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The Robots are Coming: Good News for Employees

While using augmented reality games or tools such as Alexia can be cool, robotics, AI and VR in the workplace are scary for many people. For business leaders chartered with digitalization, this creates a dilemma as successful technology adoption requires full engagement and [...]

If Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

With large customer bases, heavy investment in technology such as machine learning, the “Big Four” global technology companies are growing rapidly. A key strategy for Google, Amazon, and Microsoft has been acquisition – of small innovative companies in similar or adjacent industries or [...]

Entrepreneurship: Learned or Built Through Experience

Entrepreneurship is everywhere! Traditional business executives fearing disruption or even extinction, need to innovate, transform and become entrepreneurial. Many attend seminars and courses to ‘learn innovation’, while others seek to hire graduates of ‘entrepreneurship programs’. While these approaches can provide new ideas, real [...]

Digital Business Blues: Creating Success From Change

Due to the constantly changing demands of businesses and consumers — combined with the power and ubiquity of technology —business leaders all around the world, from the Nordics and Europe to the Americas, recognize that transformation is crucial for the survival of their [...]

Digital Change: Commit, Create, Collaborate

To meet rapidly changing customer demands and address global competition, businessleaders must leverage the power of digitalization to transform for growth. This can be scary, exciting or depressing - natural reactions for people when adapting to new ways to work and live. However, [...]

Leading in Digital World: Keys to Success

Digital transformation means new revenue models, operational efficiency, increased global access and value creation. It also provides new opportunities for engagement and development of people - employees, leaders, partners, and suppliers. For successful transformation, managers need to: Gain understanding and desire for change [...]

Leading in Digital World

Digitalization i.e. the use of technology to reach new customers and improve efficiency is changing all aspects of our work, life, and environment. Success in this new world requires adaptation of leadership approaches, roles, and skills. A recent Gallup poll showed that 92% [...]