Davos week is a time for brash statements and big predictions, and no more so than when discussing technology. However, with the visionary talk now over, Stefan Stern warns managers to deal in realities not futuristic fantasies.
Companies need to provide their employees with fair, accurate, and focused feedback in order to improve their performance. Individual performance drives organizational results. Organizational results are what senior leaders and shareholders demand. This is where Human Resources (HR) can really demonstrate true partnership.
If business leaders are to avoid a being swept away by today’s digital tsunami, they need to lead the company transformation. This requires senior executives to understand the innovations that are heading their way, says IE’s Silvia Leal.
With a new ‘Generation Z’ entering the workforce, David Bolchover asks whether we can now look forward to seemingly endless conferences and articles about them with vague and confusing conclusions to be met by an inevitable combination of lip service and indifference from the corporate world.
Market growth and strategy development were the major challenges facing global senior business executives in 2017. However, looking ahead over the next three years, changing priorities will bring a greater emphasis on cybersecurity and digitalisation of business processes.