Global expansion: ride the wave
The challenges of taking your business into new international territories are complex, but very exciting and getting this right can lead to sustained and robust growth. Get the inside track from Kevin Smith, Partner at KPMG.
How to win at digital: 3 things successful companies do
Successful digital transformation requires businesses make investments in the right areas, according to Boston Consulting Group.
How a company culture can lead to enhanced experiences
Data is quickly becoming the focal point of businesses. It is enabling companies to decipher customer expectations, analyse market trends, and discover unprecedented growth opportunities.
Future of Workplaces and the Role of Digital
"The future; something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is – C.S.Lewis"...While C.S. Lewis may have been right about everyone reaching the future, when it comes to organisations and workplaces, transformation is happening exponentially, be it of visions, processes, practices, technology or culture.
Machine Learning: Things Are Getting Intense
Five key trends will likely cause a significant uptick in enterprise use of machine learning this year, according to Deloitte Global...
The role of thought leadership in key account management
Key account management is more important than ever.The areas of highest growth in professional services are in multidisciplinary services—work that cuts across the traditional service lines most firms are organised around.
The table of contents: RIP?
It’s easy to see why creators of thought leadership might not be fans of tables of contents: They invest thousands of hours creating hundreds of perfect pages, only to see their work summarised in 10 simplistic headings that give the reader a licence to jump straight to number seven.Or, simply, to decide that there’s nothing worth reading at all.Tsk.
Banks and Corporates Need to Rethink How They Approach Innovation—Again
Innovate or die. This is a common rallying cry in this era of Silicon Valley and agile tech startups, and the banking industry is not excluded from this narrative...
Afiniti - Change Leadership Series #3: Practical and Pragmatic Change Leadership
The previous two blogs of this series Showing up as a Change Leader and Preparing Yourself as a Change Leader, we explored the ways to prepare ourselves, as well as the things we can do, to make a difference when leading our teams and organisations through change.
Improve Customer Experience With Artificial Intelligence
Use these 5 steps to select the best AI solution for getting a faster, real-time understanding of your customers
Future of work
The “Future of Work” was a hot topic at our Digital Workplace Summit last week in sunny Orlando. Craig Roth of Gartner spoke during the conference on “The Workplace of the Future” and Jeff Mann closed out the conference with it for Thursday’s keynote...
What happens after a legendary CEO departs?
For 19 years, Strategy& has been analysing CEO succession at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. In this year’s report, we look into what happens at companies experiencing transitions from long-serving CEOs.
Afiniti - Change Leadership Series #2: Showing up as a Change Leader
In the first blog in this series, fellow Afiniti partner, Lynn White, talked about the challenges of being a change leader and how to prepare for those challenges before being able to help others.In working with leaders of change in a range of sectors and change contexts, I have seen all manner of styles in action.Here I reflect on what I think makes an effective change leader and the difference that effective change leadership can make to business.
Change management in the agile world - Getting ready for War
“What do you mean there’s no big bang release date? How will we know what to build if we don’t know what the thing will do far in advance? How can we train people to use something if we don’t have all the user requirements and specs up front?” Such questions ring through the hallways of companies making the transition from a waterfall to an agile way of designing and delivering software.
Afiniti - Change Leadership Series #1: Preparing Yourself as a Change Leader
In this series we’ll be exploring what it takes to be a leader of change: the skills and competencies that you need in your toolbox; the big, and little, things you can do as a leader to drive, implement and deliver change.And starting here, I’ll be sharing my top tips on preparing yourself as a change leader.
Pivoting to digital maturity
Why do digital transformation efforts sometimes fail to deliver? Applying seven “digital pivots” across the enterprise can help organisations reap the benefits of increasing digital maturity.
What happens after a legendary CEO departs?
For 19 years, Strategy& has been analyzing CEO succession at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. In this year’s report, we look into what happens at companies experiencing transitions from long-serving CEOs.
Friday part of PA Consulting Group
What does it take to develop a virtual consultation service, and do it right?
Welcome to the virtual consultation teardown, written for Product Owners, Senior Executives and Digital Directors.
The Management Centre
I’m Ok, You’re Ok – Assertiveness at work explained
Being assertive at work can be really hard, and this is something many people struggle with. Our insecurities, perceived weaknesses, motivations and goals can all stop us from being assertive when we need to be. In this article, Charlotte Scott explains why we need assertiveness, what it actually is, and how to be assertive.
How to have customers who are stakeholders and brand evangelists
We are seeing a new, deeper relationship developing between people and brands, one born of closer bonds and greater interaction beyond just a purchase.