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When the Quick Fix Is Not the Best Fix

Have younger workers, raised on text-messaging and micro-blogging, lost the ability to systematically and comprehensively study and understand a problem before trying to solve it?
Have younger workers, raised on text-messaging and micro-blogging, lost the ability to systematically and comprehensively study and understand a problem before trying to solve it?… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/when-quick-fix-not-best-fix/

Our Brains Have Hit Their Limit

What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical power (to press metal, to lift panels, to weave textiles without tiring), the mach…
What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical pow… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/our-brains-have-hit-their-limit/

Information-Sharing: The Key to Your Legacy

My grandfather was a man of few words, particularly when talking about himself. A warm and engaged husband, father, and grandfather, he preferred hearing about the lives of others to sharing stories about his past. Like many in his generation, he served i…
My grandfather was a man of few words, particularly when talking about himself. A warm and engaged husband, father, and grandfather, he preferred hearing about the lives of others… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/information-sharing-key-your-legacy/

Future Factories: What Will They Look Like?

During the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, manufacturing executives across a range of industries weighed in on the future of their factories, and considered whether revolutionary change is in store for their manufacturing site…
During the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, manufacturing executives across a range of industries weighed in on the future of their factories, and cons… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-factories-what-will-they-look/

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The Most Bang for Your Buck in the Cloud
It seems EVERYONE is talking about the cloud. While many companies are still nervous to take the huge leap into the cloud, Our research at Frost & Sullivan shows that reve… https://www.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/navigating-through-contact-center-cloud/

Manufacturing's Profile Rises, But Not Among the Young

Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US manufacturing appear to be on the rise, according to a recently-released sur…
Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturings-profile-rises-not-among-young/

Corporate Culture: A Critical Element in Change Management

Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive stre…
Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-critical-element-change-management1/

Paradigms, Parents, and Podcasting

Every once in a while, you read something that really blows your hair back. Few things are better than having a moment of enlightenment – having a new idea presented to you that helps you make sense of your world in a better, simpler, way.
Every once in a while, you read something that really blows your hair back. Few things are better than having a moment of enlightenment – having a new idea presented to you that h… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/paradigms-parents-and-podcasting8/

Manufacturers and the Value of Diversity

As the United States Supreme Court weighs the legality of affirmative action in colleges and universities, I’d like to take a minute to consider the impact of diversity on the manufacturing workforce and business success.
As the United States Supreme Court weighs the legality of affirmative action in colleges and universities, I’d like to take a minute to consider the impact of diversity on t… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-and-value-diversity/

HP Product Line Leadership Award

Shrinking IT budgets and the need to invest in new technology are just two of the problems facing retailers today. Retailers want to provide customers with a personalized an… https://www.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/bp-2012-hp/

IP Theft: Dyson Accuses Bosch Of Industrial Spying

Among the many innovative engineers in Dyson’s high security, global development labs in Malmesbury, England, one employee may have been taking more than just inspiration away from his job. According to proceedings filed at London’s High Court yesterday, …
Among the many innovative engineers in Dyson’s high security, global development labs in Malmesbury, England, one employee may have been taking more than just inspiration aw… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ip-theft-dyson-accuses-bosch-industrial-spying/

Manufacturing Reckoning in Europe?

Is the economic slowdown in Europe a temporary, cyclical event or does it reflect a long-term, structural change? This is the question many manufacturing executives are asking themselves as they decide where in the world to invest in expanding production …
Is the economic slowdown in Europe a temporary, cyclical event or does it reflect a long-term, structural change? This is the question many manufacturing executives are asking the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-reckoning-europe/

What's So Great About STEM if a Kid Can't Write?

I recently read an alarming article in The Atlantic. Titled, "The Writing Revolution," it detailed a surprising trend among some young American students: They barely know how to write.
I recently read an alarming article in The Atlantic. Titled, "The Writing Revolution," it detailed a surprising trend among some young American students: They barely know how to w… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-so-great-about-stem-if-kid-cant-write/

The Global View: A Factory Tour Is Not Enough to Get Students Excited About Manufacturing

When I speak with manufacturing leaders, I sometimes ask them whether they want their own children to pursue a manufacturing career. This often leads to a discussion of how to help students become interested in a career related to manufacturing. The concl…
When I speak with manufacturing leaders, I sometimes ask them whether they want their own children to pursue a manufacturing career. This often leads to a discussion of how to hel… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-factory-tour-not-enough-get-students-excited-abo/

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