Are Your Team Members Lonely?

Image courtesy of Gary Waters/ The Research The authors conducted two studies involving nearly 500 global executives, along with informal interviews with other managers. In the first study, done just before the COVID-19 pandemic began, most respondents struggled to connect with teammates at work, and feelings of loneliness correlated with aspects of how modern teams are designed.

Leading With Decision-Driven Data Analytics

If you were to ask any major CEO about good management practices today, data-driven decision-making would invariably come up. Companies have more data than ever, but many executives say their data analytics initiatives do not provide actionable insights and produce disappointing results overall. 1 In practice, making decisions with data often comes down to finding a purpose for the data at hand.

Empowering a Data Culture From the Inside Out

For companies that struggle with data transformations, underthinking organizational change is often a bigger problem than technology issues. A company can have powerful tools and meaningful data at its disposal, but without the proper education and processes to put that data in the hands of the right people and provide business context, extracting value can prove difficult.

Design Thinking: Where Empathy is the Mother of Invention

One of the most instrumental parts of any business is building strong and long-lasting relationships with customers. However, with the business world changing rapidly, this can be quite a challenge. In order to overcome this challenge and work on bridging the gap between producers and consumers, many businesses turn to what is called, Design Thinking. “Design Thinking is a human-centered approach that focuses on understanding the customer before developing the product.” – Tim Brown .

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