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STORIES & SOLUTIONS FOR THE MODERN BUSINESS USER

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Change Management for Project Success: Students as Stakeholders

At the height of the pandemic, schools sent students home, forcing a sudden shift to remote learning and other interventions to keep students, faculty, and staff safe. In addition to creating a different college experience than prior generations, the pandemic highlighted greater need for colleges to demonstrate the true value of higher education from the student perspective.

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Do Now: Create a Do-Not-Do List

The data is in. Employee burnout presents a daunting challenge for the entire workforce. According to the APA’s 2021 Work and Well-Being Survey of 1,501 U.S. adult workers, 79 percent of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey. When workers experience burn out, they are exhausted, less effective, and have lower engagement. With the pace of change not slowing down, what can leaders do to help their employees, teams, and organizations build resiliency, combat burnout, and fight change fatigue?

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Three predictions for healthcare: What is to come in 2022

One month into the new year, the healthcare community continues to fight another coronavirus surge. The ongoing pandemic has demanded increased innovation and called on healthcare IT leaders to digitally transform operations to improve patient care, lower costs, and improve the clinical, staff, and employee experience. What will we see in healthcare IT investments and business strategy in the coming year?

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Data Democratization and ERP Transformation

The amount of data created every day is staggering. According to industry sources, more than 181 zettabytes of data will be created by 2025. However, despite the abundance of data, many higher education institutions struggle with extracting value from their data. Driving value requires a culture change and a solution to make data accessible. Democratizing data, or enabling access to data for everyone across the institution, creates barrier-free access so leaders can make data-driven, effective decisions.

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Managing Change for a Workday Deployment

It’s an exciting time when a higher education institution decides to deploy Workday. A next-gen cloud ERP is transformational in and of itself, impacting how work gets done across the entire institution. Success with cloud ERP transformation depends on preparing the people leading and impacted by the change. However, getting everyone at the institution comfortable with change can be challenging. Here are some things to consider when readying your institution for a Workday project.

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What Does a Culture of Data Look Like?

Around the world and across industries, organizations are making huge investments in analytics technology with the desire to become driven by data. According to a Gartner study of Chief Data Officers, by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset, and analytics as an essential competency. However, just purchasing data analytic tools does not always lead to increased customer acquisition or loyalty, revenue or performance impacts. Creating a culture of data within your organization means changing attitudes and habits, while ensuring data is at the core of everything you do.

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Is Your Organization Ready for Change?

New software, mergers and acquisitions, executive leadership changes, or new policies and procedures will always bring disruption. It’s hard for individuals to change, and even harder for an entire organization to accept a new way of working. What might seem like a small change can become a huge headache and challenge if leaders do not effectively manage the people impact of business change. Knowing where your organization has been, where it is today, and what is needed to be successful in the future is key to successful transformation. Here are three things to think about if your organization is approaching change.

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