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6 Value Drivers of IT Redesign

10229021897?profile=RESIZE_400xDisruptive change has put a tremendous strain on organizations and their IT departments.  The capabilities of the IT talent is declining due to inadequate technical education and aging workforce.  Legacy systems and diverse IT applications are frequent across most organizations.  Mergers and Acquisitions have become a norm, pushing vendors to form alliances.  Mobile devices, tablets, and social media have been quite common across employees of almost all organizations.  Cloud Computing and softwa

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10080294288?profile=RESIZE_400xCustomary practice to Capital Budgeting for satisfying needs of Information Technology development and support pursues a fragmented process and considers requests as stand-alone projects, each with its particular business justification.

The approach bases most of the capital allocation on historical expenditure patterns and financial projections.  It handicaps the underlying Enterprise Architecture making it inflexible and layered with unnecessary complexity.  The practice results in inferior out

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Reinvention

10013835694?profile=RESIZE_400xMajority of pharmaceutical companies are persisting with decade old processes and routines.  They have transactional relationships with suppliers, lack of concerted efforts to progress ahead, and no vision to reap productivity rewards.  The reasons for continuing with these traditional practices include tax regimes, regulatory hurdles, and stable revenues from customers dependent on existing industry offerings.

Disruption—spurred by technological Innovation, fluctuating customer demand patterns,

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9885558865?profile=RESIZE_400xThe conventional Business Model for Manufacturing is in the process of

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7 Tactics to Upskill Your Workforce

Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Human Resource Management (HRM), take a look at Flevy's Human Resource Management (HRM) Frameworks offering.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve.  Full details here.  

9797614053?profile=RESIZE_400xDisruptive technology is re-shaping the present-day work enviro

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Upskilling Strategy in 6 Phases

9738510277?profile=RESIZE_400xEmployees with the right skills make or break an enterprise, create brand impression, represent the company’s culture and values.

Disruptive technology is changing the contemporary work environment.  Employees in traditional roles are now feeling insecure and disengaged.  This dissonance threatens to take away the Competitive Advantage of companies.

Employee Engagement has emerged as one of the significant pillars on which the Competitive Advantage, Productivity, and Growth of an organization rest

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8818272056?profile=RESIZE_400xFuturistic, technology-driven business models are weakening the conventional advantages of Economies of Scale.  Large corporations, founded on Scale, nevertheless have areas that they can exploit if they reposition rapidly.

For the best part of over a century, Economies of Scale—Cost Advantages that businesses achieve owing to their scale of operation—fashioned the corporation into a perfect engine of business.  The economic concept of Economies of Scale was first floated in the Adam Smith era wh

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8662133692?profile=RESIZE_400xA significant number of Mergers remain unsuccessful, because companies do not employ a thorough and disciplined approach to realizing Post-Merger Integration Synergies.  In reasons for failure, we hear remarks like:

  • Targets were set several months earlier by the top management without consulting the line managers, or taking ground realities into consideration.
  • Assumption base for setting targets was untested.
  • Targets were met but the timeframe for achieving them made them ineffective—in terms of di
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5 Dimensions of Employee Engagement Scorecard

8578601065?profile=RESIZE_400xEmployee Engagement has emerged as one of the significant pillars on which the Competitive AdvantageProductivity, and Growth Strategy of an organization rests.  Employee Engagement has many facets.  To assess an organization’s current status of Employee Engagement, executives need to devise a measurement system.  Measuring Employee Engagement is vital in shaping Employee Engagement Strategies that help propel the organization towards growth.

A framework that is quite effective in measuring the

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