Sequencing a Complex Enterprise Design Initiative

Kates Kesler

Global companies are typically composed of three dimensions: Geographic market units (regions, countries, or country clusters). Global business units (products, … Blog

Social Enterprise

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy consulting financial goal posts Management Consulting not for profit social enterprise social good It’s about much more than generating social good. It’s about changing the financial goal posts.

Ten trends redefining enterprise IT infrastructure

McKinsey

The IT infrastructure landscape is evolving rapidly. What will it look like in 2020? Our Insights

Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

McKinsey

A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to understand. Our Insights

Enterprise Architecture Planning 2.0

Strategy+Business

Businesses are finally ready to help close the gap between digital strategy and execution. Capabilities architecture planning is a vehicle for doing so. It takes digital technology out of the IT function and aligns it to a company's strategy

The Role of the Enterprise PMO Director

Gina Abudi

In ensuring success of the Enterprise PMO A highly functioning enterprise project management office (PMO) should be responsible for all initiatives within the organization – across all departments and divisions. In order for an enterprise PMO to be successful, however, the head of the enterprise PMO must be empowered to make strategic decisions regarding project [.]. The post The Role of the Enterprise PMO Director appeared first on Gina Abudi.

What enterprise-technology companies must know to drive digital-sales growth

McKinsey

B2B companies often achieve subpar results from digital-sales initiatives—and tech companies are not immune to this problem. How can they reverse the trend? Our Insights

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Reimagine Your Enterprise

Strategy+Business

When a company puts human-centered design at the heart of its digital agenda, it can find new sources of value through technology. Here are five principles to embrace to achieve this new way of doing business

Sustainable Social Enterprise - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

Sustainable Social Enterprise. Lack of a sustainable ‘business engine’ is a Social Enterprise’s Kryptonite. IT’S a charity … It’s a for-profit … No, it’s a social enterprise! All social enterprises have a business model.

How to go agile enterprise-wide: An interview with Scott Richardson

McKinsey

Successfully scaling agile starts with a strategy that’s consistent from the front lines to the C-suite. Our Insights

Leaders and laggards in enterprise cloud infrastructure adoption

McKinsey

Investments in organizational capabilities rather than specific technology choices separate the leaders from the laggards. Our insights

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Enterprise PMO

Gina Abudi

Once an enterprise PMO has been launched within the organization, its effectiveness should be measured on a regular basis. To begin an ongoing assessment of the enterprise PMO, baseline information should be captured on how projects were conducted prior to [.]. The post Assessing the Effectiveness of the Enterprise PMO appeared first on Gina Abudi. In the past I have mainly seen assessments conducted on an annual or bi-annual basis.

Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market

Harvard Business

Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding market trends, they’ve made the strategic shift from B2C to B2B work. Download this podcast. Technology Disruptive innovation Business models Audio

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Why Healthcare Companies Need to Focus on Enterprise Resilience

Strategy+Business

Pursuing effective growth strategies will help firms navigate the uncertainty in the U.S. market

How Enterprising is Your Organization? - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

How Enterprising is Your Organization? Enterprising and resourceful—those are words that describe a successful change initiative. Enterprising” implies an innovative, inventive, creative approach to the status quo, and “resourceful” indicates an imaginative but practical orientation. Both words are apt for the changes Enterprise Rent-A-Car has implemented in the last few years. Avis lacked both an enterprising spirit and a resourceful nature. About Linda.

Isn't Every Company a Social Enterprise?

Strategy+Business

Social responsibility is no longer optional for leaders -- it must be an integral part of their business

How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations

McKinsey

Those who design and steer the development of the technology landscape can mitigate risk by setting operating standards and promoting cross-functional collaboration. Our Insights

Transforming enterprise risk management for value in the insurance industry

McKinsey

Leading insurers are retooling the role of their risk function from incident response and compliance to an essential partner in advancing the business strategy. Our Insights

Which commercial models make mobile-enterprise SaaS start-ups successful?

McKinsey

A new survey shows that some SaaS providers achieve greater value per customer than others. Their strong go-to-market strategies may help explain this trend. Our Insights

How to Become a Digital Enterprise - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

Many enterprises use “digital” to change how they interact with clients, but that’s too limiting. Truly digital enterprises take a 360-degree view, using information and technology to improve the way all users — clients, employees, and partners — collaborate around information to substantially increase productivity and performance. Explore the position papers that detail the steps to becoming a digital enterprise.

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Why the WTO Should Constrain the Power of China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Harvard Business

Such state-owned enterprises or state-supported industries (SOEs) — think steel, aluminum and solar panels — have flooded global markets , depressed prices, and literally shut down hundreds of U.S. chuttersnap/unsplash. The Trump Administration has a chance to start working with 164 other countries to create “rules of the road” to stop China building national champions with government funding.

Microsoft's $26.2 Billion Bet to Boost its Enterprise Player Cred

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Microsoft took many people by surprise when it announced on Monday that it had acquired LinkedIn for the eye-popping price of $26.2 billion. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner described the deal as a chance to "change the way the world works." For Microsoft though, this acquisition is another example of the company playing catch-up to its competitors. . There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. Customer Engagement Social Media homepage

Inside sales, outsize impact: An interview with Alice Coatalem of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

McKinsey

“Inside”-sales teams operating remotely are often viewed as local support for higher-profile field-sales forces. But centralization can turn inside sales into a significant source of revenue growth. Our Insights

Will Your Next Electric Company Be a Global Oil Enterprise?

