Manager to Employee: We Need to Talk

There are songs (How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm) and time-worn idioms (You can’t put the genie back in the bottle) that speak to the fact that when disruptions to existing norms occur, things are less likely to “return to normal” than to establish new set points. The pandemic changed how people work forever. In our recent post, we recommended that leaders look for the…

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Best Practices to Make the Pandemic Crisis into a Workplace Opportunity

For most organizations, the period when they had to cope with the sudden need to work remotely is long over. The challenge for organizations now is to move from simply coping with changed circumstances to thriving in the new world. Organizations need to take advantage of the forced changes to implement improvements in working practices…

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Paving the road to autonomy

APM Appliances Paving the Way to Autonomous Manufacturing

Just as autonomous vehicles are held out as a potential future for transportation, autonomous factories and plants are a possible future for at least some forms of manufacturing.  With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications in the asset performance management (APM) space, coupled with the fact virtually every control…

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C-Suite Leadership: Engage in Remote Hybrid Support Strategies for a Workforce Back To Work Journey 

As employees return to onsite work, transformative opportunities abound. A Hybrid Dynamic-Workforce Productivity (HDWP) Model can enable greater flexibility for businesses and achieve better workforce productivity. C-suite must engage the workforce for new remote work support strategies.

There are five critical post-COVID CEO and C-suite workforce takeaways for back-to-work readiness.

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Prediction 2021: Post-COVID Business Environment

The post-COVID business situation will never return to the pre-COVID status quo. As COVID-19 vaccines begin to appear, it’s natural to want to go back to how things were in the ‘before time’ of a year ago.  Fantasizing about traveling on vacation or hearing live music again is fine, but business planners should not assume…

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Prediction 2021: HR and Digital Transformation

By 2025, human resources departments will hire at least, one leader responsible for digital transformation. Digital transformation in 2020, planned or pandemic-induced, has forever altered our working lives. Especially now, technology is a critical element to engage and interact with colleagues, partners and customers. How digital technology impacts employee engagement, effectiveness and advancement is a…

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Prediction 2021: Business IT

My prediction is that business IT cannot handle the truth of re-globalized business, especially for the next couple of years. When COVID-19 broke supply chains, it became clear that the so-called globalized business still relied on consolidated, massive financial, industrial and commercial centers, connected by traditional, sequential supply chains. It was ‘global’ because the centers…

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