For many companies, developing new products is a hit-or-miss proposition. Successful innovation–the kind that leads to customer engagement and profits–is rare and hard to achieve. Some have tried investing intensively in research and development. In a recent study conducted by booz&co. on public companies representing almost 60% of global R&D expenditures, it was found out […]
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Despite the emergence of new devices and software products designed to unite employees in more ways than ever before, the threat of organizational silos is still very real. While silos deter customer experiences and producing correctly functioning products – the root of the problem is that many managers fail to spot those silos as they […]
Advances in technology and communication, combined with the explosive growth in data information, have given rise to a more empowered global consumer. Recent economic and political events highlight the need for companies to understand how consumers view the world and the most important attributes for their purchasing decisions. Responding effectively to rapidly changing consumer needs […]
The dynamics of Innovation Organization is the most important influencer of the company’s innovation performance. Management of Innovation–the ability to define and develop new products and services and deliver them to the market–is the fundamental source of Value Creation in companies. Innovation is inherently a highly cross-functional activity that, when it works well, creates a […]
Over the last decade, companies have made greater strides in retooling their innovation engines. Leaner and faster, products are developed from concept and delivered to customers in record time. But even a Ferrari does not know where to drive. There are plenty of opportunities to enhance execution. Yet, inspiration and insights are increasingly getting to […]
In today’s business environment, learning and knowledge have become key success factors internationally and intangible resources are of vital importance. The struggle between competing firms has moved from tangible resources to intangible resources where knowledge and the ability to use knowledge have crucial roles. Organizations are becoming more global, multilingual, and multicultural with people being […]
Information Technology works best when it is tied tightly to our company’s overall business goals. On the other hand, business unit executives have remained doubtful about IT’s ability to support them in creating value. Despite the best intentions of managers of both sides, companies continue to struggle to integrate IT systems and to determine whether […]
“Knowledge has power because it controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker The 21st century is undoubtedly the century of knowledge. The everyday usage of available advanced information and business technologies, and internet in business activities just show how rampant corporations are engaged in information exchange and Knowledge Management. In the light of […]
Big corporations, by nature, maneuver like battleships. Held back by their own inertia and current business strategies, turning quickly can be difficult when the competitive environment changes. Likewise, high performance as measured by shareholder returns is impossible to sustain over a long period of time. No company consistently beats the market. A recent in-depth study […]
Big cross-organizational change can be difficult and not all organizational transformation is the same. Rapid advances in technology, a growing global creative workforce, and market with fewer and fewer barriers to entry are driving a hyper-creative volatile marketplace. New ideas are making established business positions obsolete at an increasing rate. Products and services that survive […]
Governance of Family Businesses must include the concerns of the numerous and diverse third generation. Establishing a set of Councils and Boards is essential in addressing critical transition issues. With a Governance Model, Family Businesses can address acute short-term challenges and prepare the business for subsequent generations. Starting the change process can be difficult. Ideally, […]
Family businesses did especially well in riding the rising tide. Family businesses were the particular beneficiaries of three decades of favorable global economics. Propelled by fast growth in the emerging world, the share of family businesses in the global Fortune 500 grew from 15% in 2005 to 19% in 2013. Five years ago, founders or […]
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