For years defining and pigeon-holing generations has been a cottage industry. Some pundits have pitted generation against generation, including the condescending dismissal expressed by some contemporary young people: “Okay, Boomer.”
Andy Anderson believes we’ve just about hit peak globalization. What that means for his discipline, supply chain management, and how students can adapt are two important problems he's working to solve. And a new designation will help him along his journey.
Business leaders might be happy to learn about current nuts and bolts research on how to manage a nimble, sustainable, "learning" organization over the long haul. During the last half of the last century, tried and true management methods seemed to meet their match. The rigid command and control methods of a traditional corporate hierarchy couldn't keep up with an increasingly global economy, tangible impacts of dwindling natural resources, and shifting social attitudes.
UNI’s Advance Iowa is creating an Employee Ownership Center to advance the College’s mission to promote the economic vitality of Iowa communities. Across the U.S., small business closures have been identified as a potential crisis for rural and underserved populations. A 2022 Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) study found over 80% of business owners plan to exit in the next decade. Few of these businesses have a succession plan or plans to transfer ownership. If these businesses close, that could be especially devastating for rural families and economies.
Suppose you just graduated from UNI with a degree in marketing. You’ve converted your summer internship into a permanent sales job. Congratulations. A few years into your job, however, you start noticing prospectuses regarding robots.