Why Young Executive Leaders Need Soft Skill Development

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The largest problem facing businesses isn’t competition, globalization, or access to capital. It is something else, something from within, something that today’s business leaders are not getting in their executive leadership development. It is embedded in the fabric of organizations as their most important asset, Human Capital. Human capital, the people that make organizations work, is one of the largest …

How Process Improvement Training Could Save the Food Industry

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We’ve all heard the sad truth about the current state of the food production industry: It creates an immense amount of waste and a high rate of health and safety accidents, often due to inefficiencies (University of Edinburgh, 2017). From a quality perspective, these are troubling results that prompted the Juran team to look into the food production industry and …

The Office: How Poor Quality May be Hurting Your Bottom Line

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At Juran, we have over 60 years of experience helping businesses reach their goals, and we were shocked to find that there is one single factor that can cost an organization 20%-30% of its total annual revenue. This nasty little revenue thief flies under the radars of most finance managers and thrives right within your organization. Meet the Cost of …

Leadership Styles as told by Game of Thrones

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You’ve seen every episode, you’ve taken sides, and you’ve set aside Sunday nights as a sacred time reserved only for Game of Thrones. But you no longer have to feel guilty about all those times you’ve binge watched, because Game of Thrones has ample lessons to teach us, from how to detect a bloody coup in the works to practical …

Angling for a Raise? 3 Reasons Certification Programs Can Get You There

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With today’s workforce becoming increasingly educated and hiring practices feeling ever-more competitive, you might be searching for ways to help yourself stand out and maybe even move up the ladder. At Juran, we believe that creating a workplace culture of continuous learning is the best move a leader can make to ensure continuous organizational success, and in our 60 years …

Managing Big Data

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There will be many trends this year that shape the way we manage, and specifically the way we manage for quality. One of these important trends is the increased access that businesses have to massive amounts of data, and the importance of big data management. Big data refers to extremely large data sets of structured and unstructured data, and big …

A Positive Work Culture is a Productive Work Culture

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What is the culture at your company like? Cutthroat and stressful, or easygoing and welcoming? Culture is not written or explicitly stated, but it is certainly something that everyone in a company can feel and recognize. A recent study revealed a link between high-stress workplaces and serious health problems in employees. While every company’s culture is different, there are some …

Big Data in Action

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It is clear that big data can provide many new business opportunities for organizations. Discoveries about consumer behavior or marketing campaigns can be revealing and informative, but there are many more ways to leverage big data. One example is in making medical decisions. i2b2, or Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside, is a big data project sponsored by the …