Because of the Industrial Revolution, when everything was primarily based on manufacturing, we became obsessed with process and efficiency, an obsession that has characterized businesses up until the present day, when we tend to think only about numbers.
Nearly one year ago, in November of 2018, leaders and academics from around the world made an appearance at the World Health Organization’s inaugural Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health;
In 2019, the Performance Magazine editorial team interviewed Dr. Mark Powell, business writer, consultant & entrepreneur, and Jonathan Gifford, business author & speaker, on the topic of business innovation, specifically on how businesses could greatly improve by replicating the daring, yet highly successful model of performance arts.
The world is in a constant state of flux as technology evolves, customs change and priorities shift. These fundamental truths affect business as well, and professionals have to be willing to adapt if they’re going to ensure their company’s survival in the coming decade.
Benchmarking, commonly known as learning from best practices, is an effective organizational performance tool that can boost a company’s performance, by enabling a learning experience that relies upon understanding best-in-class practices and implementing them within one’s own organizational structure.