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The helix organization

– Separating people-leadership tasks from day-to-day business leadership can help organizations strike a better balance between centralization and decentralization, reduce complexity, and embrace agility.
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Women in the Workplace 2019

– Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the... pipeline to make real progress.
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Realizing the value of your merger with the right operating model

– Substantial changes to an operating model are often necessary to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives and deliver the... promised value of a merger. Making these changes requires a thoughtful, leader-driven process to navigate the unique constraints and risks of the endeavor.
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The forgotten step in leading large-scale change

– Change programs that explicitly assess the skills and mind-sets required to fulfill their performance and health aspirations are... upward of six times more likely to succeed.
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How to double the odds that your change program will succeed

– Large-scale organizational change is more likely to stick if executives apply equal discipline and rigor to the hard and soft... elements that matter.

Organizational Agility

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Agile Organizations

New ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.
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Agile in enterprise resource planning: A myth no more

– ERP transformations are never easy. Agile can help improve your results.
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Building agile capabilities: The fuel to power your agile ‘body’

– To move your organization from targeted experimentation to driving agility at scale, it’s crucial to focus on agile capability... building.
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Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

– Agile coaches play a vital role in enterprise-wide agile transformations. To develop enough coaches, companies should create specialized... training academies.
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The journey to an agile organization

– You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation... is another question.

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The numbers behind successful transformations

– Crunching the numbers on transformations suggests good news for companies that go broad, move fast and renew often, prioritize... health, and keep stretching their aspirations.
Interview

How Prudential Financial is tackling the future of work

– Prudential Financial vice chairman Rob Falzon discusses the criticality of people to digital growth, how Prudential is preparing... its workforce for the future, and partnerships with the education sector.
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Realizing the value of your merger with the right operating model

– Substantial changes to an operating model are often necessary to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives and deliver the... promised value of a merger. Making these changes requires a thoughtful, leader-driven process to navigate the unique constraints and risks of the endeavor.
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Are you a growth leader? The seven beliefs and behaviors that growth leaders share

– A new survey highlights what separates growth leaders from the pack.
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The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence

– As organizations rebuild their foundations to compete in the era of data and advanced analytics, in-house capability-building... programs offer the best way to train workers up to the task.
Interview

The Digital Accelerator: The Schwab model for accelerating its digital transformation

– What’s better than digital transformation? A faster digital transformation—that delights customers, develops agile... ways of working, and creates new value. Here’s the road map followed at Schwab.
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How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work

– When both you and your partner have demanding jobs, it’s challenging to strike the right work–life balance. Can companies... help dual-career couples juggle it all?
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Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story

– How can the CEO break employees’ silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?
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Getting personal about change

– The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual... and institutional—at the same time.
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More than values: The value-based sustainability reporting that investors want

– Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. Now investors are questioning current reporting practices—and... calling for changes that executives and board members must understand.
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M&A success, powered by advanced analytics

– As M&A activity and acquisition premiums hit historic highs, companies can use advanced analytics to increase value and accelerate... impact during integration.
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