Rise of the distributed enterprise

As we were entering the third year of the pandemic, the world saw renewed lockdowns as Omicron cases doubled every day since December 2021. This made business leaders rethink how work will evolve in the coming months. Last year, businesses were preparing for some degree of stability as they prepared for hybrid work arrangements, putting … Read moreRise of the distributed enterprise

The doleout culture

Last week, the Philippines saw yet another typhoon slam into the Visayas and Mindanao. Super Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, caused severe damage in the Caraga region, particularly in Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands, and in nearby provinces such as Cebu and Bohol. Weather forecasts clearly tagged Odette as a super typhoon and precautionary measures were strongly … Read moreThe doleout culture

Valuation of digital transformation

Which of the following would be more valuable to the organization: (1) investing in a new e-commerce site or (2) investing in some automation software that could improve the company’s procurement processes? This is a question I pose to business leaders when they pursue digital transformation. The common answer is investing in a new e-commerce … Read moreValuation of digital transformation

Digital marketing for MSMEs

Supporting local has been the battle cry for a lot of us Filipinos during this Covid-19 pandemic period. With the closure of many establishments, particularly in food and business, supporting local helps and gives our fellow citizens continued motivation and encouragement to carry on and support their own employees with sustained livelihood. It is also … Read moreDigital marketing for MSMEs

Digital mastery for professionals

“What are the business and professional challenges you experienced during this pandemic?” I asked this question during a talk at the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual convention. Most answers centered on slow internet connections, attending or running virtual meetings, mental health issues, working remotely, digitization challenges, and technological stress. The answers were not … Read moreDigital mastery for professionals

Organizational culture and digital transformation

Many companies remain unable to fully adjust to consumer and customer digital lifestyles two years into the pandemic and a subsequent digital transformation rush. A case in point is when I recently used a leading local bank’s mobile app, which was supposed to send a one-time password (OTP) to my mobile phone as an added … Read moreOrganizational culture and digital transformation