Major Overhaul of Performance Reviews Predicted for 2016 and Beyond

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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.

Putting Performance Management into the Flow of Work

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If you’re like me, or any of the other folks responsible for running some part of a growing concern, you probably spend a lot of time in performance dashboards like this one.

Traditional Performance Dashboard

I hate files like this.

How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?

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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

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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.

Overcoming Three Common Process Management Misconceptions

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If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably because you’re a process person. You understand that almost every business need can be addressed through better management of how people do their work. But for everyone that gets it, there’s often several that don’t.

And I believe they don’t get it because they have a basic misunderstanding of what process management is. How do I know? Because I listen to their excuses…all the time.

My favorite reasons executives are dismissive of process management include claims that:

You Can Measure the Impact of KM and, More Importantly, You Should

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During one of the general sessions at APQC’s 2015 Process Conference a couple of weeks ago, the question came up, “How do you quantify the benefit of knowledge management (KM)?”

Why Companies are Failing at Digital Transformation

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One of the top competitive issues facing companies today is the need to become an agile, digital business. Yet, most companies are failing to make the transformation. 

Supply Chain IT Risk: How Organizations Manage It

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Risks to IT systems and their potential effects on the supply chain have been of concern for organizations, and this shows no signs of going away. A 2014 APQC study showed that many organizations have experienced some kind of IT disruption that affected the supply chain and that organizational leaders are concerned about a variety of IT disruption risks.

That same study indicated organizations use different practices to manage risk, including:

Finance in 2020: A Radical Departure

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The following conversation is derived from my recent sit-down with Accenture Strategy’s David Axson, one of America’s leading thinkers when it comes to the transformation of the finance function. Mr. Axson will share his latest research and advice on APQC’s financial management webinar Finance 2020: the Rise of Analytics Competency on December 9, 2015. Wrap up the year with an eye on the future of finance. Register here

How Saatva's Logistics Changed The Mattress Industry

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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail e-commerce sales for the 3rd quarter of 2015 were 7.4% of total retail sales—a 15.4% increase from the same quarter a year ago. What does this mean for the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers? It means they are facing stiff competition from organizations with shorter, faster, and cheaper supply chains.