4 Rules to Avoid Distraction

Carla O'Dell's picture

In my continuing quest to find focus in an age of digital distraction, I recently interviewed Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Divisional ERP Implementation for BPM

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

During APQC’s 2016 Process Conference Todd Anderson of Stryker talked about challenge of implementation of a multi-divisional ERP and how to develop a plan in partnership with the business and facilitate execution.

Go here for more information about APQC’s 2017 Process & Performance Management Conference.  Super Early Bird pricing is still available.

Opposite Day: How Organizations Should Approach Data & Analytics to Find Answers

Andrea Stroud's picture

THE PROBLEM

Most organizations are still trying to wrap their heads around how they can use data and what kind of business results analytics can drive. Today is Opposite Day. In honor of this special day, I would like to provide you with a few tips on how organizations should approach data and analytics to find answers that help drive business outcomes. Many organizations have been approaching analytics wrong, and it has hindered the potential of what it can do for an organization.  

Ask Us Answered: Process Roles and Responsibilities—Where Do They Belong?

Christine Kelley's picture

What’s on the minds of other process and knowledge practioners? Ask Us Answered is an APQC blog series that shares a sample of the questions members submit to APQC’s Ask Us service along with the resources and expertise provided.  If you’re an APQC member and have a question you’d like us to answer please Ask Us!

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4 Tips for Using Financial Management Benchmarks Wisely

Mary Driscoll's picture

Finance professionals naturally understand the rationale of measuring managerial and operating progress, so wielding those measures’ corresponding benchmarks should be a straightforward exercise. But a word of caution is due. The impulse to act quickly with benchmarks can take a finance group in the wrong direction. Slow down, step back, and carefully consider your next steps.

2 Common Supply Chain Management Mistakes to Avoid

Ryan Sullivan's picture

There are lots of do’s and don’ts in the supply chain world and as a brand new member of the supply chain management team here at APQC, I thought that I would give a few examples of what NOT to do.

How Can Big Companies Keep Millennials From Leaving?

Alex Leake's picture

The days of staying at a company until retirement is now a foreign concept to many people—most of all, millennials. We know that millennials are more likely than any previous generation to switch jobs and that six in 10 millennials are open to new job opportunities. This is a great cause of worry for many employers, given the high cost of turnover and training.

5 Biggest Benchmark Problems and How To Fix Them

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

As you may have heard from us a few times, benchmarking is a top tool used by leadership teams to support decision making. So, to dig into that topic, APQC surveyed over 300 professionals—across functional boundaries—to understand their common benchmarking practices and the value derived from benchmarking. What we found is that benchmarking does indeed play a vital role in many organizations.

Why Digital Transformation and Process Is So Challenging

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

APQC spoke to Andrew Spanyi about digital transformation, why it’s so challenging and how organizations can do it well. Andrew Spanyi was a keynote speaker at APQC’s 2017 Process Conference. He coaches process owners and provides guidance on centers of excellence (CoE). Andrew’s contribution to process management is recognized internationally.

Spookiest Nightmare of Process Management

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

With Halloween approaching, we started talking about the ideas of fear and process management, which lead to someone posing the question, “what’s the scariest process management nightmare?”