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The Digital Capabilities Your Company Needs

The Digital Capabilities Your Company Needs | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In today’s business environment, digital capabilities are a fundamental building block with which companies can transform customer experience, operational processes and business models. Although CIOs and existing IT departments in many companies have the skills to lead some digital initiatives, most companies find they must hire extra skills or implement separate units to coordinate digital transformation. In fact, 77% of executives we interviewed mentioned skills gaps as a hindrance to driving digital transformation. The skills needed go beyond pure IT to include specific technologies such as social media or mobile, as well as the analytic skills to drive value from big data.

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Slow Progress on Female Bosses

Slow Progress on Female Bosses | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Australian companies are still failing to promote women into senior management positions, prompting calls for quotas and executive bonuses tied to increasing the number of females in top jobs.


The latest census of women in leadership roles, to be released on Tuesday, found that while the number of female directors has increased there had been ''negligible change'' in women at senior management level - 9.7 per cent compared to 8 per cent in 2010.


The number of female directors at the 200 largest listed companies increased from 8.4 per cent in 2010 to 12.3 per cent.


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How Some CEOs are Trying to Make a Killing off the Fiscal Cliff

How Some CEOs are Trying to Make a Killing off the Fiscal Cliff | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
A new study shows that CEOs will reap huge financial benefits if a fiscal cliff campaign some of them are undertaking is successful. This is yet another reason it’s time to raise the flag on CEO pay.


What should boards pay CEOs for anyway? A new study raises questions about the structure and size of CEO pay that deserve answers -- and fast.


An analysis from the Institute for Policy Studies' (IPS) released earlier this month shows that CEOs will reap huge personal moolah if a fiscal cliff campaign some of them are undertaking is successful. According to the report, the Fix the Debt campaign "has raised $60 million and recruited more than 80 CEOs."

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Five Ways to Be Happy and Productive at Work

Five Ways to Be Happy and Productive at Work | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Employees who are the most productive are also the happiest at work. Here are five things organizations, bosses and individuals can do to have a happier and productive workforce.


What in the world is happening in the workplace? Economic data over the last couple of years shows a confusing picture of productivity. The U.S. reported a modest increase due to downwards wage pressure, while the U.K., outperformed by France and Germany, has reported more employment but less output.


South African productivity has hit a 46-year low, while even China and India which have been fueling their economies with cheap labor are seeing costs rise as investors eye up cheaper countries or territories in which it’s easier to do business.


Productivity is a combination of many things: traditionally it includes investment, innovation, skills, enterprise and competition. But there’s one key ingredient missing here.


The happiness of employees.

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