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EDS Reinvents its Workforce

November 9, 2004
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The inside story of how the struggling outsourcing giant plans to harness the power of its workforce and get the company back on track.
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Sailing Into a Worker Shortage

November 1, 2004
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As ships queue up, theories on why staffing estimates came up short.
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Warming Up For Leadership

November 1, 2004
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Schneider Electric’s business-incubator project selects high-potential employees to act as members of cross-functional "SWAT teams" that have the authority and ability to move quickly within the organization to find new opportunities and solve problems. Schneider hopes that the project, less than a year old, will fuel sales growth while giving employees the experience they need to become company leaders.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Quantitatively Measure the Size of Our Workforce

October 8, 2004
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The process is based on a series of ratios or relationships and presumes a relatively fixed ratio between the number of employees needed and certain business metrics.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Quantitatively Measure the Size of Our Workforce

October 8, 2004
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The process is based on a series of ratios or relationships and presumes a relatively fixed ratio between the number of employees needed and certain business metrics.
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Outsider CEOs Aren’t Always Saviors

July 30, 2004
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Statistics dispute the case that outside CEOs are best positioned to “shake up the culture.”
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop A Succession Plan To Create Two Levels Of Leaders

April 9, 2004
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We started our company with 45 employees and increased it to 95 within two years. Two project managers head the operations, and we have plans to increase manpower to 170. How should I develop a succession plan?
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Two Heads Are Now One

April 1, 2004
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Kraft has scrapped its unusual two-CEO structure, to no one's surprise. Job-sharing arrangements among corporate chiefs are "always such a wonderful disaster," says one management observer.
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