Leadership

Why Transform?

Why Transform? While most leaders have read about the benefits of digital business transformation and the rationale behind it, many firms haven’t gone through the process of fully undertaking it. Some are making ad-hoc digital changes, but far more are not strategically transforming their business using digital. The question “why transform?” is the starting point. …

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What is holding us back from becoming insight driven in our approach to business?

What is holding us back from becoming insight driven in our approach to business? The practice of using data and analytics to deliver relevant and timely information to drive business decisions is still not pervasive enough in South Africa – why is this? Is it a lack of understanding of what is possible, weak leadership, …

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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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