Tag: business strategy

Data-driven companies are more likely generate higher profits than their competitors reporting a low reliance on data.

3 steps to becoming a data-driven business

Organisations attempting to gain competitive advantage through data initiatives are stymied by a disconnect between how CEOs see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report. While the data boom has reduced executives’ reliance on gut feel […]

Bruce Highfield: lifting the agribusiness bar

A clear business vision and focus on development and innovation through internal sharing of knowledge and expertise have been key to the success of the world’s largest, diversified farmer, Olam International, according to its head of HR. Agriculture is Australia’s most productive sector, and Olam’s ‎executive general manager human resources […]

Avenues for HR’s relationship with business strategy

There are numerous avenues through which HR professionals can significantly impact successful business strategy, writes Wayne Brockbank Over the past 25 years, the Human Resource Competency Study carried out by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the RBL Group, has documented the emerging relationship between […]

Leadership is what brings strategy alive

Few terms are more misquoted, misapplied and misunderstood than strategy, writes Roger Collins In their efforts to attract attention, authors and marketers have labelled everything from a recipe book to accounting as “strategic”. The rise of strategy reflects our world: lower barriers to entry, disruptive technologies and business models, events […]

Choosing strategy over culture

Understanding how company culture affects strategy implementation, and developing a plan to align them, can be the key to unprecedented success, writes Dave Hanna A global enterprise once surveyed its managers to get their perspectives on success factors in the company. This survey polled managers on what they though it […]