Many Excel users are familiar with this scenario: you enter your data into a shared spreadsheet. You try to save it and receive a notice that the workbook is currently in use. You decide between closing out and losing all your input or saving a second-version of the file and promising yourself to go back and merge the data later. That never happens, and your team ends up with multiple copies of a spreadsheet, each one carrying a portion of the truth.Read More
Technology changes. Why shouldn’t the way companies do business?
Business process redesign (BPR) is the act of overhauling an existing business process using new enterprise software as the catalyst for change. While good in its intentions, BPR can quickly become the nightmare its employees fear if not properly implemented. A common challenge in BPR is the tendency to think that total and radical transformation is required. In a company’s efforts to fix the entire system, its management team or system design consultants launch an entire overhaul without careful regard for scope or impact on the employees who must keep “business as usual.” Eventually the project becomes too complex to manage and employees suffer. The fear of change is reaffirmed, and new developments are abandoned for status quo.Read More
Maybe you have friends who work in administration or operations management. And in between drinks and starters they tell you a couple of stories about their work. Some of those stories are funny, some are infuriating. But a lot of times, they don’t always tell the full picture of what it takes to be in administration.Read More
Carl Sagan once said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”Read More
Enterprise citizen developers live and work in interesting times. In the past, “end users” could not build important business applications on their own.Read More
Distillers pride themselves on timeless processes, reminiscent of an era where perfecting a certain technique set an industry standard for centuries. That is now rarely the case, and is no longer industry-specific.Read More
What do Starbucks, Toyota, Nestle, and Gujarat Government all have in common?
We all want to find ways to get more from the time we have. It can often seem like there is never enough time in a day to do what needs to be done. In this post, we are going to look at some of the top hacks for increasing your productivity and giving yourself even greater opportunity to earn peer recognition.Read More
A 2008 study shows that close to 90 percent of spreadsheets contain errors -- an alarming statistic considering data is at the core of most businesses.Read More