Biggest concerns about the workplace of the future

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The workplace of the future promises many benefits, including greater location flexibility for workers, better collaboration tools, and “smart” offices. But the workplace of the future will be no utopia, particularly for IT professionals who are responsible for integrating and securing new technologies, enabling employee productivity, and controlling costs. A recent IDG survey of IT […]

The secret to digital transformation? Start by looking in the mirror

Digital is not just a technical thing. In fact, I would argue that technology can sometimes distract from true digital transformation. So, what is digital?  It is the ability of a business to respond to or even predict change in a way that causes minimum disruption to the business, based on information from many sources […]

Changements organisationnels : Parlons-nous le même langage ?

Lorsqu’une multinationale a racheté un constructeur automobile australien, un examen de l’entreprise locale a été demandé. Au cours de cette révision, le repreneur était désireux de comprendre comment l’entreprise communiquait et interagissait à tous les niveaux et a engagé quelques équipes existantes pour l’y aider. La société mère a rapidement compris qu’il existait des lacunes […]

¿Hablamos el mismo idioma? El gap de comunicación en el cambio organizativo

“Toda la experiencia del individuo se construye sobre el dominio del lenguaje” – Henry Delacroix Cuando un fabricante de automóviles australiano fue adquirido por un grupo global, se inició una revisión de su negocio local. Con este análisis, se pretendía entender cómo era la comunicación y la interacción en su seno, a todos los niveles, […]

Are we speaking the same language? The communication gap in organisational change

“The individual’s whole experience is built upon the plan of his language” – Henry Delacroix When an Australian automotive manufacturer was acquired by a global organisation, a review of the local business was requested. During the review, the global organisation was keen to get an understanding of how the business communicated and interacted across all […]

Why soft skills are not easy

The word “hard” can be the opposite of “soft” or the opposite of “easy.” It makes sense then that in many people’s minds “soft skills” are seen as “easy skills.” However, basic logic and high school math tells us that this assumption is flawed — and Australian companies are about to get a huge reality […]

HBR Analytic Services survey sheds light on the state of digital transformation

Plenty of companies are either in the midst of, or preparing for, big changes in the way they operate so they can succeed in the digital economy. The changes aren’t for the faint-hearted. They require modernized IT infrastructures and advanced technologies, stalwart leadership, new organisational structures and a flexible approach. So, how do organisations get […]

Digital leaders create a renaissance in their organisations

Renaissance translates as ‘rebirth’, and is the name given to the period when Europe emerged from the Dark Ages into a more enlightened modern era. The Renaissance was a fiercely forward-thinking time. It spawned a scientific revolution where science, technology and culture began a cycle of mutual advancement. In a new report, ‘Winning Through Change […]

Get Agile for adaptive execution

Adaptive execution is a vital discipline for thriving in this age of digital transformation. And becoming Agile can help your organization do it. Adaptive execution — as defined by the Leading Edge Forum (LEF), the commercial think tank of DXC Technology — means being able to respond quickly to threats and exploit new opportunities. It’s […]

Becoming an Agile organization

Agile, a concept borrowed from software development, is now helping organizations in nearly every industry become innovative in their digital transformation. Agile approaches can transform processes, management approaches and even how people do their work. Looking to make your organization Agile? Here are several ways to get started: Change culture: Agile organizations use collaborative teams […]