Weekend Reads: Empowerment, OKRs and Signal vs Noise

Some weekend reads for those in the world of digital, technology, organisational transformation and beyond. One the key challenges for senior leaders within business transformations is how to truly drive decision-making and accountability down to a team level, whilst also providing ongoing context and strategic direction. This empowerment is critical to agility, adaptability, talent retention, … Continue reading Weekend Reads: Empowerment, OKRs and Signal vs Noise

Weekend Reads: The 3Ds and enduring shifts in behaviours.

Some weekend reads for those in the world of digital, technology, organisational transformation and beyond. It is rare that Benedict Evans comments on the world of corporate technology and transformation, but this piece on the decades of change within businesses and how the 3 Ds (Digitization, Digitalization and Digital Transformation) are creating a new landscape to unleash … Continue reading Weekend Reads: The 3Ds and enduring shifts in behaviours.

It’s the slopes that you need to focus on

As every person who has trekked, run, cycled, climbed, or journeyed through foothills, ridges, and mountain ranges, it is the slopes that really test your training, planning, and resilience, plus also may mean you have to change course. This is the same in business transformation, so provides a good analogy for the 5–7 year for … Continue reading It’s the slopes that you need to focus on

Steps on the path to becoming a platform business

Some thoughts on when it comes to reimagining an organisation for a platform world, there are a number of strategic imperatives which drive capturing more value for the customer and business than the sum of the parts. There are 3 key steps, in my mind, that need to be on the path to the businesses … Continue reading Steps on the path to becoming a platform business

Software has eaten your world

Marc Andreessen wrote his article, Why Software is Eating the World, in 2011. Within it were the signals for boards, leaders, and businesses of the world we are in today. This week a number of articles/podcasts have converged in my mind and referenced back to 10 years ago, when, Marc Andreessen wrote in the WSJ his … Continue reading Software has eaten your world

Status quo has inertia on its side

Organisations want agility, adaptability and experimentation within their operating models, but this means building new muscle memory and changing habits. Muscle memory is one of the strongest drives forces behind organisations, as it is the power behind the people, processes, operating models and platforms which have moved the business to where it is today, so, … Continue reading Status quo has inertia on its side

Kaizen: continuous improvement

Kaizen: a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.” It is a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees. It is based on the belief that everything can be improved and nothing is status quo. It involves identifying issues and opportunities, creating solutions and rolling … Continue reading Kaizen: continuous improvement

Best reads: May 2020

With the world in lockdown and stepping into the dual world of; dealing with the COVID19 outbreak and also trying work out the ‘next normal’; there has been a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and also, which is good to see, a large degree of thought around the future being better for humankind. This extends to … Continue reading Best reads: May 2020