this fashion. I’ve been struggling to resolve two conflicting facts: Science has shown that incremental change is both easier for people and more sustainable than dramatic change. Art Byrne has had undeniable business success by starting with dramatic change.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

Emma has worked with both large corporations and smaller operations, and she’s joined me today to talk about the keys to success that have taken her consulting business to the next level. Since then it’s varied from startups from those that are launching in market to SMEs to some larger fashion retailers in Australia. I then moved into fashion retail marketing, working for Diane von Furstenberg, so luxury fashion brand. Independent Fashion Advisory Board.

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15 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

Tsavo Neal

We discuss what actually works in generating business, from writing books to organizing events to old-fashioned relationship building. We discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book.

Top 3 Strategic Expectations for Leaders

LSA Global

Most companies take it for granted that their top leaders can operationally handle the day-to-day leadership pressures required to meet short-term targets, establish a high performance culture to engage and retain top talent, and simultaneously be masters of their area of expertise.

What to Do About Employee Survey Fatigue

LSA Global

Employers understandably want to gather feedback from their workers , so they learn where best to focus efforts to improve leadership behaviors, business operations, and corporate culture. Results should be shared broadly and in a timely fashion. Yet Another Survey?

Here’s how Retailers are Shifting from Surviving to Thriving in a New Normal

1 to 1

Businesses had to quickly adapt and find new ways to connect to their customers while maintaining operations. C&A Brasil, for example, the Brazilian arm of a European chain of fast-fashion clothing, saw purchases through its WhatsApp channel grow exponentially during the pandemic.

KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

However, not all of its resources are pointed towards consulting, as it offers three lines of services, Audit, Tax and Advisory, with the Advisory arm of its operations (where consulting lives) generating $9.09 Within the US, KPMG LLP operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees. Thankfully, everything stayed in a nice orderly fashion, the way accountants like it, after the audit portrayed Peat Marwick in a favorable light. Operating Effectiveness.

PM Career Paths

Tom Spencer

A PM’s background may be based in another branch of education also, such as fashion in case the products are heavily focused on those types of industries. While other PMs are operating more on execution level, senior PMs begin to look more at the broader product process and gradually become the voice for the product team to senior management. Being a product manager requires taking responsibility. You are the ambassador of the product.

Job Hub: Uber Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

” The first example that comes to mind when you think of the new sharing economy, Uber has fashioned itself as a quicker, cheaper and ultimately better alternative to taxis. Operational worldwide, Uber offers its transportation network services in 58 countries and over 300 cities. For positions like Operations and Logistics Manager (or something more business focused), you will have to take a 2-hour timed analytical test after your phone interview.

Microsoft Finally Abandons Despised Update Model: Windows 10 Will Be Last Release


Update has thus far been a hub for security patches and bug fixes, which is a necessary evil when you’re running the most popular desktop operating system in the world. Devices upgraded in this fashion wouldn’t just get a one-time update code — Microsoft committed to keeping any upgraded device current “for the supported lifetime of the device.” That doesn’t mean Microsoft intends to charge outright for future versions of the operating system, however.

There’s No Wrinkle in Time for the Time-based CFO

Free Agent CFO

He cares about today’s customer complaints, whether or not operating systems are down, and how employees who work on the front stage are being anticipatory of what could go wrong. Since the words ‘past’ and ‘historic’ appear to be out of fashion these days, I want to add a few more comments about what makes the past-based CFO hum. Each time I read an article telling me to focus more and more on the future, I just roll my eyes.

5 Surprising Findings About How People Actually Buy Clothes and Shoes

Harvard Business

Retailers and manufacturers are rushing out new products to keep pace with the leaders of fast fashion such as Zara, H&M, and Forever 21, which launch new fashions every week or so. Fast fashion has become a buzzword for apparel makers, but many consumers are simply looking to replace an item they already have. This is especially true in intimates and basics, but also in fashion, where the aim of 83% of shopping journeys is repeat purchases, and athletic products (87%).

Organizational Character and Leadership Development | Consulting.

Consulting and Organizational Management

For the last 50 years it has not been fashionable to talk about moral development, yet the subject of moral development is all about being a grown up. They operate from self-evaluated standards. I am sure we have all seen groups operate from these various stages, or plateaus. We can observe groups operating at various stages of moral development in their assumptions and behaviors. The conscious operate from a self-evaluated set of standards. Library.

The Importance of Adaptive Response In The First Moments of Crisis Management

Melissa Agnes

Some crises need immediate intervention, while others can be addressed through a slower, more analytical fashion. We need people and policies in place that defy the day-to-day operations. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Louis Hayes, a police officer in the Metropolitan Chicago area. It’s an important piece that discusses a topic that is often seen as controversial.

The Ansoff Matrix

Tom Spencer

For example, one of Apple’s product missions might be to provide consumers with easy-to-use digital technology, and another mission might be to provide fashion accessories for Yuppies and young people. Diversification carries the most implementation risk since a firm is simultaneously developing new products and entering new markets, and may be operating entirely outside its circle of competence.

