Productivity

For A Winning Culture, Give Power To The People

When employees are empowered to improve systems, perfect quality and delight customers, they usually do. And that's when the company goes from good to great.

How to Build a Successful (and Sustainable) Team

Leaders often believe progress is the primary characteristic of a successful team in business, since productivity and innovation drive revenue. However, leaders often forget...

How Amazon Does It: Decision Making Inside The World’s Most Daring Digital Company

The digital age demands high-velocity, high-quality decisions, yet decision-making in traditional companies is hindered by so many hierarchical layers, coordination committees and standing councils...

Getting To The Next Level of Integration With Sales And Operations Planning

Sales & Operations Planning plays an essential role not just in tactical aspects of a company’s operation. As a strategic part of the company’s success, S&OP must be firmly ingrained in the company’s leadership and in its culture.

See It, Film It, Solve It, Show It: Cambridge Engineering Leans Into ‘Improvement Videos’

Cambridge Engineering employees have logged and shown more than 8,000 improvement videos since company leadership launched the program four years ago.

Master of Manufacturing: Travis Hollman Unlocks the Appeal of the Locker Room

Travis Hollman has transformed Hollman Inc. into a custom-manufacturing, innovation-powered disruptor that has been redefining the locker business as it taps into trends in everything from corporate campuses to sports and entertainment culture.

CEO Cheryl Miller Moves Into Hot Driver’s Seat at AutoNation

The CEO on the biggest hot seat in the auto industry right now may not be head of one of the carmakers. It could be Cheryl Miller, who has taken over as chief of AutoNation, America’s largest new-vehicle retailer.

Toyota Production System Gives Company Influence Far Beyond Its Plants

Toyota’s influence on U.S. manufacturing extends way beyond its own operations—because of the Toyota Production System. Over the decades, American companies ranging from arch-rival General Motors to Herman Miller have learned about the Toyota way of making things.

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson: 2019 CEO of the Year

Megadeals! Hacks! Strikes! Protests! Airbnb! In a very crazy time for Marriott International, CEO Arne Sorenson excels by focusing on his people—and sticking to his principles.

How To Turn Around An Airport In Four Years

When Christina Cassotis got to the Pittsburgh International Airport as CEO, it was a ghost town haunted by the departure of US Airways as a hub. Today, the airport is thriving and investing in the future. Here’s how she turned things around.
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A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.