Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
For organizations to succeed with the onslaught of devices, sensors and tools that innovation garners, data must no longer be treated as a byproduct but instead as an asset. And data-driven innovation must start at the top. That's what Michael Schrage, Fellow at MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy, said during the Harvard Business Review webinar, Leadership and Big Data Innovation. Find out why data experimentation, governance and culture are part of the next leadership challenge for organizations.
As extraordinary advances in technology start to transform the traditional workforce, business leaders must get ready for a future where skilled employees and smart machines will work together.
Read this report to find out:
what the emergence of AI means for leadership and workforce management
how to define a strategic roadmap to understand how AI will impact your organisation
how a new concept – ‘workforce shaping’ – is being used by leading organisations preparing for the future.
If you’re like other HR professionals, you wonder what more you could do to drive business growth.
In our latest research, we asked 5,000 decision-makers their views of the role of innovation in driving business growth.
• Why HR feels limited by innovation teams being too separated from their organisation’s core business
• The six processes for idea generation and project delivery
• Which leadership behaviours HR finds valuable in supporting innovation culture
Our research uncovers the key innovation challenges they face, key execution issues, and the barriers to true innovation.
See what HR leaders think
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In such a competitive business market, retaining the best talent is crucial. Knowing what makes them want to walk out the door is the first step in keeping them. The good news is that business leaders recognize the peril they face - and the need to do something about it. In a recent survey, 45% said they fear becoming obsolete in three to five years; 73% agree on the business need to prioritize technology, and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. However, investment without strategy is unlikely to succeed. Because innovation comes from people, investment must foster human creativity. Investment in technology that enables workers to address new challenges in new ways will give rise to new business initiatives, happier customers, and superior corporate financial performance.
Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
CFOs today are finding themselves in a leadership position at the strategy table. Whether your company’s objectives are to deliver growth in 2016 or stay the course, it is crucial that the office of finance contribute to the strategic decision-making process and become one of the company’s trusted business partners.
With rich data from all parts of the organization, the finance leadership team can offer unprecedented value to the decision-making process and help make the right business decisions executable. Listen to how Finance Professionals are helping guide their organizations toward making well-reasoned, data-driven strategic decisions.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat is a trusted partner to enterprise customers; cloud, software, and hardware suppliers; and the global open source community. A Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® subscription provides customers with direct access to innovation and advocacy—within the open source community and within a certified and trusted network of partners.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides you with an innovative platform that serves as the foundation for your business. It is hardened, certified, and supported by the Red Hat Product Security team, support teams, and certified engineers.
Red Hat supports your timelines and advocates for your requirements so you can focus on the work of your business rather than being your own operating system vendor. We use our leadership in the open source community to do the work that brings you the best of open source.
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Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
This paper outlines why businesses should be investing in management and leadership development, rather than looking to recruit externally. From effective communication to problem solving and decision making, it explains the ‘seven deadly skills’ all leaders should possess, and outlines how Skillsoft can help you develop them.
Higher education is in the midst of fundamental changes that are reshaping the future of both the mission and the business. As technology helps campuses better reach beyond their traditional physical borders, decision-makers expect IT to offer the solutions and leadership needed to deliver better services to students, staff, and researchers while simplifying IT costs and responsibilities. This solution brief addresses how vCloud Air built on the popular vSphere virtualization platform, is helping higher education IT respond to today’s performance, manageability, and security challenges.
The digital workspace has arrived, and the most progressive organizations are taking action. To thrive in this digital environment, organizations need to embrace strategies that better prepare them for success in the growing digital economy. Understandably, this means working toward becoming highly mobile enterprises. Throughout this process, an organization’s technology partner choices can play a pivotal role in achieving business goals. As such, stability and scalability are taking center stage. This is why a forward-looking solution can empower an organization to move away from standalone enterprise mobility management (EMM) to the digital workspace.
In this white paper, we’ll take a look at how the mobility ecosystem is evolving and how organizations can push the boundaries of enterprise mobility while making the most of their investments. For MobileIron customers making a migration decision, selecting a partner with solid leadership, stability, scalability, and steady growth wil
Making key decisions that improve business performance requires more than simple insights. It takes deep data discovery and a keen problem solving approach to think beyond the obvious. As a business leader, you ought to have access to information most relevant to you that helps you anticipate potential business headwinds and craft strategies which can turn challenges into opportunities finally leading to favorable business outcomes.
WNS DecisionPoint , a one-of-its kind thought leadership platform tracks industry segments served by WNS and presents thought-provoking original perspectives based on rigorous data analysis and custom research studies. Coupling empirical data analysis with practical ideas around the application of analytics, disruptive technologies, next-gen customer experience, process
transformation and business model innovation; we aim to arm you with decision support frameworks based on points of fact.
Do your leaders have what it takes to generate improved performance and execution from their employees. Get your report now, compliments of SuccessFactors, and ensure that your business has the leadership capital it needs.
