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Leadership First, Location Second

By Wayne Turmel Co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute and co-author of the Long-Distance Leader

No matter how you feel about it, remote work is here to stay. As leaders, how confident and comfortable you are with this shift will depend on your own experiences, background, and even your seniority. There are very real changes involved in working remotely or in hybrid teams, but there is good news: when we take the time to be intentional, the proper courses of action become clear.

Why Now is a Moment That Matters

By Kevin Eikenberry Thought leader, multiple bestselling author and co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute

The game has changed. Our role as leaders in this time of unprecedented change is to look outside ourselves – to consider the needs and experiences of our teams, customers and communities. When we do that, we will serve everyone – including ourselves – far better.

How to Make the New, Hyper-Connected World of Work Work for Everyone

By Anna Budde Chief Marketing Officer, NTT DATA DACH

Successful leadership in today’s world of hybrid work requires a reset in how we manage and empower our teams. Leaders should focus on facilitating social connections and creating a fertile breeding ground for innovation by establishing the structures for employees to communicate and collaborate across boundaries.

New Work: Is the Great Resignation Finally Making Us Think Differently?

By Dr. Johanna Bath Hybrid work advisor and founder and CEO of Talentista Now

Few companies have fully grasped the reality of today’s New Work challenges. The majority seem content to wait and see – but this complacency could mean the difference between moving ahead and lagging behind. There is a lot at stake, and to make a success of the new world of work leaders need to move on from technology and team leadership and focus on strategy at a higher level.

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?

Inclusion and Diversity Matter, and Here’s Why

By Stephen Frost CEO, Included

Leaders today face a bewildering amount of change and uncertainty. They are expected to guide others, even when they themselves are unsure of the way forward. Yet diversity, which is often perceived as a problem, is actually a free resource to help leaders to de-risk and calibrate their decision-making.

Responsible Freedom: Creating the Connected Future Workplace

By Miguel Teixeira CEO, NTT DATA Americas

The pandemic forced businesses and organizations to abandon the physical office and adopt remote working. But with Covid now seemingly behind us, and hybrid practices well-established, is there a danger that without face-to-face interaction, organizations will lose the very thing that keeps them connected?

Thriving When the “Authorities” No Longer Know What to Do

By Nick Craig President of Authentic Leadership Institute and author of Leading from Purpose

Executives everywhere are having to re-evaluate their purpose and re-establish their resolve, building a new set of muscles to lead. True leadership is being the author of your own story, whilst staying true to your values. Holding on to that central purpose, that constant in a sea of changes, will allow leaders to thrive, even as the rulebooks are being rewritten before our eyes.

Earning Trust and Customer Capital Through Integrity

By Ilenia Vidili Customer centricity advisor, keynote speaker and author of Journey to Centricity

Trust is what defines a business. To gain the utmost respect of not just their customers, but their employees, partners and communities, companies must earn their trust. But earning high levels of trust from people external to the business must begin with an internal commitment to integrity.

5 Minutes On… Authentic Leadership

By Nick Craig President of Authentic Leadership Institute and author of Leading from Purpose

Why Trust is Stuck in the U-Bend

By John Elkington Founder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, professor, and author of Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

We are facing a continuing erosion of trust in the institutions of capitalism, globalization and democracy. But with a focus on regeneration, instead of just responsibility and resilience, businesses can plot a course through this period of disruption and systemic change.

Trust: The New Currency of Business

By Fernando Apezteguia CEO, NTT DATA UK

In a world where skepticism and misinformation have now become the default, trust has become the new currency for business. And those companies that know how to spend it well can create a competitive advantage by making sure that their actions speak louder than words.

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.

Welcome to the sixth issue of CXO Magazine

By Robb Rasmussen Global CMO, NTT DATA

Today, organizations are harnessing rapid advances in technology and cutting-edge innovation to enable success in the marketplace. Yet amid the fast-paced drive to meet customer and business goals, leaders are realizing that, in addition to the speed to deliver, there must be a constant, unwavering focus on building and maintaining trust.

5 Minutes On… Driving Systemic Change with Information

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

TX Marks the Spot: The Strategic Value of Total Experience

By Sebastian Solbach Head of Business Consulting & Solutions, NTT DATA DACH

The past ten years have seen the evolution of expectations, from what customers expect from brands and what employees expect from employers, to what the organisation expects from itself, its own culture and reputation. Combined, these expectations define the concept of the Total Experience (TX) – a concept that’s reshaping corporate strategy, interaction and engagement.

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.

Three Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Automation

By Enrique Pantoja Head of Intelligence Automation, NTT DATA UK

Most descriptions of the role automation plays in an organisation are wrong. Automation is not just about alleviating mundane tasks. It’s tied to the cultural and workplace transformation we’re experiencing today because it’s about enhancing the human experience, both for our customers and our employees.

