Corporate Culture en Change Management and Lean Transformation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Change management strategies are often based on flawed assumptions which can lead to self destruction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Leadership Operations The Latest Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:36:00 +0000 165551 at Tashatuvango / Thinkstock Volkswagen Backs Chief Executive Amid Leadership Struggle <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The announcement was seen as a severe blow to supervisory board chief Ferdinand Piech, who has ruled the carmaker with an iron fist for more than 20 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership The Latest Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:13:00 +0000 165081 at Copyright Sean Gallup, Getty Images Top 10 Global Brands <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:00:00 +0000 164801 at <p><em>Joe Raedle, Getty Images</em></p> Workers Tell Volkswagen Leadership to Quit Fighting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We ask that the focus should return to the successful day-to-day running of the company and its 600,000 employees, rather than on debates that fill newspapers," said the head of VW's general works committee Bernd Osterloh.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Workforce The Latest Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 164621 at <p>A brand new Volkswagen Passat and Golf 7 car are stored in a tower at the Volkswagen Autostadt complex near the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.&nbsp;</p> Alexander Koerner,Getty Images One Proven Way to Solve Your Skilled Workforce Problems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Screening candidates to ensure they "fit" the job, is critical to hiring—and retaining—skilled production workers, Firstronic CEO John Sammut says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Leadership Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000 164061 at Avoiding Supply Chain Pain <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Arena Solutions </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 1 hour </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">In today's global economy, manufacturing companies must continually innovate products while traversing a myriad of supply chain obstacles that can prevent getting products to market quickly with maximum profit margins. Join us April 29th for a webinar that examines the challenges and best practices for mitigating risk to achieve supply chain excellence.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1000pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Recruiting / Retention Webinars Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 163901 at The Politics of Improvement: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Employees <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Good leaders will consistently show their employees respect while earning their trust and building pride in a humble and heartfelt way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:20:00 +0000 163641 at Thinkstock Culture is the Bedrock for Coping with Change <div class="field-byline"> Joakim Ahlström </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>To secure long-term survival in a complex and volatile world, you need to develop an organization with the ability to collectively adapt and <em>continuously</em> improve as one synchronized entity. Better information technology and more efficient structures for keeping daily efforts aligned with long-term goals won't be enough.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:00 +0000 163471 at Lessons from the Front Lines: Engineering a Successful Career <div class="field-byline"> Meredith Kovarik, Director of Supply Chain, Jabil </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Women choose STEM and manufacturing disciplines for a variety of reasons. For me, it wasn't that I didn't have a choice to go into a STEM discipline, but it was completely the culture I grew up in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:11:00 +0000 162971 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>True transparency doesn&rsquo;t leave room for discrimination, but rather creates a groundwork for equality because success is more closely and visibly tied to performance.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Meredith Kovarik</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Director of Supply Chain<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Jabil</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Companies Need Global Change Agents <div class="field-byline"> Dean Williams, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If your company is operating with traditional 'big man' leaders, it's time for a change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Corporate Culture Leadership Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:59:00 +0000 162891 at