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Collaboration, Networks and Digital Transformation

If you have ever read ‘Seventh Sense’ by Joshua Ramo, you’ll note that he references the phenomenon of ‘explosive percolation in random networks’. The book and full report on this are fascinating reads for those looking for a deep dive into networks and accelerated learning. But for most of us juggling our everyday priorities, deeper …

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Changing the Game in a Mobile World

In the recent McKinsey & Co report, ‘How social tools can reshape the organization’ it outlines the potential transformative benefits of collaboration and the prized features of social technologies. Although collaboration and social tools are important, they don’t actually go far enough to change the game, improve the way people work and ‘reshape the organization’. …

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Your App is Your New HQ

We know that the digital revolution is rapidly transforming the way we live and technology promises to dramatically improve the way we work. But does it actually solve our problems and can it deliver on saving us time and making us more productive?   We are a small company, there are less than 20 of …

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Effective Communication for a Diverse Workplace

Leaders are restructuring the workplace by taking advantage of digital, cloud-based, mobile-orientated technologies to drive growth and productivity. This use of technology brings new communications challenges and opportunities in a world where the workforce is simultaneously becoming younger, older and more diverse. ‘While we no longer spread company news via a photocopied memo in everyone’s …

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Collaboration: Cure or Curse?

Collaboration has been used by business professionals as a magic word for some time. It is seen as a cure for the inefficiencies of traditional silo working and the disconnection between departments and the disengagement of colleagues. It is often seen as business critical, as it should be but only when handled in the right …

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Are you ready to be a Digital Jedi?

‘Today, I believe that we are on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, powered by billions of connected devices, 3D printers and super-smart robots, to name a few. This revolution will not only change entire societies and economies, it stands to transform the very essence of human nature. So are we ready for it?’ …

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Digital Transformation – The Future Belongs to the Fast

If I’m happy that I did one thing today, it would be watching this video: Click Here It was the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on ‘The Digital Transformation of Industries’ (which was second only in oversubscription figures to the panel featuring Kevin Spacey). This is doubly exciting to me as it ties together two …

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2016: The year to stop disappointing and start saying yes

(based on exerts from ‘The Mobile Mind Shift’) We now turn to smartphones for everything and we expect our smartphones to deliver – ‘not only can we do new things. We now also expect new things.’ One of the most pervasive workplace trends is the blurring of our work and personal lives and with that, …

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Transformation: Turning Uncertainty into Innovation

There exists a dichotomy for big companies that desperately need innovation but they are inherently averse to the risk that this innovation requires. Businesses know that they have to move forward, as business guru Eddie Obeng puts it, we all need change because change is really cool. If organisations don’t undertake a transformation program, they …

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If you don’t change the game now, there will be no game left to change…

As we all know, the world of business is changing and that pace of change is faster than ever before. We hear ‘turbulent’, ‘digital’, ‘interconnected’, ‘global’ and ‘transformation program’ more than ever before. Change is the only constant.  The key to success in the modern business world, is the successful implementation of these changes. How …

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