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  • intrapreneurs (intrapreneurship)

    Intrapreneurs are internal employees who use entrepreneurial skills and thinking to seek out initiatives that could benefit the organization financially. 

  • IT director (information technology director)

    An IT director (information technology director) is an employee in charge of technology within an organization. IT director is sometimes used interchangeably with CIO but, in the majority of large enterprise organizations, they are two separate posit... 

  • professional emancipation

    Professional emancipation is an approach to work that focuses on the ability of individuals to guide and control their careers and work life. The goal of professional emancipation is to bring more autonomy, self-efficacy and creativity to people's wo... 

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is the individual within an organization who has ultimate responsibility for all technology policy and related matters such as research and development (R&D). 

  • CMO (chief marketing officer)

    A CMO (chief marketing officer) is a C-level corporate executive responsible for activities in an organization that have to do with creating, communicating and delivering offerings that have value for customers, clients or business partners. 

  • zero-based thinking (ZBT)

    Zero-based thinking (ZBT) is a decision-making process based on imagining yourself back at the point before particular decisions were made, and free to make those decisions with the knowledge that you have now about their outcome. 

  • job hopper

    A job hopper is someone who works briefly in one position after another rather than staying at any one job or organization long-term. 

  • chief data officer (CDO)

    A chief data officer (CDO) is a C-level corporate executive responsible for an organization's data management and data mining. The position is related to, but separate from, the job of the chief information officer (CIO). 

  • business process professional

    A business process professional is a person whose job is involves using business process management (BPM) technologies and techniques to enable the continuous improvement, optimization and transformation of an organization’s business processes. 

  • human resource management (HRM)

    Human resource management (HRM) is the area of administrative focus dealing with an organization’s employees.  HRM is sometimes referred to simply as human resources (HR).