Monthly Archives: September 2012

Strategy: part 2 – How Organizations help us Manage Uncertainty into Risks

Yesterday’s post (Strategy: How Organizations help us Manage Uncertainty into Risks) explored how measurement and organizational forms help us translate much of the uncertainty we face into risk. We have many more tools for managing risk (variability controls, exception making principles, … Continue reading

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Strategy: How Organizations help us Manage Uncertainty into Risks

At a recent meeting with a client I made the proposition that: Operational Management deals primarily with the risks facing the the organization and Strategic Management deals with the organization’s uncertainties. This proposition engendered considerable interest and discussion and I was … Continue reading

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Decision Making: The Art of Reducing Uncertainty and Risk in our Lives

A recent article Master the art of strategic simplicity by Rick Spence explores some of Ken Segall’s (his book: “Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple’s Success”) thoughts on how Apple succeeds through use of the principle of simplicity. My post … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Where to look for improving talent utilization opportunities

An article (Doing more with less has a price – Canada.com) in the Vancouver Sun 20 Feb., 2012 titled “Doing more with less has a price” by Bruce Johnstone raises a number of significant talent management (TM) issues: Just focussing on … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Working on Both Sides (Sourcing and Utilization) of the Fence

a recent article by Rick Spence (Skilled trades talent shortage is next crisis for Canadian businesses …) describes how Canadian businesses (24%) are finding that shortages of skilled trades is a serious problem. This article has two interesting insights on … Continue reading

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Talent Management: International Sources of Talent

A recent articles (Jonesing For Jobs Higher Unemployment May Be Here To Stay …, Unemployment statistics – Statistics Explained – Eurostat – Europa) on European unemployment indicate that Spain (21.7%) and Greece (17.7%) have extremely high systemic unemployment issues. For employers … Continue reading

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Talent Management: A New Way to Measure Internal Performance

An article A new way to measure internal performance by Derek Sankey who discusses with Brian Reidy (Towers Watson) how organizations are using human capital metrics (HCM) to better understand their workforce. One can only laud the article’s prescription to improve … Continue reading

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