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TED Tuesdays: What Really Motivates People to be Honest in Business?

on Feb 6, 2018 4:28:22 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Business Performance Management TED Tuesdays
"What are people actually motivated by?"  Let's start with a stunning statistic: One out of every Seven large public corporations commit fraud every year. (Source: Dyck, Morse, and Zingales (2013), How pervasive is corporate fraud?) Fraud has become the status quo - it's almost as if we expect corporations to take advantage of customers, shareholders and the government. Continuous news coverage of corporate malfeasance can make us think that we live in a cynical and corrupt world. But we have to keep something else in mind... There are 6 out of 7 companies that are doing the right thing, day in and day out. What motivates positive behavior, and a corporate climate of honesty and accountability? In turn, what creates a toxic corporate environment, and motivates people to dishonesty and lawlessness?
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KAIZEN - The Art of Continuous Improvement

on Sep 26, 2017 7:07:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Business Performance Management Leadership
"The starting point for improvement is to recognize the need. This comes from recognition of a problem. If no problem is recognized, there is no recognition of the need for improvement. Complacency is the archenemy of KAIZEN." Masaaki Imai - "Kaizen: The Key To Japan’s Competitive Success" (1986) Welcome to the second in our series of Blog Posts on Continuous Improvement. In our last post, we introduced the concept of Continuous Improvement and discussed some of the benefits associated with the practice. But we have to admit that this concept is neither new, nor novel.
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TED Tuesdays: Meet the Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

on Jul 4, 2017 8:46:00 AM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Business Performance Management TED Tuesdays
Today, electronic spreadsheet programs are ubiquitous, but the invention of VisiCalc was a game-changer and is credited with propelling the entire computer industry forward.
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5 Keys to a Successful CPM Strategy

Are you meeting your business performance goals?  Do you have defined business goals?  Most business leaders will say they do have goals and that they are defined in the firm’s budget and forecast. 
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