8 things they don't teach you in project management school
Project management is about more than shepherding software through the development process. Don't forget the humans and the team dynamic.
Organisational culture – adapting to the new norms of high performance
For many years, we have understood that organisational culture is key to supporting high performing organisations.In the 80’s, Hofstede set out core concepts of what culture is, and how it drives performance within organisations – ‘performance depends on the fit between strategy and culture’.Even today, the adage ‘culture trumps strategy every time’ is often cited when organisations are seeking to improve performance or embark on business transformation.
Can shiny objects syndrome plug technology's productivity paradox?
Technology keeps improving, but it doesn't appear to improve worker productivity. It's a paradox that the computer industry would love to solve because it would boost sales tremendously.
Digital – are you joining the dots towards a connected business?
Digital is now often used to describe or define the changing world businesses are adapting to in order to meet customer demands. Most organisations are developing some form of new digital solutions, or services either to disrupt the marketplace or react to new entrants.
Seven leadership lessons for managers from Gareth Southgate’s
transformation of team England’s will to win
The England football team’s World Cup success and has amazed and inspired the country, turning the experience of watching the team from dread to delight.
4 truths and one lie about transformation
Enterprises across all sectors struggle to leverage digital transformation efforts. Here are a few things to consider when you work on a digital strategy.
Six agile habits of a leader
Large enterprise leadership has conventionally been guided by traditional business thinking - while market conditions and competitive landscapes determine business goals, organisations are solely measured on revenue and profits.
Employees, the secret consumers in your organisation
Today’s workforce landscape is entering a new era.For the first time, five generations are co-existing in the workplace, all with different needs and wants, jostling for their employers’ attention.At the same time, the gig economy is booming.From Baby Boomers to Gens X, Y and Z; acquiring and developing the best talent has never been more challenging.
Humility: the antidote for bad leadership
Early research points to the importance of humility in leaders....
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How to move from digital at the edge to Total Digital
The digital future is here. Technology is transforming our lives and no-one is turning back. How will your business prosper in this digital world?
CIO playbook: 10 tips for leading IT in the digital era
From navigating politics to jettisoning ROI, CIOs from Bharti Airtel, Land O'Lakes and the United Nations shared tips for IT leadership in disruptive times during a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Artificial Intelligence demystified
It’s just one small step from a self-driving car to AIs taking over the world and the “end of days” dystopias that Hollywood has popularised in a number of recent films.According to Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helen Calle, of Fast Future this is, at least, what some would have us believe.
4 Qualities of Resilient Leaders
Leaders are continually put to the test in today’s volatile marketplace. Industries face disruption, known and unknown risks abound, and crises seem to lurk around every corner.
How to avoid and repair misunderstandings when communicating at work
We all like to believe that when we communicate the person receiving our communication understands us immediately.However, as Karen O’Donnell from Toastmasters international reminds us-experience tells us otherwise.This can be frustrating, time-wasting and expensive.
Crowdfunding says goodbye to the Gatekeepers and hello to New Power
No one can deny that the social and political landscape is changing.Driven by the digital revolution and gathering pace as the number of so-called ‘digital natives’ reach adulthood, this paradigm shift is a result of society shunning traditional leadership models and preferring direct connection instead of intermediation.It’s because of this shift that crowdfunding was born, and the effects it’s having on society are far more profound than many realise.
New model and assessments help employers recruit for digital readiness
To help employers assess the ‘digital readiness’ of job applicants, and create a digitally-capable culture, a new competency model and a new package of psychometric tests have been launched by assessment specialist cut-e.
Is the Red Queen right about digital?
The ever-changing business landscape reminds me of what Lewis Carroll’s Red Queen says to Alice, “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Today, I see legacy enterprises in a similar state of flux where they are trying to maintain a status quo, while digital is fast becoming the overwhelming norm. This Red Queen Effect highlights the dilemma of any large enterprise that’s trying to differentiate itself in the digital age.
The Future of Work: 8 Facts About Office Design, Telework, and Coworking
Sophisticated communication technology means that people can work from anywhere, but that changes the social dynamics of work.
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How Siemens is embracing the new industrial revolution
They aren't calling Industry 4.0 a revolution for nothing. In Dubai, though, Siemens has a plan to ease in that change, as the company's global technology chief Roland Busch tells Arabian Business
How IoT Will Impact Business
The Internet of Things is the interconnection of devices across a broad spectrum in our daily lives. Inside of it is an innumerable amount of data that travels between devices and servers that are constantly analysing what we are doing and how we are doing it.