I am reading The Machine that Changed the World, which tells the story of how Toyota innovated the from the mass production methods to lean manufacturing, disrupting the automotive industry to become one of its most dominant players.
Having attended a well-run Corporate Performance Management Conference by CFO Magazine, I heard almost every business leader, CFO, and finance executive present talk about being “tool ag
The depressed economy the past couple of years has caused employers to decrease or eliminate annual raises and in some ways, has caused employees to consider other career opportunities. In an effort to retain employees, particularly when cash is short, many employers consider using equity. So if you are an employer, what is better, incentivizing employees with a cash raise, or grant
Do you remember those assignments in school where you could just tell the teacher was giving an assignment just to keep you busy? No value. Nothing that would help you prepare for your future. No lasting lesson learned. Unfortunately, too many face similar assignments in the workplace. Those tasks can often lead to complacency and to an inability to see the differe
I have a vivid memory of sitting in a management class during my MBA thinking about how the information we were receiving was either elementary (meaning everything I really need to know about people I learned in kindergarten) or impractical. After experiencing the difficulty of aligning employee incentives with the company’s incentives through pay structure I understand better and appreci