Automation & Your Core Competency

The Great Resignation is still raging. SHRM reports an average of almost 4 million people quit their jobs in each month of 2021, far outpacing the previous record holder 2019’s paltry 3.5 million. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary data say we’re looking at another 4.25 million quitters in January 2022.  Business leaders…

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People and Project Success

When Your People Succeed, Projects Succeed

You’ve already got the dread. You have your eye on an enterprise application that seems perfect for your business, but the internet is screaming at you: 101 Reasons CRM Projects Fail!427% of ERP Projects Fail!Abandon hope all ye who enter here! Yes, the digital transformation failure rate is still hanging tough at 70%, and there…

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Automation and Project Management

Automation for Efficiency Junkies (Read: Project Managers)

I’m a project manager who disdains repetitive, manual processes. If there’s a way to do something more efficiently, I’m going to find it. That drive hardly makes me unique in my field. Global staffing firm Robert Half says a project manager “focuses on completing a project as efficiently and promptly as possible.” Many of us…

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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 and Finance

Automation for Finance & Accounting

Welcome aboard, finance professionals! Yes, it looks like we are now in the same boat. For years, digital transformation soothsayers have been pointing to the rise of cloud computing and DevOps as a sign that IT professionals must step up and claim our rightful role as strategic business advisers and change agents. We are no…

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