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Creating Effective Organisational Systems through Experimenting with Human Nature

October 18, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao If organisations are serious in building cultures that can translate the desire to create joint value into a competitive advantage, it is needed that they become architects of systems that account for the human nature of its employees. One company that has become known to implement experimental approaches …

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What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales

September 30, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Frank Cespedes Business is more complex, data more abundant, and more specialists are needed to stay up-to-date with functional best practices. As a senior executive, you can worry all you want about disruption, but you need a salesforce aligned with


Creating a One-Company Culture: Internal Strategy for External Success

September 29, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By Paul Argenti In the last century, large corporations have expanded in size, reach, and complexity. To keep employees aligned strategically, management must dedicate resources to creating a One-Company culture, one in which employee self-interest and


The 4 D’s of Successful Business Transformation

September 27, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, TransformationComments (1)

By John Sutherland You cannot build successful transformation in a hurry. The best transformation projects are slow-cooked, not microwaved. In this article, John Sutherland introduces the 4D’s of successful business transformation.   Let me introduce

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Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

For many years, Switzerland has been one of the most innovative and competitive business locations in Europe, as demonstrated by various rankings such as the Global Innovation Index and the Innovation Union Scoreboard. The canton of Aargau, in particular, has


Leading Enterprise Wide Transformation and the Change Leader’s Job

September 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Team Managment, TransformationComments (1)

By Douglas Ready Implementing Enterprise-Wide Transformation has proven to be troubling – well-regarded consultancies’ research can back this up. In this article, Doug Ready discusses the five embedded tensions that cause transformation difficulties and


The Quest for Operational Efficiency: The Story of DWIMBS

September 25, 2016 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano To operate a successful business effectively and efficiently, you need to have relevant and accurate information regarding the performance of the business. In this article, Founder and CEO of S.I. Williams Wealth Management, LLC, Sherilyn


Successful Digital Transformation Starts with the Customer

September 23, 2016 • Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Joerg Niessing  Running a business in this digital era is truly challenging. And in light of this, Joerg Niessing shares the three chief takeaways for digital players about Telenor Banka’s story and importantly, discusses that customer experience should


The Building Blocks of Digital Transformation: Intelligence, Integration and Impact

September 23, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (0)

By David Dubois Leading an organisation’s digital transformation simultaneously entails driving change within three key pillars of one’s business: intelligence (competitive insights); integration (organisational structure and capabilities); and impact


Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

September 22, 2016 • Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Douglas Davis Creatives get various demands and design requests from clients, but there’s this exact same request hidden in all of it: “Solve my problem.” In this article, Douglas Davis explains the need to explore the words behind the pictures and