The Threat of Digital Business Models

Source: Global Beehive Author: Hans Gillior What happened? We suddenly live in a society in full motion into a digital unknown – affecting all aspects of our lives. What we know is that the way we consume, communicate and interact is undergoing rapid change with the help of digital technology. The role of institutions suchContinue reading “The Threat of Digital Business Models”

Living in the Disruptive Economy

Source: Global Beehive Author: Hans Gillior During the last couple of years, the concept of ‘disruption’ has been a central theme of digitalization. The idea is that new digital themes and companies will challenges and re-define the rules of an industry or sector. It challenges traditional with ease and threatening those companies unable to adjustContinue reading “Living in the Disruptive Economy”

Why haven’t all businesses adopted the Digital Transformation approach?

Source: Enterprise Times Author: Gerry Tombs The Global Enterprise Mobility Market size is predicted to reach USD 2,804.44 billion by 2030. Fuelling this growth is customer and employee demand for a seamless mobile digital experience in all aspects of their home and working lives. For businesses, it’s a case of adapting or being left in theContinue reading “Why haven’t all businesses adopted the Digital Transformation approach?”

Revealing an organisation’s true colours

Source: The Future Shapers Author: Hannah Keartland Surrounded by flashing lights and pumping music, the CEO stood on stage and announced “we’re innovative – we are the future”!  Memories of Steve Jobs! But when we looked at examples of projects that genuinely pushed the boundaries of the strategy, they’d all been stopped or reshaped toContinue reading “Revealing an organisation’s true colours”

6 Reasons Expense Management Automation Is Crucial In 2020

Source: Enterprise Times Author: Manaswini Rao Kaki COVID-19 has brought about rapid changes in the way businesses function. Undeniably, businesses have to re-evaluate and re-model some of their core processes to adapt to the “new normal” of working. One such core business processes impacted by the pandemic is Expense Management. Employees and Finance teams canContinue reading “6 Reasons Expense Management Automation Is Crucial In 2020”

The First Step in Improving an Ecosystem

Source: FutureShapers Author: Dan Toma In 1878 Leo Tolstoy released what would become one of his most acclaimed works, the novel Anna Karenina. The book starts with a quote, that over the centuries will transcend disciplines: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  Taken literally, the quote is aContinue reading “The First Step in Improving an Ecosystem”

Bigger Tank, Bigger Turtle

Source: FutureShapers Author: Danny Wootton If you buy a young turtle and put it in a small aquarium, it will only grow to the size that fits the tank.  Somehow  creatures are aware of the limitations imposed on them. You see a similar phenomenon in many organisations.  Organisations constrain their employees with rules, bureaucracy andContinue reading “Bigger Tank, Bigger Turtle”

Change and culture – the new competitive advantage

Source: FutureShapers Author: Friska Wirya. Would it surprise you to know best-selling author Dan Pink says we spend 24 minutes of every hour trying to change something?  Someone’s opinions, someone’s behaviors. Yet, Harvard Business Review suggests a staggering 70% of changes fail. Pretty bleak, huh? Change is happening faster, it’s more complex and far reaching than ever. And whatContinue reading “Change and culture – the new competitive advantage”

Kokoro: Mastering the Transformation Basics is Simple, it’s just not Easy!

Author: Andrew Kallman Watching the leadership of organizations make the same mistakes, over-and-over again is, well, definitely not encouraging. One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over-and-over again, yet expecting different results the next time around. I believe it was Einstein that made that observation; and, it’s still true today. OneContinue reading “Kokoro: Mastering the Transformation Basics is Simple, it’s just not Easy!”

Strategy is about creating corporate memories of the future

Source: FutureShapers Author: Ron Immink I love strategy. I think everything is strategy. My favourite book is “33 strategies of war”, but I am also a big fan of Kenichi Ohmae (found a paperback “The Mind of the Strategist” in my office recently), and I loved “Thriving on chaos” by Tom Peters. Long term thinkingContinue reading “Strategy is about creating corporate memories of the future”

Grow your Business Judgment Pipeline

by Mark Fritz, Leadership Specialist Let’s run a little scenario with you. You lose the best person in your team today…someone you trust their business judgment 90% to make good decisions. The replacement you only trust 30%! How does tomorrow look? Not very good, and only one person/position changed within your team. Here a two key reasons that one ofContinue reading “Grow your Business Judgment Pipeline”

The Power of Storytelling

Source: Institute for Digital Transformation  Author: Cherri Holland Storytelling has become synonymous with great leadership and is an effective way to captivate and engage an audience. Storytelling can make complex topics more accessible and can help build positive connections both inside and outside your organisation. In a world of big data and robots interacting withContinue reading “The Power of Storytelling”

The Importance of Vision and Mission

The Goodwind Company Research “IT organization tends to replace basic business elements of vision and mission with a command and control structure to gain performance – is that the right way to go in the digital age of high unpredictability?” A majority management literature and MBA classes call out for the importance of vision (whatContinue reading “The Importance of Vision and Mission”

The Agile Manifesto and How to Really Apply It to Your Projects

Author: Suzanna Haworth Source: TheDigitalProjectManager Here’s a fact: a lot of people don’t get the Agile Manifesto, and they don’t get Agile. There, I said it. There’s a huge amount of variance in what people who think they are “Agile” are doing. Some think that it’s working in two week timeboxes, having a daily stand-upContinue reading “The Agile Manifesto and How to Really Apply It to Your Projects”