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The Journey from the Age of the Tool to the Present (Part 2)

Editor’s Note:  The Journey from the Age of the Tool to the Present is a 7-part series, tracing the journey humanity has taken from 2500 BC to modern times on the progress of Human Resources.  This is a very comprehensive narrative that touches upon numerous management philosophies and concepts.  To read the full series, take a look at the author’s profile […]

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Standardization or Adaptation?

Standardization or adaption?  Have you ever answered this question from a personal perspective? The main challenge a business may face in internationalization is the degree of standardization or adaptation regarding its operations. Going global implies a clear and definite strategy that will fit both the organization and the local culture. The purpose is to attain […]

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The Journey from the Age of the Tool to the Present (Part 1)

Editor’s Note:  The Journey from the Age of the Tool to the Present is a 7-part series, tracing the journey humanity has taken from 2500 BC to modern times on the progress of Human Resources.  This is a very comprehensive narrative that touches upon numerous management philosophies and concepts.  To read the full series, take a look at the author’s […]

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A Different Perspective on Culture Change – Part II

Editor’s Note:  You can read Dr. Ted Marra’s Part I of A Different Perspective on Culture Change here. * * * * For those readers of Part I and possibly some new readers as well, I hope that this article continues to add value and provide a different perspective – one through the eyes of […]

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A Different Perspective on Culture Change – Part I

I can already sense what you’re thinking! The last thing we need is another article on cultural or organisational change! Please, give us a break! Certainly I know all too well the number of consulting organisations out there like Senn-Delaney and all the other ‘big’ and ‘small players’ as well as independent consultants who believe […]

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A New Direction for Performance Management

The ideal process for managing performance is one that successfully motivates and supports staff to contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the organization.  A continuing process that encourages on-going communication and coaching between managers and their employees has many benefits and advantages over traditional Performance Management.  The Problem with Traditional Performance […]

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Change Leadership vs. Change Management

We are living in an era where the need for change has considerably increased both at the personal and professional level. New initiatives, shift of paradigms, technology disruption, highly competitive environment, digital revolution, new set of talents-these things are the drivers that make CHANGE a fundamental step towards personal and organizational improvement. While in the […]

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Increase Organizational Effectiveness through Project Quality Audit Reviews

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc.   These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices.  Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]

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Key Steps on Improving Employee Productivity within Your Business for Better Profits

The key to unlocking profits from your business is employee productivity. While many look to increased production or sales, this can unfortunately lead to a business with substantial cash flow but very little profit, or even substantial losses. For evidence of this, look no further than some of the world’s largest companies, which regularly have […]

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How to Deal with Difficult People and Anger-Bullying Prevention

No one should ever make you feel uncomfortable at work. A workplace bully may be your boss or your co-worker. Don’t allow the bully to intimidate you or make you feel bad about yourself. You know your true worth – don’t forget what that is! Do your job and do it well. The workplace bully […]

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Better Than Oil

Editor’s Note:   This article is co-authored by Dawn Ringrose MBA, FCMC and Keith Philips (bio at bottom of article).  Dawn is the Principal of Organizational Excellence Specialists and Author of the Organizational Excellence Framework and related toolkit. Her qualifications include: Masters of Business Administration, Certified Organizational Excellence Specialist, Certified Excellence Professional, Registered ISO 9000 Specialist, Assessor […]

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The Importance of the Present Moment!

“Be thankful for a breath of fresh air to be alive and well. Allow love and happiness to penetrate throughout your mind and soul. Take time to relax and live in the moment, the now, the present. Enjoy today.”  - Amaka Imani Nkosazana We often value the present moment in our life only when we lose […]

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