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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Engine of Change

July 24, 2006
Innovative plant practices at the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance serve as an example of how U.S. automakers may be able to better stand up to stiff global competitiion.
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Many Businesses, but One Mission

June 16, 2006
It was Jeremy Farmer's job to bring Aon's fragmented insurance and consulting operations under a unified culture. With 47,000 employees in 500 offices throughout the world, the insurance and consulting company was completely decentralized. But when regulators came knocking, both the company and its HR chief realized that the new culture needed a singular goal: putting customers first.
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Rebalancing Putnam

May 30, 2006
In the wake of scandal, Putnam Investments realized that its rigid structure and hyper-competitive environment might have been partly to blame for bad behavior. Now the company hopes a more relaxed culture and less focus on short-term results will help restore its reputation with clients and potential employees.
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