Top 10 Consulting Firms In New York

Management Consulted

Some of the major practice areas that the NYC region focuses on are corporate development, corporate finance, digital economy, globalization, growth, information technology, marketing & sales operations, people and organization, post merger integration, risk management, strategy, sustainability, and transformation. This week, we bring you the Top 10 Consulting firms in New York – the power center of the world. How do we know New Yorkers think the universe revolves around them?

How One Clothing Company Blends AI and Human Expertise

Harvard Business

An interface communicates the algorithms’ results along with more-nuanced data, such as the personal notes, to the company’s fashion stylists, who then select five items from a variety of brands to send to the customer. When it comes to recommendations, is there room for improvement in the way Amazon and Netflix operate? The fashion industry is no stranger to fast cycles of learning.

Working From Home: Upsides & Downsides

Confessions of a Consultant

Personal Story: When I started working as a management consultant, we operated from a shared office on Northumberland Road in Ballsbridge. Outside one of the offices, I noticed a guy continually pressing the same key on an old-fashioned typewriter. Calvin Klein Boxers. Your only man for home workers! The call from RTE came at 18:00 on Thursday evening. Could I do a ‘slot’ on the following Saturday morning? The Topic: Working from home.

4 Autopsies of Big Change Management Failures

LSA Global

Borders began as a standard bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Michigan in 1971 and grew to employ almost 20,000 workers before it ceased operations in 2011. Yes, the “old fashioned” bookstores all struggle to compete with online book sales but Borders had additional challenges they failed to meet. To perform and thrive, you have to be able to adapt to an ever changing environment. If you resist and defy change, your company is not long for this world.

Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard?

Harvard Business

Cyberspace operates according to different rules than the physical world. The nodal nature of a light-speed network means that concepts like distance, borders, and proximity all operate differently, which has profound implications for security. As long we continue to try to map physical-world models onto cyberspace, they will fall short in some fashion.

The lowdown on Retail Week Live 14th-18th March 2016


The Liverpool based company which operates, The business has been in operation since 1979 as a catalogue order and delivery service and did not open it's first store until 2005. By launching it exclusively by invitation at first, high profile fashion influencers have already got their claws into it which helps to encourage the social growth of the app.

California Students File Constitutional Challenge to Teacher Firing Practices; Unions are the Child Molester's Best Friend


The system is dysfunctional and arbitrary due to these outdated laws that handcuff school administrators from operating in a fashion that protects children and their right to quality education," attorney Theodore Boutrous of the education advocacy group Students Matter said in a media call. Three cheers for a group of nine California students who are fed up with tenure rules that protect not only incompetent teachers, but also sexual predators.

Thoughts on PwC’s Booz Purchase

Tom Spencer

Back in 2001, Enron collapsed in spectacular fashion and Arthur Andersen , Enron’s auditor of 16 years, was implicated in the accounting scandal and ultimately went out of business. Less than half of PwC’s revenues now come from its assurance business, and consulting is one of its fastest growing operations. The deal will almost certainly result in post-merger headaches . As we learnt at the end of October last year, PwC and Booz & Co are planning to merge.

Can You Spot a Toxic Company Culture?

1 to 1

What’s even worse that I’ve seen, though, is companies that have a mission statement but it’s the farthest thought process from their actual culture and how they operate. Where is the line between performance feedback and bullying? When does hustle culture become abusive and dangerous?

Separatism Spreads; Kiev Admits Losing Grip in Eastern Ukraine; Putin Threatens to Retaliate Against Sanctions


We saw policemen in anti-riot gear guarding the building, but they didn’t put up any resistance to the occupiers,” Andrea Cellino, leader of an Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe monitoring team in Lugansk who witnessed Tuesday’s government building takeover. If the US turns the screws hard enough, Russia will respond in some fashion. Pro-Russia forces seized administration buildings in Horlivka today forcing Kiev to admit reality.

What Digital Change Demands of IT Organizations - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

These COEs are responsible for innovation, transformation and process governance, and they work closely with operating units in Mexico, Brazil, Central America and the Philippines to roll them out. In the past, IT just provided direct services to the operating groups, according to Chief Information Officer Hector Calva. Calva also oversees the company’s innovation group, as well as the day-to-day operations of IT.

Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business

Management by Objectives (MBO) became the height of corporate fashion in the late 1950s. It restructured its operations in the Netherlands by reorganizing 3,500 employees into agile squads. The ING Bank example shows how the planning process is still necessary and essential to an agile company although in a different fashion with different processes, mechanisms and routines. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images. Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management.

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Embracing Digital Change Requires a Clear Strategic Focus - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

Without building on the basis of a digital operating model, there is no way to ensure alignment among a company’s digital initiatives. Operational excellence, customer intimacy, or product leadership — successful companies excel in one dimension and perform well in the others. While some banks and insurers were known for their service or products, most have long focused on operating as efficiently as possible.