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Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. Opening your mind to global perspectives can inspire you to improve yourself and the people around you too.

How Revolutionary Changes are Occurring in Automation Technology

Strategy Driven

For this reason, manufacturers play a significant role in fulfilling needs by investing greatly in manufacturing and development processes in the sectors of control and automation technology. The technology enables support with several common programming languages.


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Tips to Create A Global Recruitment Strategy for Your Business

Strategy Driven

However, in today’s world of technological advancements, the idea of having physical workplaces has become outdated. Thanks to breakthroughs in virtual technology, businesses have benefitted as well. Competition in the commerce industry has always been high.

Taking a Look at the Future of Oil and Gas Industry

Strategy Driven

What is to come in the future of oil and gas industry? Renewable technology is gaining ground left and right. Sustainable technology is getting cheaper as time rolls by. They will continue to propel global travel and commerce. The Future of Oil and Gas Industry is Now.

Automation: A Potential Game Changer for Mining and Maritime Industry

HR Digest

The use of automation technology is rapidly changing the landscape of various industries, mostly in the labor-intensive sectors. Automation in Maritime industry is turning crew members into system managers. The fourth industrial revolution buildup is instilling fears of massive job loss among employees in varying sectors, due to the shift’s primary focus: automation. It’s difficult to overlook the benefits of autonomous technologies in the mining industry.

The Real Value of Cloud Technology and the Role It Plays in Your Business

Strategy Driven

By now, cloud technology is no longer a “new” thing in the world of business but something that has already been well-established and explored by many companies. While technology-powered businesses are a common sight now, many entrepreneurs have yet to fully grasp the concept of cloud technology and the benefits it provides their companies. So in this article, we’ll be informing you of the real value of cloud technology and the important role it plays in your business.

Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business

Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. The future could be planned. This was the capitalist equivalent of the Communist system’s five-year plans. Later, MBO evolved into strategic planning. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images.

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Technology Is Changing What a Premium Automotive Brand Looks Like

Harvard Business

Many mature industries are experiencing significant technological disruption. The automotive industry is being disrupted by electric vehicles and self-driving cars, just as home appliances is being disrupted by the Internet of Things and smart appliances, home entertainment by on-demand content providers, and apparel by online personal stylists such as Stitch Fix and Trunk Club. Technology Marketing Data Transportation Digital ArticleJEWEL SAMAD/Staff/Getty Images.

3 Reasons Global Firms Should Keep Investing in India

Harvard Business

While India remains a formidably challenging market, there are at least three reasons why global firms cannot overlook India without consequences. India plans to catalyze $200-300 billion of new investment in renewable energy infrastructure over the next decade. Industrial companies like JCB, Cummins, AECOM, General Electric and investors like Brookfield have successfully capitalized on India’s infrastructure investments. boris sv/Getty Images.


German Manufacturing Is Leading a Digital Industrial Revolution

Harvard Business

Now, they are pioneering a new phase of global digital manufacturing that will transform the key processes surrounding the manufacturing of everything from automobiles to trains, planes, machinery, and even kitchens. The technologies and processes that are transforming companies. Today, about 75% of global automotive production now follows a built-to-stock logic based on dealers’ judgments.

Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants

Harvard Business

Germany is ranked fourth in the global economy, but it’s home to only 28 companies in the Fortune 500. They possess an extreme focus on the wishes of global customers. These companies are dedicated to mutual technological leadership with their customers. The company also looks outward for global management development and recruits and deploys up-and-coming managers abroad. Stop for a minute and think of some of the most successful German companies.

CPG Hiring Trends

N2Growth Blog

The evolution of new technologies and the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly influenced consumer habits worldwide, consumers are becoming more demanding, and companies are working on efficiencies to offset the negative impact of inflation on their P&Ls.

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Technology Progresses When Business, Government, and Academia Work Together

Harvard Business

By the mid-1980’s, the American semiconductor industry seemed like it was doomed. Although US firms had pioneered and dominated the technology for two decades, they were now getting pummeled by cheaper Japanese imports. So in 1986, the American government created SEMATECH , a consortium of government agencies, research institutions and private industry. So far, the program has exceeded the expectations of the initial plan.

Harness Talent Mobility

Skip Prichard

From demographics to technology, the economy is changing dramatically and so is the way we work. Automation and AI is creating new jobs and industries, but also threatening others. Workers must plan for it in their careers. Maximize Talent.

6 Digital Trends Are Poised to Transform How We Work - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

In addition to the digital tools entering the workplace now, several technologies and trends on the horizon have the potential to further transform the way we work and interact with others. Read more from DXC Technology: Digital Transformation Is Racing Ahead and No Industry Is Immune. As employees quickly adopt new technologies and collaborate globally, they’re an unconstrained force of change.

