For companies that have not done so earlier, now is the time to adopt agile management practices, upgrade the digital infrastructure and put solid risk management measures in place so that the next crisis or disruption won’t catch them off-guard.

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The New New
What's New in "New Work"
The New New

In the last 100 years, the world has become increasingly complex. Now, more than ever, organizations must grasp this complexity and respond to it quickly and appropriately. This new column explains how it works.

Summaries on Agility
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Stephen Denning

The Age of Agile

Businesses using agile management practices can flourish in times of tumultuous change.

AMACOM
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Jeanne Ross

Architect Your Company for Agility

Empowered teams anchor agile business architecture.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Edward Morrison, Scott Hutcheson, Elizabeth Nilsen, Janyce Fadden and Nancy Franklin

Strategic Doing

It’s time to stop strategic planning and start doing – strategically.

Wiley
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Jean-Christophe Ravaux, Jake Schwartz, Ranjit DeSousa, Judith Wallenstein, Andreas Liedtke, Theodore Roos and Agathe Renard

Future-Proofing the Workforce

Speedy skill acquisition is vital for the future of work.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Sounderrajan Seshadri

Budget Management with Agile Projects

Budget management for agile projects depends on impeccable planning.

PM Times
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Summaries on Digital Transformation
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Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus

The Technology Fallacy

Technology alone doesn’t drive digitalization. A firm’s talent, culture, adaptability and leadership matter most.

MIT Press
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Douglas A. Ready, Carol Cohen, David Kiron and Benjamin Pring

The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age

The digital economy demands new kinds of leadership – but most leaders are falling behind.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Salesforce

Getting Started with Digital Transformation

Digital transformation changes the way businesses operate, interact with customers and create value.

Salesforce
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Pawan Kumar, Ramy Sedra and Javier Barguñó Casanova

Winning with a Data-Driven Strategy

Ensure your employees have the data they need to make informed decisions.

Strategy+business
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Alex Gray

7 Amazing Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Used in Healthcare

Will your future doctor be a machine?

World Economic Forum
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Summaries on Risk Management and Preparedness
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John J. Hampton

Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management

Beyond insurance alone: why smart companies fully embrace enterprise risk management

AMACOM
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Laurence Barton

Crisis Leadership Now

In our dangerous world, a disaster can strike at any time, from bank failures to bombings. Is your organization prepared?

McGraw-Hill Education
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Francis Fukuyama

Blindside

How to prepare for those nasty surprises that fortune loves to deliver

Brookings Institution Press
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Amy Webb

The 11 Sources of Disruption Every Company Must Monitor

Disruption can come from unexpected quarters. Learn which areas to monitor to avoid unpleasant surprises.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Ken Lynch

Using Risk Management in Your Projects

You can’t avoid project risk. Here’s how to manage it.

PM Times
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“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”

The doyenne of leadership experts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, on the importance of advanced leadership in times of crisis, more diversity at the executive level, and the need to reinvent institutions.

“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

Looking Beyond the Water Cooler
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler

There is no substitute to person-to-person bonding. But there are ways to address the same needs in a new way – or at least to bring more humanity into our online interactions.

“Education Ministries Across Latin America Have Been Quite Creative.”
Lima city at lockdown on coronavirus pandemic in 2020 / Photo: Christian Vinces / getty
“Education Ministries Across Latin America Have Been Quite Creative.”

Learning loss, especially among the world's poor, is a major concern following months of school lockdowns. Yet new teaching tools and digital initiatives rolled out during the pandemic could benefit the cause of improving literacy…

The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo…

No One Is Safe
No One Is Safe

Cybercriminals are keeping pace with the major transformation steps that many companies have taken in recent months. Here is what you need to know.

“How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?”
“How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?”

By evaluating people’s operational challenges and support requirements at least monthly. And by shifting from striving for perfection to improvisation and learning while doing. Here’s a best practice story.

“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”
“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”

Even if I’m surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.

An Insider’s Managerial Manual
Julie Zhuo: The Making of a Manager. Portfolio, 2019.
An Insider’s Managerial Manual

A Facebook design executive refers to her journey from working at a small tech startup to managing hundreds of employees.

“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”
“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”

Yes, conflicts also occur at the fully digitized remote workplace – sometimes even more often and more severe. Here is how to deal with them.

“Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”
“Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”

…and unfortunately, this also applies to the economic system the world largely adopted and is now relying on: capitalism. The world’s leading inequality scholar, Branko Milanović talks about global income disparities, resurgent ideologies and the…