We’re still in the early days of 2023, but one topic has clearly dominated the conversation in all industries and business sectors. That topic is artificial intelligence or AI. We are being inundated with news of AI – some good and some bad – and this rapid fire of information can be confusing at best and scary at worst. The truth of the matter is that AI is quickly advancing whether we’re ready or not. As business leaders, it behooves us to learn all we can about this powerful new tool and figure out how we can utilize it to our advantage. Of all the new technologies emerging today, AI is likely to have the greatest impact on our daily personal and professional lives, so let’s dig a little deeper into the subject and explore where we’ve been and where we’re going with AI.
Many business leaders who are facing threats of a lingering pandemic and a looming recession are searching for ways to keep their organizations productive, profitable and prepared. One simple way to address a growing number of these economic challenges is to leverage the gig economy. With “loud layoffs” echoing through multiple industries, organizations have the opportunity to reimagine their workforce and take advantage of the growing number of skilled workers who prefer to operate outside of the traditional employer/employee relationship. In this white paper, we will take a look at this growing segment of the workforce and explore ways that the gig economy can benefit employers who are looking to cut costs and future-proof their organizations.
If you work in human resources or talent management, you know that Chief People Officers (CPOs) have traditionally worn many hats. However, the global coronavirus pandemic changed the ways in which employees approach work, which in turn caused the role of the CPO to evolve and expand at a dizzying speed. In this white paper, we’ll take a look at the evolution of the CPO role and how it has affected human capital management in a post-pandemic workforce.
The ongoing pandemic has caused innumerable challenges in every industry, but it has also opened up opportunities for transformation. One of the most powerful catalysts for transformational change is innovation, yet it’s a catalyst that’s often ignored or underutilized. In this white paper, I examine three different types of innovation – product, process and business model innovation – and explore real-world examples of each. While the way forward to innovation can often seem abstract at best and unattainable at worst, when it’s deconstructed, the roadmap to transformation through innovation becomes much clearer. This is true no matter what your business, your industry or your pain points may be.
As the healthcare industry emerges from the acute crisis stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that the old way of delivering healthcare has changed. With these changes comes opportunity, especially as it relates to the mass adoption of tele-health services, structural changes to the pharmaceutical industry and the changing roles of healthcare administrators. The disruptions of the last two-and-a-half years have served as a catalyst for change, change which will remain long after the waves of new coronavirus surges have receded. The healthcare industry’s ability to evolve as a response to these changes will not only improve the delivery of care for all, but it will also reduce costs and improve efficiency of healthcare facilities across the globe for years to come.
One of the most enduring legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the seismic shift away from traditional work models. We’ve heard a lot over the past two-and-a-half years about the benefits of remote, hybrid and hub-and-spoke work models as they relate to employees. However, we spoke with executives all over the country and found that across the board, flexible work models are benefiting employers as well. Organizations in every industry are experiencing significant cost savings in the form of reduced overhead, increased productivity, decreased turnover and better access to a larger pool of workers. With so many business leaders embracing these transformational changes, it’s safe to say that the future of work is here – and it is flexible.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused a bevy of necessity-based changes to ripple through higher education. Colleges and universities have adapted to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, and as students, professors and administrators begin to adapt to a new normal on campus, it’s clear that some of the pandemic-related trends are here to stay. In this white paper, we interviewed a variety of stakeholders in order to get their insights on the future of higher education. What we found was as interesting as it was instructional. We believe that COVID-19 has created a wealth of opportunities for colleges and universities to grow and transform in the post-pandemic future, and we’re excited to share these with you.
Most of us have experienced disrupted travel plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While strides have been made in the past year to bring travel and tourism back to its pre-pandemic state, complications remain as conditions continually change. Despite an uncertain future, some trends have emerged that seem to be here to stay for the time being. This article explores factors and trends within the travel and tourism sector as it continues to be affected by COVID.
One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the seismic shift in the way people work. The global trauma caused by the pandemic has prompted employees at all levels in all industries to reevaluate their priorities. When employees started putting their jobs under a microscope, many found that their work was unfulfilling, underpaid and sometimes even dangerous. Many of these workers left their positions in a mass exodus now known as The Great Resignation. As the labor market settles into its new normal, we will start to see clear winners and losers in the war for talent. The businesses that evolve will be the ones that enjoy a competitive advantage and more profitability in the years to come.
