Commercial trucks will not have full access to the Port of Wilmington in North Carolina until Monday due to the lingering Hurricane Florence-related floodwaters. However, a large transport ship will arrive in the port to provide relief supplies to the area.
Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.
Just as the ancient Greeks talked about ethos, logos and pathos, making persuasive arguments today requires credibility and logic, as well as an emotional appeal, says Carmine Gallo, Harvard instructor and author. "Everything about human nature -- from the stock market to where we invest to how we vote -- is based on our emotional narratives that we tell each other as groups and within individuals," he says.
Employers can retain their best workers in a competitive labor market by offering excellent benefits, promoting from within, communicating one-on-one and discussing career paths, writes Scott Costa. "If you want all of your employees to know that you are seeing their best work, you can do it by announcing promotions on a regular basis," he writes.
Finding the right mix of technology and people in industrial settings isn't easy, but it's the key challenge for evolving beyond an Industry 4.0 mindset, writes Keith Barr, CEO and president of Leading2Lean. "Manufacturing 4.0, in contrast, is a new dynamic era where unlocking and multiplying human ingenuity is central to manufacturing, increasing efficiency, inspiring a new generation of skilled workers, and creating bottom-line profitability," he argues.
Xometry's online marketplace connects customers with manufacturers who offer the services and have the capacity needed to take on their projects.
Arrow Electronics will open a site in Centennial, Colo., next year to collaborate with other businesses and groups on digital solutions for urban infrastructure challenges. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is contributing $500,000 to the project.
Data provides companies with the insight needed to identify and prevent workplace hazards and should be the foundation of any workplace safety culture, writes USG executive Paul Haney. Haney suggests using data to engage employees regarding workplace safety and to inform training efforts.
Luxury automakers Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are preparing to release all-electric SUVs in competition with Tesla's Model X. Audi this week introduced its E-Tron model, which is expected to cost less than the Model X and to feature Amazon's Alexa voice tool.
Amazon, which earned 50 cents of every dollar spent online in the US last year, is impossible to beat at its own game, according to New York University business professor Scott Galloway, speaking this week at Recode's Code Commerce conference. A panel of retailer CEOs said opportunities do exist, such as Shopify's model of working closely with merchants and Macy's advantage of a physical presence.
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