As technologists have been telling us for many years, different individuals adopt technology at different speeds (see Figure below). Source: Diffusion of innovation, Everett Rogers (2003) This shows the process by which an innovation is taken up over time. Sustainability comes when we reach a critical mass of people adopting the technology. The ‘innovators’ and […]
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A lot is being written about ‘digital transformation’ at the moment, making it hard to pick out the helpful insights from the hype. One essential insight that we and our clients are finding extremely helpful is that: technological change is exponential whilst human adaptability, and therefore organizational change, proceeds more slowly. Managing the widening gap […]
Serious money is being poured in to ‘digital’ – with a new Forbes report for Dell finding that 85% of the 500 senior executives surveyed are spending up to a quarter of their total budget on digital transformations. However, is this money being well spent? Even back in 2015, a global survey of managers and […]
Whilst there is definitely a fair degree of hype, the thinking is now, ‘how do we achieve results in a digital world?’ rather than ‘should we bother?’ – with 47% of global decision-makers believing their current business model will be obsolete by as soon as 2020, according to a recent study by Harvard Business Review. […]
Research shows that it actually doesn’t matter which specific technology you choose to use in your digital transformation – so long as it will help you achieve your strategic goals. What’s much more important for success is the culture of the organization that you try to implement it in. So say the results of MIT’s […]
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new white paper that sets out how to rewire your culture and skills to survive and thrive in a digital world. Forrester predicts that by 2020, businesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI) will steal $1.2 trillion per year from their less digitally advanced competitors. In a large study […]
As part of their lengthy study into the state of the American Workplace based on over 195,000 employees across a range of industries, Gallup looked specifically at employees that worked in matrix organizations and found that: “the more matrixed employees are, the more likely they are to strongly agree that being on different teams is […]
Since Daniel Goleman first made the concept popular in the 1990s, trainers and consultants across the globe have been urging us to become more ‘emotionally intelligent’. However is this actually a concept in its own right and does it improve performance? The answers are ‘not really’ and ‘not much’. Independent scientists have shed some light […]
Who is the most effective CEO? A few years ago Prof Morten Hansen and his colleagues set out to answer this question by analysing reams of stock market performance information and using this to create a ranked list of 2,000 CEOs from across the globe. Unsurprisingly, Steve Jobs came out top, followed shortly by Jeff […]
Teams have been becoming more complex from remote and virtual teams, through a focus on matrix collaboration to today’s fast-paced digital teams, but each step requires new skills and ways of working and challenges are traditional corporate culture. Until the 1970s most teams were local and focused on functional silos. In the 80s improved communication […]
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