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W.I.I.F.M. – What’s in it for me? #ChangeManagement

This has been a very popular topic in recent discussions, so republishing it as a reminder of how difficult change management really is, and that it’s all about people!! ___________________ How hard can change management be? We do a bit of training they adopt the new processes and everyone’s happy? End of story. We all … Continue reading

Make People Like You at Work | 8 Simple Steps – Tom Catalini

“You can be liked more at work. And while that may sound a little trite, it can be useful. Because if you are liked more, you can get more done. You can become more influential. And you can become more effective.” Tom suggests the following 8 steps: Greet people in some friendly way, every day. … Continue reading

Digital Fail – when a quick integration is not enough! #Digital #DigitalFail

Digital Fail – a recent bad experience with a delivery from a large courier company, that used another company as their local agent, highlighted a major pitfall of digital integration if you do not think it through properly from the customer perspective. The story in brief: Package sent to me via major international courier I get … Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal With a Poor Communicator

Do you deal with poor communicators in your work? You might have someone who always seems to forget to mention things to you. Maybe you deal with some people who are trying to convey an idea but do it poorly. Perhaps you have to figure out the difference between what someone says and what they … Continue reading

Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Standard work and processes are your friend not your enemy, Geoff explains why: Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Less Wires, More Data: Harnessing new technology at the network edge

The SmartIndustry conference takes place each year in Chicago during September. I was privileged to be able to share some of our experiences with use of wireless IIoT sensors. Abstract for my session: J.D. Irving and RtTech are working in the Industrial IoT space to connect more assets using wireless sensing and industrial edge devices … Continue reading

8 Ideas for Running Great Team Meetings (That Will Help Your Team Gel) –

Great post from Tom Catalini: Following are 8 specific ideas for how you can run great team meetings and cultivate the type of teamwork that makes great things possible.   Team Meeting Ideas Hold Meetings at Regular Intervals. Adjust the Agenda and Format to Fit Each Meeting’s Specific Purpose. Make Sure Everybody Speaks Up and … Continue reading

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | #CIO

Interesting article from Martha Heller on CIO.com about how CarMax have gone from a traditional IT department to having a product driven approach and used this to drive their digital transformation. For the full article go here: Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | CIO CarMax’s CIO provides this advice for CIOs who are … Continue reading

Team Engagement thru better Team Meetings | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Jesse Lyn Stoner rights some very useful, practical and thought provoking articles. A quick intro to her latest one is below. “Here are 5 things that occur in meetings that matter. If they aren’t happening in your meetings, you are missing a huge opportunity.” A common perspective and big picture view emerges where team members … Continue reading

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