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GP Strategies’ SAP Cloud Platform Extensions

With the forecast of new performance benchmarks, reduced operating costs, and HR systems that are continually evolving, organizations may need help. GP Strategies is fully committed to helping clients standardize their processes and technology solutions as they make the move

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018

Natural disasters, oftentimes unavoidable, can have a catastrophic impact on individuals, communities, and the world. Following a significantly disruptive hurricane and wildfire season in 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked with Congress to consider what could be done

Using Design Thinking to Be Better L&D Business Partners

A senior manager in a learning organization recently said, “The business is our most important client; they have the money.” Pinching the back of my hand to hold my composure, I took a deep breath before I began the long

Is Your SAP Environment Due for a Health Check?

Technology can be a blessing for any organization looking for a platform to support their workflows and processes. While it has the ability to enhance your business processes, technology can also cause problems if you don’t have the right support

Seeking Validation in Learning

The traditional implementation of a learning management system (LMS) is a solved problem domain. There is a certain amount of rigor involved, typically driven by compliance requirements, as well as some configuration steps, probably an integration or two, and various

Leadership Mindsets: How a Leader’s Attitude in Four Key Areas Can Drive Innovation

For some time now, I’ve been talking about leadership mindsets, which I’ve defined as the mental attitude you bring to the actions you take. Said differently, mindsets are a way of thinking, shaped by attitudes and opinions, that guide and

Aligning Technology Decisions With Strategic Business Initiatives

Where does your organization fall in the technology adoption curve? Is it a leading-edge innovator or an early adopter? Or is it a laggard that potentially has performance impacted due to late or ineffective investments? Or maybe your organization is

Innovation Isn’t Always Shiny

Innovation isn’t shiny – it’s about problems. When people talk to me about innovation, there is usually something shiny involved. It might be virtual reality, augmented reality, or a new piece of technology, but it is almost always guaranteed to

Design Thinking: Risks and Rewards

With applications ranging from organizational design to product development, a design-thinking approach lies at the root of some of the most successful products and platforms. Uber, Apple, and philanthropic organizations +Acumen and New York Cares have used design thinking to

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