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Accountability is Something Other People Need, Right?

Accountability is Something Other People Need, Right?

We’ve all had to work with people that don’t pull their weight. It can be extremely frustrating when your job is affected by the ineptitude of others, right? After all, if <insert random name here> were held accountable, you wouldn’t have any problems!

The Difference Between Data and Application Integration

The Difference Between Data and Application Integration

There are many things to consider when thinking about bringing multiple sets of data, or software together. Whether you already have some applications in place, or your data is in one big spreadsheet, the processes are much different. As we mentioned in previous posts, relying on a single...

Questions to ask Before Application Integration

Questions to ask Before Application Integration

With any big project comes lots of questions. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And when it comes to application integration, there are an endless amount of questions coming from pretty much anyone involved. Some questions are more important than others. Let’s take a look at the key questions you...

The Ethical Balanced Scorecard: Competing Perspectives

The Ethical Balanced Scorecard: Competing Perspectives

In 1996, Robert Kaplan and David Norton published their seminal work on strategy development and execution, "The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action." Since then, their methodology has been implemented across thousands of organizations. Kaplan and Norton's central hypothesis is...

Why Application Integration Matters

Why Application Integration Matters

Application integration is incredibly important. Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk working on a weekly report. The weekly report you’re tasked with creating each week requires you to manually pull information from five different places. For example’s sake, let’s say you need to pull key...

People Analytics: The Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

People Analytics: The Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

According to a recent study from the Harvard Business Review surveying 168 business leaders, two-thirds of HR departments are using HR metrics, but less than one-quarter deliver metrics to the CEO that link HR metrics to business results. Why the gap? According to the same study, only 39 percent of...