In this white paper, we address the top business trends that company leaders need to consider as they shift their workplaces—from reopening their physical offices to reprioritizing their hierarchical structures and beyond. We also examine the remote workforce and what companies will need to do to keep remote workers engaged, productive, and connected to all aspects of the company when they are not physically present.
Over the past decade, business leaders and organizations have been dabbling in many of the new and emerging technologies that have the potential to massively transform their business. But the pandemic changes the paradigm. Suddenly, businesses need to fast-track their plans – and in some cases, completely start from scratch – in order to cope with today’s reality.
This article examines how new and emergent technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Automation, 3D Printing, Smart Factories, Autonomous Driving, Drones, The Human Machine Connection, and more have now become an immediate necessity, rather than a future ‘nice-to-have’. We are moving rapidly beyond the Information Age. Welcome to a new era of work!
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global humanitarian and economic crisis. For businesses across the world, leaders have the daunting task of coping with uncertainty while ensuring employees’ safety, well-being, and productivity. This article examines what challenges lie ahead for the banking industry, and how it can make a smooth transition to thrive in the post-COVID-19 new normal.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global humanitarian and economic crisis. For businesses across the world, leaders have the daunting task of coping with uncertainty while ensuring employees’ safety, wellbeing, and productivity. This article examines business leaders’ resiliency and resolve in the form of four key leadership skills that are essential in transitioning to the post-COVID-19 new normal.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, its impacts on individuals and businesses also increase. Around the globe, entire countries have come under quarantine orders and been asked to minimize human contact. As we start lifting the quarantine orders and re-opening businesses, the retail industry is scrambling to adapt. They recognize COVID-19, and their response to it, will have a significant impact on their businesses. This white paper provides insights on how retailers can remediate their short-term challenges, and develop strategies to address some of the longer-term implications.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global humanitarian and economic crisis. Organizations are faced with an unprecedented disruption to their businesses, and as they plan to gradually reopen, they first need to imagine a “new workplace normal,” post COVID-19.
This paper provides pragmatic and actionable insights on what lies ahead With diligent planning and significant change management, organizations have the opportunity to create a “new workplace normal” that emphasizes employee wellbeing and maintains their corporate culture, while increasing workplace flexibility.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global humanitarian and economic crisis. It has revealed significant vulnerabilities of an interconnected and interdependent global value chain that drives economies around the world. The pandemic has affected global manufacturing and will leave its legacy for years to come. This white paper provides insights on how organizations can reimagine their global value chains and make them more resilient to withstand any future pandemics or economic uncertainties.
Today’s business environment is characterized by frequent economic disruption, marketplace volatility and organizational change. Regardless of the size and type of business, all organizational levels are impacted by changes. Yet, it is estimated that roughly 70% of all change management initiatives fail. Therefore, it is imperative that leaders at all ranks of the organization be invested in understanding the principles of business transformation. Business transformations are complex, requiring time, experience, and the right skills to be successful. This article explores practical examples of transformation successes and failures.
Organizations are struggling to cope with the rapidly changing market place. Efforts are made to adapt, innovate, and embrace new ways of doing business.
In today’s economy, organizations are struggling to cope with the rapidly changing market place. Efforts are made to adapt, innovate, and embrace new ways of doing business.
There is more emphasis than ever on the need for change. In this essay on organizational change, a senior practitioner reflects on some parallels between the art of jazz and the art of management consulting.
SAP’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is designed to help companies manage the complete lifecycle of their product portfolios. This case study tells of a SAP PLM failure turned success at a world-famous consumer packaged goods manufacturer. The major lesson learned is to align processes, stakeholders and the PLM solution to the maturity and capability level of the company and its primary business objectives.
In today’s evolving economy, organizations are struggling to cope with the rapidly changing demands of the market place. New promising changes are designed by organizations to adapt, innovate, and embrace new ways of doing business.
Are you looking to improve the effectiveness of your meetings and your teams? This article presents ways to engage, enroll, enable and empower team members to be more responsible for meeting and team effectiveness.
By Rebel Brown
Imagine influencing your teams to harness power into breakout business and professional results. Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out or a CEO of a large corporation you’re leading humans in business and this book is for you.
