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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#getTogether Sessions

In Conversation With Experts and Professionals Around the World

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Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19
Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has been a game-changer on many fronts. On June 3, 2020, getAbstract’s VP of Sales UK, Jayne D’Silva, had the opportunity to talk to four senior L&D experts about the “new normal” – and…

“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”
“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”

Recent history has one very compelling answer: Nurture them!

“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”
“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”

And what do you get when you listen to an additional 14,000 employees on the topic? Here are nine answers.

“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”

Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.

“How Do I Use Data (Science) to Solve Real-World Problems?”
“How Do I Use Data (Science) to Solve Real-World Problems?”

It sounds complicated. It is. But with these five steps, you can do it.

“When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”
Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth
“When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”

Computer scientists Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth research how computer programs can affect our lives. Even when written without malice, algorithms have the potential to treat people unfairly or violate their privacy. How do you…

Design Your New Normal
Design Your New Normal

Now is the time to evaluate what you have learned under the extraordinary pressure of the last weeks – and use that knowledge to influence the future of your organisation.

“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”
“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”

As the world strategizes on what the “New Normal” should look like, Vlatka Hlupic argues that humane, social-minded companies will survive in the post-pandemic world. How can we become part of a company that is…

“Is Remote Work Here to Stay?”
“Is Remote Work Here to Stay?”

Yes. And here is everything you need to know to be successful (even after a pandemic) – whether as an organization, manager or employee.

Ain’t Nobody Here
You want your employees to feel comfortable on their first day back in the office? Well, here, consider to go in with dumpsters, crowbars and chainsaws.
Ain’t Nobody Here

Currently, many offices are empty. This will soon change. Did your organization use the time to bring the place up to date? Did you, as a leader, realize long-cherished office dreams or at least make…

“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”
“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”

Everyone performs (subtle) acts of exclusion, most often out of ignorance or unconscious bias. Here is how to handle it – and how you can prevent it.