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Chief Wellbeing Officer

October 27, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor  This month we include an excerpt from Steven MacGregor’s new book, Chief Wellbeing Officer: Leading in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Rory Simpson and published by LID.    “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In

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Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

October 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to future market opportunities. In this

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

October 6, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance. Will we survive as we are or is there a need for a new Magna Carta?   We stand at a

5 Smart Ways to Increase Europe’s “AIQ”

September 11, 2017 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' Pick, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Francis Hintermann, Madhu Vazirani, and Carsten Lexa At first glance, it would be surprising to learn that Europe is lagging behind in the field of artificial intelligence. In this article, the authors elaborate on this reality and share 5 smart ways to

Top IoT Companies Grow Faster But Require All-In Commitment

September 7, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner The Internet of Things is one of the many inevitable changes happening in our digital world. In this article, the authors provide key factors that will help a business thrive in an IoT-driven market. More importantly, they

Digital Reality No.1: Customer Experience is Value

September 7, 2017 • Digital Transformation, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Stijn Viaene Customer-centric practices have been one of the key considerations in this age of digital transformation. In this article, Professor Stijn Viaene elaborates on how customer experience as value must be prioritised and how the concept can drive

From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

August 30, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them: new requirements for incentivising sales teams.   In 2016, the world’s second

When Democracy and Centralisation Meet in Leadership

August 23, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' PickComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao Business leaders face a plethora of challenges and one of those is finding the leadership approach that would benefit the company and its employees. In this article, the authors elaborate on how the right amount of democracy,

Digitalisation: The Pharmakon of Open Organisations

August 22, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Albert Meige The first industrial revolution saw the birth of the idea of an enterprise – the same entity we are familiar with today.1 The creative crucible of the third industrial revolution is in the process of giving rise to a new form of companies.

Are We in Good Shape for a Digital Transformation?

August 14, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Future of Business, TransformationComments (0)

By Anand Swaminathan & Jürgen Meffert Innovation cycles run ever faster – with each of us experiencing ever more discontinuity. Anand Swaminathan and Jürgen Meffert, Senior Partners at McKinsey and Company and authors of DIGITAL @ SCALE:  The