Don’t Fear the Coming Trough of AI Disillusionment

2024 looks set to be a big year for enterprise AI adoption, but we need to think long-term and not be driven by the hype or the backlash.   It looks like 2024 will be the year when GenAI, automation and smart systems gain a strong foothold in the enterprise. But...

Accelerating Towards a Future-Fit HR

At a recent event in London for CHROs, HR professionals highlighted the speed of their own function’s transformation as a key challenge. Not keeping pace with the wider organisation’s change agenda means lots of change fronts opening up simultaneously, hampering the...

Short and long teeth in cross-functional teams

Organisations need more and better cross-functional teams with varied experiences and skillsets to tackle the complex problems they face today. But whilst they can be a powerful resource when they are working well, some research suggests that 75% of cross-functional...

Avoiding the Upskilling Whack-a-Mole

Employees trying to up-skill face a real dilemma, one which becomes even more acute when their organisation is undergoing transformation: on one hand, they are caught in the prevailing cult of bare minimum learning, and on the other, the organisation’s ever-changing...

Principles and Patterns over Dogma and Rules

Transforming our organisations will require huge shifts in basic digital literacy and ways of working for almost every employee outside of technology & development teams. New digital hotspots are starting to emerge, but scaling and replicating these emerging areas...