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10 Principles of Cost Transformation

Cost Transformation is a reality that every organization has to face, several times, in its period of existence.  Proper and enduring Cost Transformation provides an opportunity to reformulate an organization’s complete course.  It may result in divestiture of established businesses, even profitable ones, if they do not match the Strategy or the enterprise’s most distinguishing […]

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Change Management in Times of Uncertainty

Organizations during good times enjoy lenient and thriving economic conditions.  The confidence interval for tolerance of errors is relatively high.  There isn’t a pressing requirement for overhauling operations or Business Models, compelled by external factors.  There is a rare feeling of sense of urgency and people tend to take time to ponder over and carefully […]

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The Strategic CFO

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role has traditionally been a custodian of financial acumen, integrity and shareholder value—selecting indicators to measure organizational growth and ensuring value. Inflation, stricter regulations and governance requirements have caused the CFO position to exist in nearly every organization these days.  However, this wasn’t the case in the last quarter of […]

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3 Drivers for Implementing an Innovation Culture

Achieving the status of the Most Innovative Company of the Year is what most businesses aspire to. Innovation-centric research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2014—comprising of over 750 businesses in 17 different markets—brought to light some striking insights, in addition to rating the most innovative companies of the year. The organizations that grabbed top […]

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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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Strategic Thinking Games

Organizational leadership can draw on 3 Strategic Thinking Games to master Business Strategy and apply in varied scenarios and organizational structures.  The Strategic Thinking Games provide Decision Making models for senior executives to choose from and use as per the situation. The Strategic Thinking Games are based on mathematics and statistics, particularly Probability Theory, and […]

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Neuroscience of Change

Business Transformation initiatives are typically undertaken to solve a pressing issue, bring about improved performance, or to serve customers better.  A critical element of the success of such initiatives entails transforming the existing behaviors of the employees across the organization.  However, this isn’t a straightforward task. Attitudes and practices get reinforced in people by following […]

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7 Principles of Culture Change

Employee behaviors are critical for the success of Business Transformation endeavors.  However, transforming the ingrained behaviors and mindsets of the workforce isn’t straightforward, and when tackled cause the enterprise’s emotional state to go down. Leaders need to identify the components of Culture that are in line with their Corporate Strategy.  They have to ascertain and […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy: Top Priorities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one area considered by many executives to enable Automation and steer positive growth.  A couple of years ago, most executives thought that deployment of Artificial Intelligence isn’t a big deal.  However, revamping traditional systems, implementing AI, and scaling it, in reality, is not as simple as it seems. A survey by PwC […]

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Organizational Obstacles to Agile

Agile is a robust approach to value creation.  More and more organizations are adopting Agile Software Development approach. Becoming Agile is imperative to meet and exceed customer expectations and emerging business trends.  Implementing the Agile approach to Software Development leverages significant benefits, including: Rapid design and development of new product and service offerings Revolutionizing processes […]

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Conditions for Sustainable Change

With most Transformation initiatives people gradually revert back to their old habits of doing things.  Sustainable Change Management necessitates 4 key processes: Chartering—defining the scope, rationale, and team for the change initiative. Learning—testing and refining ideas before a full-blown execution of the initiative. Mobilizing—using symbols and metaphors to engage people and gain their buy-in for […]

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