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Informing Care through Data: Hospital Use of Business Intelligence

October 22, 2013
By
Renée Eaton
Sometimes it's difficult to see just how much an impact data and planned actions have on the reality of our personal and work lives.
In this video suggested to me by our VP of Sales and Marketing, Loan Duong, you'll see how data mined in meaningful ways has a significant impact on patient care,...

How Do Decisions Actually Get Made?

October 8, 2013
By
Renée Eaton
Decisions get made in a lot of different ways. Sometimes we look at what the other guy is doing. Other times we do what worked well in the past. Sometimes we just do what our gut is telling us is the best decision at the time.
I think we can all agree that these aren’t the best ways to make...

RIM’s Embarrassing Failure and How to Avoid It

October 1, 2013
By
Renée Eaton
There’s no doubt that the mighty giant that RIM once was is now only a shadow of its former self. Waterloo-Kitchener is now flooded with legions of ex-employees searching for work.
What went wrong? How could a company with loads of resources and talent be brought to its knees?
The same way it can...

5 Steps to End Pointless Meetings

September 24, 2013
By
Renée Eaton
If your schedule today has a meeting in it, you’re not alone. It’s also not a surprise if you secretly (or not so secretly) think it’s a waste of time.
Most employees attend a whopping 62 meetings a month. And they consider half of those meetings wasted time, totaling 31 hours spent in unproductive...

Bring Your Parents to Work Day is Next Tuesday

September 17, 2013
By
Renée Eaton
Tags: Consulting
I’ve heard a lot of things about parents’ involvement in the workplace (mostly involving millennials) over the past few years. Parents coming to job interviews, taking part in work parties and some companies are even providing information packets for employees to bring to their parents and letting...

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