33 According to a global survey of 3,199 executives by consulting firm McKinsey & Co., only one in three organizational change programs succeed. 1 million According to Forrester Research, one million business-to-business sales reps will lose their jobs to e-commerce by 2020. 8 The Tremont House hotel in Boston is best known as the first hotel to have indoor plumbing and running water. Eight water closets were provided on the ground floor. 50 Speaker and author Steve McClatchey says as a rule of thumb you should plan only 50% of your non-appointment time at work for tasks. The other 50% goes to the tasks for the day. 8 Consulting firm FMI expects solid growth of 8% in the residential sector for 2015 and for that growth rate to remain steady through 2019. FMI adds multifamily construction will continue in double-digit growth through 2016. While singlefamily home sales grew to 517,000 in April (26.1% above April 2014), FMI states many would-be homeowners are waiting until their wages go up and they can save enough money to meet new lending standards. 35,000 Via ASA’s Materials Market Digest, the American Trucking Association recently released an estimate stating demand outpaces supply by between 35,000 to 40,000 drivers, which it attributes to growing freight volumes, regulatory pressures and normal attrition. 12 According to HARDI’s TRENDS report, average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 12% in June 2015 and the annualized growth through June 2015 was 5. 3%. This rate has been declining since last fall but the latest report is a slight improvement from May. The West region boosted sales by 22. 8% during the period. 66 From speaker Andy Ray (Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas), 66% of all businesses in the U. S. are owned by baby boomers (67 years and older).
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