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7 Steps to Focus-Driven Growth

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9786713076?profile=RESIZE_400xWhat makes companies great in their industries is sustained above-average Growth.

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8028327853?profile=originalSurvival of a business in this digital age largely depends on its ability to timely embrace Digital Transformation.  Digital Transformation entails using Digital Technologies to streamline business processes, culture, and customer experiences.

In order to compete today—and in future—and to enable Digital Transformation, organizations should work towards fostering a culture of continuous learning, since Digital Transformation depends on learning and innovation.  The organizations that holistically

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Transformation of an organization into a Next-generation Learning Organization (NLO) is a challenging endeavor.  The main hurdles include convoluted hierarchies, bureaucratic red tape, delayed decision making, and complicated organizational systems and processes.

To develop a learning organization, leadership needs to trim down bureaucracy and complexities.  They should make the best use of technology to gather holistic real-time data, deploy Artificial Intelligence at scale, and develop data-dri

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Business environment has transformed drastically from what it was a century ago.  It has become immensely challenging due to competition, disruptive technologies, laws, and globalization.  These challenges warrant better performance to address customer needs and to survive—and outpace—intense competition.  Consequently, organizations have become complex.

The work that individuals perform in an organization has also shifted from manual labor and clerical jobs to knowledge-based experiential tasks.

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Functional organizations are facing dramatic changes. Businesses are becoming more focused around capabilities and demand leaders ofStrategic-Functional-Organizations-300x210.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710x functions to play a more strategic role. With a less stable environment and more intense competition, a premium is put on agility and flexibility with an increased emphasis on performance results. In effect, functions are pressured to boost operation excellence while reducing costs.

But given the day-to-day transactional needs of business and the long-range in-depth

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Organizations need to persistently improve the way they do business to stay ahead of the curve. New ideas trigger organizational improvement and build the foundation of a Learning Organization.

Scholars have defined a Learning Organization in many different ways. Some suggest it as an organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at modifying its behavior to reflect new knowledge and insights. Marlene Fiol and Marjorie A. Lyles describe organizational learning as “t

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The Retail industry is under constant pressure by low margins and ever-increasing rivalry. Weak consumer spending; saturated markets; increased consumers demands for service and lower prices; and intense competition has put significant strain on retail bottom lines and growth avenues. Thus, Retail Strategy must evolve to accommodate these market changes.

Such low margins force the retailers to save costs across the operations, including IT, which is vital for the success of every strategic endeav

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Challenges to the Not-for-Profit Organizations: Lessons from the Delta Model.

Singapore's Case-study

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Part 1: The Delta Model as Applied to Not-for-Profit Organizations

DeltaModel_NonProfit_1.pdf

Part 2: Singapore Fundamentals and the Role of the Economic Development Board (EDB) in Making Singapore one of the most Advanced Economies in the world

Singapore_EDB_64.pdf

Upon request, I will send you the complete training program (electronic and non

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Key Sustainability Principles

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Sustainability: Where’s it Heading?

 

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Miguel Reynolds Brandão on August 31, 2015

From the public debate over Amazon’s workplace culture to the Security and Exchange Commission’s approval of the CEO-to-worker rule, it’s been an interesting few weeks for those of us who care about sustainable organizations. Clearly people have strong feelings about what companies owe society and how front-line workers should be treated.

When the SEC rule finally goes forward, publicly traded companies will

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Enrique Suarez

The State of Education in the United States: Cornerstones for a More Effective Education

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MIT Professor Jay Wright Forrester’s Work on System Dynamics

During the last twenty years, Jay Forrester's attention has been focused primarily in two areas: 1) the creation of a system dynamics model of the United States economy, and 2) the extension of system dynamics training to kindergarten through high school education. Forrester sees the former project as leading to a new approach to

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Risk taxonomy is the framework of naming, organization and managing the relationships to manage your risk information. Your ERM program and any Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software you use depends upon it.

Most organizations have an organizational chart of how their people are connected. To be effective in risk management, organizations must also have an organizational chart of how their business processes are connected to create accountability and focus on business value.

The first step is t

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