PERSPECTIVES

Kevin McManus

Performance by Kevin McManus

My case against competition
When it comes to using big data for predictive analysis purposes, I am as big a fan as you will find. I am not that big of a fan when it comes to using big data to drive competitiveness, especially within organizations. Of course, those who know me well also know that I don’t like to keep score in pickup basketball games.

Paul Engle

Management by Paul Engle

Innovation – disruptive or sustaining?
Successful disruptors tend to focus on mature products and services dominated by a small group of suppliers. The top 20 percent account for 80 percent of the margin and profit. Most companies invest heavily to protect their share of this lucrative market, ignoring their less profitable customers, products and services, providing opportunity to disruptive entrepreneurs.

Tarun Mohan Lal

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Care teams in healthcare – ISEs can help
Care teams can increase access and your organization’s capacity to deliver care, improve patient experience and satisfaction, reduce staff burnout and cut the cost of care delivery. In spite of such a compelling case, team-based care models seem to be limited.

Nabil Nasr

Manufacturing by Nabil Nasr

The tools for a circular economy are almost here
While global awareness of the need to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions grows, increasing populations are competing more for resources, consuming more and generating more emissions. This conundrum has challenged engineers and policy-makers for decades, but we are closer than ever to building a sustainable framework.