April 18, 2019
Recent years have seen an exceptional awareness and prioritization of workplace culture by both employers and employees. Culture is a company’s “personality,” including the behavioral expectations, practices, and other norms that influence how people interact both internally and on its behalf. Ignore it at your..
April 16, 2019
Big data and machine learning have become buzzwords we hear thrown around a lot, without necessarily understanding the nuances of each concept. While the two fields certainly aren’t mutually exclusive – and in fact intersect in ever more crucial ways – there are some key..
April 11, 2019
Over the past 200 years, humans have developed an impressive industrial economy that has provided unprecedented prosperity. The result of our collective intelligence, this economy has been built by years of gradual improvement and is powered by new technologies. However, this system is in need..
April 9, 2019
For years, cybersecurity at Prime Equipment Group was confined to strong firewalls and an off-the-shelf anti-virus/anti-malware package. After all, the privately held Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer of poultry processing equipment, with annual revenues of $40 million and 150 employees, was relatively small. They were confident that..
April 4, 2019
Ten years ago, it would have been strange to stand alone in a room and tell that someone named “Alexa” to order pizza — but today, most of us take in stride the virtual assistance that AI provides. With the Internet of Things (IOT), consumers..
April 2, 2019
Surprisingly, most workers today are optimistic about artificial intelligence (AI). Amid doomsday headlines about massive job losses due to automation, more than half of employees would welcome AI if it reduces time-consuming drudge work (64%), increases fairness (62%), or ensures that managers make better choices..
March 28, 2019
With people living longer and retiring later just as younger generations are taking their first jobs, for the first time ever, five generations coexist in the workplace. For businesses, this presents an unprecedented opportunity to drive innovation by taking advantage of the extensive amount of..
March 27, 2019
What comes to mind when you think of a factory? A dark Victorian mill? A Charlie Chaplin skit? Or a roboticized production line? Industrial manufacturing has consistently been a marker of progress, acting as a sign of the times as each generation has developed increasingly..
March 20, 2019
Video games are more ubiquitous than ever. The value of the global market is forecast to reach $137.9bn (€118.4bn) by the end of 2018, representing a growth rate of 13.3 percent year on year. The rise of smartphones has meant players can now tackle puzzles..
March 12, 2019
There is no denying the fact that the concept of workplace, as we know it, is undergoing a dramatic evolution. This expansion of the workspace that goes beyond the ‘norm’ to incorporate a diverse, talented, global, and multi-generational workforce has also facilitated a shift in..