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April 20, 2012
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Your Bottom Line 
  • Don't let fraud sneak up on your company
    A proactive approach to fraud prevention can help companies minimize the cost of employee misconduct before it hurts the bottom line, forensic accountant Tracy Coenen writes. Fraud can take several forms, whether misappropriation or outright corruption. Executives should design processes that eliminate opportunities for fraud while keeping an eye out for signs of wrongdoing. Launching an investigation after the fact is rarely effective at recovering losses. (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Is your work environment hurting productivity?
    Most office spaces aren't designed for 21st-century collaboration, Anat Lechner writes. Companies need work areas that facilitate three kinds of work: individual, two-person cooperation and group collaboration. That means having diverse spaces designed for a range of activities and social patterns, including rooms built for teams. "It's time to align the physical with the strategic," Lechner writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
In the C-Suite 
  • How to solve common organizational problems
    Dave Logan suggests three leadership "hacks" that can help you overcome common organizational problems. Is your company limited by silos? Identify well-connected people from different areas and figure out what drives them. Then, get them together to tackle a shared problem. You'll know the strategy is working when more people adopt an "us" mentality, instead of a "they" one. CBS MoneyWatch (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to bring out the best in your team members
    Employee-development practices can backfire when they aren't implemented correctly, Jason Buss writes. Managers who want to see their team members learn and grow need to focus on providing high-impact opportunities. Offering new roles and assignments and mentoring will have a greater effect than seminars and performance reviews, Buss writes. (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Featured Content 

On the Move 
  • Steven DiNunzio has been named principal and CFO of asset manager Fairhills Group. He was CFO at Diamond Notch Asset Management. HFMWeek (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Craig Hansel has been named an executive director for the Iowa City school district. He was the CFO of the town of Ankeny, Iowa. The Des Moines Register (Iowa) (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Off the Charts 
  • Young workers bring new attitudes about office romances
    About 70% of workers ages 18 to 29 say office romances can be a good thing, and about 85% would consider dating someone they worked with, according to a survey by Workplace Options. That compares with 90% of older workers who said dating colleagues is a bad idea. More than a third of young people also said they would admit via a social media site that they dated a supervisor. Fox Business (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The cost and pain of implementing effective antifraud controls may seem high, but the benefits are much greater in both the short and long term."
--Tracy Coenen, forensic accountant at Sequence, writing at
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