Archive for April 2015

Marketing or Recruiting: Which Department Should "Own" Social Media?

The great debate: Marketing or Recruiting. Who should be in charge of the social media for an organization? Many talent acquisition professionals are sure to understand the frustration that comes along when the left hand doesn’t communicate with the right hand in this area.  Marketing is in charge of the brand reputation and customer satisfaction,…

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VUCA World Part 7: Meta-Companies

In the three previous articles, we discussed The Light Footprint Approach presented by consulting firm Roland Berger, regarding how to survive in the VUCA world. This approach is based on seven pillars divided into three areas: Innovation, Organization and Approach. These characteristics are found in top performing corporations in the VUCA world (volatility, uncertainty, complexity…

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VUCA World Part 6: Pillar 3 of the Light Footprint Approach

In previous articles, we began to discuss The Light Footprint Approach presented by consulting firm Roland Berger, regarding how to survive in the VUCA world. They describe standout organizations as “meta-winners – firms so singular that they are game-changers in their industry.” This approach, based on seven pillars divided into three areas (Innovation, Organization, and…

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VUCA World Part 5: Pillar 2 of the Light Footprint Approach

In VUCA World Part 4: Pillar 1 of the Light Footprint Approach, we began to discuss The Light Footprint Approach presented by consulting firm Roland Berger, regarding how to survive in the VUCA world. They describe the standouts as “meta-winners – firms so singular that they are game-changers in their industry.” This approach is based…

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VUCA World Part 4: Pillar 1 of the Light Footprint Approach

In last week’s article, VUCA World Part 3: Hiring Critical Thinkers, we touched upon the need to hire workers who focus more on how to think, rather than what to think. These individuals are necessary to usher organizations into the new era of business, the era of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). Consulting firm Roland…

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