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Business Education Under the Microscope: Applying Six Sigma to Workplace Training

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John Baun

In 2008, the United States spent an estimated $134 billion on employee training. Employers train employees for improving job skills, career advancement, industry certifications, and the quality of life of their employees, among other reasons. Employers presume a return ... More »

Whole Brain Thinking: Ignore It at Your Peril

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Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Thirty years ago, a high-potential manager in a training class at General Electric's corporate university listened as my father, Ned Herrmann, then head of GE's management education, discussed research he was developing on how the brain affects day-to-day operations. St... More »

Brain Break: Understanding the Influence of Brain Functions on Organizational Effectiveness

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Ken Buch

Today's methods of conducting business impede employee productivity. Many organizations operate with incredibly high expectations for creating quality deliverables in an unreasonably short period of time. Employees are expected, or even required, to work long hours with... More »

Changing the Game: The 9-Vector View of Human Performance

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Maria Darby

As the federal government seeks to maximize resources amid mounting deficits, organizational change is a top priority. In the private sector, the slow economic recovery is forcing companies to reevaluate their current business practices and explore new approaches for en... More »

Talk Me Through It: The Next Level of Performance Management

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Jeffery Russell

For many people, the performance review is one of the most dreaded events of the year. Whether preparing for and giving the review as a manager or steeling oneself to receive it as a performer, the annual review is rarely perceived as a positive event. So why are perfor... More »