Building a Great Workplace in the IT Industry

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Thanks to technologic innovation, the IT industry is enjoying a boom in today’s business world. IT organizations are not only in the Fortune 500, several are considered to be among the 100 Best Companies to Work For. According to Great Place to Work® IT is one of six industries that consistently dominate the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list every year.  

It’s Rare for Employees at IT Great Workplaces to Have a Case of the Mondays

Making Sure Process Management Supports Project Execution

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Maria Sol Silva, Management Director at Oi S A, explains how Oi S A used small centralized teams to help project execution and what are the key to developing a culture in which employees believe in and use Six Sigma and BPM.

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The Talent Crisis in Accounting & Finance: Part 2

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Here is part two of the May 13 interview between Elissa Tucker and Mary Driscoll, APQC’s financial management senior research fellow, on her perspectives on the state of entry-level management accounting and finance talent.

Lessons Learned From Master Data Management Implementation

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In an earlier blog post, Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, described the benefits of a master data management program and potential obstacles to implementation.

5 Reasons Master Data Management is Critical

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APQC recently spoke with Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, about how organizations can implement an effective master data management program.

Why Does Data Visualization Matter?

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I was recently able to speak with David Doney, vice-president of internal audit at SIRVA, Inc. about how analyzing data and presenting it visually are important competencies as the economy digitizes.

David will be speaking on our free webinar on May 28 at 11:00 a.m. CDT: Best Practices in Data Visualization

APQC: What do organizations need to make better, data-driven decisions?

The Talent Crisis in Accounting & Finance

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Today, I interviewed my colleague Mary Driscoll, APQC’s financial management senior research fellow, to get her perspectives on the state of entry-level management accounting and finance talent. APQC and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) recently completed a survey on this topic. Mary and I partnered on this research and I’ve been eager to get her take on the results.

Can Functional and Process Thinking Live Together in Harmony?

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I never really thought of myself as a process person. In college I was a student focused on a specific discipline’s methodologies and theories. Then I was a researcher applying those methodologies to understand best practices for functional disciplines.  It wasn’t until that job, conducting best practice research for functions, that it started to dawn on me  –  I’m a process person at my core.

Positive Stories About Working in Retail

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13 Retailers made the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list

Try Googling “working in retail.” You will not only find the top ranked search results are all negative, but also you will see that many of the remaining results contain words like crazy, worst, tough, hardship, problem, and demeaning. There is a lot of negative press about the experience of retail employees. There are even entire websites dedicated to documenting the daily challenges that retail employees face.

Supply Chain IT Risk: Transparency is Key

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Risk within the supply chain has become a growing concern for many organizations. Although natural disasters such as tsunamis and inclement weather often get the most attention, organizations should also be concerned with risks that can impact the systems supporting their day-to-day operations. One such risk is the potential for IT disruptions.