The Powerful Innovation Culture: Challenges & Benefits

Introduction  Why is there such a dichotomy among Fortune500 companies on the value of a proactive and sustaining innovation workplace? Nowadays, changing market dynamics coupled with continual economic disruption, business disintermediation, and revolutionary technology introduction should be compelling grounds for business leaders to champion a robust corporate innovation culture and Read more…

Strategic Alignment Model: Creating & Leveraging Value

Introduction Information Technology (IT) investments have become one of the more critical and expensive items in a company’s investment portfolio. Best-in-class organizations ensure that these investments are helping to provide real business value with the use of the strategic alignment model.  The Strategic Alignment Model (SAM) provides an organization with a Read more…

The Customer Experience (CX): Expectations & Perceptions

Introduction  Profitable long-term customer relationships are the lifeblood of a successful company! This truism supports that effective customer interactions, in the current economy, are carried out in a professional, and problem-free manner. Today’s smart consumers expect more value from their providers with a dedicated focus on relevance, product availability, ease Read more…

The Eight Disciplines – 8Ds Approach: A Primer

Introduction In the current environment, a successful business must quickly respond and adapt to changing customer conditions and regulatory edicts in competitive industry-specific segments. Today this challenge is being tested with incessant customer demands for high quality, cost-effective, and customized mass-produced products and receptive supporting services. The Eight Disciplines (8Ds) Read more…