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Connecting Your Hybrid Workforce

Recent research from NTT showed that over 90% of organizations recognize the value of employee experience to their strategy, or as a crucial strategic differentiator, but just 25% fully agree that the value of EX is understood and embraced across the enterprise. Forward-looking organizations have moved ahead with secure-by-design digital transformation to enable hybrid working – and are reaping significant rewards. But can leaders, managers and employees agree on what the future of work should look like?

Gender Equality – The New Leadership Advantage

By Raluca Melnic CFO, NTT DATA Romania

In today’s fast-changing markets, where adaptability is key to success, traditional leadership thinking is too rigid to effectively respond to unexpected events. What’s needed instead at a senior level is a vibrant mix of thought and opinions that can deliver creative solutions to unexpected events. This means that organizations with greater gender balance at the highest level are much better equipped to remain competitive.

5 Minutes On… Driving Systemic Change with Information

By John Beckford Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author

The Compassionate Corporation: A Pragmatic Approach to People-Centric Transformation

By Michael Goodman VP of Business Insights, NTT DATA Services , Kim Curley Vice President, Workforce Readiness Consulting, NTT DATA Services , Lisa Woodley General Manager - Northeast, Nexient an NTT DATA Company

How can businesses change and grow in a way that’s both practical for the organisation and empathetic to the individuals that make it up? The first step is understanding that people are always the drivers, as well as the agents, of change. Leaders must now rethink their growth strategy and take a humanity-meets-pragmatism approach to driving their business forward.

Revolution: The Path to Intelligent Transformation

By Alessandro Scozzi Associate Director, Business Service Line Consulting, NTT DATA Italy

The revolution is here. Processes, systems and organisations are evolving, changing to meet the new shape of business. The Fourth Industrial Revolution weaves digital into the very fabric of the organisation, wielding automation and interconnection. Yet challenges remain.

Intelligent Organisations: A Systemic Approach

By Markus Schwaninger Professor of Management at the University of St. Gallen, and author of Intelligent Organisations: Powerful Models for Systemic Management

Organisations can be designed to behave intelligently and sensitively, and indeed they must if they are to master the complexity of our current environment. Drawing on Systems Theory and Cybernetics, we can understand the prerequisites of organisational intelligence, and create the conditions for our organisations to flourish.

Brains Over Brawn: How Intelligent Technology Creates Competitive Advantage

By Steve Niesman Executive Vice President, Americas Region President & CEO at NTT DATA Business Solutions US

What safeguards do organisations have against the constant tide of disruption? Those that are smart are taking full advantage of technologies like cloud, AI and big data analytics – and doing so with one focus in mind: giving their people what they need to leverage the full power of their collective intelligence.

Adaptive, Diverse and Cyber-Effective: The Elements of an Intelligent Organisation

By John Beckford Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author

We need to rethink the organisation. We must break from the traps of historic convention, stop managing the wrong things and embrace an adaptive synthesis of people, behaviours and processes enabled by effective information. In doing so, intelligent organisations will deliver greater value to all stakeholders.

A Practical Guide to Getting the Most From Intelligent Automation

By Pascal Bornet Intelligent Automation expert, bestselling author and member of the Forbes Technology Council

Intelligent automation is a business imperative: not just making organisations more efficient but enriching customer and employee experience – not to mention helping to identify new business strategies. To successfully transform your organisational culture to one that embraces automation, there are five key steps (and a few basic tenets) to ensure you get the most from IA.

An Intelligent Organisation Starts and Ends With People

By Jan Henning Gerhard Bock Managing Director, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH

Nature shows the way: those who adapt, survive. This also applies to organisations, especially against the background of enormous challenges, such as accelerated technological evolution, pandemics and climate change. To achieve this, organisations must leave behind linear-hierarchical structures and move towards networked-intelligent ones. But how can this be achieved?

The CXO Podcast: How the Intelligent Organisation will win the Disrupted Future

By John Beckford Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author , Edo Tealdi Vice President, Nucleus & Enterprise Automation NTT DATA Services

5 Minutes On… The Post Pandemic Office

By Carlo Bardone VP Energy & Utilities NTT DATA Italia, Chief Institutional Relations & Business Development, NTT DATA Italia

The Secret of Enterprise Agility: Where Science Meets Organisational Change

By Erich R Bühler Bestselling author and founder of Enterprise Agility University

Most mindsets or frameworks developed to support an environment where employees can confidently adapt to market opportunities, such as Agile, Lean, and Scrum are not enough. A new framework of reference is required, one that draws on neuroscience, organisational psychology and new types of leadership.

