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Exposed offices also make it difficult to concentrate, especially with work that requires intense focus, or speaking to others on the phone. This was the case for Laura Munoz in her inside sales job at Groupon after college. “I loved feeling part of that community but as an inside sales rep I hated having people listen to all of my conversations,” she says. “It was to an extent nice to pick up sales tips from listening to others, but it really made me act differently—either carefree or totally nervous. And of course there was the occasional private conversation that you wish you didn’t hear.”
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A recent Accenture study of more than 1,000 senior global executives found that, while 97 percent understood how Big Data could benefit their supply chain, only 17 percent reported implementing any of the findings. Here are some of the ways that Big Data can identify opportunities and revolutionize supply chain management in nearly any organization.
- Coupa Turns Big Data Into Actionable Insights for Finance and Supply Chain
Coupa Analytics enhances the Coupa unified spend platform and rolls up data across applications from procurement, e-invoicing, contracts, travel and expenses, and more. The common data layer across all Coupa applications makes it easy to aggregate data so organizations can make intelligent decisions faster than ever. Customers benefit through consumerized data science, embedded naturally throughout analytics, so they can become spend analytic experts without having to go to extensive training or have data engineers standing by to help.
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Sharma also adds that when the concept of emotional intelligence debuted over 20 years ago, diversity issues simply “weren’t as much a part of that conversation at the time.” There’s now evidence to suggest that the ability to navigate culturally diverse working environments may trump generaland emotional intelligence for certain “cross-border” managers. As Sharma puts it, “culture and complex emotions now interact when we talk about globalization,” which in his view is transforming the workplace in ways we’re only beginning to realize. “If you’re working across global teams, as a lot of managers do today, it takes more than EI to be successful, like knowledge of places and people and local cultures.”
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