The future is always coming. New technology and IT solutions are emerging every minute of every day, ad infinitum, and organisations that pay attention to these changes are more adaptable to the market and their customers. In one word, they are successful.
Businesses that are capable of sensing what is important to customers and then adapting the entire organisation to meet these needs will dominate the marketplace. They will have happy customers and happy, engaged employees.
Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.
Business Agility Live in [Conversations with Game Changers] hosts Stephen Parry on the 12th of May, 3pm BST (4pm CEST). The live 45-minute conversation with Mike Leber, Manoj Khanna and others will be broadcast on various social media, including YouTube.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2008) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a fantastic book. Its central theme is the inability or perhaps even a refusal to see randomness, especially when it departs from the norm in an extreme fashion. This blindness has an enormous impact on society.
Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Robert O. Martichenko’s Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time To Rise is probably one of the most insightful and important white papers of our time. It is especially thought provoking for Lean practitioners, and supply chain/logistics specialists.
On behalf of Awards International, I was invited to showcase Strata, a private homebuilder serving Yorkshire and the East Midlands and last year's winner of "Best Place to Work" at the UK Business Awards. In the live Winsight Webinar, Gemma Smith, Strata's Managing Director, explains just what makes it award-winning. The webinar includes the winner's mindset, the winner's presentation and the judges' comments.
If you own or manage a complex service business, you'll know how complicated it can be to make company-wide changes. However, in the competitive modern world, it's crucial for organisations to be able to respond quickly to market or economic developments or changes in customer behaviour and demand. So, how could using our Sense and Adapt Business Model enhance your company's ability to adapt to change?
Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.
Due to Covid-19 crisis, this year's ACE! conference will now take place the 17th and 18th of September online and will be live streamed.This year's theme is 'Building Software. Building Better Products.' My presentation will focus on how I've helped a global cloud company develop its worldwide collaboration system to manage the new business, with start-up influences, while responding to the corporate and the marketplace to grow at-scale.
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