What Work Looks like in a World Shaped by COVID

Skip Prichard

The economics required to keep many employees in close proximity is often dictated by the realities of space, communications, technology and resources. Technology empowers our ability to work flexibly, but it also follows us more than we might want.” What Work Looks like.

Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Tangential Opportunity

N2Growth Blog

Both are high-volume capital intense process industries. . Direct Industry Experience: Running in a close second place to past portfolio company experience, which I addressed in part two, is the importance of direct industry sector knowledge and expertise.

Why Interconnectedness Matters for Industrial Companies

Harvard Business Review

The convergence of the digital and the physical in the industrial world is a profound transformation that is far from fully appreciated. In a similar way, a company producing interconnected industrial devices becomes a fundamentally different company. In a similar way, industrial companies that combine the digital and the physical open entirely new dimensions in the way they operate and in the value they can provide to customers and shareholders.

How the Medical Industry is Improving Life for Japan’s Aging Population - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Harvard Business

Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Is Booming in Japan. percent of the 2014 global medical device market—behind the U.S. Philips’s range of ventilation, sleep therapy, and monitoring equipment is an ideal part of such a plan, as Danny Risberg, general manager of Philips Healthcare in Japan, disclosed in a recent presentation. Everyone in Japan knows its citizenry is getting older at a faster rate than that of any other nation.

Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa

Harvard Business Review

For the past few decades, emerging technologies such as biotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and communications technologies have become central to the socioeconomic development of nations. These technologies improve productivity and facilitate better living standards when they penetrate into societies. With its ease of adoption, this interdependence has scaled rapidly, unlike any other technology in modern history.

Holographic Light Field Displays

Strategy Driven

Leapfrogging advances in materials, photonics, optics, and electronics have precipitated a rising demand for 3D display technologies. According to Market Analysts, the Global 3D displays market is expected to grow by double digits with market size of over $100 billion in the next 5 years.

So It Turns Out Technology Really Does Empower Us

Harvard Business Review

I was leaving a big party put on by DLD , a social-media conference, and was planning to walk back to my hotel. But as Schmidt waxed semi-poetic about mobile technology's potential to free us and empower us, I just held my head in my hands and wished that my mobile technology would find its way back to me. They bring us and keep us inside a giant, global conversation. Now, I'm taking this as evidence that technology is empowering.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

We find ourselves amidst the challenges of living and working in a triple-threat world of a global pandemic, economic instability, and political unrest. Remember, it’s the people and culture who enable technology and marketing success – not the other way around. ?.

Technology Should Be About More than Efficiency

Harvard Business Review

Here’s another paradox: the rise and spread of industrial society was at one level a product of that powerful imagination — and yet that very same society has been on a quest to limit and contain that imagination. Our industrial society embraces scalable efficiency. This post is one in a series of perspectives by presenters and participants in the 7th Global Drucker Forum. It will be up to us to ultimately determine how we use that digital technology.

Creating Strategic Roadmaps for the Future: Dawn Jones

HR Digest

It is more important than ever to prioritize our employees and ensure we are fostering a culture of inclusion globally. All of this enabled through our technology and the passion and expertise of our employees.

The Best Global Leaders are Local Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Technology and globalization have made commerce a far more level playing field than it was many decades ago. From business schools to boardrooms, building global leaders has been identified as a crucial factor for organizational growth. Being globally-focused is now a prerequisite for survival. Being a global leader today goes beyond having a "global strategy." Coca-Cola is an iconic global brand, and yet, it is the most successful local "Nigerian brand."

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Winning the Global War for Tech Talent

Harvard Business Review

Today, American colleges and universities are educating foreign nationals who come here to earn advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM fields). They generate new insights and contribute to innovations that change the way the industry addresses previously unsolved problems. are planning to leave the U.S. companies more competitive on the global stage. Global business Hiring

Google Concedes that Technology Isn't Free

Harvard Business Review

InterDigital's stock is up more than 50% since it announced plans to sell some or all of its 8,000-strong patent portfolio. The lesson is really quite simple: Technology isn't free. Technology is at the heart of competition in a growing number of industries. To participate in this race and produce a competitive product, companies grab technology and product features wherever they can find them. Technology isn't free for the taking.

The Mining Industry's Isolation Myth

Harvard Business Review

You can have a broad and progressive perspective on stakeholders (most senior executives I know have such a perspective) and still embrace isolation as the default paradigm for planning, building, and operating a mine or oil and gas operation. Interdependence is a useful lens through which to plan the full project lifecycle, from exploration and production agreements, through technology transfers, local content and operations, to shut down and post-closure planning.

A Guide to People Analytics for Every HR to Succeed

HR Digest

People analytics is how companies collect and analyze data regarding their employees so they can make improved decisions on workforce planning, training and development, and performance management. Another importance of people analytics is how it makes structuring compensation plans easy.

