According to Michael Porter (1989), the processes of a company are viewed as macro in its Value Chain, which is still divided in primary processes or activities and support. With the increasing concern about cost control to operate a business and specialization increasingly necessary for the proper performance of the corporate governance practices, have become … Continue lendo What is the Use of a Business Process Outsourcing?
The Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev was the first to try to prove statistically, early last century, that there are cyclical movements in the world economy of prosperity (Peaks) and depression (Valleys), a concept now known as the long cycles of Kondratiev. In fact, several natural and social phenomena can be translated by a sine wave … Continue lendo Live with your Peaks and Valleys
In dictionaries, the word competence means "the ability to appreciate and resolve certain subject, do a certain thing; ability, skill, fitness, suitability". In business, competence is a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that generates a competitive advantage for the organization and generates distinctive value perceived by customers - a difficult set to being emulated. … Continue lendo Core Competencies of a Company
This beginning of the millennium brought a significant boost to the pace of change for a generation that tends to live up to 100 years. How many innovations and how many paradigm shifts will these people, from the so called generations Y and Z, experience during their lives? Professor Carlos Salles in his article "The … Continue lendo Competences for Living in Modern Times
The original concept of Biosynthesis stems from chemistry and biology and refers to the production of complex chemical compounds, such as proteins and nucleic acids, from simpler reagents catalyzed by enzymes. Unlike chemical synthesis, biosynthesis takes place inside living organisms and is a vital part of metabolism. However, Biosynthesis can also be defined as a … Continue lendo What is the Relation between Biosynthesis and the Business World?
Roger Tregear et. al, in his book ‘Estabelecendo o Escritório de Processos’ (1998) (Establishing a Process Office), depicts the steps to establish an office that provides knowledge, methodologies, tools and infrastructure to a company with an aim at supporting the organization to operate by processes, not only by functions. Said steps are simple: Read the … Continue lendo Establishing a Processes Office
Encyclopedia defines self-deception as "the result of a mental process that makes an individual, at a certain time, accept as true an information regarded as false by himself at another time", and exemplifies this process as the habit of advancing his own watch for not to be late for appointments. That is, self-deception is the … Continue lendo Company’s Self-deception
New generations (Y and Z) are accused by the oldest dive too deep in the virtual world of INTERNET losing with this, the relationship skills with their fellows and even with other species on the planet. Is this a true statement? The facts and data do not support this claim: 1. Research of Solomon (2008) … Continue lendo The Virtualization of Modern Times Has Returned us to Nomadism?
By the definition of the Foundation for the National Quality Award (FPNQ, 2003), an indicator is a numeric variable to which is assigned a goal and that is brought periodically to the attention of managers of an organization. The basic levels of hierarchy for indicators of an organization are: Strategy, Management and Operational. Also, called … Continue lendo How to Define a Performance Indicator
Many people have not yet realized that human beings exist only to transmute. But for that an actual processing occurs it’s necessary to know the baseline of each, that is, to know in what development stage each being is, in order to identify a target, a desired level of evolution to take place in time. … Continue lendo The World as a Reflection: Learning Means to Know Yourself