There is nothing more predictable than change. It is, as they say, the one constant in the universe. However, the volumes of analysis and research on the subject of change only provide a peek at how change may impact our individual business. In other words, there is no magic wand solution for managing change that works predictably for everybody. Where would the fun in that be?
We’re in the age of both digital disruption and radical innovation, which can cause many professional services firms to cringe at the implications. Why? Because how these firms adapt to change determines their success. Adapting alone to simply fit in with a trend, however, will not be sufficient for this next wave of global technological disruption. So what kinds of changes can be expected? For professional services firms there are two to consider.
What elements create the effective leadership skills that are critical to managing digital disruption? Research from IMD suggests that certain leaders are equipped to thrive amidst today’s digital transformations. They possess certain skill sets and sensitivity to their team's and customers' needs and exhibit behaviors that exemplify the nature of Agile leadership: From IMD: “The research revealed that leadership effectiveness in disruptive environments shared many of the same...
We live in a networked economy where connections are currency and collaboration and teamwork have become the fundamental tools for today’s knowledge-based professional services firms. The success and rise of the collaborative economy underscores just how critical it is to be able to form and join highly productive teams. “The best team wins” has never been more true, and with digital disruption sitting on our doorstep, we’re collectively poised to move toward the future of work where all of...
One thing about the New Year that we can be sure of is that there will be change. The marketplace, where we work, our own personal goals, and resolutions can put us in a state of flux and unknown.
Selling products and services successfully is totally dependent on how the product or service —the brand— is perceived. Everything about the brand sends a message and creates an impression.
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Deloitte wanted to understand how brands could create a movement. They interviewed seasoned marketing professionals and reviewed all of the published materials on the subject. The entire article is here.