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The Auto Time Capsule
Cars as we know them are becoming a thing of the past, and we can soon expect autonomous driving to significantly alter the industry.
Posted: 10 Jan, 2017, by Jill George, Ph.D.
How the “Internet of Things” is Interrupting Manufacturing Leadership
Despite the promise of IoT to advance humanity, many manufacturing leaders fear rather than embrace it. They need to know “WIIFM?”
Posted: 08 Mar, 2016, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Thin Ice: Solving Future Manufacturing Needs with Yesterday’s Leaders
How prepared is your organization to deal with the mega trends of Manufacturing 4.0 and the widening variance in leadership quality?
Posted: 05 Jan, 2016, by Jill George, Ph.D.
A Systematic Approach to the People Engine
World-class manufacturers who outperform their competitors better leverage talent across the employee lifecycle and talent pipeline.
Posted: 17 Jul, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
HR as Anticipators:  Manufacturing’s Missing Link
Manufacturing HR leaders who work as “Anticipators” manage talent better and guide the operation to higher sales per employee.
Posted: 10 Jul, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Robots Can’t Engage Your Employees
Findings from the MPI Manufacturing Study (2014) show disposition and competencies are the largest cause of terminations.
Posted: 26 Jun, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Manufacturing a Competitive Advantage
Plant execs looking for growth search for any competitive advantage they can find. Yet, most fail to see the key component that they need most.
Posted: 12 Jun, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
How to Make Smart Manufacturing Smarter
What’s the most overlooked defect in manufacturing? Hint: The industry finished last in leader quality.
Posted: 10 Apr, 2015, by Jill George, Ph.D.
Why Super Human-Capital Manufacturers Outperform Their Peers
Find out what defines a Super HCM organization and what manufacturers can do to make the transition to becoming a Super HCM.
Posted: 02 May, 2013, by John Brandt and James Clevenger, Ph.D.

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