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The Skills Most In Demand for Management Consultants to Spur Knowledge and Innovation in Companies

May 18th, 2020|

Executives today are more focused on strategic management decision-making due to the hypercompetitive global environment as well as public and private sector evaluation and opinion. Public organizations are attempting to function as private profit-wise, while public companies have the Wall Street analysts continuously evaluating their every strategic move. It is important for management consultants to build a climate of openness for individuals to exchange ideas.

How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

May 12th, 2020|

Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development. This article presents the two key steps of successful knowledge management that can be implemented by company executives.

Preparing a Team For Transition To Remote Work In COVID-19 Environment

May 4th, 2020|

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies have implemented mandatory work-from-home policies to help contain the spread of COVID-19. While large companies have the resources and experience to foster a massive ‘home office shift’, smaller companies who have never implemented such policies before are facing numerous questions regarding this new work arrangement.

Why Your Company Should Have a Data Driven Culture

February 15th, 2019|

The Information Age has made way for several innovations across the business world. While the business industry—much like the American educational system—has been slow to the uptake of implementing technological advancements into their marketing and planning strategies, the 2020s herald a new age for the use of data and technological advancement in companies big and small. 2019 is a fantastic transition year for learning how to use big data in a big way.

How To Effectively Deal With Unhappy Clients

January 21st, 2019|

No matter what the nature of your business is, you will inevitably encounter unhappy clients. Whether this is because it’s the fault of the company or something that couldn’t have been prevented – your first priority needs to be solving the problem.

How Customer Experience Affects a Company’s Revenue

December 14th, 2018|

Customer experience is perhaps the single most valuable and emphasized component of business operations. Both B2B and B2C companies greatly value the concept of creating exceptional customer experience as the bottom line of achieving revenue growth.

The Gig Economy and Workers’ Rights

December 3rd, 2018|

The gig economy is no longer simply a phrase that individuals existing as professional outliers use to describe themselves. Instead, the gig economy describes a substantial, rapidly growing part of modern society. If you aren’t a part of it, the odds are you know someone who is.

How the Leading Founders of Modern Business Start Their Days

November 30th, 2018|

Mornings can be a difficult time to get motivated. Often we hit our stride just before lunch time and lose that determination that keeps us going in the afternoon. Here’s how the most successful leaders in business power up their mornings to maximize their productivity.

How to Improve Your Company’s Productivity

November 29th, 2018|

Maintaining productivity and positivity in the workplace is an ongoing struggle for many businesses and employees. The grind of 9-to-5 life weighs on people and makes it hard to find excitement and motivation throughout the day.

5 New Tech Products Everyone Should Get

November 23rd, 2018|

Technology is continuously transforming the way people live on a daily basis. The rapid rate at which technology advances makes it one of the most unique influences on our society. From business operations to home-living, technology has found its way into every nook and cranny of human life.

Innovation Insights from the Founder of Sony

November 21st, 2018|

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1921. His father owned a business brewing sake. It had been in the family for 14 generations and it was expected that Akio, the oldest son, would step into the business but the boy was more interested in electronics than in brewing.

Don’t Be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

October 30th, 2018|

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant.  Zebras are people who see things in black and white.  They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs.  The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

How New Technologies Are Innovating the Legal Industry

October 29th, 2018|

Don't expect practice of the law to be exempt from any of the ongoing digital transformations. There's actually an abundance of new technology that stands a good chance at revolutionizing how we study, practice and interpret the law — in the U.S. and beyond. Here's a look at some of the frontrunners.

Smarter Networking to Improve Your Company’s Visibility

October 11th, 2018|

External networking serves many purposes for a company, and modern digital marketing has become a combination of marketing, customer service, and public relations. Social media and other platforms also allow industry experts and organizations to engage in public conversation about important topics, so being involved and engaged in business and local communities is vital to a company’s success in order to appeal to modern socially conscious audiences.

Priorities for Building an Innovation Culture

October 8th, 2018|

The 97th Floor Mastermind Series recently interviewed IdeaScale about our company, our industry, our vision for the future and more, but we thought that one of their questions about what values we look out for when building a team are worth repeating here for those of you that are looking to build a culture of innovation at your company (whether it’s start-up sized like IdeaScale or not).

Leading The Rat Race: The Hurdles Of Innovation

September 12th, 2018|

Locked with the President of my country, Cyril Ramaphosa, in what was already a ‘do-not-disturb, bromance-in-progress’ kind of moment, he must have developed an on-the-spot inkling that our intimacy stands to grow by leaps and bounds if he were to somehow ask me what I do for a living. And in not so many words, I said what I say to just about anyone – from Long-Rich Sales Reps – to Twitter Bios – right up to C-Suite level, thick-necked folk: “I chase rats for a living.”

Four Ways to Manage Creative Employees

September 5th, 2018|

Often managers make two distinct and completely opposite sets of mistakes when they’re tasked with managing highly creative employees. By means of their leadership approach, they either don’t acknowledge the uniqueness of their creative employees or they take the recognition too far and essentially create inappropriate expectations and division within their workplace.

When Addiction Enters the Workplace

August 30th, 2018|

Addiction. In film and on television, it’s portrayed as an affliction for the streets — back alleys and dark parking lots are the places where addiction grows, not respectable downtown mansions or in high profile offices.

Man and Nature:  Perspectives on Sustainability from East Asian Philosophy

August 29th, 2018|

This article provides a conceptual rationale for environmental sustainability derived from Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Our goal as a society should be to jointly enhance the quality of human lifestyles and the natural environment, not just one or the other. Innovations in this area can have a nonlinear or exponential impact.

Ready to Drive Global Innovation?

August 27th, 2018|

Everyone is mesmerized by the mystery and magic of innovation and new technologies through AI, Blockchain, IoT, AR/VR, Digital Ecosystems and more. Conversations center around the latest products and services as well as the future impact of a digital life. Yet there is one question that is surprisingly overlooked in many circles - how will leaders and teams innovate and collaborate in a changing business world?

Who is in Control of Your Innovation Process?

April 19th, 2011|

Who is in control of your innovation process? If it is not management, your process will go nowhere, warns Jeffrey Baumgartner. Sadly, many companies launch half-baked innovation initiatives and hand control over to ill-trained managers, consultants, customers and even the general public.