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The economic essentials of digital strategy | McKinsey & Company

The economic essentials of digital strategy | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.
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Spend wisely, not more, on IT | McKinsey & Company

Spend wisely, not more, on IT | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Recent research from the banking sector suggests that more IT investment doesn’t necessarily boost profits, but targeted investments in particular areas might. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Competing_in_an_Agile_Age.pdf - Google Drive

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Adhocracy for an agile age

The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most.

 

Three key features distinguish adhocracy from bureaucracy and meritocracy. Each helps increase a company’s return on attention.

1.       Coordinating activities around opportunitiesMaking decisions through experimentationMotivating people through achievement and recognition
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All $15 Trillion Of Global Trade Laid Out In One Beautiful Visualization

All $15 Trillion Of Global Trade Laid Out In One Beautiful Visualization | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Try to wrap your head around the vast value of goods traveling the world.
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Discussions on digital: The new war for talent | McKinsey & Company

Discussions on digital: The new war for talent | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging discussion, several Silicon Valley leaders discuss how data is transforming talent management, what millennials value, and where the next digital hub could be located. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Cracking the digital code: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company

Cracking the digital code: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Most companies have yet to realize digital’s full value, and leadership and talent are among the biggest hurdles to success. Those making headway are reshaping strategies, devoting their best people to digital, and keeping them engaged. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Deodorizing Your Data

Deodorizing Your Data | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
If there are quality problems with your data, there are ways to clean it up — but it’s often more efficient to refactor your processes to prevent “smelly” data.
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The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation -- a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a..
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What 'digital' really means | McKinsey & Company

What 'digital' really means | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to go digital. The first step is truly understanding what that is. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Learning from Google’s digital culture | McKinsey & Company

Learning from Google’s digital culture | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
What can traditional organizations learn from digital natives? In this interview, Google’s VP of US sales and operations explains how the company’s culture developed and continues to be nurtured. A McKinsey & Company article.
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IT maturity curve reaches a new level

IT maturity curve reaches a new level | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
There are now 12 critical core skills that need to be present in the members of your IT team and only one of those is technical.
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CIOs that my organisation has worked with say there are now 12 critical core skills that need to be present in the members of their team and only one of those skills is technical.

The other 11 are:

 

InfluenceEnabling changeChange leadershipStrategic focusCommunicationConsensus buildingOrganisational understandingProblem solvingBusiness acumenProject managementClient orientation 
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Digitizing the value chain | McKinsey & Company

Digitizing the value chain | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Challenges remain for “Industry 4.0,” but the buzz is growing. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations | McKinsey & Company

How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Those who design and steer the development of the technology landscape can mitigate risk by setting operating standards and promoting cross-functional collaboration.
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The Invisible 'C' in Happy | London Business School

Jessica Pryce-Jones, CEO and founder of consultancy iOpener, shares her five-C happiness model.
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Demystifying the hackathon | McKinsey & Company

Demystifying the hackathon | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Hackathons aren’t just for start-ups. They can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation of large organizations. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work | McKinsey & Company

Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
By adopting a digital product management model, companies can get the most from their IT architectures and deliver innovative online customer experiences faster. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Nine questions to help you get your digital transformation right | McKinsey & Company

Nine questions to help you get your digital transformation right | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Becoming a digital organization requires fundamentally changing how you do business. Answering these nine questions can help break through the inevitable barriers. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Six building blocks for creating a high-performing digital enterprise | McKinsey & Company

Six building blocks for creating a high-performing digital enterprise | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Digitization affects almost everything in today's organizations, which makes capturing its benefits uniquely complex. Here are the most important aspects that winning companies consider. A McKinsey & Company article.
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The Talent Dividend: Interactive Infographic

The Talent Dividend: Interactive Infographic | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
An animated infographic illustrates the key stats from MIT SMR’s 2015 data and analytics report.
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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Putting digital process innovation at the center of organizational change | McKinsey & Company

Putting digital process innovation at the center of organizational change | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
When a merger is announced, the IT organization has a unique opportunity to help the company reimagine its technology landscape and clarify its digitization strategy. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Repelling the cyberattackers | McKinsey & Company

Repelling the cyberattackers | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Organizations must build digital resilience to protect their most valuable information assets. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Raising your Digital Quotient | McKinsey & Company

Raising your Digital Quotient | McKinsey & Company | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Are you paying attention? | London Business School

Are you paying attention? | London Business School | Digital Business Unit | Scoop.it
Why managing people’s attention is a big challenge for today’s business leaders, by Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
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