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The vibrancy of Startups. The relentless customer focus. The relentless adapting and testing of products for an ever better solution. Shouldn’t all IT departments be like this? What an exciting place to work in such an IT organization would be! What are the waypoints on the way to transform traditional IT Departments into Start-ups? Some […]
Suppose you want to do something sizeable, which requires the collaboration of several people over a period of time. Something like a Start-up, a software project, a process improvement or building a house. You will be creating something new. You get something from the status quo A to a new state B. You need to […]
There are so many disastrous results of Companies going into Retail. It usually starts this way: How difficult can it be to sell Merchandise in Stores? Rent a proper sized Space at a good Location, arrange the Merchandise nicely, get some Processes for Payments and Logistics in place – et voila! Then repeat that multiple […]
Up to now, only a few pure online Shops dared to venture into Brick and Mortar Retail. But there is increasing Evidence for this long-expected Move: Apple and the Xiaomi lost their market lead in China, the world biggest mobile Phone Market in 2016 to two obscure Brands Oppo and Vivo, both Subsidiaries of the Electronic […]
There are many sources about Digital Transformation of Businesses. But which one’s fit your needs? Those aimed at how to transform Operations or those how to create new Products? Those about Business or those aimed at an IT audience? Here is some advice where insights can be found for your information needs. Quadrant 1: Transformation of Operations Most Literature […]
2016 was a very special year in so many aspects. Trump, Brexit, Terror, Wars & Refugee’s, the resurgence of authoritarian leaders, Zero Interest Economics, the beginning of the post-factual age etc. All these effects and causes contribute to high levels of uncertainty. Despite most economic and social indicators, pointing upwards with record low or reduced unemployment in […]
IT departments are boring. In the time of vibrant start-ups, who wants to work in a department that used to be called “Data Processing Department”? IT departments are still organized more for data processing than for anything else. Despite the hype of IT as being “strategic” there are next to none IT Managers on the board […]
How would HR look like if bright engineers where to design it from scratch? Google scrutinized every conventional business wisdom and came up with a data driven, tested and continuously improved new way to hire. Hiring is the most important management skill – by far Hiring is the key skill of a manager. There is consent on that in […]
Is management important to a organisations success? How much hierarchical power is helpful? Where is the tipping point where too much power becomes detrimental to an organisations success? Let’s take a look what Google Inc. has found out.