1. Best Practice Report: Information & Knowledge Management: Big Data

    June 20, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    The term “big data” refers to data that is too large or complex—or is changing too rapidly—to process using traditional methods. Instead, organisations use more advanced computational methods to reveal patterns, trends, and associations – particularly in terms of how people interact with each other and with their surroundings. These insights enable organisations to improve strategies and make better decisions. Big data is characterised by the “5 Vs”: volume, velocity, variety, veracity, and value.

    • Volume refers to the massive amounts of data.
    • Velocity refers to the high speed at which data is accumulated.
    • Variety refers to the nature of data which may be structured, semi-structured or unstructured.
    • Veracity refers to the inconsistencies and uncertainty in the data, as well as to disparate data types and sources.
    • Value refers to the importance of being able to convert all of this data into something useful.

     
     
     
    In This Report

    1. What is “big data”?
    2. Which organisations have been recognised for excellence in big data?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of excellence in big data?
    4. What research has been undertaken into big data?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success using big data?
    6. How can the use of big data be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about big data?
    8. Conclusion

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  2. Best Practice Report: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    April 15, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is when an organisation takes responsibility for the impact of its decisions and operations on society and the environment. It is when an organisation achieves a balance between economic, environmental and social imperatives, and the expectations of stakeholders for the long term.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    In This Report:

    1. What is corporate social responsibility?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for corporate social responsibility?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of corporate social responsibility?
    4. What research has been undertaken in corporate social responsibility?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in corporate social responsibility?
    6. How can corporate social responsibility be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about corporate social responsibility?
    8. Conclusion

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  3. Best Practice Report: Strategy: Strategic Planning Process

    February 9, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    Strategic planning is a systemic process through which an organisation assesses where it is at the present time, communicates where it wants to be in the future (through its mission and vision), and makes the necessary decisions to reach its goals. The process includes making sure that monitoring, control and improvement mechanisms are in place, which help to ensure the smooth implementation of the plan and mitigate any interruptions.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    In This Report:

    1. What is a “strategic planning process”?
    2. Which organisations have been recognised for their strong strategic planning processes?
    3. How have organisations been successful with their strategic planning process?
    4. What research has been undertaken into strategic planning processes?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in a strategic planning process?
    6. How can the success of strategic planning processes be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about the strategic planning process?
    8. Conclusion.

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  4. Best Practice Report: Leadership: Governance

    January 19, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    Governance is the ethical and effective management of an organisation by its executives and its governing board of directors or trustees. The corporate governance framework consists of rules, practices and processes to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency in an organisation’s relationship with all of its stakeholders (including financiers, customers, management, employees, government and the community).
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    In This Report:

    1. What is “governance”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for good governance?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of good governance?
    4. What research has been undertaken into governance?
    5. What tools and methods are used to support high levels of successful governance?
    6. How can good governance be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about governance?
    8. Conclusion.

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  5. Best Practice Report: Leadership: Engagement and Communication with Stakeholders

    November 11, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    A stakeholder is an individual or a group that holds a stake or, in other words, an interest in an organisation’s activities. Stakeholders can come from almost every area in which an organisation exists and operates: they can, for example, be employees, suppliers or customers; consumers, unions or legislators; banks, competitors or shareholders. Engaging and communicating with stakeholders is a fundamental ‘must’ for every organisation. Engagement goes beyond a simple exchange of information. Engagement involves listening, learning and collaborating with those who have a legitimate interest in an organisation’s activities, products and services. It is the process through which leaders (from CEOs to managers to team leaders) involve those people who may be affected by the decisions an organisation makes or might influence the implementation of the decisions. Stakeholder communication refers to all forms of communication-formal and informal-that leaders convey to the organisation’s stakeholders. Organisational communication can be considered a subset of the deeper role of stakeholder engagement, in which leaders play a critical role.
     
     
    In This Report:

    1. What does ‘engagement and communication with stakeholders’ mean?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for engagement and communication with their stakeholders?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success through engagement and communication with their stakeholders?
    4. What research has been undertaken into engagement and communication with stakeholders?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in engaging and communicating with stakeholders?
    6. How can engagement and communication with stakeholders be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about engagement and communication with stakeholders?
    8. Conclusion

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