Transformation & Change (eng)

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are poised to fundamentally disrupt the way organisations do business. Experts predict the AR and VR market, worth about $5 billion in 2016, to grow to $162 billion by 2020! Applications of AR/VR are already being implemented in workplaces by way of holographic video conferencing, real-time translational […]

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PwC’s 20th CEO Survey offers excellent insights into the top trends that CEOs think will reshape the world of business. 1,379 CEOs across the world were interviewed for the survey and here’s a brief look at what they’re thinking. CEOs are concerned about economic instability but are still optimistic about growth. About 38% are very […]

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Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are inspiring business leaders to restructure their organisations and rethink the role of HR, as per Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends Report that surveyed more than 10,000 HR managers from 140 countries. Here are some key highlights: 41% of respondents claimed that they had adopted elements of AI technologies […]

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Most business leaders today understand the need for corporate creativity and innovation. Yet, at the same time, they are often quick to resist creative solutions to business problems. Jennifer Mueller, professor at the University of San Diego has an explanation for this strange dichotomy. Leaders are trained that good decision-making happens in a ‘certain manner’ […]

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Businesses that successfully compete in developing economies succeed despite a lack of social, political, and financial stability that is taken for granted in developed markets. So there are crucial lessons to be learned from them about surviving uncertainty and volatility, contend Harvard Business School researchers Geoffrey Jones, Tarun Khanna, and colleagues. Their research indicates that […]

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Lego, the Danish toymaker hitherto known for its plastic brick toys, is boldly launching Lego Worlds and making a foray into the world of online video gaming to compete with Minecraft. Lego Worlds will be a one-on-one gaming experience and allows players to download highly personalised dream worlds consisting of virtually anything they can imagine.  […]

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Using corporate narratives effectively can work wonders in giving employees a sense of purpose, vision, and customer orientation. Unfortunately, many storytelling initiatives fail due to a lack of consensus or a contextual framework, making it difficult for employees to adopt the narratives. Here’s how this problem can be fixed: Be inclusive: Corporate narratives should reflect […]

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Given the speed at which business dynamics change, forward-thinking companies of tomorrow will look less like permanent structures and more like Legos, predicts Brian Kropp, HR practice leader at CEB. Employees and leaders alike find themselves working in highly unpredictable and volatile times. Gone are the days when companies could anticipate change well ahead of […]

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Automation and AI are fundamentally disrupting the nature of work across the world and humans need to rethink the idea of ‘work’ as they know it in order to compete successfully. As of now, the jobs most susceptible to the rise of automation are highly repetitive ones or jobs that are confined to specific parameters. […]

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Automation and AI will destabilise the way people work to a considerable extent, says a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute. Some of this stability can be regained by using digital technologies, specifically, digital platforms says the study. A digital platform – software that gathers and analyses large amounts of data – can help […]

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