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Tapping the Last Reserve of Growth Potential

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LET’S FACE IT, HR: “WHERE ARE YOU NOW?” Its no wonder we are hated. Nearly five years have passed since the financial crisis, and we’re left with one lasting result—we are operating with fewer workers, and it may be our fault.Your remaining workers are assuming more duties and accumulating more skills. “Who are these remaining […]

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Suppliers, This Message Is for You

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Suppliers, before you read any further, I need you to do some self-introspection by answering yes or no to this question: Are you paying attention? Now let me clarify. Often, I present a topic called “Demand” at ASQ and APICS meetings. At one of those meetings, a member said to me that he is “very […]

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The Microeconomics of Human Capital

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Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Albert Einstein calls that insanity. Nearly five years have passed since the economic downturn, with one lasting result: We are operating with fewer workers—and it may be our insanity that caused it.Let’s run the numbers…  Did your company reduce workers by […]

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Tapping the Last Reserve of Growth Potential

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Nearly five years have passed since the financial crisis of 2008 and the recession that followed, and one lasting result has been a change in the way businesses are staffed: most companies now operate with fewer workers, relying more on automation and technology. The workers who have remained find themselves assuming more duties, and accumulating […]

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The Value of Subject Matter Experts

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After the economic downturn of 2009, when many workers were phased out, subject matter experts (SMEs)—people who held the most knowledge about companies’ products and processes—found themselves assuming more job duties. Feeling overworked and underappreciated, SMEs have been biding their time waiting for greater employment choices. As the economy improves and more jobs become available, […]