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Resilience – A New Competitive Advantage

Why are some businesses making it? As a new generation Management Consulting and Business Advisory Firm, we have been at the forefront of change for several years, encouraging businesses to adjust their sails accordingly. Those who heeded the call are now better equipped to adapt to the rapidly changing global economic conditions. However, those who …

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Failure to develop leaders is one of the biggest threats to global business growth

Failure to develop leaders is one of the biggest threats to global business growth Leading the social enterprise — Reinvent with a human focus Intensifying economic, social, and political issues are challenging organizations to reinvent themselves as social enterprises, engaging with stakeholders and cultivating performance in a human way. In 2019, an intensifying combination of …

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Marketplace Predicament

Marketplace Predicament The predicament we have is the current system is that the interest/ profit of companies are foremost. No matter the means, whether ethical or unethical, the company must profit. That’s why any outside activities that threaten the company will be supressed in any way possible. Any creativity is rewarded only if it serves …

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What is digital transformation?

What is digital transformation? Digital transformation involves using digital technologies to remake a process to become more efficient or effective. The idea is to use technology not just to replicate an existing service in a digital form, but to use technology to transform that service into something significantly better. Digital transformation can involve many different …

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Buying in To Cross-Functional Teams

Buying into Cross-Functional Teams Ecosystems are critical to digitally maturing companies’ externally focused innovation activities. Internally, digitally maturing companies depend on cross-functional teams to advance their innovation efforts. Eighty-three percent of digitally maturing companies say they use cross-functional teams, compared with 71% of developing companies and 55% of early-stage outfits. The differences among maturity groups …

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Loose Coupling Versus Tight Controls

Loose Coupling Versus Tight Controls Organisations that excel at external collaboration and cross-functional teaming embrace organisational theorist Karl Weick’s notion of “loosely coupled systems.” As Weick explained in a much-cited 1976 article in Administrative Science Quarterly, a loosely coupled organisation eschews hierarchies and excels at adaptation. “If all of the elements in a large system …

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Partnerships and Digital Maturity

Partnerships and Digital Maturity Leaders across all maturity levels recognize the importance of partnerships to innovation, but only at the maturing level are organisations consistently cultivating them. (Percentage of respondents who agree or strongly agree) This gap does not exist because less mature companies fail to recognize the importance of partnerships to innovation. Nearly 80% …

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