Food in the Time of Coronavirus

HPA Advisor Meredith Sandland shares insight on current obstacles facing the Food & Beverage industry, explaining how we as consumers can help, and predictions on the lasting influence COVID-19 is likely to have as the industry faces major disruption.

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My New Job

Where will the education system go from here? HPA consultant Tim DeRoche shares his industry insight and personal experience, outlining some of the current major issues at play for schools and educators and predictions for longer term impacts across the broader education industry.

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Planning and Prep: Creating Work From Home Success

HPA Senior Advisor Bob Kaplan shares his personal framework for a successful virtual office space and simple, but meaningful ways to avoid common frustrations.

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What to Watch at Home

As my contribution to the dialogue on how to cope with COVID-19, let me share with you my Peak TV recommendations.  I hope you can find some gems in here that you haven’t yet discovered, to help you through some of these funky days and nights. 

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How to Set Up a High-Performing PMO

Assuming a strategic plan is sound, there are many factors that determine the success of a company’s change initiative. Oversight from a Project Management Office (PMO), enables a strong path for success and provide early warnings when a project is derailed and work to help get it back on track.

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PMO Resourcing the High Performing PMO

Resourcing the High-Performing PMO

For companies in the midst of transformation, a Project Management Offices (PMO) is typically viewed as a necessary expense that should be run as lean as possible. However, we believe a well-run Project Management Office has the power to bring structure, focus, and speed to enterprise-wide change initiatives and process improvements.

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Strategic Plan Align Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

How to Align Business Unit Strategy with Corporate Strategy

It cannot be emphasized enough that corporate strategy must be developed with Business Unit leadership involvement. Here we discuss how corporate leadership and Business Units can promote mutual understanding and alignment with the enterprise strategy at each level.

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Promoting a Cohesive Mindset in a Newly Merged Business

Within any organization, groupthink can be detrimental if it stymies creativity and innovation, discounts individual opinions, inhibits engagement, and undermines moral. While the semantics may appear to be similar, having a cohesive mindset is something quite different. Ensuring your organization shifts its old identity to the new identity takes some effort. Here we discuss a framework to promote success.

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Addressing the Cooks in the Kitchen: RACI Matrices

Some business tools are so simple, it’s easy to be suspect of their effectiveness. RACI, a responsibility and decision clarification matrix that brings both structure and accountability to projects and processes, is one of them.

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Responding to the Changing Healthcare Landscape

There is broad agreement that the U.S. healthcare market has structural challenges that need correcting: Cost of healthcare is the highest in the world and has been growing faster than GDP for decades. So, what should a healthcare provider, payer, or services and technology company do to win in this evolving landscape? How should a healthcare player develop its call-to-action?

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