New tech exec

New Tech Exec Priority #1: Un-Busy Your Team

The Silver Tsunami and the Great Resignation have spelled serious upheaval for the workforce lately. 2020 saw a major increase in the number of Baby Boomers retiring. Then, in April, almost 4 million people quit their jobs. That’s a 2.7% national quit rate, the highest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it. These…

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Automation is Efficiency: No Tech Required

Automation is Efficiency, No Tech Required

We started preaching automation almost two years ago now. In MINDs usual human-centric style, we embarked upon our Automation For All mission with a post titled 5 Things Not to Automate. The advice still holds up. Our automation team has learned a lot from the market over the last couple years. Companies often feel pressure to launch an automation initiative, or they are anxious…

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New Innovation Orchestrator Brings Big Ideas to Life

New Innovation Orchestrator Brings Big Ideas to Life

What is the gender-inclusive term for Jack of all trades? Renaissance person? Utility player?  Whatever it is, that’s our Innovation & Strategy team’s new Innovation Orchestrator Tally Aumiller. She loves learning so much that, back in college, she couldn’t pick just one major. She took courses in social psychology, education, economics, visual/digital art and feminist thought to create her own degree: Social Marketing & Design. …

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The WAE to Human Centric Automation

The WAE to Human-Centric Automation

It’s been a whole year, and we’re still in the throes of double disruption: global pandemic and recession. Both forces catapulting us into a brave, new automated world. And now we have the data to prove it. Millions of jobs are gone, and they’re probably not coming back, screams The Washington Post.   Anxious employees and employers alike all want to know, “What is…

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Transparent Partnership

Getting Real with Transparent Partnership

Twice a year, the entire Mind Over Machines team gathers to discuss the state of our union. We call these biannual summits our AllMINDs meetings. At the most recent one, I spoke about the importance of transparency, one of our organizational pillars. These 3 concepts are central to who we are: Transparent, Human-Centric, Data-Informed. So,…

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Business Lens Solutions

Business Lens Guides CIOs Through Assessment to Action

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” That’s what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders back at the end of April. More recent platform usage stats tell us digital acceleration continues in full force. But a mass scramble to embrace remote work tools doesn’t tell us much about how enterprise is faring 9 months into the continuous disruption of a global pandemic. For that story, you need to listen to business leaders on the ground. Business Lens Guides CIOs Through Assessment to Action

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