White Paper: The Road To Smarter Manufacturing

Manufacturers are dealing with fundamental changes in every part of their operations, with a growing demand for higher product customisation, making traditional manufacturing processes no longer fit for purpose. It’s time for manufacturing to undergo a new stage in its transformation: Hyper Automation.

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.

How to implement an automation strategy that actually works

By Chris Coles Solution Director, NTT DATA UK

Leaders want their automation strategy to deliver long-lasting value and an attractive ROI. To achieve this, you need a data-driven strategy and a unified IT landscape, plus the courage to forge into new automation territories.

White Paper : History Made Faster: Why Automation Often Fails, But Doesn’t Have To

Business norms have been swept away by the Covid-19 pandemic; because of this disruption, change had to go deeper and faster than conventionally thought possible. Instead of “returning to normal”, we must now refocus technologies, working practices and business models to create an environment that will be starkly different to the old ways of working.

Driving Intelligence With an Automation Strategy That’s Right for Your Business

By Felipe Antonio Bustos Senior Business Manager, NTT DATA Europe & LATAM

Instead of allowing technology to drive business decision-making, intelligent leaders must thoroughly examine how automation and other market-changing technologies can best complement their business strategy – not define it.

Don’t Sleep on Data: Three Steps to Diving In

By Shamlan Siddiqi Vice President, Data Advisory & Transformation Group, NTT DATA Services

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?

Anticipating Change and Intelligent Operations

By Cathy Ward Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific Japan, SAP

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

Building a Culture Employees Love

By Josh Levine Culture expert and best-selling author

5 Minutes On… Companies as Caretakers of the Planet

By Dr Petra Kuenkel Global transformation expert, Founder of Collective Leadership Institute, and author of Stewarding Sustainability Transformations

5 Minutes On… Going Circular

By Catherine Weetman Director of Rethink Global and author of A Circular Economy Handbook

Why It Makes Business Sense to Protect and Restore Nature

By Eva Zabey Executive Director, Business for Nature

Business and nature are eternally and irreversibly linked. Corporations that transform their business models will gain a competitive advantage over those that do not advocate for nature. To take a leadership position in this realm, companies must Assess, Commit, Act and Advocate.

Transforming for Growth and the Future of the Planet

By David Costa Global Head of Business Development and New Markets, NTT DATA EMEAL

As we navigate the rapidly-changing business landscape, soon the only lasting competitive advantage that companies have will be the sustainability of their operations and their readiness to develop products and services that positively impact the world around them.

The Role of Operations: Sustainability, Optimisation and Cost Reduction Working Together

By Rodin Socaciu Head of Delivery, NTT DATA Romania

R&D into new forms of power generation, such as solar and wave power, might always attract the most attention, but the teams and individuals running the operational side of businesses also have the opportunity to make a difference. Significant change can come from internal optimisation.

Sustainability Trends for a Stronger, More Resilient and Nature-Positive World

By David Alvarez CEO, Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad

There is money to be made from nature-positive transitions. Recent moves and initiatives from governments, regulatory bodies and the finance sector are opening up new doors for opportunity. When more companies get onboard, we’ll begin to see real change towards emissions targets.

Only Natural: Using the Five Capitals Model to Form a Sustainable Development Strategy

By Jesús Carrasco Naranjo Natural Capital & Biodiversity Project Manager, NTT DATA EMEAL

A more detailed framework is needed to understand how we can develop a sustainable society. The five capitals model expands on current assessments to include our dependence and impact on nature and the resources needed to achieve the SDGs. Luckily, there are already protocols in place to help integrate the capitals into operations.

Embedding Sustainability Into Your Organisation’s Foundations

By Rosy Cinefra VP, Head of Legal & Compliance, NTT DATA Italia

Sustainability reporting and standards are so important. Customers want to know that the companies they work with have clearly defined sustainability goals and mandates. Companies need to be prepared, need to recognise the value of sustainability in achieving their long- and short-term goals.

Bold, Innovative Partnerships Can Drive Sustainability and Benefit Business, People and Planet

By David Bloch Corporate Partnerships Director, WWF International

Businesses must be pioneers of a new development path that is just, equitable and puts people and nature first. Beyond ensuring their own operations are sustainable, businesses are primed to lead on rapid adaptation and the innovative solutions needed to drive change.

The CXO Podcast: Circularity and Future-Fit Corporate Strategy

By Catherine Weetman Director of Rethink Global and author of A Circular Economy Handbook , Maria Vittoria Trussoni Head of Sustainability Championship, NTT DATA Italy