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.

How Lessons from Kindergarten Can Help Office Civility

Stephanie Carlin's picture

At one point, you probably read Robert Fulghum’s credo All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It illustrates rules and expected behaviors for new kindergarteners. Some say it’s relevant at any age, and given the office environment at many organizations, now might be the time to revisit its advice.

Simple Ways to Motivate Employees During Summer

Stephanie Carlin's picture

There’s still over a month before Labor Day, which usually marks the end of summer. By now, you might have noticed employees seem a little less enthusiastic about deadlines and meetings. It’s called the mid-summer slump, and it’s not uncommon.

4 Ways to Train Away Your Talent Shortages

Elissa Tucker's picture

In my last blog post, Recruiting Won’t Solve Your Talent Shortage, I wrote that training and development is often overlooked as a talent shortage solution. APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in training and development provides a clue as to why. It shows that most organizations today deliver the bulk of training and development via classroom instruction.