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Developing a Corporate Decision Model for Planning Manpower Skill-Mixes and Allocating Resources
By Deandra T. Cassone, Frank A. Tillman
Jun 14, 2013
Frank A. Tillman and Deandra T. Cassone, authors of Strategic Planning and New Product Development, explain how they used Decision Science to develop a model for determining what skills and skill levels a company needed to accomplish its workload goals. This model was designed for a telecommunications company, but it can be adapted to fit all sorts of organizations.
How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
By Ben Waber
Jun 14, 2013
Sometimes little changes can be just as powerful as big ones. Ben Waber explains how things like what clothes we wear, small gestures, even sitting at a different desk can all have strong effects on outcomes.
Making Strategy Work: Execution Is the Key
By Lawrence G. Hrebiniak
Jun 12, 2013
Execution is a key to strategic success. Most managers, however, know a lot more about strategy formulation than execution. They know much more about “planning” than “doing,” which causes major problems with making strategy work.
Keep Time Thieves from Stealing Your Productivity
By Mark Woods
Jun 10, 2013
Most of us have been waylaid in the hallway by someone who just wants 'a minute' of our time. Is it really just a minute? Doubtful. Mark Woods, author of Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You, addresses the question of how to coexist with co-workers who try to snatch away the precious little time we have available in the workday.
Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: The Technology and Power of Language
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner
Jun 5, 2013
In this introduction to his book, Michael Lawrence Faulkner explains how using power verbs adds color, flavor, spark, enhanced rhythm, and kick to our written and spoken words.
12 Tips for Greater Work Productivity
By Mark Woods
May 28, 2013
Mark Woods, author of Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You, shares a dozen ways for all of us to get more out of every workday.
OM in the News: Quality Problems in Hospital Internship Training
By Barry Render
May 20, 2013
Barry Render explores why limiting work hours of hospital interns leads to more patient errors.
The Leadership Challenge
May 16, 2013
In this introduction to his book, Michael A. Roberto explains that leaders should stay attuned constantly to the social, emotional, and political processes of decision. However, they need to do more than this. They must not simply react passively to the personality clashes and backroom maneuvering that emerges during a decision-making process. Instead, they should actively shape and influence the conditions under which people will interact and deliberate. In short, leaders must “decide how to decide” as they confront complex and ambiguous situations, rather than fixating solely on the intellectual challenge of finding the optimal solution to the organization’s perplexing problems.
OM in the News: Modular Construction in New York City
By Barry Render
May 13, 2013
Barry Render discusses the advantages of fixed position layout in building construction.
OM in the News: Replacing the Postal Service With Digitized Mail
By Barry Render
May 8, 2013
Barry Render describes the business model of Outbox, a company that is picking up where the embattled Postal Service leaves off.
OM in the News: Eliminating the Waiting Line at Hotel Check-In
By Barry Render
May 3, 2013
Barry Render explains how hotels are using new technologies to eliminate the front desk check-in line.
OM in the News: Productivity Increases Are Driving the Trucking Industry
By Barry Render
Apr 29, 2013
Barry Render explains how lighter weight and smaller packages, better routing and fewer empty trucks on the road have affected trucking productivity.
OM in the News: Wal-Mart’s Disappearing Inventory
By Barry Render
Apr 22, 2013
Barry Render explains that a thinly spread workforce has many consequences.
Featured Article: OM in the News: Human Resource Strategy and the Remote Worker
By Barry Render
Apr 17, 2013
Barry Render considers whether working from home may hinder your chances of getting promoted.
Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, and Personal Networking Efforts
By Michael Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
Mar 21, 2013
Learn why using power verbs is so important to job seekers and how to find the right power verb for your resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal networking efforts.
Benefits of Decision Science in the Corporate Environment
By Deandra T. Cassone, Frank A. Tillman
Mar 13, 2013
Based on years of academic and industry experience, Dr. Frank A. Tillman and Dr. Deandra T. Cassone discuss how decision science provides benefits to all levels of the corporate environment and how decision science techniques can be used to solve corporate-wide problems.
Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
Feb 20, 2013
The authors of Power Verbs for Presenters: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations discuss how their book can help you electrify your presentations, speeches, and pitches…and get the results you want!
Why Culture and Strategy Should Eat Breakfast Together: The Importance of Both to Your Business
By Max McKeown
Feb 20, 2013
Max McKeown explains that while culture can help, in the end it’s our strategy that will harness the potential of our resources, what we have and who we are, to shape a better future.
Financial Analysis for HR Managers: Business Strategy, Financial Strategy, and HR Strategy
By Steven Director
Dec 31, 2012
Many firms fail to achieve their maximum success because they do not utilize their HR departments optimally. Steven Director explains how HR can maximize your success in this introduction to his book.
A Crash Course in Commodities
By Carley Garner
Dec 27, 2012
Carley Garner discusses the establishment and evolution of commodities markets, including commodities exchanges, futures contracts, and commodity options.

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