Technology is great, but people are still the key to success. This week’s top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends examine some of the hardest-working people on Earth; how users’ attitudes can trump analytics software; the lighter side of design thinking; and more.

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Military veterans are a highly skilled and adaptable workforce, and they are well-versed in solving ambiguous problems under stress.

What Makes the Strongest Tech-Savvy Workforce Even Better? [VIDEO]

Military veterans often have skills in cybersecurity, robotics and other high-tech fields — and they make up a highly adaptive workforce that is more than accustomed to demanding environments. Derek Klobucher drills into a program that teaches veterans the business processes and technology that will help them thrive in the SAP ecosystem.

Beyond Bias: Diversity in China’s Workplaces

Business opportunities for women in China may be stronger than ever. Mark Gibbs presents some of the new thinking and innovative technology that are enabling workforce diversity and equality, following the second SAP Women’s Leadership Summit in Beijing.

What Makes A World-Class Analytics Team?

Flawlessly installing the best-ever analytics software doesn’t make a world-class analytics team; neither does simply training up all of your workers. Timo Elliott explains why none of those matter without a cultural shift that enables people to actually use the information that’s available.

Tradition Meets Modern Food Politics in Swiss Dairy Industry

Swiss dairy farming might look quaint, but the nation’s more than half a million cows produce about 3.4 million tons of milk each year. John Ward looks at some of the business benefits gleaned when Switzerland’s largest milk processor implemented SAP’s new industry-specific dairy management solution. (Yes, that’s really a thing.)

Design Thinking Meets Sketch Comedy [VIDEO]

Design thinking may be no laughing matter, but it has some similarities with sketch comedy. Janaki Kumar describes how empathy, brainstorming and collaboration are useful for solving customer problems, as well as writing funny skits.

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