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In Life and Business, Learning to Be Ethical

In Life and Business, Learning to Be Ethical | Management | Scoop.it
Most people, if pressed, would acknowledge that when it comes to ethics, they could use a tuneup.
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The Key to Changing Organizational Culture

The Key to Changing Organizational Culture | Management | Scoop.it
How does culture change? A powerful person at the top, or a large enough group from anywhere, decide the old ways are not working, figure out a change vision, start acting differently, and enlist others to act differently.
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The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College | Management | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student's annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter.  
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This is why I work three jobs

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Why Your Communications May Not Be Communicating

Why Your Communications May Not Be Communicating | Management | Scoop.it
Have you ever been in an organization where communication was not an issue? If so, you're the exception rather than the rule. Large organizations in particular have always struggled with the challenges of communications. In fact, the concept of span of control — a decades-old organizational design principle — was derived [...]
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'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades

'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades | Management | Scoop.it
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
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Why IKEA Thinks This Mega-Trend Will Define The Next 30 Years Of Business

Why IKEA Thinks This Mega-Trend Will Define The Next 30 Years Of Business | Management | Scoop.it
“Sustainability will be a decisive factor in terms of which businesses will be here in 20 or 30 years time. It is the future of business,” explained Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group. In a recent in-depth interview, we dug into the company’s worldwide efforts over the past [...]
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IKEA's new business strategy; People and Planet Positive Strategy, which is based on the idea of sustainability. In this article, Steve Howard who is the Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group was interviewed about the new strategy and how it is impacting IKEA's global outlook and operations moving forward. The company has been based on avoiding waste and striving to make more from less. The People and Planet Positive Strategy builds on these ideas. Steve Howard says IKEA has a responsibility to help build a better future and have a positive impact, but recognition for shaping the business landscape goes to sustainability. -The world is already challenged by scarce resources, consuming more than 1.5 times what the planet can sustain-ably provide. Sustainability has driven innovation, steered investments and developed new business opportunities, strengthened the companies competitiveness by securing long-term access to important raw materials, securing a strong supplier base and increasing productivity. With this new strategy, IKEA has been able to reduce their energy footprint by using energy efficient lighting, including adding LED lighting to 200 stores which will save the company 15 million in electricity costs every year. Progress with renewable energy; 550,000 solar panels in 8 countries. IKEA is also sourcing materials more responsibly -Working with 1,000 direct suppliers who make their home furnishing products -Supplier code of conduct, 80 supply chain auditors -Smaller groups of higher impact suppliers to reduce energy and water use. Good for the environment but also cuts costs for suppliers and IKEA was already using a cost leadership strategy, have the lowest price furniture but now they are incorporating "environmentally friendly" to add their own niche focus. Making it seem like they care about the environment just has much as the care about their own productivity. In the long run, it's whatever cuts the costs for IKEA is good for IKEA. Even Steve Howard said himself "it delivers significant cost savings. Energy costs are significant for IKEA and our investments in renewable energy help protect us against prices increases." For IKEA to keep on selling furniture at lower and lower prices they have to cut more costs.
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'Flappy Bird' Death Threats - Business Insider

'Flappy Bird' Death Threats - Business Insider | Management | Scoop.it
Things got so nuts that after Nguyen announced that he was pulling the game, he received an outpouring of death threats and suicide tweets.
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Chaos Theory and Butterflies for Better IT Management

Chaos Theory and Butterflies for Better IT Management | Management | Scoop.it

Let’s get straight to the point — there are too many IT management theories out there.

 

There are too many software programme delivery methodologies, too many project delivery mechanisms and too many ideas to explain how technical management should oversee the production of everything from base level software code to higher level user interfaces in the face of customer requirements.


