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David Chaudron, our managing partner, will be presenting on April 10 in Cairo, at the Arab Trainers Union conference. Those wishing to attend should contact Dr. Younis Kataybeh.
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Strategic Planning

Scenario Planning Strategic Planinng Change Management

Bryson, J., Edwards, L. and Van Slyke, D. (2017). Getting strategic about strategic planning research.
Public Management Review, 20(3), pp.317-339.

This article discusses factors that makes strategic planning strategic aiming at reducing the confusion about the concept of strategic planning. The authors define strategic planning as a deliberative, disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization (or other entity) is, what it does, and why

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

Balanced Scorecard

Quesado, P., Aibar Guzmán, B., & Lima Rodrigues, L. (2018). Advantages and contributions in the balanced scorecard implementation.

Intangible Capital, 14(1), 186-201.

This article is a based on qualitative research methodology and it is aimed ate identifying a set of advantages and contributions derived from implementation of balanced scorecard (BSC). When the BSC is implemented properly, it has several advantages over traditional financial reports, facilitating the process of change. BSC is an integral part of the identification of the mission, the formulation of the strategy and its implementation.

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

360 Feedback

Rohatgi, S., & Singh, K. K. (2017). Customized 360 Degree Feedback based Appraisal System in India in the Era of Internet of Things (IoT).

International Journal of Engineering Technology Science and Research, 4(7), 337-341

This paper looks at discusses the significances of appraisal system in India with integration of indirect methods of feedback system in the era of BIG data and internet of things (IoT). Specifically, the paper discusses the applicability of 360 degree feedback system in the Indian context. The author argues that customization of the 360 degree feedback is necessary considering socio-economic and cultural diversity in an Indian context

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


Padmasiri, M. D., Sandamali, J. G. P., Mahalekamge, W. G. S., & Mendis, M. V. S. (2018). The Relationship between Training and Development and Employee Performance of Executive Level Employees in Apparel Organizations.

International Invention of Scientific Journal, 2(01), 12-17.

Employee training is focused on teaching and communicating with employee's instructions and or information to improve their performance. This paper links employee training with development and employee performance in executive level. The authors suggest that organization should build a correct and logically substantial mechanism to select the employees who definitely participating to the training program. Management need to be established a widely spread evaluation scheme to enhance performance of employees according to the organization objectives.

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

Employee Surveys

Hammond, H., & Churchill, R. Q. (2018). The Role of Employee Training and Development in Achieving Organizational Objectives: A Study of Accra Technical University.

Archives of Business Research-Vol, 6(2). 67-74.

This paper discusses ways in which an organization can use employee training and development to achieve organizational objectives. The author refers Training and development at the field which is concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the performance of Individuals and groups in organizational setting and to achieve the set objectives of the organization. Continuous training of employees that offers room for learning and growth will enable organization achieve their objective.

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


Seeber, I. (2013, September). Facilitating team processes with recommender systems: A behavioral science perspective.

In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (p. 25). ACM.

This paper looks at how recommenders system should be considered as fully automated facilitators having positive impact on team processes and consequently on team effectiveness from a sociological point of view. The author argues that recommendations should be perceived as facilitators that have impact on a team's processes. This position paper puts forward the idea that recommender systems perform next to process facilitation in content and technical facilitation.

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Additional articles on teams by Dr. Chaudron are here.

Six Sigma

Hill, J., Thomas, A. J., Mason-Jones, R. K., & El-Kateb, S. (2018). The implementation of a Lean Six Sigma framework to enhance operational performance in an MRO facility.

Production & Manufacturing Research, 6(1), 26-48.

This paper looks at the application and measures the effectiveness of the integrated LSS framework through its ability to achieve new and enhanced performance through simultaneously reducing late material calls and reducing and stabilizing Order to Receipt (OTR) times. Lean six sigma is gaining wider acceptance as an improvement strategy of choice in a range of industries and sectors.

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