Change Is Always An Opportunity

By Radu Iacob Head of Project Management, NTT DATA Romania

Change is the only constant, in life and in business. But change isn’t something to be overcome – instead, we should regard it as the catalyst for innovation, agility and organisational resilience. An agile change management approach is the springboard from which businesses can catapult towards optimised processes, better ways of working and a flexible, sustainable enterprise.

Business Re-Set: Why Organisational Fluidity is the Future of Your Enterprise

By Ragnar Wachter Head of Advisory Consulting

The traditional rigid business structure is no longer fit for purpose. As enterprises look towards a post-Covid future, adopting a more fluid approach to their structural architecture will enable them to become agile and flexible companies, fit to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges.

Designing Organisation Agility

By Naomi Stanford Author of Organisation Design: The Practitioner's Guide

To go beyond the surface-level of this century’s buzziest word and design a truly agile organisation, enterprises need to understand the intricacies of agility. And beyond that, they need to examine whether an agile approach is likely to benefit their organisation at all.

The Third Way: A Paradigm Shift in the Organisational and Social Models of the Workplace

By Carlo Bardone VP Energy & Utilities NTT DATA Italia, Chief Institutional Relations & Business Development, NTT DATA Italia

In Italy, an experiment is redefining everything we know about the modern workplace. A ‘zero kilometre’ office, designed to promote relationships that transcend generational and sectoral boundaries - and overcome the conundrum of working safely and effectively in the post-Covid world.

Why Diffusion is a Critical Component of the Innovation Value Chain

By Patrick Scanlon Senior Principal Business Consultant, NTT DATA UK

In the stages of the innovation value chain, from generating ideas to converting them into deliverable activities and finally diffusing them throughout the organisation (and beyond), it is often this last piece where companies fall down. What can we learn from others’ mistakes, to help drive adoption.

Unlocking Potential to become an Organisational da Vinci

By Peter Fisk Global thought leader and author of Gamechangers

One of the biggest challenges faced by leaders is connecting the diverse perspectives and skills inside, and outside, the organisation in order to focus innovation efforts. Peter Fisk, takes us through what we can learn from Microsoft’s renaissance under Satya Nadella.

Innovation for Pragmatists

By Elvin Turner Author of the global best seller on innovation, Be Less Zombie

When leaders are committed to innovation, the issues that undermine its efforts – lack of time, risk aversion and a certainty-driven culture – can be overcome. Covid-19 showed us that it’s time to get serious about innovation. Here’s how to get started.

The CXO Podcast: The Challenge of Innovation

By Tom Winstanley CTO & Head of New Ventures, NTT DATA UK , Elvin Turner Author of the global best seller on innovation, Be Less Zombie

Three Simple Hacks to Underpin an Entrepreneurial Culture

By Greg Eden Director, Business Design, Customer Experience and Digital, NTT DATA UK

We all need better ways to deal with change. In times of disruption, organisations should focus on creating a culture where change equals opportunity. Operating metaphors, inverted organisation charts and weekly experiments could be the key to creating this culture.

Lessons from the Combat Zone

By Gareth Tennant Former Head of Intelligence of the Royal Marines

What lessons can leaders learn from the military that will aid them in making effective intelligence-led decisions under conditions of constant change and uncertainty? In a world irreversibly changed, by acting with foresight and insight, business leaders can thrive even amongst complexity.

Conscious Leadership: The Secret Ingredient of an Entrepreneurial Culture

By Hema Bakhshi Culture transformation expert and former Director of the Future of Work at Santander

A different time, context and challenge requires a different mindset. The trick is not to blindly discard what has brought about success today and simply recreate the latest tactics, but to challenge the assumptions that have underpinned past success, and stress-test the ways value is created.

Reimagining Work – with Automation on Your Team

By Matthew Kearney Former Vice President Strategy, NTT DATA UK

How can we design the right environment for businesses to get the most from automation, so that current and future employees can focus on the human aspects of value creation?