The shift towards digital globalization

Obituaries to globalization bannered front pages worldwide as the pandemic took hold. The interdependence of economies, cultures, and populations, brought about by cross-border trade in goods and services, technology, and flows of investment, people, and information, was seen as seriously threatened by Covid-19. The DHL Global Connectedness Index – which we released in December – told a different … Read moreThe shift towards digital globalization

Virtual communication is redefining organizational culture

With the threat of the delta variant lurking, strict lockdowns have been reimposed in several countries, such as in Australia, in China, and in the Philippines. This caused companies to implementfull work-from-home (WFH) policyanew while others just extended their existing ones. Even beyond the pandemic, many companies have already decided on their hybrid policy, i.e., … Read moreVirtual communication is redefining organizational culture

Financial services in PH: Leading the cloud adoption

The pandemic accelerated the shift to digital banking as people from all over the world stayed at and worked from home. The ripening of fintechs and digital-only banks has attracted the younger generations of bank customers, which is further accelerating the decrement of bank branches. The Philippines, in particular, is experiencing a boom in digital banking … Read moreFinancial services in PH: Leading the cloud adoption

Strategic planning during COVID-19

The season of strategic planning has started. The CEO along with his/her executives will again put on their planning hats to chart the future of their organizations. The difference nowadays, just like last year, is that this critical activity will be done with limited physical interactions, if not, virtually. While companies last year planned for … Read moreStrategic planning during COVID-19

Reskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

“Skills of the future,” “Digital-ready leadership skills,” “Upskilling and reskilling in the digital era” – these are just some titles of the articles I wrote before the pandemic. My treatise was that with the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the amalgamation of its various digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), employees, workers, … Read moreReskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

The future of work

As vaccination efforts globally continue to accelerate, organizations are starting to rethink about the future of work post-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Business executives have varying permutations on how work should look like in the future. For example, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey announced last year that the social network firm will let many staff work from … Read moreThe future of work