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Business Is People

Can you perceive the company you work for, or any other organisation, whether political, social, or commercial, with any of your senses? If you can’t perceive an organisation with any of your senses, does it have any reality at all? “Fix the company you work for, or any other organisation of which you are part, firmly in your mind.

Using the new employee-oriented data, the company can transform IT Services into a truly high-performing business. Paul Allen was an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular multinational technology companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation. Along with his philanthropic activities and ownership of several other companies and sporting clubs, Paul Allen had a major impact on sports, wildlife, education, arts, healthcare, community services, environmental conservation, and more.

Two young business professionals standing together and discussing over business report in office hallway. Two of the foremost business experts in the world, Thomas Peters and Jim Collins, both recognised that the foundations for all great businesses is people. These are some of the critical questions posed by Dee Hock, the founder of Visa. Hock’s book, ‘One from Many – VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization,’ considers businesses in a different light; not tangible, physical realities such as buildings or machines, but people. He un-peels the onion so to speak, creating a mental exercise to emphasise the point.

CRG welcomes Alison Mills as Vice President of Design and Development. Alison will oversee the firm’s design and entitlement strategies and development activities for CRG’s residential business. Mills previously managed a $1.2 billion multifamily pipeline for CA Ventures and was an architect with Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York. Mills holds a master’s degree in city planning with a certificate in real estate development from UC Berkeley and a B.A.

It’s no secret that business success today revolves largely around people, not capital. Many traditional manufacturers are now essentially service businesses. In most industries, people costs are much higher than capital costs. Even when a company isn’t people intensive overall, a people-based business embedded in the company often drives corporate performance. The textbook definition of business is the providing of products, services or both to people in exchange for something from them like money.

Truly successful people businesses—those with economic profit that is 30% or more above their employee costs, rather than the typical 10%—have created assets that make the companies much more than the sum of their employees. Rentokil Initial, which provides hygiene and pest control services, has standardized processes and uses its high network density in the United Kingdom to create a cost advantage in customer service. Software company SAP converted previously customer-specific software development activities into standardized products with reusable elements. Just as problematic are the conventional metrics designed to measure employee productivity.

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