Gartner 4.  Future of work

article imageThe “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...

Strategy& 5.  What happens after a legendary CEO departs?

article imageFor 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.

6.  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.

ThoughtWorks 7.  Change management in the agile world - Getting ready for War

article image“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.

Deloitte 9.  Pivoting to digital maturity

article imageWhy 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.

Strategy& 10.  What happens after a legendary CEO departs?

article imageFor 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.

The Management Centre 12.  I’m Ok, You’re Ok – Assertiveness at work explained

article imageBeing 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.

15.  Digital Marketing 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know

article imageSmall business owners know digital marketing is no longer secondary to traditional print marketing and advertising and is a great way for them to get more bang for their marketing bucks. (In fact, 95% of small businesses plan to increase spending on digital marketing this year.)

ThoughtWorks 16.  Using the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar to track governance

article imageLarge organizations with lots of technology inevitably face the task of managing and governing their decisions around technology: how long should the organization stay with existing technology, how much experimentation should we invest in, and myriad other questions that balance resources, cost savings, IT strategy, and capabilities.

PwC 18.  M&A value creation for growth

article imageWith our latest Economic Outlook projecting growth of just over 1%, the UK’s business leaders are on balance feeling more muted around their opportunities for organic growth than in previous years. So what path for growth should CEOs unwilling to settle for the status quo look towards?

ThoughtWorks 19.  The hard truths about transformation: The stereotypes holding enterprises back

article imageWe all know the digital era is forcing enterprises to experiment with everything from new hires to new business models. That many firms are busily revamping legacy infrastructure or adopting leading-edge technologies as part of the drive to keep up with digitally-driven change. And that a host of consultants, courses and solutions have emerged to help them on the way.

PwC 20.  Raising Children in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

article imageWe live in extraordinary times. New advances in technology such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and Big Data allow our society to understand the world that surrounds us in new and unprecedented ways. In our pockets, we hold computers more powerful than those that sent Apollo 11 to the Moon. We have inherited a future both exciting and disconcerting at the same time.