Becoming a data-driven company involves more than a shift from one IT system to another. Customers, employees, processes, products, and ultimately the entire organization are transformed into data streams to be analyzed and understood. Some processes will become obsolete, while critical thinking and analytical skills, more in demand.
Inside Google’s new London office, employees can eat and drink for free. It’s a smart move: by keeping ‘Googlers’ in the building during lunch and coffee breaks, the company hopes that its staff will interact more, fuelling team spirit. Ian Sanders explores how innovative employers develop successful teams, and offers five tips for you to do the same.
Market growth and strategy development are the major challenges facing global senior business executives, according to the 2017 Corporate Learning Pulse global survey. Conducted on behalf of FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the survey considers the future direction of leadership development.
Agile methodologies are now in demand, but they are not the solution to everything. There are various types of practices, and an organisation’s maturity may dictate which approach is the most appropriate.
Executive education is the way to go if an organisation wants to improve its business prospects, according to a majority of companies polled in the ‘Corporate Learning Pulse’ study released in May 2016. Read the article published in Chief Learning Officer magazine.
This FT book review of Svend Brinkmann’s Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze is a welcome antidote to the promise of positive thinking. It will certainly prompt executives to reflect on, and refine, their work and career expectations.