Strategy+Business

Big Data Deficiencies Earn Failing Grades for Enterprises

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Marketers readily believe that Big Data is a key enabler of personalization. However, according to a recent report conducted by the CMO Council, personalization of interactions is only happening at the marketing campaign level with email, direct mail, the Web, and social media engagements. In fact, some 65 percent say frontline resources do not have access to social media intelligence to leverage in personalized outreach.

Enterprise risk management: What's different in the corporate world and why

McKinsey

This report captures many years of experience in both the corporate and FIG worlds, explaining what each might learn from the other and where there might be pitfalls if techniques and approaches to ERM are imported unthinkingly across sectors. Our Insights

DMA2014: A Reality Check on Enterprise and SMB Omnichannel Marketing Strategies

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While attending the DMA2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego on Monday, I decided to apply this theory to see how both small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise companies are faring with their omnichannel marketing strategies. One of the reasons that marketing leaders and other professionals attend conferences is to get a reality check on what their peers and other companies are doing. Are we in-line with industry best practices?

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Women Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Get Funding If They Emphasize Their Social Mission

Harvard Business

But we also wondered if something else might be going on: perhaps the women who started social enterprises were more likely to get funding than women who started traditional businesses. Gender Entrepreneurship Founders Social enterprise Digital Articlejennifer maravillas for hbr. Over the last decade, new ventures across industries have framed their businesses in terms of social impact.

3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Solve Their Talent Problem

Harvard Business

What do these enterprises need to scale up? The research, conducted with analytical support from McKinsey and funding from Omidyar Network, included interviews with 37 investors and 10 social enterprise leaders. Social enterprise Hiring Talent management Digital Article

A Holiday Gift of 12 Content Management Data Points

Harvard Business

to a total Christmas Price Index of $34,558.65, with a gift-by-gift breakdown as follows: Enterprise Content ManagementFor more than 30 years, PNC Bank has calculated the prices of the twelve gifts from the classic carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The result is the PNC Christmas Price Index. According to PNC, this price of the gifts this year rose 0.6%

Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Harvard Business

Social responsibility Social enterprise Sustainability Digital ArticleTim Ellis/Getty Images. On January 6, 2017, JANA Partners , a New York–based activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) sent a letter to Apple’s board of directors that may change the future of activist investing.

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Harvard Business

Over almost two decades, the social enterprise space has been learning how direct impact and systems change work together. Social enterprise Digital Article

Why Companies Are Becoming B Corporations

Harvard Business

Certified B Corporations are social enterprises verified by B Lab , a nonprofit organization. ” Social responsibility Sustainability Social enterprise Digital ArticleFrom the New York Public Library. The landscape of American corporations is changing.

Fintech Companies Could Give Billions of People More Banking Options

Harvard Business

Social enterprise Entrepreneurial finance Economic development Financial markets Digital ArticleMuch has been made of the fact that a new breed of financial technology (or fintech) companies is unbundling banks in the developed world. Startups are attacking all of the components of the traditional bank value proposition (e.g., accounts, portfolio management, mortgages, car loans, person-to-person payments).

How the Social Sector Can Attract More Young Talent

Harvard Business

Using whatever technical infrastructure you have at hand — email, instant messaging, an enterprise social network — begin to practice the art of asking questions. Hiring Social responsibility Social enterprise Digital ArticleMarion Barraud for HBR. In every organization and every sector, hiring managers want to find the best people they can.

In the Fight Against Poverty, Work Is Our Most Powerful Weapon

Harvard Business

Nine years ago, I launched a social enterprise designed to facilitate this change. Several social enterprises, such as Homeboy Industries, which operates a bakery and several other businesses in Los Angeles, and Delancey Street, which includes a restaurant and moving service in San Francisco, employ former convicts, and change their lives. Social enterprise Economics & Society Labor Social responsibility Policy Digital ArticleLaura Schneider for HBR.

It Pays to Become a B Corporation

Harvard Business

Social responsibility Sustainability Social enterprise Digital ArticleAt Cabot Creamery Cooperative, we’ve seen firsthand that combining corporate self-interest with support for social and environmental issues is not a costly distraction. Quite the opposite, as a cooperative owned by dairy farm families, our focus on social and environmental issues has helped our company achieve an indisputable competitive advantage in our marketplace.

How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development

Harvard Business

Social enterprise Economic development Strategy Digital ArticleGiven political climates around the world and a new wariness around international cooperation, the private sector could find itself in the hot seat: trying to pick up the slack on big issues from climate change to sustainable development. This demand for taking on a larger role may come not only from advocacy and watchdog groups but also from customers, investors, partners, and employees.

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

Harvard Business

Analytics Government Social enterprise Digital ArticleIt’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) ”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using sophisticated machine learning tools.

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How One Startup Developed a Sales Model That Works in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business

Emerging markets Sales Social enterprise Digital ArticleAs the heat continues to blister during this summer in New York, I think back to the first time I ever bought an air conditioner: fresh out of college. It was a daunting investment, but well worth the quality-of-life improvement.

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