A broad category–on company/institute policies, both formal (written) and informal (implicit)

Reimagining Regulations: Ideas from a Non-Policy-Wonk – Part One

There is a perpetual battle between pro and anti-regulatory advocates. But that tug-of-war misses the point. We need efficient, effective regulation—or alternative mechanisms—that actually work, to ensure a well-functioning, non-abusive society. Here we explore some off-the-beaten-path ideas on how to achieve the (mostly) noble goals of regulation, without the (mostly) inadequate results and high expense of regulation.

Big Trends for Business 2013

Forecast and Priorities for 2013. Slowing globalization but increasing IT spend in most sectors, preview of business priorities for 2013, sector-specific technology trends, and much more.

Overcoming the Challenges of Moving to Centralized Procurement

How one of the worlds largest mining companies, Anglo-American, transformed from a decentralized procurement governance model to a center-led model. Crucially, how they tackled the human, political, and change management issues to make it a success.

2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part One

We report the findings of our survey, answering questions such as the level of investments being made in resilience, the scope of responsibility for supply chain organizations, and assessment of how well we are doing at actually managing risk.

Building a High-Performance Organization – Part Three

What do individual contributors want from their employers in 2011? Good educational programs, opportunities for advancement, more frequent and meaningful communication by management, and an innovative work environment. These are often overlooked by managers and executives and represent key opportunities for retaining top talent.

Building a High-Performance Organization – Part Two

Survey respondents told us that better communications and education are some of the ways they expect to deal with their top personnel concerns. We also look at what they said about their 2011 budgets. The findings are encouraging, but with caveats.

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