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Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in...

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how...

Change as Strategy

By Walter McFarland This article suggests that some traditional approaches to organisational change are obsolete – and recommends a new approach focused on creating new...

Scaling Agility: The Fuel that Drives the Organisation’s Digital Transformation

Interview with Professor Stijn Viaene In today’s rapidly-changing corporate world, it’s imperative for businesses and organisations to respond and adapt more quickly than ever before....

Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

By Braden Kelley Building a company is not as simple as having the right amount of money. More than having a business plan, creating a...

How to Encourage Innovation in Your Business

Innovation is more than a business buzzword that is currently in vogue; it is a hugely valuable concept that has actually been around for...

A Partnership for Driving the Future of Business Transformation

A glimpse of Oliver Wight EAME's alliance with Ernst & Young LLP   As the supply chain becomes more complex, there is a growing need for...
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Getting back to the office, what are the next steps?

It’s been almost a year since office spaces were left deserted and replaced with the majority of the UK working from home. With the benefits...
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Soft Skills: Key To Leadership In A Changed World

Interview with Gina Lodge, CEO of The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) Nobody knows for certain what the post-COVID business world will look like...

Going for gold! Five decades of business transformation, Oliver Wight celebrates its 50th Anniversary

2019 is the year Oliver Wight celebrates its 50th Anniversary as a world-leading business transformation specialist. Founded in 1969, as man first set foot...

Knowledge Management: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practise

By Mostafa Sayyadi There are some executives that like to look at academic journals but unfortunately, the crossover literature has not reached them enough. In...

Moving from Data and Knowledge to Competitive Advantage

By Mostafa Sayyadi Once the important paradigm of knowledge management was accepted by both the scholars of the academy of management and executives, knowledge cycle...

Strategic Change in Banking from Pre- to Post-Crisis: Evidence from Europe, North...

By Boris Liedtke and David Young   Introduction Economic and financial crises often lead to profound changes in the way businesses, and especially financial institutions, are managed....

The Transformation Imperative Collaborative Leadership is Key For Future Success

By John Mattone In this article, John Mattone discusses how progressive leaders in the business world are moving away from a conventional leadership culture and...
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Seven Lessons From Crisis Communications During the Pandemic

By Adnan Bashir If you happen to be a marketing or communications practitioner, chances are that the first half of 2020 was a whirlwind time...

The Right Business Model At The Right Time

By Adam Bock and Gerard George The combination of globalisation, Moore’s law and ubiquitous information have transformed industries into fluid, rapidly-changing landscapes. Today’s competitor is tomorrow’s...
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Five Critical Aspects of a Successful Transformation from Matrix to Agile

By Yves Doz and Maria Guadalupe Created in the 2000s by software developers, the Agile way of working is fast becoming the defining approach across...

Customer Obsession Is Today’s Transformation Imperative

By Shirley Macbeth, Chief Marketing Officer, Forrester Who drives transformation in your business? After years of fighting for a seat at the boardroom table, the...

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

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...
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Building a future-proof company – Four cornerstones of transformative corporate foresight

By Nando Malmelin, Matti Pihlajamaa and Pauli Komonen The article provides a new framework to manage and develop corporate foresight, guiding strategic thinking and business...

A Transformation Manifesto

By Richard Lynch and Jack Calhoun Transformation is not about external forces, they are inevitable. It’s not about reorganisations, they don’t work. There are more...

Why Workstyle Reform Just Might Work in Japan

By Ginka Toegel Ikigai– in Japanese it means, loosely, “what makes life worth living.”  If reforms by the Shinzō Abe government succeed, it may one day...

Leading towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits

By Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich Businesses stand at a crossroads, and our current systems are not sustainable given the present economic...

Leading Enterprise Wide Transformation and the Change Leader’s Job

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...
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Five Post-Pandemic Questions For Employers

While it has been around a year and a half since Covid-19 first began to disrupt daily life, many of us still remain confused...
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Time for change: Why the consulting sector needs a new commercial ethos

By Leon Gauhman Leon Gauhman, chief strategy officer at Elsewhen, explores how big consulting can revive its damaged reputation in the wake of bungled Covid-19...
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From Surviving to Thriving: Business after Coronavirus

At the beginning of 2020, many people found it difficult to adapt to some of the changes due to the pandemic. Everyone can tell...

