This is the first of a series of videos on how an organization can achieve an agile cultural change.
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.
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
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
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.
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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: 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
Video: Will Your Family Business Stay in the Family Business
Family businesses are the lifeblood of the local and global economy yet there are challenges in keeping these businesses in the family. This is the # video in the series of family and closely-held businesses. Continue reading
Video: The Family & The Family Business
In this second video on family and closely-held businesses we discuss the 3 systems of a family business (family system, business system, ownership system) and the challenges of balancing those systems. Continue reading
Video: The Family Business Challenge
In this video we breakdown with a Venn diagram the unique elements of the family business system. Continue reading