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"This Is Who We Are Now:" Why Aerie Stopped Retouching The Models In Its Ads

"This Is Who We Are Now:" Why Aerie Stopped Retouching The Models In Its Ads | Management | Scoop.it
The American Eagle offshoot has staked its entire brand image on more truth in fashion advertising.
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How to Deal With Uncertainty: The Entrepreneur's Dilemma

How to Deal With Uncertainty: The Entrepreneur's Dilemma | Management | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are often uncertain about making strategic decisions for the company and how to manage the team. Here's how to tackle those issues.
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Good business is built on good values – Entrepreneurship Center | Endeavor Global

Good business is built on good values – Entrepreneurship Center | Endeavor Global | Management | Scoop.it
By Wempy Dyocta Koto (reprinted from Under30CEO). When I started my career fifteen years ago at American Express, the New York headquartered company defined
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Emotional Intelligence - EQ

Emotional Intelligence - EQ | Management | Scoop.it
As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I'm often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it's so important. Here goes... Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart.
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Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People To Do Better Work - Business insider

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People To Do Better Work - Business insider | Management | Scoop.it
Richmond Marathon/Facebook You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them. But social science shows that
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Great groups: What 15 things do breakthrough genius teams share?

Great groups: What 15 things do breakthrough genius teams share? | Management | Scoop.it
Warren Bennis and Patricia Biederman researched a number of breakthrough great groups and figured out the 15 things that made them so successful.
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GUEST COLUMN: Put TPP on slow track

GUEST COLUMN: Put TPP on slow track | Management | Scoop.it
By Betty Gelinas
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive new trade agreement involving delegates and industry leaders from 12 Pacific Rim countries.
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Target redesigning electronics section to pump up sales [Video]

Target redesigning electronics section to pump up sales [Video] | Management | Scoop.it
Target this year will be testing a new layout for the electronics section of its stores at more than a dozen locations across the U.S. in hopes that the redesign will boost its sales of tech products.
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With Target's business strategy being based on differentiation, selling fashionable, cheap items. Target wants customers to think they are different from competitors, now Target is redesigning their electronics in hopes to pump sells and they are getting their marketing idea from Apple.   

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How Has Movie Marketing And Distribution Evolved Over Time? - Forbes

How Has Movie Marketing And Distribution Evolved Over Time? - Forbes | Management | Scoop.it
How Has Movie Marketing And Distribution Evolved Over Time?
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The way movies are marketed is changing, has been changing at an alarmingly rapid pace over the past 3 years, and is due for major paradigm shift in the near future.
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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.
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National Institutes Of Health 'Mining' Social Media Sites For Drug Data

National Institutes Of Health 'Mining' Social Media Sites For Drug Data | Management | Scoop.it

New grant money will assist the government agency in so-called observational research into how social influences play a role in shaping health behaviors.

College students may want to rethink posting that photo of themselves drinking because the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could soon be reviewing it. The NIH has committed $5 million to “mine” Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in order to assess the population’s alcohol and drug use, as well as provide “social media-based interventions aimed at altering behaviors.” The funding comes in the form of two matching grants.

Because nearly 80 percent of adults use some form of social media, the NIH believes it’s an invaluable resource to understand the risk factors, behaviors, and attitudes associated with both drug abuse and addiction. “Social influences play a key role in shaping health behaviors,” said the NIH in a statement. Consequently, social media are increasingly affecting people’s everyday behaviors, including their attitudes to issues relevant to health. In this context, behavioral scientists have the unprecedented opportunity to observe and systemically analyze the interactions occurring in social media in studies that may contribute to the goal of improving public health.”

The two primary investigative areas for the NIH project will be “observational research” and online interventions. The collected data will also be used for other studies involving underage drinking and the recent legal marijuana laws passed in Colorado and Washington. 

The NIH begins accepting grant applications next month for $200,000 to $400,000 worth of fundingannually on projects that last between two to three years, but only 12-14 grant applications will be approved. The federal government is also continuing to provide smaller grants for this specialty, recently giving $30,000 via the National Library of Medicine to learn how tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behavior.


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Dr. Kevin McGuinness's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:47 AM

We can have the best science at our fingertips, but until behavior changes, its all just an interesting read.  Hopefully, Big Data will lead to Bigger Behavior Change and better public health.