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Why do so many strategies fail?

The markets have been flooded with radical, attractive new business models as of late, and the same corporations that have dominated the markets for decades have been shaken up. But some of these folks are able to attract millions of customers and raise vast amounts of capital initially, only to fail at fending off imitators. What’s missing is a holistic strategic approach. Strategy is more than where you position yourself competitively; it requires making carefully coordinated choices about which opportunities to pursue to create long-term value.

David. J Collis

Before saying “yes” to a job, consider company culture

What’s one of the most important aspects to consider before jumping into a new role? The culture of the workplace. Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time or you’re shifting into a new career or position, make sure you get a feel for company culture before you make the jump. How does the organization collaborate, communicate and interact? Is the work environment inclusive, flexible, and innovative? These are the questions you want to keep in mind during the interview process to determine if the culture is the right fit for you.

Shanna Hocking

Build a better dashboard for your agile project

Successful agile projects are created from solid, reliable data. But getting ahold of that data can sometimes be a struggle – sifting through a ton of unusable information to find the gems. Honeywell Inc. and Senior Manager of Analytics Agnel D’Cruz is aiming to address this problem. Along with associate professor of analytics and information systems Stephan Kudyba, they answer the question: “how can project managers build useful dashboards to help companies make decisions?” Download this report to discover a few design principles that can help project managers meet their goals.

Stephan Kudyba and Agnel D’Cruz

How to do hybrid right

The pandemic forced companies to rapidly adopt virtual work technologies – and there are advantages to this new normal. Employees have been pleased with the flexibility offered to when, where, and how they work. Leaders have been presented with a chance to reshape what the hybrid model looks like now that they’ve seen what’s possible. Find out how to make this transition successful by designing hybrid work arrangements that consider human concerns, according to professor Lynda Gratton. 

Lynda Gratton

The 4 tiers of digital transformation

Embracing advancements in digital technology does not equate to digitally transforming your business. Without a comprehensive assessment of what digital technologies can offer, it’s hard to fully capture the value of digital transformation. Consequently, many businesses make ad-hoc business decisions about the use of digital technologies and end up struggling to be competitive despite substantial investments.

Mohan Subramaniam

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