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For all companies that are present market leaders, there is little need to stay sanguine regarding the future. Yes, the business may be doing well now, but a quick glance towards the leaders of the last two decades reveals the massive churn. Rather, the flux is now permanent. That is why companies would be well advised to constantly revisit their corporate strategy. Any reorganization will then take about eighteen months on average. We are living in the age of urgency. This urgency can be bridged by a combination of identity, agility at work and the team’s capabilities. Corporate training programmes must likewise be arranged to arrest the gap between the present capabilities of the team and the desired levels.

Source:https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/five-fifty-flooring-it

Uploaded Date:07 January 2019

One of the unfortunate consequences of a company or professional doing well is the halo effect that gets associated with it. Whenever a company tends to do well, numerous commentators praise the company for its customer focus, series of acquisitions and the corporate strategy applied. But the moment it goes sour, the same researchers will blame all these factors, plus its talent management practices. Such a tendency has been observed at US tech giant Cisco as well as Swiss- Swedish engineering giant ABB. Core competencies and the corporate culture are difficult to measure. The really good managers know how to assess themselves independently, rather than from the prism of the company success alone. Instead of getting deluded by absolute performance figures, one must study the relative effects. Especially in the modern times, no success is absolute, thanks to the constant churn of digital technologies. A clear thinking is needed to ensure strategic insights get implemented. Uncertainty will be prevalent irrespective of how the planning is done, so it needs to be embraced rather than fought against. The inputs need be separated from the outcomes realized.

Source:https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/the-halo-effect-and-other-managerial-delusions

Uploaded Date:07 January 2019

In the tech sector, some companies have recorded outsized growth margins, while others have stalled, with much lower growth rates. Amazon and Google certainly belong to the former category. But all this is not because of market share, product stage, deal activity or even company size. This is because of their approach towards value creation. That is why such companies are known as “market makers”. In technology, these are those companies that create markets. They focus heavily on business research and development, but also strike the right mergers and acquisitions. They forge deals that will assemble success. In Google’s case, the acquisitions of Applied Semantics in 2003 and of Android in 2005 are examples of such game- changing deals. Amazon had similar success in acquiring Zappos in 2009. While business innovations are a part of their game, they also have a culture of reinvention as they understand that scaling up is what really matters, when it comes to business success.

Source:https://www.strategy-business.com/article/How-Tech-Market-Makers-Build-Value?gko=4d034

Uploaded Date:07 January 2019

India is a country that about a decade back, had a huge proportion of population that was outside the formal banking environment. To rectify this, the concept of Project Aadhar was launched with the purpose of providing unique identification to these millions. This task was allotted to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). This became one of the largest ever exercises in social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship needs to be transformative, and not merely incremental to make things better. To get to the root of this, first of all, one needs to fully comprehend the problem at hand. The entire corporate strategy needs to incorporate a vision for the future. For this, a workable model needs to be put in place. This model need also look into the scalable factor. Nothing will work unless it can be scaled up to reach millions or billions as was the case with the Aadhar Project.

Source:https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Social-Entrepreneurship-by-the-Billions?gko=6124e

Uploaded Date:07 January 2019

Toys R Us is no more, having shut down after facing massive financial crises. This marks the first Christmas in a long time, where the iconic toy brand will not be around. The likes of Wal-Mart, Target and even Amazon have already taken steps to fill that void, by preparing glossy content to attract kids. While Toys R Us had long been struggling, the end was sudden, so the vacuum has to be filled in. The consumer habits have also shifted away from physical toys to digital ones, whose sales do not necessarily depend on the seasons. This became the main concern for Toys R Us, as it was not able to sustain year-round business, beyond this 6-7 weeks’ high around Christmas, after which there was a steep drop. The business innovation initiated by Amazon to mail their product catalogue to children and their parents, could go down well. Omni-channel retailers such as Target and Walmart though will not give up without a fight, and are sure to cash in. Their in-store design also needs to be ramped up in order to appear more appealing to children.

Source:http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/christmas-without-toys-r-us/?utm_source=kw_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-11-20

Uploaded Date:03 December 2018

Many more institutional investors are now incorporating sustainability as one of the key reasons for making any investment decisions. This is borne out by the business research conducted by Callan on institutional investors where 43% confirmed to do so. This is 21 percentage points higher than the corresponding figure for 2013. But mere talk is not enough as companies need to align such intentions with the ESG (Environmental Social Governance) goals. Bonuses need to tied up with sustainability for the big strategic moves. To take this on, boards must ask themselves certain tough questions beginning with how the company can differentiate from the rest. Another is whether core competencies exist within the company to leverage such situations. And finally, whether the return on investment can justify the steps currently being undertaken.

Source:https://hbr.org/2018/11/how-to-tie-executive-compensation-to-sustainability

Uploaded Date:26 November 2018

Like several other work functions, manufacturing too is undergoing massive change in the ongoing Industry 4.p. Technologies such as 3-D Printing, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and complex analysis tools have transformed the world of manufacturing. However, these technologies will not erase the requirements for human intervention. In order to remain relevant, companies will quickly need to explore new opportunities. Fulltime diagnostic specialists must be staffed, whose primary function is to gather relevant business intelligence to act on them. The supply chain has to be upgraded using these latest tools. The workforce too needs to be transformed and for that the right talent recruitment and subsequent training has to be provided to the employees. This will enable the right level of alignment with robotics, advanced processes, quality systems and a data-driven predictive model.

Source:https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/ops-4-0-manufacturings-future-made-by-people

Uploaded Date:23 November 2018

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