Our local minor league baseball team had an exciting opportunity for a bright, hardworking individual. The internship offered an entry into the world of sports PR and the explicit promise of 100 hours per week. (more…)
Posts By: Robby Slaughter
The walls in some public bathrooms seem to attract scribbles and markings. But one researcher found a completely effective method to stop graffiti for practically no cost whatsoever. (more…)
Local HR firm C&S Consulting recently published a blog post about job descriptions. Unfortunately, these documents tend to cause problems rather than establish useful parameters for work. (more…)
An old business adage warns: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” However, obsessing over metrics often does more harm than good. (more…)
Tech writer Farhad Manjoo is supposed to be obsessed with the latest online gadgets. But instead, he has designed a straightforward system for surfing the web.
The team at XYZ Industries ran a fairly efficient warehouse floor, often processing as many as 60 orders per day. When new people were hired for a seasonal rush, the floor manager put together a simple paper artifact to facilitate training. That temporary fix became a major boon to productivity and was adopted as SOP—Standard Operating Procedure. (more…)
Google usually answers your questions, but did you know it can predict the future? Flu Trends aggregates historical search data to foretell where the flu will strike next. Is there anything Google doesn’t know?
When renewal forms were sent out in the mail to the members of the Australian Football League, they included key information. But they also presented a serious mistake. (more…)
The names might sound unfamiliar, but a story in a Pakistani newspaper reports on inefficiencies in local community boards that might well be in your own hometown. (more…)
The British government maintains an ambitious registry of over four million DNA samples used in crime fighting. However, some major data entry problems have left nearly 200 crimes undetected. (more…)
Effective process improvement requires the willingness to look everywhere. That includes looking beyond the obvious, even when the subject is highly advanced information technology. (more…)
Clear communication is a hallmark of good business. So why are some parts of the multibillion dollar free-agent system conducted partially in secret? (more…)