2019 Process Management Improvements Start With Better Data, Change, and Culture

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

It’s the time of year again where we take stock of the trends and challenges impacting process and performance professionals in 2019. In other words what trends and topics are important to you? And even more importantly, what’s impeding the effectiveness of your work?

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Is Career Development Still Relevant?

Elissa Tucker's picture

This is the question we were asking as APQC embarked on its most recent training and development research study. We wondered: Has the prevalence of job hopping, layoffs, and flat organizations lessened the value of career development in the eyes of employers and employees?  

A Look Ahead to APQC’s 2019 Financial Management Research

Rachele Collins's picture

Each year APQC strives to offer our members and customers actionable research across the breadth of transactional and strategic processes to help them optimize and improve their finance process performance. My colleague Lochlyn Morgan recently blogged to provide a recap of our 2018 research efforts.

4 Things You Need for KM Success in 2019

Mercy Harper's picture

2019 is here, and it’s time to put your knowledge management (KM) program on track for success. To do this, you’ll need a documented and actionable KM strategic plan. We all know that strategic planning is essential to the success of any business program or initiative. And yet, most of us are all too familiar with the pains and pitfalls of strategic planning. The hardest part is knowing how and where to start. 

Looking Forward, Looking Back in Supply Chain

Marisa Brown's picture

New year, new priorities. Where will your organization be focusing your supply chain efforts this year?

To help you tackle 2019, APQC's research team wants to learn your top priorities and challenges. We want the research we conduct and the content we create to be valuable to you and targeted on your focus areas.

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Capturing Knowledge Leads to Improved Processes

Jonathan Kraft's picture

Whenever I meet a person for the first time, invariable, the “what do you do for work” question comes up.  I have tried over the years to succinctly describe what we do at APQC, and what role(s) I play.  However, sometimes my description doesn’t always excite them, so the follow up question, (as they try to figure out how to change the subject to something they can contribute) is, “what is your favorite part about your job?”  Now, that o

Don’t Let Your Financial Management Mirror the Stock Market in 2019

Lochlyn Morgan's picture

As we prepare for and welcome the new year, we should reflect on what we’ve learned so that we benefit from our past indiscretions and don’t let bad habits slither back. With 2018 at a close, and the stock market becoming increasingly volatile, many are left unsure of what 2019 could bring.

7 Recruiting Resolutions for 2019

Elissa Tucker's picture

It’s a competitive time for hiring. Employer demand for workers has surpassed the supply of active job seekers. Achieving the 2019 business objectives that your organization has worked so hard to set will require stand-out recruiting practices. Following are seven recruiting resolutions for ensuring your organization has the talent needed for a successful new year.

The Top Characteristics of Best-in-Class Finance Functions

Rachele Collins's picture

Top finance functions are embarking on substantive changes to their processes and their organizational role. APQC conducted a case study research project throughout 2018 seeking best practices from organizations transforming their finance and accounting functions, and found some common themes shared among the organizations that we studied. Organizations on the journey to building a best-in-class finance function exhibited the following characteristics:

1) Align finance with business and organizational strategy.

How Knowledge Managers Can Lead Virtual Teams to Success

Mercy Harper's picture

Virtual teaming promises amazing opportunities, but it can also create big problems. When employees don’t meet face-to-face, they sometimes hesitate to trust one another and collaborate. Flexible virtual teams, where team members come and go during different project phases, can struggle to locate important documentation and expertise when and where they need it.