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Strategic Cost Reduction: Good vs. Bad Costs

Disruption is creating opportunities for some businesses and threats for the others.  As a matter of fact, it was considered one the most significant concerns by the CEOs in a PwC 2016 global survey.  A significant percentage (70%) of the leaders in the survey were planning to implement a cost reduction initiative, owing to low […]

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7 Principles of Business Process Reengineering (BPR)

With the advancement in technology, the usual emphasis on cost, growth, and control has been replaced by a laser focus on Innovation, Customer Service, Quality, and Employee Empowerment.  Obsolete business processes, disjointed organizations, fragmented work routines, and complex performance management mechanisms in traditional firms have not been able to cope with the revolutionary business models […]

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5 Obstacles Impeding the Adoption of Automation by the Logistics Sector

Digital Transformation has propelled technologies and innovation in Logistics.  Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks.  Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled.  It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just […]

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How to Transition from an In-Office to Remote Work Setting Seamlessly?

COVID-19 has forced organizations to adapt to the new norm of Remote Work.  Many people consider telecommuting as the future of work.  Employers who allow Remote Work have seen enhanced employee morale, output, and efficiency. However, Remote Work setting is far from business as usual.  Management needs to understand and manage the intricate differences between […]

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What Is Redeployment? The Most Critical Phase of Restructuring

Business Transformation is a given in the lifecycle of organizations.  If an organization or business desires to continue growing gainfully, it has to keep Restructuring and Innovating with time.  Successful Restructuring can be achieved by pursuing a robust 4-phase approach.  Each incremental phase paves the way for shaping the next phase: Strategic Analysis Structural Redesign Redeployment […]

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What Are the 3 Obstacles to Overcome while Selecting Senior Executives?

Mediocre people occupying senior Leadership positions is one of the chief reasons for the fiasco and humiliation that organizations like Enron and WorldCom faced.  The practice of recruiting average people at the top is omnipresent and often goes unnoticed until the results begin to surface, which is typically too late for any intervention. Smart people […]

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Digital Transformation: 2 Distinct Approaches to Talent Management

Traditional Talent Management practices fail to meet the high-potential talent requirements imperative to compete in the digital world today.  In fact, they disappoint the key talent available in the market. A 2016 Digital Business research by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte on 3700+ executives reveals attracting and retaining talent as the most pressing concern […]

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Is Your Organization Ready to Respond to VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Threats?

VUCA relates to threats that people and enterprises often encounter.  The acronym reflects the constant, dramatically-transforming, and unpredictable world.  The concept originated in 1987, based on the theories of Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus.  The term was first used by U.S. Army War College to describe the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous general conditions globally. […]

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A Robust Approach to Downturn Management and Transformation

Financial crisis, adverse supply shock, technological disruption, or natural hazards and disasters significantly affect global businesses.  Recessions caused by these global incidents and problems have serious outcomes on commodity prices, stock markets, economies, and even countries. A Downturn can be described as a contracted business cycle with a significant decline in economic activity across markets […]

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4 Key Ingredients of Transforming Your Organization From A Product-based Business To Platform Business Model

Transformation from a product-based model to a platform model is a dream for many executives.  More and more product companies are now shifting into a platform model.  The drive behind such a shift is the huge success of platform companies—e.g., Amazon, Google, and Apple.  These organizations started out as a retailer, search engine, and iPod […]

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Want to Evolve into the Next-Generation Learning Organization? Adopt These 5 Core Pillars

Transformation of an organization into a Next-generation Learning Organization (NLO) is a challenging endeavor.  The main hurdles include convoluted hierarchies, bureaucratic red tape, delayed decision making, and complicated organizational systems and processes. To develop a learning organization, leadership needs to trim down bureaucracy and complexities.  They should make the best use of technology to gather […]

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Smart Organizational Design Approach vs. Traditional Organization Design Approaches

Business environment has transformed drastically from what it was a century ago.  It has become immensely challenging due to competition, disruptive technologies, laws, and globalization.  These challenges warrant better performance to address customer needs and to survive—and outpace—intense competition.  Consequently, organizations have become complex. The work that individuals perform in an organization has also shifted […]

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