9 reasons why your organization might be left behind

Suppose your organization is well organized. A stable, well thought out and staffed hierarchy, efficiently standardized processes producing quality outputs. What could be there to fear? The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that so signifies our modern […]

Tired of hierarchy? Try this

Hierarchies suck. In so many respects: They are slow-moving, suppress  Innovation, promote siloed thinking and largely fail to give most people a sense of life – of vocation – at work. The trouble is: Hierarchies work. They […]

Play the right game, IT!

Depending on Moore’s zones of Management, IT needs to recognize the playing field it is on and play the right game. Lets break down the implications of Zone Management on IT: As each of the […]

You are playing the wrong game! Learn to zone.

Most companies are struggling with innovation. Management is occupied fully with meeting quarterly sales and profit targets. Innovation has to take a back seat, at best. “Beside daily business, minor change is all we do here and […]

Get into the Flow! The way forward for IT (part II)

Adopting the 3 systems of engagement/transaction/perception layers and going for integration of the whole landscape via a platform as a service approach is a first important step. But it will be worth nothing if not […]

Innovation-ready-IT: The way forward for IT

A company can escape the cycle of stuttered innovation and start using IT as an offensive weapon instead of just an internal system of record. There are ways out of the dilemma of an IT manager, […]

The sorry state of IT departments contribution to Innovation (Part II)

Corporate IT has a hard time doing anything right. In most companies it is so dammed complex and costly to change IT Systems. Let’s take a look at the current business transformation practice in respect […]

Can IT departments get anything straight? (Part I)

A company can stop any further discussion on digital transformation if IT is not put into order. Any project on customer centricity, or gaining actionable insights from data will fail if IT systems and IT organization are not […]

Do not get lost in Mirkwood! Starting the journey to digitalize your company

The journey of a company towards digitalization has a unique starting position that is largely defined by competitive position and culture. It does not have, however, a definite destination, as change is likely to keep […]

Force 5: Culture (continued): Xaomi, Spotify, Amazon and gov.uk

If Culture is the key to Digitalization, what examples are out there to learn from?  I have selected 5 companies for the sake of their diverse backgrounds and business models, their undoubted success and the fact […]