Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company

Xyleme

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company. 75% Reduction in translation costs. This created inconsistencies with layouts, while also driving up costs and production times. Improving Efficiency to Drive Time & Cost Savings. CUSTOMER STORIES.

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Narratives of culture: overture

Dave Snowden

There are some basic truths about culture in organisations that are pretty self-evident to anyone prepared to engage with either theory or practice. In many ways the cultural engineering approaches that typify many a consultancy method have simply responded to the wider engineering metaphor that requires pre-defined outcomes. So next week we will launch a low cost (even lower if you get in early) cultural mapping tool (possibly two) that organisations can use.

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Culture 2 of 7: the canvass

Dave Snowden

I’m not attempting an anthropological treatise here, my focus is on the ubiquitous attempts to engineer culture change in organisations a task that matches the original meaning of a forlorn hope , a mistranslation of verloren hoop whichmeans a lost heap! When you hear about major culture changes achieved in organisations its worth remembering all those which failed and the many many casualties. Any culture is, of its nature a complex adaptive system.

Culture is unfair

David Weinberger

And not just because it costs us more. The pay-per-use argument may be fair but it flies in the face of how we all know culture works. Culture only exists if we share what matters to us. There is no culture without this. Culture is the sharing of creative works and the conversations we have about them. Culture cannot flourish or perhaps even exist when everything has a fair price. The post Culture is unfair appeared first on Joho the Blog

Case Study: Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company

Xyleme

and fifth-largest in the world — knew that creation of learning content could be more efficient and cost-effective, using technology to help reimagine translation management. . Read the Case Study: Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company. Ford’s Finance Division was specifically focused on streamlining the way they designed, developed and produced translatable learning content, in order to reduce translation time and generate significant cost savings.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this point as I read The Hard Truth About Innovative Culture s , an article in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Harvard professor Gary Pisano. “A culture conducive to innovation is not only good for a company’s bottom line,” writes Pisano. “It also is something that both leaders and employees value in their organizations.”. Innovative cultures are paradoxical. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. According to research published by McKinsey and Company in December, 2010, only 13% of companies felt as though micro-blogging was actually enhancing company culture. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. According to research published by McKinsey and Company in December, 2010, only 13% of companies felt as though micro-blogging was actually enhancing company culture. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. For a technologist like me, it’s been a unique opportunity to learn about the impact of technology on society through the lens of the culture being transformed. How can you best understand the impact of disruptive technologies on something as deeply human as culture? Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Culture and Design: Collective Versus Individual Progress

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

Cheap cogs are worth what they cost, which is not much. Becoming a linchpin is the first challenge, but enabling a linchpin culture is the greater one. Here is Seth Godin being interviewed by Hugh Macleod : In a sta­ble envi­ron­ment, we worship the effi­cient fac­tory. Henry Ford or even David Gef­fen… feed the machine, keep it run­ning smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can. In our post-industrial world, though, fac­tory worship is a non star­ter.

Investing in Culture

Clark Quinn

A recent webinar announcement from i4pc touted how a American Management Association survey concluded: “ one of best ways to avoid becoming victim of the economy is to focus on corporate culture&#. That’s great reinforcement, as culture is one of the components of improving organizational learning infrastructure. Of course, I recommend you take the broader steps, not just culture, but culture is key.

Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

While having specific goals is not possible in a complex system, and any cultural change is complex, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a sense of direction and/or purpose. So what are the big shapes in culture change? They knew the costs codes, knew how the system worked and because they were taking away an unwanted burden the consultants co-operated. Complex is where culture becomes the real driver of performance.

It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail

Dan Pontefract

Over the last several months, at the job that actually pays me, I’ve been on somewhat of a soapbox speaking, writing, blogging, yammering about the link between culture, leadership philosophy and Enterprise 2.0 The two must marry if an organization wishes to be successful in the culture of tomorrow. Hewitt Associates conducted a Cost Reduction and Engagement Survey in April 2009 with 518 US based companies. It can be culture forming. Culture enterprise 2.0

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit. Guest Post: Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default? When people hear the term “company culture,” they typically think “workplace perks”—those two are often confused or used interchangeably.

Cloud capitalism’s threat to cloud culture

David Weinberger

The easiest example cited by Charlie is Google Books, which provides a tremendous service but at the social cost of giving a single company control over America’s digital library. Charlie Leadbeater has a terrific post on the threats posed by the fact that The Cloud (as in “cloud computing&# ) too often actually is a recentralizing of the Net by profit-seeking companies.

Legitimate cultural difference or barbaric rite?

Dave Snowden

Now both of these are cases under the general heading of whether unique cultural practices should be tolerated with the secondary question of whether should be tolerated over there, but not over here. Recognition of cultural mores is important, so I could see separate streams for religion within the same school. The more people know people across cultures the better and a bit of social engineering is a small price to pay.

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

These three things not only cause a lot of stress and can lead to burnout, but also end up costing a lot of money in wasted time and lost productivity. This infographic offers a great summary and breaks it down in dollars how much these time wasters cost us. The calculating the costs of this lost time can be more than $5,000 per employee. Sometimes, these time wasters are baked in the organizational culture and it becomes the norm. Shift Fire Drill Culture.

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Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Beth Kanter

When we talk about healthy nonprofit work culture, the fit nonprofit , it goes beyond having organizations create wellness policies and practices that encourage staff to eat right, exercise, take vacation time, and get enough sleep. And, healthy meetings are not just about avoiding salty and sugary snacks. It’s about creating collective organizational energy and optimizing it so we’re not wasting time and taking into account everyone’s individual productivity cycles.

