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Organizations around the world are losing billions of dollars due to Human Error. A study by the global analyst firm, IDC, revealed the losses at an average of $624 per employee per year. The findings also highlighted that the real cost may be a lot higher when factors such as reputational damage, loss of trust, loss of life, physical injuries, etc. are taken into consideration.

In 1999, NASA lost approximately $125 million when their Mars Climate Orbiter was lost in space. Investigations revealed that the main cause was a measurement oversight by a small team of engineers who were working…


Organizations around the world are losing billions of dollars due to Human Error. A study by the global analyst firm, IDC, revealed the losses at an average of $624 per employee per year. The findings also highlighted that the real cost may be a lot higher when factors such as reputational damage, loss of trust, loss of life, physical injuries, etc. are taken into consideration.

In 1999, NASA lost approximately $125 million when their Mars Climate Orbiter was lost in space. Investigations revealed that the main cause was a measurement oversight by a small team of engineers who were working…


It is not uncommon for people to take up resolutions on New Year’s Eve, committing to make changes in themselves for their betterment as opposed to reflecting on their past unsuccessful endeavours. So, do people resist change? In fact, people don’t resist change, they resist the inevitable losses, uncertainties, and endings due to change.
With the intent and urge to change, one is determined to engage in changing their ‘usual’ way of doing things. With knowledge of ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where,’ and ‘how’ it has to be done employed, one seizes the opportunity to do so. For instance, a horizontally challenged individual…


The great Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that “change is the only constant” in the world. He believed that the idea of permanence was a mere illusion that people believed in to go on in life. As we think about it, we realize we are constantly under some kind of change. Change is everywhere, as we grow older, not only do we see a physical change in ourselves but it also gives a certain emotional maturity leading us to change our perspective on situations and events.

Despite change being so inevitable and all around us, we as human beings, are creatures…


Happy employees work better. Many companies believe that happiness inspires productivity and in order to understand their employees better, annual surveys play an important role. The reasons why companies conduct these surveys are many. One of them is that this provides them with data to analyze issues and the overall environment in the organization. By being able to analyze, they are also made aware of the potential problems that could arise in the future thus giving them the opportunity to nip it in the bud. Conducting surveys also helps in deciding what changes are to be made in the company…

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