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Embrace the benefits of servitization
70% of manufacturing companies that were on the Fortune 1000 list ten years ago have vanished. Survivors include IBM, Boeing, General Motors, John Deere, Rolls Royce, and Philips – they are market leaders because they continuously renew offerings, recharge capabilities and redesign their organisations.
From doggy treats to fake chat-bots, this new book is the antidote to boring business theory
Huge business change has to start somewhere.A new book from the team at Fluxx:“Whatever happens, we don’t want people to write to the Daily Mail” aims to show hungry business people how to quickly unlock potential and reinvent a business – with a ‘test and learn’ approach to new ideas and projects.
Your LinkedIn Profile – Are head-hunters contacting you with great jobs?
No? Key Steps to a creating an awesome LinkedIn profile!
Is the sharing economy really the future?
The sharing economy is here; from ZipCar to Uber, Airbnb to Couchsurfing.
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Agile – a chemical romance?
Think about how you feel when you tick something off your to-do list or – if you work in an Agile environment – when you move a task post-it to ‘done’? You feel good right? This natural ‘high’ is due to a hit of dopamine: a chemical reward from your brain designed to keep you focused on the end goal. A recent report stated that higher productivity and team morale are in the top five benefits of Agile ways of working
Effective Pre-Interview Preparation for Candidates: 11 essential steps
Perhaps surprisingly candidates often overlook the importance of effective pre-interview planning.
Decide when to get to the point and when to expand your presentation
In the main, presentations benefit from brevity and clarity.When time is limited you need to decide what’s essential for your clients or colleagues to know.Too much information may confuse them about what’s most important.Sometimes, however, you’ll find that your audience wants to know more about something you’ve said and you need to expand the point.
Five key tips for a customer centric IT operating model
Everyone talks about ‘going digital’, but what does this mean to the leadership team of a large company in structuring the IT function? In short, we think it is all about customer centricity.
Big data and customer relationships: lots of data, not enough analysis
The vast array of channels that companies manage, which involves interactions with customers, generates an abundance of data. When you combine the less-structured data generated from digital channels, such as e-mail, chat, and social media, with more traditional data related to sales or customer profiles, there is an enormous opportunity to enrich the customer experience. So why are only a small number of companies leveraging this data to enhance their customer’s journey?
How should a job seeker handle a counter offer?
The dilemma of what to do when presented with a counter offer is age old.
What the top consulting firms are doing to consistently deliver profitable projects
The consulting industry is experiencing unprecedented shifts, with increased competition, tighter margins and the continued war on talent.
How will artificial intelligence affect the UK economy?
Artificial intelligence can transform the productivity and GDP potential of the UK landscape. But, we need to invest in the different types of AI technology to make that happen.
Growth mindset? Which growth mindset?
Mindset isn’t just mindset; Potential isn’t just potential.There is a link between mindset and potential. They both relate to realising an individual's future capabilities that currently are not evident.
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HeForShe – what women
want, and what men can do
According to a World Economic Forum report, just 20% of the global workforce delivering professional services to government is female. And the brilliant HeForShe Whitehall event we recently co-hosted, has made me think properly about what my role is in changing (and not perpetuating) that.
The five global shifts reshaping the world we live in. What are the implications for organisations, industries and wider society, right now and in the future? How can we shape and respond to them?
Brand importance for management consultancy firms seeking the best talent
In a competitive environment brand is becoming ever more important.It is much more than simply a logo and a tagline.It is the basis on which people perceive your services and values.
The End of Jobs and The Future of Work
It seems that whatever the country, whatever the economic context, the critical question is becoming ever more pertinent; what is the future of work in an era of exponential technology development?
PwC predicts robo-economist could make firm most accurate forecaster on market
PwC is on the cusp of launching a robo-economist that could make the company the "most accurate" economic forecaster on the market. The professional services firm has developed a form of artificial intelligence (AI) with a 92% strike rate when it comes to predicting the result of UK gross domestic product (GDP).
4 strategies for strengthening your Brand Equity
How much is your brand worth? Donald Trump values his personal brand at more than $3billion, while being knee-deep in international intrigue and political controversy aren’t problems most business leaders have to deal with, the fragility of brand equity is something that all entrepreneurs need to be aware of.
Five reasons why innovation is fundamental
Endless potential for creativity and innovation, our recent Deloitte Hackathon brought together a hub of inspiration and activity through colleague collaboration and teamwork. With a focus on providing colleagues with a space to transform business ideas to opportunities, key areas of the Hackathon focused on Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data, Wellness, Social Impact and an Open Category for all other ideas.