What is Diversity and Inclusion? What is Diversity of Thought? What does D&I have to do with Diversity of Thought?
It's a topic that is often over looked in the OPEX world but there has never been a more appropriate time to discuss the value and meaning of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in business.
In an era where headlines often include topics such as #MeToo, racial injustice, and LGBTQ rights, matters previously confined to our personal worlds are becoming increasingly entwined with our professional lives.
With insight from OPEX Week 2020 speakers Erika Westbay (Director of Process Excellence at Best Friends Animal Society) and Ed Jervis (Change and Culture Lead at Serco) we look at the value of creating an environment that embraces Diversity and Inclusion and how Diversity of Thought is just one of the beneficial by-products of doing so.
This quick guide to the 2020 OPEX Awards provides key information about all 8 awards categories, the application process and what will make you stand out from the crowd when applying. The guide also contains a quick fire interview, providing exclusive insight into the judges who will be deciding who takes home each prize on the evening of January 22nd, 2020.
"becoming a OPEX Award winner gives instant credibility and visibility in ones network."
Sachin Ahuja, OPEX Awards judge and previous OPEX Awards winner
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On the path to operational excellence and in pursuit of business transformation, Design Thinking offers a way for implementers of change to apply a systematic approach to handling problems and generating solutions, while encouraging ‘out of the box thinking’ that results in the creation of the right features for the right people.
Here, we explore the key principles of the Design Thinking discipline and share exclusive insight from OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2020 speakers Monica Stitt, Former Director Strategy, Planning and Program Operations at Amway, and Rob Kenny, Senior Director Operational Excellence at Moderna, who share how Design Thinking has helped move their own transformation projects toward success.
Today, business transformation leaders and operational excellence practitioners are provided with a unique opportunity to ‘flip-the-script’ on institutionalized ways of working and with more than a good reason for doing so. However, regardless of the explicit necessity for this change, challenges to transformation still persist; the largest of which is a lack of cohesion between the operation and direction of a businesses’ process, people, technology and data.
With insight from OPEX Week 2020 Advisory Members and operational excellence experts Leslie Behnke (HALO Branded Solutions), David Hadd (Webster Bank) and Loren Bishop (State Street), we explore how leading practitioners are taking an ‘all or nothing’ approach to holistic business transformation.
‘The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ - Rupert Murdoch
With almost 900 business transformation, continuous improvement and process/operational excellence leaders taken part in the 2018-2019 State of the Industry Process Excellence Survey, we take a look at global trends affecting the industry. And, with the USA and Europe representing 32% and 18% of the participants, how do the two regions differ?
We asked respondents to rank their business challenges and the results give some clear pointers for transformation and OPEX professionals looking to find their organization’s position in both their regional business ecosystem and the wider world.
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How are the worlds No.1 brands achieving, growth, turnaround & holistic transformation? How are they creating a culture, revolutionizing process strategies and embracing digital all in the name of transformation? Find out now from the biggest leaders in operational excellence and business transformation.
How can businesses adapt and continuously improve in the new digital world? What are the critical drivers and inhibitors for a successful digital transformation? What are the biggest mistakes that you can avoid? Get all the answers from Digital Transformation Expert, Mark Etwaru!
Mark Etwaru is an independent management consultant and thought leader specializing in digital transformation. Having occupied this space for over 15 years he has worked across a diverse spectrum of industries spanning financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and now luxury retail.
"At the organization I am currently working with, there are several transformation efforts that are running in parallel across functions such as HR, Supply Chain, Legal and Real Estate. I’m responsible for the technologies that are being implemented in the Supply Chain space. We are looking at things like RPA and AI, leveraging machine learning and taking advantage of more advanced data and analytics. This is a complete end to end transformation effort, from the sourcing of raw materials to the distribution of both a B2B and B2C products."
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