Mastering Complexity Through Simplification: Four Steps to Creating Competitive Advantage

Understanding what drives simplicity is one thing—making it a reality is another. BCG has developed and deployed a four-step approach to simplification. Smart Start. The first step is the identification of the performance issues and the symptoms of complicatedness. A company should not simplify itself only for the sake of simplifying. Simplification is for companies that … Continue reading Mastering Complexity Through Simplification: Four Steps to Creating Competitive Advantage

When to shift your #digital #strategy into a higher gear

There may be a premium for making early moves. When companies first sense a digital competitor entering their market space, they tend to react timidly, reasoning that the risk of damage to revenues and profits is not enough to justify tampering with current business models. Our research indicates, however, that executives may underestimate how close they are … Continue reading When to shift your #digital #strategy into a higher gear

Forward Thinking and The Convergence of Brand, Service & Commerce

Olivier Padiou, Group COO for Valtech, discusses the convergence of brand, service and commerce in creating truly integrated experiences and the most important things to keep in mind to ensure its success Companies undertake digital transformation, which requires the decision to either create new business models or redefine existing business dynamics, with the ultimate goal … Continue reading Forward Thinking and The Convergence of Brand, Service & Commerce

World Economic Forum Accelerating Workforce Reskilling for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Continuous learning lies at the heart of thriving in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The skills required for most jobs are evolving rapidly but our adult education and training systems are lagging behind. While 35% of the skills demanded for jobs across industries will change by 2020, at least 1 in 4 workers … Continue reading World Economic Forum Accelerating Workforce Reskilling for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Katzenbacher’s 10 Principles of Organizational Culture

10 Principles of Organizational Culture Companies can tap their natural advantage when they focus on changing a few important behaviors, enlist informal leaders, and harness the power of employees’ emotions. The Critical Few: Components of a Truly Effective Culture Companies with the most effective culture seek out and continually reinforce so-called keystone habits. Companies that … Continue reading The Katzenbacher’s 10 Principles of Organizational Culture