Educators, Tear Down Those Walls

Mardi Krenek's picture

Balancing budgets and educating kids – it’s all part of the frantic pace of a typical school year. There’s always room for improvement in school district operations, but finding the time, money and people to create positive change often requires a force of will. As the old saying goes, if you want to keep achieving the same results, keep doing the same things.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): The Cover-Worthy Revolution Hidden on Page Twelve

Michael Sims's picture

If you didn’t think cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) were at the top of everybody’s mind at the beginning of 2017, you certainly could be forgiven for thinking so by the end the year.

Where is Process and Performance Management Heading in 2018?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

As we rush full steam ahead into a year of new promises, fresh starts, and of course challenges. I’d like to take the opportunity to first reflect on 2017 and how it’s set the stage for great things in 2018.

Silver Bells, Marketing, and Sales

Michael Sims's picture

(Hopefully you read the blog title with a Deep South accent.)

Happy holidays, reader!

I’m going to begin this post with a slightly embarrassing self-quote from 5 years ago, when I was a first-year MBA student. The following is an excerpt from the introduction I wrote for a marketing plan group assignment.

You can tell I was really feeling myself when I wrote that… And, you know what? I still am!

And here’s why.

Celebrating 40 Years of RENEWAL and Reinvention

Carla O'Dell's picture

This year marks APQC’s 40th anniversary, so all year long we could hardly wait for the big team party we were planning for the fall. But Hurricane Harvey had something else in store for us, and so our celebration plans ended up underwater – quite literally in this case.

Why Process Automation Won’t Cure Inefficiency

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

“The first rule of any technology used in business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency” –Bill Gates

How Leading Organizations Make Change Last

Jonathan Kraft's picture

I can barely get my kids to pick up after themselves, turn off lights after they leave the room, or really make their beds.  By really making their beds, pulling up the top cover while the sheets are still balled up at the foot of the bed is a huge win. 

Introducing the Same Old, Brand New, Digital Me!

Michael Sims's picture

You can tell a lot about how digital your life has become simply by examining the thirty minutes before and after you sleep each night. When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was swipe the screen of my [digital] phone to turn off my [digital] alarm clock, which was blaring Your Love is My Drug by Kesha.

A Multi-Generational Model for Collaboration

Carla O'Dell's picture

The main reason I go to the Aspen Ideas Festival is for the new ideas, models, and people.

I never would have met Henry Elkus elsewhere. 

Henry is a twenty-something entrepreneur who envisioned a global network in his Yale dorm room.

What is Blockchain?

Marisa Brown's picture

Much is being said these days about blockchain, also referred to as distributed ledger technology, and its impact on business. Let’s be honest with each other: are you familiar with blockchain? If you are not, then the good news is that you are not alone. And if you are extremely familiar, you are in fairly limited company.