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Life Online in 2069
What’s in store for our digital lives in 50 years? A world far different from today, say soothsayers surveyed recently by Pew Research Center.
While our industry focuses on solid objects—structures ma
Reinvent Your Firm
For four decades, professor David Ulrich of the University of Michigan and associated researchers have been trying to understand how organizations reinvent themselves. Ulrich and his team study how firms respo
Is Your Firm Resilient?
You can read lots of articles in the media right now about the possibility of a recession. Worrywarts key in on headlines and cry wolf: An unending trade war with China? Uh-oh! Recession. A pull-back in job op
Get a Coach
The 2019 FMI Coaching Study from management consulting firm FMI confirms that executive coaching is highly effective and sought after by many progressive leaders.
While some might see coaching as reme
Seeing Projects as Products
A new report from McKinsey & Company says that modular construction (or prefabrication) can deliver projects 50 percent faster, has the potential to cut costs by 20 percent, and will change the business models
New research in marketing says that if you want to sell a new product—say, an intriguing new flavor of ice cream—you can get more customers to try it by displaying the product stacked in the store in front of
Robotic Manufacturing Is Coming
Every day across the globe, about 200,000 people leave rural areas and move into cities, says World Economic Forum.
To support this growing urban population, Autodesk says contractors worldwide have t
Where Are the Exoskeletons?
In February, Morrison Utility Services in the United Kingdom began piloting a health and safety program that supplies exoskeletons to its contract workers.
“The benefits of this wearable technology,”
What on Earth?
On Feb. 25, 2019, TheGuardian.com posted the article, “Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth.” The report was part of “Guardian concrete week,” a news bundle “[celebrating] the aesthetic and social
How to Be a Disruptor
Would you like to be good at sniffing out opportunities and carving out niches before others? Then be a market disruptor.
“Established companies have to start thinking like disruptors,” says Paul Earl
Listen to the Music
Don’t you feel it growin’ day by day
People gettin’ ready for the news
Some are happy
Some are sad
But gonna let the music play
— The Doobie Brothers
No doubt about it. Playing music at w
Zero Recordables in 2019
How would you like to achieve the grand total of zero workplace injury and illness cases in 2018?
That’s a challenging goal to reach. Do you think you can do it?
Some in large companies might