HR leaders hear lots of talk about "getting a seat at the table" among the leadership functions of an organization. But what does "getting a seat" really mean? Simply put, CEOs are demanding a more strategic approach in managing today's workforce needs, as well as in planning for future needs. As an HR leader, how can you take ownership of the talent strategy in your organization? It's time for you to find out.
Talent can move the needle in your organization. By exploring six best practices that all HR leaders should follow, this complimentary guide shows you how to earn the respect of fellow business leaders. Download it today.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
It’s no secret that data-driven business strategies have resulted in unprecedented data growth and management of more complex database structures. Not only that, but IT leadership continues to play a strategic role in the direction of the business, especially as these disruptive business strategies come into play. This white paper addresses some of the key considerations IT management should have as they evaluate their IT roadmap and infrastructure to meet these dynamic enterprise needs.
Among your primary responsibilities as a board member is providing advice on both business strategy and enterprise risk. A general understanding of risk management is essential when looking at cyber risk specifically. Ultimately, an enterprise should consider adding cybersecurity expertise to its board membership, but all members can benefit from increasing their understanding about how cyber risk affects corporate strategy and the overall enterprise risk profile. To provide effective strategic advice to company leadership on cyber risk, you must ask the right questions, including whether a company does ongoing cyber risk assessment and management, and how.
In an era of morphing business models, and even fundamental shifts in the way capitalism is practiced around the world, no universal formula can guarantee a CFO’s success. Every country, every sector, and every organization dictates its own parameters for how an individual finance function operates. Nevertheless, our research demonstrates a clear correlation between strong finance leadership and strong enterprise performance— regardless of geography, industry, or company size.
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
What’s needed is a common resource that both IT and business managers intrinsically value, one that can guide decisions about new business initiatives and related technology investments. That rallying point is enterprise data. Because incumbents possess richer reserves of business information, they wield a competitive advantage that even the most disruptive insurgents can’t claim. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel business transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets.
This programme presents an outstanding management development opportunity for senior leaders. It offers the maximum personal and business benefit from a minimum investment of time at a management school renowned for its practical approach.
Agile and innovative companies like Netflix, Instagram, Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber have used exponential technologies to completely disrupt their industries. But some of the largest industries in the world have fallen prey to these and other disruptive companies. And most of them didn’t even see it coming. The convergence of exponential technologies, along with bold thinking and the willingness to take risks, is completely altering the business landscape. And that landscape is changing at an accelerating pace.
Disruption is occurring far more quickly than ever before. On average, an S&P 500 company is being replaced every 2 weeks, and over 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies on the S&P 500 will no longer exist within 10 years. The only options are to disrupt yourself or be disrupted by your competition. Which will you choose? If you choose the former, do you know how to proceed? This guide shares strategies you can employ today to start future-proofing your company.
Seven Steps for Effective Leadership Development: Only 36 percent of organizations have formal programs to immediately fill leadership positions. Developing effective leadership using talent management at all levels across the organization can return significant business value. Leadership development begins with alignment to company strategy and follows seven steps to success.
The creation, building, and protection of a brand is one of the highest priorities of a corporate marketing team.
Your logo and company colors are printed around the world on business cards, thought leadership, signage, and for internal branding, among other things. Do you really know how many people are creating and printing materials on behalf of the company?
Gelato CMO Christian Sæterhaug will shed light on the surprising discoveries our customers have made when investigating the issue.
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Our research reports on the 2,000 executives from the marketing community, across 22 markets, who agreed that innovation drives growth.
However, barriers to innovation remain significant, ranging from isolation within the business, to a lack of insight into the data, and absent support from leadership in 24% of cases, and data remains the second largest issue for marketing with a 10% gap.
New technologies help harness data, demonstrate how innovation will benefit teams and businesses, and help CMOs create a successful innovation agenda.
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Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
It’s the backbone of the modern enterprise, not just another function within it. For businesses to continue to succeed in an increasingly technology-dependent world, CIOs must assume a strategic leadership role and drive change throughout the enterprise. Driving business strategy is not an entirely new role, but it is an added responsibility to the traditional CIO job function. While many CIOs possess the skills and ambition to impact business strategy, existing IT operational models and an aging infrastructure are holding them back. CIOs who have been successful in bridging the divide between IT and the business did it by ?rst accelerating IT transformation.
Massive shifts within the digital business landscape are sparking immense opportunities and reshaping every sector.
In some cases, complete upheaval is happening at lightning-fast speed. In other instances, digital undercurrents are stirring beneath the surface as organizations scramble to monetize vast volumes and variety of data in an effort to sharpen their competitive edge and not be blindsided by unforeseen events that completely upend existing business models.
While long-standing industry leadership might be no match for the next cool app, agility, speed and the ability to harness more data than was ever imagined is fueling powerful possibilities for reinvention among companies of every size.
Data is following rapidly from mobile devices and social networks, as well as from every connected product, machine and infrastructure. This data holds the potential for deep insights that can replace guesswork and approximations as to locations, behaviors, patterns and preferences. As the w
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