Determine decisions first, data later. Most managers know that data is not an end in itself: It must serve the business. Yet, curiously, many managers rush to collect all of the data they can or the insight they find most interesting, rather than analyzing the decisions that need to be made and working backward to decide what data, analytics, and insights will help.
"Companies will need to change their practices, particularly by rebuilding HR budgets for training, changing corporate culture to promote from within, and allow flexible work options," the report's authors write. "Our findings suggest that companies that have been recently focused on short-term needs are beginning to see that these bigger challenges require a long-term plan."
Promoting, and developing internal candidates allows people to learn new roles, improves retention, and increases employee engagement while reducing recruiting costs in the long run. An overreliance on hiring external candidates is a symptom of the kind of short term thinking in which employee development is regarded more as an expense than as an opportunity.
A brief 5 minute summary of how one applies the Theory of Constraints in a production environment. It covers: the axiom of the unbalanced plant, the existence of bottleneck, the Drum – Buffer – Rope flow control mechanism and the improvement strategy (the 5 focusing steps).
Using the same gestures, posture or tone as someone else can create a connection and help with networking, negotiating or just make conversations go smoothly.
Wally Stump's insight:
Is our posture guided by our subconscious when engaged in conversation, or can we really make a better impression by using posture to enhance our message? Perhaps a better approach to this is to relax and focus on connecting through conversation and let the rest take care of Itself. I would wager that we would find ourselves mirroring our partner subconsciously anyway.
Avoidance is an extremely common response to strategic initiatives that makes executives put off critical issues. To overcome it, look out for some crucial signs.
Wally Stump's insight:
John Seddon refers to the "management factories" that are often created in organizations as compliance to non-value added processes and policies are created. These can result from the tendency toward avoidance and serve as a distraction from the real problems requiring attention.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.