Stefania Mallett, Founder of ezCater Creates a $1B Unicorn

N2Growth Blog

ezCater is a global marketplace for business catering. Their strategy is to use technology and reliable service to consolidate the highly fragmented foodservice industry. How would covid impact global expansion? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

A Plan to Revitalize Greece

Harvard Business Review

The key to such a change is developing an innovation-oriented industrial structure and a well-functioning innovation system. Technology-oriented firms face further obstacles, which have inhibited the country’s potential innovators since long before the current crisis, often forcing researchers to retract into fundamental research or academia instead of becoming entrepreneurs. And Tropical SA is focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Global business Innovation

The Secret Sauce of Business Innovation

Coaching Tip

The mantra " focus on what you do best and partner to do the rest" is serving most leaders of the global economy well. Reflect on early signs of change in three core categories: 1) technology, 2) societal shifts and economic change, and 3) customer experience. Cross-Industry Pattern Recognition. A set of simple truths-- business breakthroughs combine the instinctive hunches of what might be with revelatory insights into cross-industry trends in plan sight.

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Globalization Plays a Bit Part in Environmental Issues

Harvard Business Review

Of course, globalization has an impact on the environment, but it is a mixed one and generally far less scary than many people think. Most ecological problems are still local as opposed to global , and while cross-border integration can make the environment dirtier in some places, it can also help with cleaning it up. Unlike many supposed failures and fears associated with increased global integration, in the case of the environment, globalization has had a part to play.

A Better Way to Plan Your Career

Harvard Business Review

My students frequently ask me how I planned out my career to become president of Fidelity Investments. I always tell them, "There was no grand plan; I backed into my career one step at a time.". What does my history suggest about career planning? There are just too many factors beyond your control that will shape your job options--global economic trends, political elections, and technological changes, just to name a few. Career planning Managing yourself

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Top 10 US Cities to Capture Small Business Recovery Act Dollars.

Women on Business

To secure your little corner of the recovery, you’ll need to be at the right place with the right business plan. If your small business plan can move the nation forward, you’re a step closer to winning Uncle Sam’s financing and support. Winning the funding game is a matter of finding the right combination of business plan and place. With the highest per capita spending across all industries, Washington, D.C.

StrategyDriven Welcomes Ruth Todd, PhD

Strategy Driven

A highly experienced nuclear power consultant, Ruth leads StrategyDriven's information technology and cyber security services. "We Her extensive knowledge and experience in information technology and cyber security adds a critical dimension to our advisory services practice and brings tremendous value to our clients.". nuclear power industry which reduced costs with economies of scale, shared content, and secure student data.

What Trump’s Trade War Could Mean for the WTO and Global Trade

Harvard Business

industry for national security reasons. Yet the global economy is not descending into chaos. might have taken a “safeguard” action instead, which restricts imports that cause significant harm to a domestic industry, but this would have required that compensation be extended to countries targeted by these tariffs. doesn’t wait, other countries will innovate their own unilateral tariffs, bringing the rules-based global economy to a standstill.

The Four Technologies You Need to Be Working With

Harvard Business Review

They all take advantage of four technologies that once were scarce and expensive but are now plentiful and cheap. These technologies can be combined in numerous ways, and we are just starting to see companies really taking advantage of the possibilities. These four technologies will have a disruptive impact on your business, almost regardless of which industry you're in. It is becoming a technology plugged into almost every conceivable object. Technology

Mexico Needs a Venture Capital Industry

Harvard Business Review

A recent study by the National Venture Capital Association and HIS Global Insight estimates that 11% of U.S. In Latin America, on the other hand, the VC industry is still nascent. The growing pains of the VC industry in Mexico, where I am based, are in two dimensions: on the fundraising side and on the investment side. Mexico is also still struggling to build a big enough base of local investors to sustain its VC industry.

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

Harvard Business

While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is making inroads in a piecemeal fashion, often in rather banal circumstances. The potential for technologies to enable smart societies is rising. For example, internet-of-things sensor applications are envisioned to deliver a wide range of services , from smart water to industrial controls to e-health.

The Disconnect that Keeps Your Company from Performing at its Peak

Strategy Driven

I have noticed that their story consistently repeats itself: their organizations are underperforming, and they want to discuss ways to optimize, share ideas and collaborate on experience that could help set up a plan to turn that situation around. Typically, Finance, Marketing, and Operations all have input, direct or indirect, on the creation and revision of the strategic plan. The plan, and its revenue targets are dictated to Sales.

Could the Middle East Fuel the Solar Industry?

Harvard Business Review

I was there on behalf of Ernst & Young's Cleantech Center to lead a conversation about how a solar power industry could take shape in the Middle East. While there have long been voices supporting renewable energy in the Gulf, and solar generation projects elsewhere have now demonstrated their efficacy and reliability (reducing the technological risk), major projects have not been undertaken in the region — and those smaller ones that have contain little local content.