Is the Superchicken Management Model Hurting Your Productivity?

Haley Carroll's picture

Margaret Heffernan coaches CEOs on how to make work more meaningful and fun. On a recent TED Radio Hour, The Meaning of Work, she discussed the productivity of groups by describing an experiment conducted by evolutionary biologist William Mure that involved chickens.  

So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

Michael Sims's picture

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

What did you think about?

Attracting Millennials to a Career in Supply Chain

Becky Partida's picture

Much has been made of getting Millennials to see supply chain as a rewarding career option. Efforts such as the 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars recognition program promote the career possibilities of recent graduates entering the supply chain field. These programs also highlight the potential of younger professionals.

Kill the "Culture Vulture" Preying on Your Organizational Change Initiatives

Haley Carroll's picture

Have you experienced difficulty implementing a change initiative or getting buy-in for a process improvement? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, over 20 different people-related challenges are getting in the way of process and performance improvements, according to APQC’s recent process and performance management survey. Organizational resistance topped the list of process-change barriers, followed by culture, or as one person described it, “the culture vulture.”

How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

Michael Sims's picture

I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

Major Overhaul of Performance Reviews Predicted for 2016 and Beyond

Haley Carroll's picture

Performance reviews can incite fear, confusion, frustration, and even tears. Fortunately, the process that provokes dread from both employee and manager alike is predicted to change in 2016 and beyond. APQC’s Talent Trends Survey Report: A Positive Outlook for HR not only debunked long-standing HR myths, but also revealed the most significant HR needs and HCM predictions.

How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?

Becky Partida's picture

Attracting talent to the supply chain field has and continues to be a hot topic among organizations as many supply chain professionals prepare to retire. A couple of years ago an APQC study revealed that 67 percent of surveyed organizations had made talent management initiatives a top priority in their supply chain functions.

An Improved Office Environment—The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Stephanie Carlin's picture

What do a Ferris wheel, a bowling alley, and a rock wall have in common? Believe it or not, these are office luxuries at companies such as Acuity, Infosys, and Adobe Systems. And these add-ons aren’t unusual; there are plenty of organizations that have created jaw-dropping work environments. Need a quick nap at work? No problem, the company Autodesk has rooms designed exclusively for napping. If you enjoy office happy hours consider working at the company Red Frog, which features an in-house bar. For the adventurous employee, the vertical ladder chute at Google might be appealing.

Millennials in the Supply Chain: From One Millennial to Another

Andrea Stroud's picture

Last month, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at WTG’s 13th Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Summit with Oliver York, replenishment analyst within product order management for The Coca-Cola Company, for a session on incorporating Millennials into the supply chain field.

Feeling Pressure to Get Predictive?

Elissa Tucker's picture

Not long ago, I launched an APQC research study to examine how organizations were using big data in human capital management. I had read many articles on the topic. In the Workforce Management article “Big Data, Bigger Deal,” Michelle Rafter defines HR big data writing: “The term ‘HR big data’ gets tossed around to mean any number of things.