Category Archives: business transformation

Need plus nudge equals sustained change

Everyone loves a nudge! That’s because we’re addicted to stories of trivial (and cheap) business hacks which have caused major changes to the way staff or customers behave. New processes and technology sometimes seem easy in comparison to even small … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Don’t underestimate your IP

Business is changing as a result of technology, new economic pressures and changes in society. That makes some form of transformation non-negotiable and it often requires new software, leading to build or buy decisions. Off-the-shelf or packaged software has grown … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, digital disruption, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Reversing cynicism with data and transparency

Trust in business is at an all-time low and cynicism is at an all-time high. At every turn there is an apparent breach of trust by business which confirms the worst in the minds of the general public. This is … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, information economy, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fashioning the future

We know that the future is coming, but it is sometimes hard to imagine what it will look like. The very clothes we wear are a good place to start, after all the industrial revolution was arguably fashioned by the … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, digital disruption, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Navigating the future with lifelong learning

Flourishing in the future of work requires all of us to embrace lifelong learning. But you can’t train for jobs of the future when you don’t know what you don’t know. While most discussions on education concentrate on funding, it … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, digital disruption, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rethinking failure

Imagine an organisation with ten job levels (ranked from entry to CEO). In the first year, there are 512 people at the lowest level who are all assigned to projects, half of which succeed and the other half fail in … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Leaders need the technical detail

I recently heard a financial services executive on the radio talking about Bitcoin. When a listener asked him to explain what it was, he couldn’t. I’m constantly amazed by the number of leaders who aren’t across the detail of important … Continue reading

Posted in business transformation, digital disruption, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment