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Strategic Planning and Effects-Based Thinking: Part 1

In strategic planning and decision making, effects-based thinking (EBT) is a vital tactic to assess the effects of specific actions, not in a narrowly defined and time-limited way, but through a perspective that is sensitive to broad-ranging and lasting impacts. In our fast-paced personal and work lives, we tend to think more about today's issues rather than tomorrow's - but effects-based thinking is the opposite of short-sightedness.

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Effects-Based Thinking: Part II

In 'Effects-Based Thinking - Part I', the definition of effects-based thinking, or EBT, was established as an approach to strategic planning, which contributes to long-lasting organizational impacts. Expanding on this concept, we can view the differences between strategic planning with EBT and simply tracking progress with metrics. With EBT, we're able to construct, align and adapt our measurements to ensure success within the organization.

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Effects-Based Thinking Part III

In Part I of this series, the concept that everything exists within a system from the perspective of complexity was introduced. In Part II, a three-tiered framework of effects-based thinking (EBT) and planning critical to understanding change in organizations, markets and communities was discussed. In this final installment, discover how effects are planned within complex systems and how adaptive leadership propels those effects.

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What Is RPA And What’s the Difference Between RPA And Traditional Automation?

Many companies are implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) over traditional automation techniques to automate and streamline business operations.

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What One Thing?

Keeping life simple is a challenge in this complex and fast paced world. Often we dismiss what's simple just because it is. What if simple is the way to lasting change? What one thing may only be three simple words but together it forms a powerful phrase to simplify getting where we want to be and creating lasting change.

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All About Research Areas of Aerospace Engineering Where Experts Provide Assignment Help

Currently, there is a rising trend among students to study aerospace engineering with a rise in demand in the research area as well. As a result to this, there has also been a huge increase in demand for aerospace engineering assignment help as well. More students are going for research level studies in aerospace engineering as they get a hi-profile job with the best salary in the industry.

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Learning The Rules Of The Road

For the uninitiated, the complex systems of roads and motorways can be a confusing monster. And while it may appear that everyone is acting on instinct, below that facade is a deep understanding of traffic laws that if not obeyed can result in disastrous consequences.

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SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Aliens Conundrum - Part II

How can we tell the artificial from the natural? How can we be sure to distinguish Alien artifacts from naturally-occurring objects? How can we tell apart with certainty Alien languages from random noise or other natural signals?

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Biomimetic and Evolutionary Design Driven

An innovative, design-driven, sustainable approach in conceiving, developing, producing, using new materials can be effective in strengthening the competiveness and success of creative industries linked to manufacturing (e.g., biomedical, architecture, automotive, art, crafts, supports for cultural items, decoration, fashion, furniture, lighting, interior design materials and products, jewels, luxury, media supports, publishing, sport and toys), adding value to products and processes also by ‘immaterial’ factors (e.g., trend translation, enhanced sensations, values).

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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessment can be done by any responsible person who even does not have much of experience in handing situations like fire accidents. Buildings which have arrangements for small fire accidents can be assessed by any responsible person having little or no experience of handling a fire accident.

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Complexity: The Execution Challenge You Don't See

Complexity lies in every aspect of strategic planning and it is a concept that needs to be clearly understood in order to anticipate and overcome execution challenges. We live in a highly complex world and - for the most part - we cannot comprehend the intricate concepts needed for strategic planning. With outside management consulting, companies often see that it is easier to understand the complex architecture of cause and effect.

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