The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. Viewed through this lens, the data and AI revolution can be viewed as reducing the cost of predictions.

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The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most of these companies saw measurable benefits from their AI deployment, with 63% reporting year-over-year (YOY) revenue increase, while 44% reported YOY cost savings. For the past few years, McKinsey has been conducting a yearly online survey to help assess the state of AI adoption.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Many times the reaction to focusing on organizational culture and wellbeing is considered “soft” or “nice” stuff that not lead to results or impact.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Definitive iPhone eCard | Main | Day 2: Welcome to Day 2 of Marks "Clear the Tabs" Blog-a-thon" » July 14, 2008 Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs? Weve all sat in meetings thinking "Geez, this little confab is costing the organization plenty" well now we can quantify that amount in an onscreen ticker.

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The Increasing Economic Value of Digital Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intangibles do have a monetary value since they represent future potential revenue, but they’re more difficult to value because, unlike tangibles, their costs and market values are hard to determine. A firm’s financial statement comprises two distinct types of assets.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Is the problem with.

Steve Denning

Yet in another sense, the process is taking so long and the social and political costs of that delay are so high that it is appropriate to accelerate the process of re-creation and point out those who are, for various reasons, trying to slow the process down. They typically do this by controlling costs in their value chain and achieving economies of scale. The high social and political costs An obvious problem flowing from the slow pace of change is the shortage of jobs.

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Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

Worse, however, is the fact meetings are very unproductive costing organizations an incredible $37 billion annually due to various factors. While I still bear emotional scars from this story—and have since eaten at The French Laundry—when I was reflecting upon it recently, it got me thinking about meeting etiquette, the behaviour of collaboration and everyone’s favourite, organizational culture and leadership. In fact, your meeting culture could be a leading cause of disengagement.

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

Beth Kanter

How can these practices become part of your nonprofit’s work culture? But walking can also reduce healthcare costs, provide equal transportation access for everyone, clean the environment, improve the economic viability of our downtowns, and more. Has your nonprofit busted the culture of sitting in the workplace? Chris Messina hacked a piano for a standing desk.

A New Contract with the Middle Class

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But also because income tends be highly correlated with other attributes of social class, such as educational level, job status, consumer preferences, behaviors, aspirations, and cultural tastes. health care system is in urgent need of reform , especially in order to bring down costs.

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Is Work-from-Anywhere Here to Stay?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Besides increasing the job satisfaction and productivity of their employees, another attraction for employers is shrinking real estate costs. Remote work has been around for a few decades, but took off in the mid-late 1990s with the explosive growth of the Internet.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson. As a result, leaders are needing to keep their staff and communities safe, which increases the complexity and cost of their work, and creates greater stress.

Culture is the ground on which you (& your company) stands

Mark Oehlert

You''ll do those things, sometimes without thinking, and yet chances are you''ve deployed an enterprise-wide application costing many thousands of dollars without even a second thought for the culture into which you''re tossing it. Everyone should understand that yes, you have a corporate culture. Culture grows organically - it doesn''t need you to consciously act to grow it. Would you ever go camping and just set your tent up without checking the ground underneath?

The Intangible Asset Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This happened because digital technologies offered the cost savings that come from substituting bits for atoms, and the intense cost pressures of capitalism caused companies to accept this offer over and over.”.

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the same time, 44% report cost savings in the business units where the AI use case is deployed. Cost decreases are highest in manufacturing, - yield, energy and throughput optimization; and in supply-chain management, - spend analytics, and logistics-network optimization.

How to Emerge Stronger in the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, corporate cultures could erode over time with mostly remote interactions. And, beyond increasing the productivity and job satisfaction of their employees, another attraction for employers is shrinking real estate costs. “What now?,”

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Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

must innovate to rebalance the desire of employers for low-cost, minimal commitment, and maximal flexibility, with the necessity that workers receive fair treatment, reasonable compensation, and a measure of economic security.

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The Pace of Creative Destruction is Accelerating

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a startup a transformative innovation is all upside, an opportunity to take-on established companies with new products that offer significantly better capabilities and/or lower costs. Assess the cost of inaction.

After Years of Promise and Hype, Is AI Once More Failing to Deliver?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Costs have similarly fallen for relatively simple AI applications. These rising costs are a growing problem for small and mid-size companies, especially AI startups trying to get off the ground.

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Culture is the ground on which you (& your company) stands

Mark Oehlert

You'll do those things, sometimes without thinking, and yet chances are you've deployed an enterprise-wide application costing many thousands of dollars without even a second thought for the culture into which you're tossing it. Everyone should understand that yes, you have a corporate culture. Culture grows organically - it doesn't need you to consciously act to grow it. What Meghan's article did for me this morning was remind me that culture impact everything we do.

Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture.   The ties really faded under the Mark Hurd era as he had little emotional connection to Stanford, did major acquisitions like EDS in Texas that further scattered HP's geographical identity, and during his era of cost cutting, nastiness, and lack of emphasis on innovation, HP further lost its soul.  Bob Sutton.

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decadence is generally associated with moral and/or cultural decline as well as with self-indulgent behavior. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Culture (Darlene Clover and Laurie McGauley)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

See also the formal report Darlene Clover Let start out with the framework that culture matters. It matters to the federal government, because some nations won a landmark agreement to prevent culture from being subsumed under trade agreements. Countries without culture are more easily dominated. Language and culture are power. Culture plays a role around economics, social health, and in particular hope.

The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. Viewed through this lens, the AI revolution can be viewed as reducing the cost of predictions.

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