Leadership

A Hidden Cost of Plant Breeding Staff Turnover – Will it Impact You?

There are so many hidden costs when running a business but the costs of staff turnover are sometimes forgotten. When someone leaves they take with them knowledge and experience not easily or always captured by a computer. Unexpected Departures If any of your plant breeders were to unexpectedly leave your organization, how would it affect …

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Impact of growth on company’s Culture

Growth is an unavoidable process which many organizations have to undergo. To accommodate this growth, there are some processes that take place. For example: increase in cash flow, increase in number of employees, increase in departmental functions, increase in machineries and activities, and so forth. Such growth will translate to culture and change, where the …

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Who is the Most Important Person in Your Company?

Have you ever met a CEO or company president that feels he or she is of celebrity status? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon these days. We live in a celebrity-centric world, where emphasis is put on what and how many events you attend, how many hands you shake, and the number of followers one has accumulated on social media.

Plant Breeding Software…on the Cloud

For 28 years Agronomix Software has been at the forefront of developing plant breeding data management software solutions, starting with the original AGROBASE. Since 2001 AGROBASE Generation II® has changed the way breeders around the world interact with their data and each year it gets better. Initially the Core System was available with the Advanced Statistics and Varietal …

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Plant Breeders Aren’t Robots, They’re Human

Each year, I spend several weeks analyzing data, navigating back and forth between Excel sheets and plugging in data. I have about a two-week window when this is all I do. I stop only to sleep and eat … and my family, well, they don’t see much of me during that time of year. That …

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