If key players were to leave, we could find what’s hidden in desk drawers, but what about the elements hidden in their brains? We hold onto more cerebral knowledge than we realize.
Cutting corners at the car wash typically has little consequence. It’s when the BPs of the world cut corners that there are more pronounced damages than soapy, stuck-on bugs and water spots.
“People are our greatest asset.” Given the disparity between words and deeds, you must wonder if nearly every motivational issue that an organization may have is self-inflicted.
Many of our products today are made to look fancy on the shelf, but they are so cheap that within weeks the materials have aged poorly and there is no inheritance.
Shows like How Do They Do It and organizations like John Ratzenberger's Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs are just what we need to revive interest in building and creating things.
I'm amazed by Apple’s lack of reaction to the plight of Foxconn’s workers. For most companies, this sort of news would be a deal-breaker.
Enlisting the help of healthcare providers in the quest to weed out false advertising might seem like a good idea, but shouldn't they be concentrating on taking care of the sick — and not evaluating ads?
We have the responsibility to disseminate hazardous claims about our products, processes and/or businesses, and in an equal-opportunity kind of way, dispel damaging disinformation.
It is not always easy to assign a dollar value to critical services that address emergency situations, improve productivity, solve recurring equipment failures and contribute to reliability.
It’s moments like these where I’m glad that my day-to-day decision-making isn’t subject to a slow motion replay in front of millions of angry viewers.
I’m not trying to off my six-year-old; I’m just one of those consumers that assumes big corporations test their products for safety issues before selling them to the public. My mistake.
Whenever a major food safety disaster occurs, the industry grumbling begins: "How come you don’t hear about the facilities that are doing things right?" Well, because, “This system functioned as designed, thus nothing newsworthy happened,” is not news.
However, the legislation could also increase the liability risk from trade partners’ lack of compliance, additional product-testing costs and higher costs associated with finding alternatives to questionable chemicals—just as the battered economy is on the cusp of a recovery.
While there have been fewer handshakes at the trade show booth, the purchasing power, technological savvy and prestige of the representative companies have made recent trips.