Managing Management Panic in the Pandemic

The global pandemic stresses workers and managers alike. Workers may struggle to find a suitable place to work free of distractions. Managers might grapple with the fear of managing employees they cannot see. Many managers never before managed people working in multiple disparate locations. The feeling of loss of control leads to some overly-invasive management…

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Structuring the Future Enterprise

The way most companies are organised dates to the industrial revolution. Our ancestors stopped working from dawn to dark on the family farm for subsistence and moved into the mills, mines and factories where they were at least paid and sheltered from the weather. They had to move into the mills because that was where…

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New Board and CEO Crisis Playbook: 5 Key Actions to focus on now

The COVID-19 crisis wave now is in the U.S. phase 2 of Board of Directors pandemic planning, governance, and management. The CEO’s pandemic planning playbook continues into crisis management action for safer financial positions with the Board. The Board is in the perfect spot to assist in reshaping a pandemic crisis management playbook. Boards must…

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Enterprise

Restructuring the Enterprise

The structure of most companies is so stale that a Victorian industrialist appearing in our midst would only wonder why there were no top hats. Everything else would be familiar. An insistence on people being in the same space. Supervisors looking out over everything being done. Decisions emerging from all male board rooms and percolating…

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The Analyst Syndicate

The Analyst Syndicate Gains Ground on Old Business Models

Today, the Analyst Syndicate is thrilled to announce its ranking as the 20th largest analyst firm by ARInsights. The ranking is determined by the number of analysts in each firm of the hundreds in the industry. ARInsights’ market-leading product, ARchitect, provides the platform on which leading technology companies have built their successful Analyst Relations programs, from one-person AR…

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Engineering Technology

Why CIO’S Must Better Engage with Engineering Technologists to Leverage Digital Twins

In the post “The Missing T: Why OT & IT Are Not Enough in Manufacturing,” I made the argument that CIOs need to better engage with the engineering community. I postulated CIOs need to elevate engineering technology (ET) to the same prominence as operational technology (OT) and traditional business information technology (IT). The rise of…

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BPO

Enterprise Operational and IT Cost Takeouts: Re-think BPO

Paradoxically, one of the areas of IT cost takeout and recovery that we see enterprise clients most interested in pursuing is business process outsourcing (BPO) – which tends to be adopted in order to reduce operational and IT costs. But as businesses rethink how they work, BPO is ripe for rethinking as well. Many opportunities…

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