Changing employee mindsets

With the pace of change and disruption happening globally, organizations both here and abroad are struggling to adapt to take advantage of the opportunities for change, or perish like the recent corporate casualties as Forever 21 and Thomas Cook. Companies are now realizing that digital transformation – the strategic action to accelerate organization capabilities and … Read moreChanging employee mindsets

Disaster preparedness needs more preparation

The Philippines gets on average about 20 tropical cyclones a year. This means that about 20 typhoons enter the Philippine area of responsibility annually. The country is also earthquake-prone and while we do experience quakes every day, most of these are not felt. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reports that there are … Read moreDisaster preparedness needs more preparation

The evolution of digital transformation

It’s been five years since digital transformation (abbreviated as DX) reached global mainstream consciousness. We owe it to technology vendors who hyped the term in their patently self-serving motives. What have we learned from the past and what prospects are in store for companies that will embark on DX? Let’s examine the evolution of DX … Read moreThe evolution of digital transformation

Forecast and prediction

“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” – Warren Buffett AT the onset of every year, we always search and consume a multitude of headlines such as “Forecasting the world in 2020,” or “Predictions in 2020 and beyond.” Companies attend various seminars on economic forecasts … Read moreForecast and prediction

Strategy in the digital age

We engage a lot of companies, both local and otherwise, in helping them craft their strategy. Given the many changes happening in the market, both from traditional and digital, it is imperative that companies have the flexibility and agility to act (and react) so they can serve these changing buying and purchasing behaviors. To do … Read moreStrategy in the digital age

Competition versus collaboration

“We are competitive here,” said a senior executive of a consumer goods firm, describing the culture of competition among managers and employees of the company. He nonchalantly said it with a sense of pride, as if competitiveness is a natural trait that companies should have. Why not? Competition is in our nature. We compete against … Read moreCompetition versus collaboration

IR 4.0: The challenge of being myopic

I have written a number of articles relating to Industry 4.0 and how the Philippines can take advantage of this especially in certain industries where automation will be relevant. In particular, I shared the drivers of Industry 4.0 and also wrote about the readiness (if at all) of the country in terms of adopting technologies, … Read moreIR 4.0: The challenge of being myopic

War for talent development has begun

“The war for talent is over. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, organizations will wage a new war – a war for talent development.” These were my concluding remarks when I delivered a keynote in a national congress for human resource management practitioners. I got blank stares as the audience was trying to digest what I … Read moreWar for talent development has begun

Building a feedback culture in the workplace

By 2020, millennials will make up more than half of the entire workforce, while Generation Z will comprise more than one fifth, making these contingents the strongest force in shaping the future of the workplace. Yet, only 30 percent of millennials receive feedback regarding their job performance, despite the fact that 72 percent of employees … Read moreBuilding a feedback culture in the workplace