The annual performance review is widely believed to be the least popular practice in business.  An artifact from post WWII corporate America, performance reviews have been described as a “rite of corporate kabuki.”  Stanford University professor and leadership author Bob Sutton says that doing performance evaluations well is like “doing blood-letting well — it is…

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When companies start looking for areas where they are leaving money on the table, they typically look at quality management programs and supply chain systems and agreements. They invest in Kaizen programs and 5S initiatives to eliminate waste, improve standardized processes, and drive savings through efficiencies. Companies include non-performance clauses in their supply-chain agreements, consolidate…

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