Leadership and Success

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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 […]

“Ambush” corporate makeovers and spontaneous innovation

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Ok I admit it, I’m obsessed by the makeover segments on the morning talk shows. Hoda and Kathy Lee pull someone out of the audience with 1970s’ hair and a pair of mom jeans. One hour later they come out from behind the curtain, almost unrecognizably gorgeous, in a trendy party dress and a hair […]

La cultura impera sobre la estrategia, pero la experiencia de usuario prima sobre la cultura

Ya sea que Peter Drucker haya dicho o no “La cultura come estrategia de desayuno”, se ha demostrado que esto es cierto. A menudo, una estrategia de una empresa para aumentar la productividad, que toma meses diseñar, se archiva de manera silenciosa después de unas semanas porque simplemente no está funcionando. Es posible que planes […]

The people part of digital transformation is crucial

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Enterprises are struggling to find workers with the skills and experience to help them succeed in the digital economy. Developers, cybersecurity professionals, data analysts, and more tech-oriented workers are in short supply, forcing organizations to pay top dollar for fresh talent, invest in upskilling current employees, or both. All of which makes for a demand-driven […]

How “Nudge Theory” is changing engagement

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What is now called “nudge theory” isn’t totally new. The first wind-up alarm clock, for example, was a rudimentary technology nudging humans to do something they wouldn’t necessarily do on their own. It just wasn’t until much later that nudge theory became “branded” — thanks to Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein writing their book Nudge, which […]

The role of a technical evangelist

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Several years ago, I wrote this quick blog on evangelism. As this is my new role here at DXC, I thought it worth sharing with this audience, albeit with some modifications.  Enjoy! Recently, I came across this quote regarding the role of an evangelist: “I’m an evangelist. People come to us with a problem, my […]