First Publsihed July 1, 2019

There are two types of businesses in the world: Those that have recently experienced disruption — and those that are about to.

Survival in such a world demands that business leaders continuously reflect, and quickly act on one key question: Why will my company’s current business model lead us to a downfall?

Abstract

This paper examines the need for businesses to embrace strategic and organizational flexibility in order to stay relevant in a commercial landscape characterized by disruption. By prioritizing innovation goals above all others, businesses can take the initiative within their own industry — and…


First Published November 1, 2019 (Pre-COVID!)

Leadership is a challenge even at the best of times. Every part of the process is indeed more strenuous than it first appears — from assembling a talented and committed workforce, to orienting the team around a shared vision, to creating a culture where individuals take the initiative in pursuit of common goals. Yet today’s disruptive business environment has made the demands of leadership ever more daunting — even as the necessity of clear direction increases. …


First Publish Date: December 1, 2019 (Pre-COVID!!)

The growing gig economy offers unparalleled flexibility for businesses as well as independent workers, yet also presents considerable new challenges for both sides. To maintain a viable business culture for executing strategy, while also sharing information and ensuring quality performance, a new way of coordinating workflow will need to be developed — and fast.

Abstract

This paper examines the rising trend towards on-demand work, as well as its implications for independent workers and the businesses that hire them. Temporary employees can now be recruited directly through online platforms, tasked with performing discrete jobs from…

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