Must-Have Technology Capabilities for Digital Transformation Mastering the Magnificent 15

By Stephen J. Andriole Digital transformation is about efficiency and competitiveness. It requires a deep understanding of current and emerging business processes and models and...

How Gino Pozzo Transformed Watford FC Football Club

Having earned an impeccable reputation for taking lackluster lower-division football clubs and leading them into the top flight leagues in each of their home...
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Leadership and Culture: Part 2 – Engaging the Enterprise: Creating a Growth Mindset Tribe

Mindset Tribe By Sean Culey Part 1 of this article (published in The European Business Review, May/June 2012) set out the case for Culture; it’s impact...

How can Organisations Manage their Reputations in Response to Threats?

By William S. Harvey, Jonathan V. Beaverstock, and Hongqin Li In the face of danger, every individual is designed to react almost subconsciously and...

Impact of Digital on How We Implement Change

By Audra Proctor No one doubts the effectiveness of face-to-face workshops for organisational change implementation. But the practicality of things, such as, availability, time, expense...

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

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...

Managing By Traction (MbT) Reinventing Management in the Cyber-Age

By Mario Raich, Tomasz Krzemiński, Claudio Cisullo, Simon L. Dolan and Bonnie A. Richley Abstract “We are at a critical turning point in human history!  We...

Building Change Capacity in your Organization: Ensuring that you have the talent and bench...

By Charles H. Bishop, Jr. Introduction Business has experienced an evolution from the agricultural age to the Industrial Revolution to the information age. Now, the talent...

The Strategy-to-Execution Process: A Critical Component of Transient Competitive Advantage

By Jack Calhoun It’s not simply having a good idea that separates marketplace winners from losers – it’s possessing the ability to execute. In fact,...

5 Tips to Manage your Hospitality Business post-COVID

The time has come – this is the moment that the entire hospitality industry has been waiting for. As the world relieves itself from...

Rethinking Strategy for the Digital Age: An Executive Primer

By Stijn Viaene Professor Stijn Viaene sheds light on the essential role of strategy in the digital age. The article further elaborates on what really...
A-Z Guide to Corporate Culture for Leaders

The A-Z Guide to Corporate Culture for Leaders

The phrase corporate culture has become a trend in the business world. Company culture is an essential factor for hiring and retaining top talent...

Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of...
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A Revolution at the Organisation’s Core: Millennials

By Guido Stein and Miguel Martín How do organisations strategise to create a sound and functional workforce? In this article, the authors present how...

The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness

By Sean Culey Sean Culey, member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of business improvement consultancy SEVEN Collaborative Solutions,...
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Charlene Li: Driving Digital Transformation with Resilient Leaders

The growth in the global digital transformation has never been greater. Even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, many organisations were struggling to keep pace...

TRIP Framework: Re-Thinking Organisational Competitiveness in Digital Spheres

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus Across industries, organisations are in search of new ways to enhance their competitiveness in the midst of digital disruption...
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Client Advisory: How To Cultivate The Ultimate Consultant For Real-World Strategies That Work

By Leon Gauhman Leon Gauhman, chief strategy officer at digital product consultancy Elsewhen, explains how clients can sidestep endemic problems in the consultancy sector, vetting...

Take Back Control: Sherilyn Williams Casiano on providing the affluent true control of their wealth

What is the secret to sustain and grow your wealth in the most effective and efficient way? In this interview with Sherilyn Williams Casiano,...

Sense-making and Sense-giving: The Case of Dual Transformation

By Yazeed Alhezzani It is well known that everything in life changes and the only constant thing is change per se. So, in order for...

WOBI announces the first 100% online seminar with Tom Peters taking place on June...

This is the first of many digital events to come that will seek to positively impact the business world. WOBI is hosting its first 100%...

Building Businesses in a Pandemic, the Smart Way

Modern technology is dazzling, powerful, and has countless applications, but can it be used to help HR teams make hiring decisions, which traditionally involve...

How Duty of Care Became Top Priority for Businesses

CEO of risk intelligence company Riskline, Kennet Nordlien, shares his first-hand experience of responding to businesses’ needs during the pandemic Duty of care is now...

What causes managers to change their business model?

By Tina Saebi, Lasse Lien and Nicolai Foss Business models define how companies create, deliver and capture value. But business models are not static –...

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