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Capabilities-driven Growth Strategy

A business remains viable as long as it keeps growing.  However, forecasting how much the business will grow in a year, or in a certain period of time, is a difficult proposition for any business leader.  Likewise, it isn’t easy for the leaders to envisage the following scenarios: How much growth is necessary for their […]

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Supercompetitors

Organizations turn to different sources of gaining Competitive Advantage and outperforming their rivals.  In the past, leading multinationals with diverse portfolio of product or service offerings used to have assets, positions, and economies of scale serve them as sources of advantage. However, nowadays, leading industry players employ an entirely different course to attain Competitive Advantage.  […]

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Strategic Decision Making with Machine Learning (ML)

Automation has a profound role in improving Operational Excellence and Decision making.  Organizations, these days, are increasingly using Machine Learning (ML) to improve the Strategic Decision making expertise of their leaders. Global research by MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with Google—involving 4,700 executives and a number of Key Informant Interviews—indicates that ML is gradually […]

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Technology Commoditization

Companies, especially technology related ones, used to spend a significant amount of time, effort, and capital to innovate and develop a Competitive Advantage on the basis of their design and engineering. Development of high-tech production and design tools that integrate design and engineering knowledge has simplified the Innovation and Production processes.  Consequently, it is now […]

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Core Competence Model

With ubiquitous Disruption threatening the technology infrastructure and Operating Models of organizations on a consistent basis, it’s an unrelenting challenge for senior leadership to create an enterprise proficient in introducing offerings in line with customers’ requirements and of desirable utility.  This can only be possible by developing competencies compulsory to innovate premium-quality offerings that are […]

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Intelligent Enterprise

In order to contest and survive in this competitive business environment, organizations need to work towards developing a Differential Advantage that others cannot imitate. Organizations, generally, draw Differential Advantage from price reduction, proprietary intellectual property, key talent, or visionary leadership.  However, in this age of disruption and knowledge economy, a shared capability to reach evidence-based, […]

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Information Technology (IT) Redesign

Disruptive change has put a tremendous strain on organizations and their IT departments.  The capabilities of the IT talent is declining due to inadequate technical education and aging workforce.  Legacy systems and diverse IT applications are frequent across most organizations.  Mergers and Acquisitions have become a norm, pushing vendors to form alliances.  Mobile devices, tablets, […]

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Global Innovation Management

Contemporary vibrant and contracting world demands using a wider approach to Innovation and Innovation Management. The customary approach’s reduced efficacy is due to the uncomplicated accessibility to exceptional knowledge necessary to Innovate.  Accessing and utilizing such knowledge effectually warrants a revitalized approach. Globalization of Innovation can be accomplished in numerous ways. Four of the common […]

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Capabilities-driven IT Strategy

Customary practice to Capital Budgeting for satisfying needs of Information Technology development and support pursues a fragmented process and considers requests as stand-alone projects, each with its particular business justification. The approach bases most of the capital allocation on historical expenditure patterns and financial projections.  It handicaps the underlying Enterprise Architecture making it inflexible and […]

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Digital Fabrication Transformation

The conventional Business Model for Manufacturing is in the process of Transformation.  Centralized production has given way to dispersed manufacturing that is customized.  Conventional operating practice at large-scale manufacturers is to keep the high-cost R&D distinct from the low-cost production.  Digital Fabrication is changing this operating practice. More and more Digital Fabrication Tools are being […]

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7 Tactics to Upskilling

Disruptive technology is re-shaping the present-day work environment.  Technological advances are making long-standing job roles superfluous. Digital Disruption being faced by many companies is exacerbating the gap between what employers want their employees to be able to do and what they can actually do.  This skills gap needs to be bridged rapidly but with due […]

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10 Principles of Organizational Design

Research by PwC indicates that leading companies are in a near perpetual state of Reorganization.  This upsurge in Organizational Design initiatives is owing to the accelerating pace of strategic change caused by disruption of industries, changing competitor landscape, customer behaviors, and distribution channels. Companies opt to commence efforts to restructure their organization in the hopes […]

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