Video & Podcasts

Agile Sprint Video #1: Introduction

This is the first of a series of videos on how an organization can achieve an agile cultural change.

Video & Podcasts

Agile Sprint Video #2: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

All of the disruption from technology and generational change will impact all organizations.  Opportunity exists to achieve competitive advantages through agility.  Stop and learn why.

Video & Podcasts

Agile Sprint Video #3: The New Role for Leadership

The pace of change makes it impossible for the old hierarchical approach to leadership to succeed in the future.  This video explains why and gives insights into how to make changes to improve your future success

 

News

Agile Sprint Video Series

We are developing a series of videos on the importance of organizations making the cultural and operational transition to embracing agility.  Our view is agility is the critical competitive advantage needed for sustained success.  You can find the links to all of the series here.

Agile Sprint Series: INTRODUCTION

The New Role for Leadership: LEADERSHIP

 

Publications

Technology in Industry Technology Report – Download here

This is a comprehensive analysis of the state of industry 4.0 in Southeast Michigan through the view of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the talent needed to be successful.  The report also includes use cases from major employers in the region.  CFP colleagues David Pistrui, Ph.D. and Darrell Kleinke were central researchers on the report.

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Publication: 2019 Technology in Industry Report by Automation Alley

Do you know about the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Do you understand how it will impact businesses and our daily lives?

How about the challenges of developing, recruiting and retaining the best possible people to leverage the new technologies?  

All these questions and more are address in this report.  CFP colleagues, David Pistrui, Ph.D. Chief Researcher and Academic Liaison and Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D. Associate Researcher are key drivers of the information and insights in Automation Alley’s report.  Stop, download and read the report.

We are thought leaders in Industry 4.0, organizational agility and developing talent to meet the challenges of the future.

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News, Publications

Publication: Industry 4.0: A Roadmap For Michigan’s Global Leadership

What are the best strategies for Michigan to leverage its unique capabilities to capitalize on the dramatic disruption related to the technological change of the 4th Industrial Revolution?  CFP colleagues, David Pistrui, Ph.D. and Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D., collaborated with Automation Alley, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the World Economic Forum to take a deep dive into the opportunities for Michigan. Continue reading

Blog, News

Blog: What happens if your organization DOES NOT become more agile?

November 1, 2018

To answer the question, let’s first discuss what it means for an organization to be agile.  An agile organization proactively seek opportunities to identify and apply new ideas that improve organizational effectiveness. It also has a cultural mindset that values and encourages learning, collaboration and shared ownership of the vision, mission, and purpose of the organization.  Continue reading

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Blog: SEARS- The Agile Organization From Another Era Files Bankruptcy

October 15, 2018

Last night Sears filed for Chapter XI bankruptcy. Started in 1886 by Richard Sears as R.W. Sears Watch Company, it transformed retailing. Sears developed an innovative distribution delivery system and mail order catalog that offered virtually any product, to anyone, anywhere in the United States. They accomplished this feat by leveraging the US Postal Service’s Rural Free Delivery program that connected the most remote parts of the US. Sears recognized the opportunity to re-imagine retailing as a national versus a local business. In many ways, they started out like the Amazon of its day and then followed with retail stores across the country to become the Walmart as well. Continue reading