Digital Transformation Or Digital Free Fall: What Every CEO Must Know

N2Growth Blog

The speed of technology advances in the market are making the old paradigm of first mover versus fast follower largely irrelevant – every business must now become some version of a first mover. Many leaders have fallen into the trap of believing digital transformation is like playing a game of technology catch-up. Digital transformation is really more of a leadership, culture, strategy, and talent issue than a technology issue.

How to Solve Complex Problems Fast

Skip Prichard

Don’t tell people that the answer lies in insourcing or outsourcing or technology or big data or acquisitions or divestitures… Let them conclude for themselves what the answers are, having explored your broad question, from the universe of possibilities you open to them. Simplicity in the Age of Complexity. The answer is simple,” the professor said, then he waited a minute and added the important qualifier, “if you are a mathematical genius.”.

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Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

Harvard Business

Technological developments are often interesting to discuss in relation to relevance. A current example of uncertainty around relevance concerns blockchain , i.e. the technology behind virtual currencies such as bitcoin. On the other hand, if the blockchain technology really lives up to its promises of securing transparent and secure transmissions, then it will also challenge the relevance of intermediaries such as brokers and bankers who may no longer be needed.

HBR’s Guide to Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

Harvard Business Review

Manufacturing and Insourcing. Obama mentioned a trend toward “insourcing” — the return of manufacturing jobs from abroad — and vowed to promote advanced manufacturing via four new manufacturing “institutes.” ” For a little more nuance on the insourcing trend, read Brad Power on GE.

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I will onshore, offshore, outsource, insource, or execute whatever business strategy I implement without regard for diversity.

Building a Software Start-Up Inside GE

Harvard Business Review

Though technology would have allowed for a significantly virtual enterprise, it was important to Ruh to have a physical building where people could actually be located together. We said we were going to build a technology platform in the ‘cloud’ that would provide data plumbing, high-value analytics, and modeling content, so we hired the appropriate skills in software engineering, user experience, and data science. Operations Competitive strategy Technology

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners: Lessons from Banner Health

Harvard Business Review

Among the approved recommendations were opportunities to save nearly $4 million in HR administrative cost by deploying more self-service technology supported by a shared services organization, nearly $8 million from insourcing second physician reviews of inpatient charts, and up to $3.5