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How to prepare your workforce for the arrival of AI

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One of the guiding principles of technology innovation is that any new product should be there to adapt and support the human user not vice versa. The notion of robots taking away jobs is frightening, especially given the dire predictions that have been made about how automation will replace millions of workers, particularly those in […]

La course aux talents technologiques

Les entreprises peinent de plus en plus à trouver les talents dotés des compétences nécessaires qui les aideront à réussir leur transformation digitale. Ce déséquilibre entre l’offre et la demande crée une situation imparfaite pour les entreprises, qui, pour rester compétitives, sont obligées d’investir considérablement dans la gestion et l’acquisition des compétences. Parmi les compétences […]

4 companies with relentless customer focus

We just returned from the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) Spring Study Tour in Seattle and San Francisco, where we met with leading companies who are rapidly evolving their businesses to meet the latest customer demands. Directed by a clear purpose, these organisations are seemingly able to evolve their business models, change their operating models, and […]

Introducing creativity to achieve better project outcomes

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A new book, ‘How to steal fire’ , reveals some of the fallacies behind creativity. The truth is that creativity doesn’t come from teams, it comes from team members. In fact, group work can have a negative effect on a project’s outcome. It is good to remember that smaller groups are often much better at […]

Complexity in learning: Best practices for the future of work

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Today’s high performing organizations know that the world of learning has undergone tremendous change, and they need to put employees at the center. Employees require a lifetime of continuous learning to keep pace with change. An innovative approach to learning can help tackle the workforce skills gap, retain talent, increase performance and improve productivity. Organizations […]

Why we’re awarding innovation and experimentation

Business is changing fast. Companies are looking to rapidly scale their digital efforts, drawing strength from new digital service platforms and deeper integration of enterprise processes. Leaders will master information flows and data markets. They will need to innovate to survive and thrive. A key aspect of digital innovation today is having a culture of […]

La culture peut manger la stratégie… mais l’expérience utilisateur dévore la culture

La citation « La culture d’entreprise mange la stratégie au petit-déjeuner » (culture eats strategy for breakfast) est attribuée au théoricien du management Peter Drucker. Et cette déclaration s’est montrée juste dans bien des déploiements de stratégies, même lesplus élaborées … Tombées à l’eau après seulement quelques semaines de leurs lancements, ces stratégies ont échoué, […]

Las personas son parte crucial de la transformación digital

Las empresas están buscando trabajadores con habilidades y experiencia en la economía digital. Desarrolladores, expertos en ciberseguridad, analistas de datos y expertos en IT son perfiles escasos, lo que obliga a las organizaciones a pagar un alto precio por nuevo talento, e invertir en mejorar la calificación de los empleados actuales, o en ambas cosas […]

The ethics of AI are up in the air, and that’s dangerous

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If you had a super power, would you use it for good or evil? That’s a question every organization faces as they begin to use artificial intelligence (AI) to do business. And though AI isn’t a super power per se, it is like having the Batcomputer or Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. on hand to thwart the […]

The art of strategically expanding a problem

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I recently heard an executive attribute his success to learning that sometimes to fix a problem you need to make it bigger. This rattled around in my head for a while and then it started making some kind of sense. Simply stated, some problems just seem to linger unsolved until someone or something suddenly escalates […]