Digitally Innovative and Digitally Inefficient: The Challenge Educational Publishers Face That Nobody Wants to Talk About
Publishers have successfully moved their portfolios from print to digital. But, ten years in, they’ve not managed to re-engineer their processes and organizations to get digital products to market..
A Path Forward for Scaling Course Creation in Higher Ed
Out of necessity, universities scrambled to go online during the pandemic, but it is becoming ever more clear that hybrid learning environments such as “flipped classrooms” have real upside potential..
Earth Day Reflections: What Does Sustainability Mean for the EdTech Industry?
COVID-19 spread around the globe in a matter of months, wreaking particular havoc on our most vulnerable communities. The pandemic's indiscriminate existence has resulted in a common sense of pain,..
The Digital First Opportunity and Change Management
Digital first is not a new concept, but in our current climate of rapid change, it is time to promote it from "nice to have" status to "must have." It is critical to appreciate its enormous potential..
Adaptive “Leadership”: A Recipe for Embracing Rapid Change
Adaptive leadership is not a new concept, but as a strategy for business growth and success, it has become more valuable than ever. The pandemic has stretched the limits of business and accelerated..
Managing Current Performance While Maximizing Future Opportunities
The “three horizons” framework arose from a years-long McKinsey & Company project, and continues to offer a relevant growth strategy for evaluating and managing both current and future business..
Five Ways GT’s Platform Can Help You Scale Your Certification Program
Manually building and scaling an online certification program is inefficient and messy. The content needed to develop certification materials often exist in multiple file formats such as Excel, PPTX,..
Leveraging your LMS For Better Student Outcomes
Educational administrators continue to struggle to stop the financial hemorrhaging that has resulted from the COVID-19 health crisis. A recent study suggests that a 15% reduction in entering..
Apply Continuous Integration to Your Publishing Workflow
In software engineering, developers practice a process called ‘continuous integration’ (CI), which means team members working on a project integrate code into a shared repository on a frequent basis,..
Introducing New Features: Reuse Educational Content at Scale
Higher Education institutions are natural content producers. Colleges and Universities need to address the digital learning needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students across..
Mitigating the Spread: The First Step to Reopening the Production Floor
The first challenge that manufacturers face as they begin to reopen their facilities is determining the applicable guidelines. Regulations vary from country to country. States and provinces have..
The Importance of Culture and Leadership During Covid-19
How do you start your day? Do you take the time to center yourself over a cup of coffee? Or, is your mind spinning like an E5 tornado? Since Covid-19 officially became a pandemic, life has not..
Increasing Operational Efficiency in the New Normal
A recent survey found the top three concerns of manufacturers in a post-COVID-19 world are: Financial Impact (71%) Global Recession (64%) Workforce and Productivity (41%) For most manufacturers, the..
Maximizing Customer Experience During COVID-19
At the end of 2019, everyone had predictions for the future. Some of the high-risk areas for manufacturing in 2020 were tariff wars, labor shortages, the pace of change, and cybersecurity. Before..
Digital Transformation and Workforce Enablement
Businesses plan. They spend time crunching numbers, making projections, and setting goals. Three months into 2020 and those plans are of little use. No one could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic...
3 Ways to Reverse Construction's Lagging Productivity
Worldwide, the construction industry employs about 7% of the world’s working-age population. It is one of the world’s largest economic sectors; yet, it is at or near the bottom on productivity..
5 Trends That Will Transform Machinery Manufacturing in 2020
As new technologies emerge, machinery manufacturers benefit from exciting new opportunities that allow them to reimagine their processes and operations. However, it can be difficult to decide which..
4 Benefits of Creating Digital User Manuals for Customers and Internal Use
As the tongue-in-cheek adage warns, build something foolproof, and nature will cheerfully build a bigger fool. As companies scramble to keep their liability as minimized as possible, broader markets..
The Value of Upscaling Coaching to Maximize Employee ROI
For too long, manufacturer's have been bemoaning the lack of an available skilled workforce. Many have been waiting for some form of a White Knight in improved vocational training or government..
The Overlooked Challenges of Scaling Up
Perform an online search for “How to Scale Up a Business.” Most of the results recommend you create a plan. Wasn't that what a business plan was for? Isn't that the entire goal of a business - to..
F&B Manufacturers: The Time for Standardized Date Labeling is Now
Social awareness has increased around the topic of food waste. This has become more of a concern for a variety of reasons, from landfill capacity and methane emissions, to basic hunger...
Reduce Cleaning Downtime With Up-to-Date SOPs
In 2017, 841 outbreaks of food-borne disease were reported to the CDC. These resulted in 14 food recalls and 20 deaths. This is why no one in the food and beverage (F&B) industry wants to cut corners..
Predictive Maintenance: Increasing Your Equipment's ROI
You may be surprised to learn that predictive maintenance was first used during World War II. About half of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) aircraft were grounded for maintenance at any time during the..
Improving OEE With Quicker Changeovers
Once milk was just milk. Today you'll find a dozen or more different types on grocery store shelves. The same goes for yogurt: consumers want choices and dairy producers are serving it up. There is..
Turning Machine Learning and Deep Analytics into Business Insights
According to Forbes, the 2019 growth strategy for manufacturers was focused on improving shop floor productivity through investing in machine learning (ML) platforms. That focus may not have resulted..
Overcoming Interoperability Challenges: Why IoT Standards are a Business Imperative
Do you remember when your company connected the first sensor or device to the Internet of Things (IoT)? It wasn’t plug and play. It was more wish and wait. You were excited about the potential, but..
Can Smart Manufacturing Support the 3 Ps of Sustainability?
When was the last time you heard the phrase smart manufacturing? Yesterday? Two hours ago? In one of our recent posts? What about the word sustainability? Although these terms are likely heard..
How Smart is Your Factory?
According to Forbes, technology is the dominant trend in manufacturing for 2020. More and more manufacturers will look to technologies that make their factories smarter by utilizing: Internet of..
How Knowledge Sharing Supports a Well Integrated Value Chain
Manufacturers are familiar with the term supply chain. They understand that it encompasses the acquiring of materials through production to delivery to the customer. Supply chains focus on the cost..
How Manufacturers Can Facilitate Collaborative Cross Functional Teams to Innovate
While it's true that the term "digital transformation" brings with it far-reaching implications for any organization, the concept at the heart of it all couldn't be more straightforward. It simply..