Spurred on by the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in every industry are realizing the importance of transitioning to a culture of wellness. Now, more than ever, we are seeing how the mental, emotional, social, physical and financial wellness of employees directly affects the productivity and profitability of the businesses for which they work.
I had the opportunity to speak to author, keynote speaker and VP at Salesforce, Karen Mangia, on the topic of wellness in the workplace. In my interview, I detail the ways in which companies can create cultures that support and sustain wellness for their employees as well as the many benefits and competitive advantages they’re likely to reap if they do.
To read the interview, click here or download below. To read the interview on Authority Magazine’s website, click here.
An estimated 1 in 4 adults suffers from some form of mental illness, yet there’s still a lingering stigma around mental health issues in our society. With the added stressors of the past two years, it’s more important than ever to have meaningful conversations about mental health in general and mental health in the workplace in particular.
I’m grateful that I had the recent opportunity to talk to David Liu about this very important topic. David is the founder and CEO of Deltapath, and our interview was published in Authority Magazine as part of a series entitled, “5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees.”
To read the interview, click here or download below. To read the interview on Authority Magazine’s website, click here.
By changing where we work, how we work and why we work, the global coronavirus pandemic has permanently altered the future of employment for generations to come. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Salesforce VP, Author and Keynote Speaker, Karen Mangia, about these changes and how they’re serving as catalysts for some truly exciting innovations.
Our interview is part of a series called, “How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together” and was published in Authority Magazine, a publication that conducts in-depth interviews with authorities in Pop Culture, Business, Tech, Wellness and Social Impact.
To read the entire interview click here or download below. To read the interview on Authority Magazine’s website, click here.
Since its onset in January 2019, I think we all can agree that in the last year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global humanitarian, economic crisis, and turbulent times. On a timely note, I’d like to share an interview that Charlie Katz, Editor of Authority Magazine & Executive Creative Director at Bitbean Software Development, conducted with me on the topic of Being An Effective Leader During Turbulent Times for a “CEOs Speak” series. I hope the lessons I’ve learned that I share in this interview help you as you lead right now – and in the future.
To read the entire interview click here. This interview was originally published by Authority Magazine and can be viewed in full here.
Spurred on by the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in every industry are realizing the importance of transitioning to a culture of wellness. This presentation illuminates the top 5 trends in the future of workplace wellness.
The concept behind COEs is that by bringing together a group of functional specialists and having them work exclusively on their specialized area, it is possible to create teams that are both excellent at what they do and highly efficient.
In this presentation, we discuss what is a COE and why do you need one.
This presentation provides a roadmap to develop an actionable digital strategy to drive your organization’s digital transformation.
This presentation examines the key tenets of going digital – digital strategy, digital transformation, and digital architecture.
This presentation provides a pragmatic and actionable framework to develop an organization’s strategic vision.
This presentation examines key strategic management concepts. It provides a simple framework to create and implement a strategy.
In today’s complex global economy, things are constantly advancing, evolving, transforming. Change, in all its forms, is the only thing you can count on. To stay ahead, you have to continually look at the big picture, ensuring that all your organization’s components are aligned and moving together, in the same direction. That means supporting your people’s skills and expertise, and creating a culture in which they thrive: a human one.
This presentation provides an overview of how an organization can use Emotional Intelligence in creating strategic, leadership, organizational, and employee alignment to support a successful transformation journey.
This presentation provides an organizational change management (OCM) overview and articulates its importance in an organization’s transformation journey.
Over the past 30 odd years, numerous organizational change management (OCM) frameworks have been developed to help organizations navigate through their transformation journey.
This presentation visually examines some of the popular organizational change management framework for commonalities.
In today’s dynamic business environment, transformational change is inevitable.
This presentation examines how an organization can influence a change in their employees’ mindsets and behaviors to support and sustain an organizational change.
Globalization is rapidly changing the business and economic environment in which organizations operate. To stay competitive, organizations must develop core “capabilities” and “competencies” to adapt to economic uncertainties, emerging technologies, and evolving cultural changes.
In this presentation, we examine the key differences between “capabilities” and “competencies” and how they serve as key catalysts in fueling organizational effectiveness.