God endures, even as religion wanes…An innovative business strategy?

November 2, 2009

http://futurity.org/society-culture/god-endures-even-as-religion-wanes/

 

I beseech forgiveness for taking poetic license to an article from Futurity.org’s newsletter article, “God endures, even as religion wanes”.   As a Business Process Improvement and Innovation Professional, I find this article in line with the 21st Century thinking previously posted.  One example out of many pastors/leaders subscribing to “new” (my word) theology is Joel Osteen of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Tx.  Other pastors/leaders of “mega-churches” seem to follow this business model, too.  As any successful business knows, adapting to market changes is key to survival. 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Issues in the Workplace

October 18, 2009

NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a very informative discussion that supports my observations about a 21st Century mindset that business must adapt to and accept.  This aired on 18 October 2009.   In 1950, according to a TIME poll, women accounted for 29.6% of the workforce.  In 2009, women account for 49.9% of the workforce.  Given this change from the industrial age to the 21st Century innovation age, business must attend to and nurture the needs of a new workforce.  Notable quotes from the video clip:

 “… Business has to change to foster this new dynamic. …”

“… The battle of the sexes is over.  Now, there is a negotiation between the sexes. …”

The link to the MSNBC website also has a link to “The Shriver Report” that Linda Shriver and Leon Podesta coordinated with the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and GirlsLook under “US workforce foresees profound changes” via this link: www.mtp.msnbc.com

Innovative Business Practice

October 15, 2009

I found this Wall Street Journal article, M.B.A.s Seek Social Change, which is a great example of how businesses will have to accept a new 21st Century mindset.  It seems that business schools are nurturing future business leaders to be creative in how they relate to their customers and their environment.

Businesses that maintain an antiquated 20th Century, industrial age mindset will certainly go the way of the dinosaur.  Businesses must take the time to strategically plan for growth that is a benefit to, not abuse, their environment.  Out-of-the-box thinking and applications will help an organization successfully market it as a green friend of the environment.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704107204574469602649140462.html

Use of “Dashboard” Tool

August 27, 2009

  As a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma, I am always looking for innovative ways to use “dashboards” or “Balanced Score Cards” in relaying, conveying objective information.  Many companies, organizations and websites are following this type of reporting that was led by General Electric (GE) under the leadership of former CEO Jack Welch.  I refer specifically to my experience with GE Power Systems located in Alpharetta, Georgia.

  I visited their new-age campus back in 2003 while I was the Program Coordinator for a College Bound Program.  I was given the opportunity to see their “control room” that tracks and monitors engines, turbines, etc. throughout the entire world.  On each power system turbine there were three lights; red, yellow, green.  This reported to GE Power System controllers the engine’s operating efficiency.  This type of metric is easily understood as most motorists are familiar with the traffic light.

 Well, I saw how the “dashboard” is being adapted to more corners of everyday life.  I watched the NBC Nightly News broadcast on 31AUG09 as anchor-man Brian Williams featured such a “tool” being used to guide new students attending Purdue University.  Here is the link to that broadcast found on the MSNBC website:  

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32634348#32634348

 I am interested in learning other points-of-view as to how/if this will become the norm for everyone when trying to make critical decisions.