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Articles by Janet Wiscombe

Procter & Gamble Gets Some IDEO

February 2, 2007
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A couple of years ago, Procter & Gamble CEO Alan G. Lafley loaded up his entire Global Leadership Council, 40 business-unit heads, for a pilgrimage to San Francisco. The one-day immersion, sponsored by IDEO, was designed to open the eyes of the executives to new ways of thinking
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IDEO The Innovation Factory

February 2, 2007
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IDEO helps top executives rethink their approaches to problem-solving and developing creative environments. Senior managers turn to IDEO to learn how to foster creativity by developing corporate cultures that are founded on breaking rules, building teamwork and stimulating the free expression of ideas.
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Whats Behind the Wheel at Toyota

January 8, 2007
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Former Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña says it should come as no surprise that Toyota Motor Corp.’s diversity program in North America—like its exploding profits—is a reflection of two bedrock philosophies: respect for people and haizan , Japanese for continuous improvement.
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Toyota Driving Diversity

January 8, 2007
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Brent Loescher, a self-confident white male of 39, hardly looks like a poster child for diversity. At Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., his job title is operations design manager. But he also carries a badge that identifies him as a “diversity champion.”
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Renewed Energy

September 15, 2005
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A spate of high-profile crises forced Royal Dutch Shell to take a hard look at its management structure and how it cultivates talent. Fortunately, says global HR executive Rick Brown, the company found that it had a deep reserve of employee loyalty on which to build.
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Corporate America's Scariest Opponent

April 2, 2003
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Plaintiffs' attorney Cyrus Mehri has wrested megabuck settlements from companies including Texaco and Coca-Cola, and put a shiver in the spine of the NFL. Here's his advice on how to keep him out of your office.
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Vigilance Stops Violence--and Lawsuits

October 17, 2002
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Behavior that can escalate to violence is increasing in the workplace. To quell violence--and lawsuits--HR must recognize and respond to problem behavior.
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Don't Fear Whistle-Blowers

August 5, 2002
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With HR's help, principled whistle-blowers can be a company's salvation. Here is how several organizations encourage a culture where bad news can be heard and acted on before it's too late.
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The Business Benefits of Yoga

June 20, 2002
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This holistic Indian tradition is considered an effective method for promoting better business decisions by lowering stress.
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