We hope all of you are having a wonderful Summer, and to those in the Middle East, a joyous Eid.

Signposts and Indicators our monthly summary of important political, economic, social and technological changes that affect organizations will benefit your long-term decision-making is available.
In this issue: the consequences of arming the Kurds; Who will be hurt the most by Russia's sactions; Young Iranians, are well, acting young; and the rise of scientific research in Africa.

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Strategic Planning

The Nine Pitfalls of Organizational Change.

What are the nine things to keep in mind when considering organizational change?

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Additional articles on strategic planning by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Balanced Scorecard

The balanced scorecard and performance improvement

How to use the balance scorecard and integrate into performance improvement.

To read the article, click here.

Additional articles by Dr. Chaudron on the Balanced Scorecard are available here.


360 Feedback

The Three Degrees of 360 Feedback

How to you design a 360 feedback system? What are some options, and what are the consequences?

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Additional articles on 360 feedback by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Training

Assessment and training.

A downloadable video on this subject.

To read the article, click here.

Additional articles on training by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Employee Surveys

Master of all you Survey

How do you plan an employee survey for effective implementation?

To read the article, click here.

For additional articles on employee surveys by Dr. Chaudron, click here.


Teams/Facilitation

Improving Cross-functional teamwork

Cross-functional teams are especially hard to make effective. What are the keys to do so?

To read the article, click here.

Additional articles on teams by Dr. Chaudron are here.


Six Sigma

Evaluating your Six Sigma Effort

Much time and effort has been put into implementing Six Sigma. Did it make your organization more effective?

To view the video, click here.

Additional articles on TQM/Six Sigma by Dr. Chaudron are available here.