Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick Few organizations have escaped the need for major change in the past decade, as new technologies and global crises have reshaped entire industries. However, the fact that change has become more frequent does not make such changes any easier. Change is, at its core, a people process, and people are creatures of habit, hardwired to resist adopting new mind-sets, practices, and behaviors. To achieve and sustain transformational change, companies must embed these mind-sets, practices, and behaviors at every level, and that is very hard to do — but it has never been more important.
All Ideas Want more? In our Idea Archives, you can browse through all the new business ideas we’ve covered by industry. Simply click on an industry below to browse our Idea Archives. LLC Working Vocabulary: Responsive Grid Behaviors Responsive web design needs a vocabulary: a set of terms to describe how interfaces flex, transform, and adapt across displays. While prototypes demonstrate complex behaviors, designers working on the responsive web don’t have a common language to discuss and critique those behaviors outside the code. Putting people first Big Data powers the modern world. What do we gain from Big Data? What do we lose? Al Jazeera America examines the role of technology and the implications of sharing personal information in the network’s first graphic novella, Terms of Service: Understanding Our Role in the World of Big Data.
Strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. In order to determine the future direction of the organization, it is necessary to understand its current position and the possible avenues through which it can pursue particular courses of action. Generally, strategic planning deals with at least one of three key questions: "What do we do?""For whom do we do it?""
Memo to CEOs: Stop Blathering About Innovation and Do Something I have come to realize how much time is wasted teaching managers about the practical skills of innovation. It is the chief executive officer that needs the lesson. Everything else that is central to reaping the fruits of innovation emerges from this simple observation. Visual.ly Blog Content alone does not make a great video; you need a great video design that make a visual statement combining design and data visualization to deliver a story. Designers often get a little excited and put too much fancy design to fill in the space. The best content marketing brands are the ones that know how use content to drive conversions and pushing the boundaries. Keep in mind, quality = attention span. “Bosch Envision 360 VR” – Bosch Auto Parts The new Bosch Envision windshield wiper blade sharpens night visibility and offers extreme weather safety.
Humana Inc. : First-of-its-Kind Solution Rewards Parents and Kids for Making Healthy Choices A new survey by HumanaVitality LLC, a comprehensive wellness solution that incentivizes people to make healthier choices, revealed that while 84 percent of U.S. parents say their families motivate them to work out or make smart eating choices1, their behaviors may be undercutting their desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, 64 percent acknowledge serving their family unhealthy foods because it's more convenient.1 In response, HumanaVitality and The Vitality Group have introduced Vitality Kids™, the first wellness solution that enables kids (aged 17 and under), in addition to parents, to earn points for participating in healthy activities. Here's how it works: Parents complete the age adjusted child health assessment to gain insight into their child's well-being.
Strategic Planning Tools - strategy, organization, levels, style, examples, manager, definition, model, type, company, business, Boston consulting group matrix, General electric matrix Photo by: Sergej Khakimullin Strategic planning may be characterized as a systematic effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what a business organization is, what it does, and why it does it. The objective of strategic planning is to develop a map by which to manage an organization's positioning. Although some would suggest that strategic planning has lost some of its effectiveness, most managers continue to recognize the need for effective strategic planning and implementation.
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Internet Industry 30/10/10 “Golden Ratio” – WollyTech Funnel (also known as Conversion Funnel) is one of the basic concepts of Internet industry, it means that 100 people passing through your site, how many people you can put them into loyal customers. Generally the most basic e-commerce Funnel probably in five steps: 100% – Traffic 20% – Email subscribers (or Facebook Fans) 10% – Join 3% – orders 1% – repeat purchase You can see in front of every step I have added a number, so you get some of the concept for this funnel (these numbers are roughly grasped, each company is different because of its business model). If it is a free smartphone App, the Funnel is about this: 100% – Click Admob / Adsense / iAd Advertising 20% – Download 6% – Open once 2% – Reuse