Archive for category: Exploiting New Technology

Silos, Teams and Data

Silos, Teams and Data

A classic organisational dilemma. Optimise performance in a component of a business by establishing strong teams that are allowed to insulate themselves – perhaps in Silos – or focus on removing all internal barriers to optimise cross functional excellence and agility. I believe that Leaders can do more to optimise a balance between building efficient teams (ones that develop excellence within their particular domain) and enterprise wide effectiveness that minimises internal silo barriers to optimise agility. Moreover, enterprises that optimise this balance have a better foundation for maximising the value of their organisational data.

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Using “Perishable” Information in Big Data Sets

Using “Perishable” Information in Big Data Sets

  How can your enterprise secure value from the increasing amounts of data that is being collected through an ever increasing numbers of sensors, stored, analysed and interrogated by ever more sophisticated systems? My strong sense is to stick to foundation principals and start by asking how you can improve […]

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Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

        The continuing debates around “Big Data” have included arguments that with enough data and enough computer power patterns and trends will be surfaced automatically in future.  Is this going to result is less real thinking going into enterprise strategy? Some observers (for example Howard Rohm) have noted […]

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Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

As we recruit and develop our people do we place enough emphasis on having people who have the values our enterprise need to flourish and reward our stakeholders this year, next year and into the future? Moreover. Do we provide them with the incentives that will promote alignment of their […]

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Using Social Media to Improve Change Initiatives

Using Social Media to Improve Change Initiatives

As I reflected on the recent attention being given to being agile – on the basis that volatility has become a way of life (for example Accenture’s Outlook and the McKinsey’s Quarterly), the ever increasing competitive rivalry and strict financial controls, I revisited some of the change management literature and […]

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Extending Risk Management to Social Media

Extending Risk Management to Social Media

  Do your Corporate Governance processes include management of the risks associated with Social Media – for example: damage to brand reputation, potentially inappropriate release of confidential information or contravention of Legal / regulatory / compliance obligations?       An Altimeter Group report (http://www.slideshare.net/Altimeter/guarding-the-social-gates-the-imperative-for-social-media-risk-management?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=B12&utm_content=2012-08-22) has highlighted a gap in […]

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Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Three Questions: 1.         How many people in your enterprise use data well to extract real insights that help them / you make better decisions? 2.         Are analytical skills concentrated in a small sub set of your people? 3.         Do you have a reliable central depository of data / information or is management discussion […]

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