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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Disruption
by
Design

Digital revolution is not only about technologies. It is about organizational revolution as the speed of external changes overcomes internal capabilities natural evolution. The digital paradigm is creating a new competitive reality for companies.

Lower boundaries, decreasing bureaucratic structures and fewer rigid controls are now combined with faster business cycles, increasing complexity and growing flexibility. Deconstruction, unbundling and unlearning are part of this new era of fluids and circuits.

Digital revolution is challenging traditional big companies to breakdown monolithic systems and to embrace ambiguity as part of daily business routine. Technology will eventually be available to everyone as any utility, as well as capital will be another commodity. That’s why digital is much more about new collective mindsets, new ways of working and new collaborative ecosystems.

Published March 4, 2021

Culture: Hero or Villain of Digital Transformation

There is no digital transformation possible without cultural transformation. [...]

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Published March 9, 2020

Organizations in Fashion

Organizations are inserted in wide and dynamic context, incomprehensible in its totality [...]

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Published February 10, 2020

PARETO, WALRAS, PIGOU AND P2P SOCIAL APPLICATION

Fact: The use of social application became ubiquitous in the urban quotidian of the 21st century. [...]

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Published February 3, 2020

Cultural Paradoxes in the Digital World

It is a fact that the speed of the digital world only accelerate. [...]

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Published March 11, 2019

Frogs, Voxels and Silicons

Another week lived at the epicenter of digital world – the Bay Area. [...]

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Published February 18, 2019

A Trip Through Time, Space and Mind

A catalyzing combination of abundant intellectual capital, almost infinite financial resources [...]

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Published June 22, 2018

Space Cyborgs

A Trip Through Time, Space and Mind — Notes from a Recent Visit to Silicon Valley [...]

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Published March 19, 2018

Plug rather than cash

Plug is more important than cash, mainly because money is just a commodity for high return (and high risk) endeavors.

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SOCIAL TRANSITION

Published December 4, 2019

Logic of the Myths

The lack of objective references for subjective questions and the unconscious distress favors the use of the myth to explain the incognoscible reality. [...]

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Published November 7, 2019

Living Organisms

The metaphor on living organisms is not original.

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Published September 4, 2019

The historical transition from Profane to Digital

The tension between the sacred and the profane is directly related to the human [...]

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Published October 23, 2018

Alpha and Omega

As the letters Alpha and Omega delimited the Greek alphabet in the Classic Antiquity, transition movements of social ethics and digital transformation [...]

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Published May 14, 2018

Paradoxes in the Executive Life

All organizations consider themselves unique. And, in fact, in the perspective [...]

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Published May 7, 2018

Ethics of Pleasure

Ethics – on the contrary of moral that refers to customs and habits - are related to “immutable” [...]

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Nesta seção irá os Insights

NEW WAYS OF WORKING

Reset
and
Reframe

Global talents and high-performance teams are even more scarce in our digital world.

Long-term loyalty and attachment to stability are now being replaced by work experience and purpose alignment as key engagement drivers. People are no longer planning their lives around the same kind of job at the same company. Multiple contracts, mission recruitment, flexible relations and fluid squads are now designing the work environment to millions of employees.

Workforce planning is more complex than ever before. It is not only impossible to assure that current potential talents will in fact become future great assets as people are leaving their jobs after a few years. It is also surreal to anticipate the pivotal capabilities for this ambiguous future. Henceforth, new ways of working also imply that talent sourcing will become an even more critical competitive advantage in our near future.

It is not the end of big business! It is just time for reset and reframe.

Published November 18, 2019

Utilitarian Humanity

Humanoids are apparently human beings, although they are not. Originary from the scientific fiction [...]

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Published April 5, 2019

Meaningful Work with Meaningless Life

Organizations are adrift. Leaders are struggling. Mental diseases are booming. [...]

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Published August 1, 2018

Staff is Not Stuff (Yet)

In the midst of all changes we have been living in society, people interactions are probably [...]

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Published January 29, 2018

The Creative Brain

The XX Century has watched the entire production and services processes to be completely transformed by new technologies

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HUMAN CAPITAL

Companies for Good

Shareholders, Board of Directors and Top Management Executives don’t have any doubt about the relevance of fostering a powerful culture capable of framing inspiring purpose, defining robust work ethics and developing great talents.

After decades of industrial revolutions, scientific accomplishments and technological advances we all realize that robots and algorithms can automate almost everything with superior productivity. But they cannot barely compete against human creativity, collaboration and passion.

Human Capital Management was recently even more highlighted by the terrible pandemic that killed thousands, infected millions and created dozens of millions of unemployed. Suddenly, HCM design reached the center of corporate strategy. And it will be there for years ahead.

Nowadays, human capital techniques not only have to deal with internal challenges, but also embrace external parties, such as startup incubators, strategic alliances and ecosystems.

Published May 4, 2020

Human Relations

The organizational structures are relatively [...]

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Published April 6, 2020

Strategic CHRO?! Now it is your turn!

“You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust the sails of the boat to arrive where you want.” Confucius [...]

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Published July 26, 2019

Form versus Function: That is the Question!

There are no universal models to organizational drawing.

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Published April 5, 2019

Humans are Political Animals

Organizational culture is a political-semiotic process that addresses: - Collective mental map that establishes the lens, [...]

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Published May 10, 2018

Intergenerational Relationship in the Organizations

In a previous post ¹, we remembered the fact that the organizations life cycle [...]

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Published March 27, 2018

Generation Z - New Questions for Future Leaders

The organizations life cycle and the consequent formation of leaderships is intrinsically connected [...]

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Published March 23, 2018

Is the Organization where you Work Narcissistic? Hyper Adapted?

If you work in a corporation, certainly, you have already heard some leader speaking on the importance [...]

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ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP

Outstanding Performance by Inspiration

Traditional command-control frameworks are vanishing from the landscape of thriving organizations. Together with them, commanders in chief are also being replaced by different styles of horizontal leadership. This new way of leading is gaining momentum as new generations don’t recognize traditional institutions anymore and are looking for soft relationships at the office.

The art of essential leadership is now more pivotal than ever before. In the past, powerful leaders used to be supported by all sorts of symbols and rituals reinforcing their status and strengths. In those old days, setting the tone from the top was less complex and less time consuming.

In present days, the art of essential leadership is still keeping old golden principles, such as work ethics, transparency, political savviness, managing by objectives, strategic foresight, social influence, courage and drive for execution. And it is now also adding contemporary critical aspects such as extensive collaboration, learning agility, ambiguity management, authentic connections, emotional intelligence and holistic health equilibrium.

Published August 7, 2020

Mind the Gap!

Social connections require time to be constructed. Long lasting relationships [...]

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Published May 27, 2020

Two Faces of the Same Currency

Leadership and Culture are faces of the same currency. […]

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Published March 31, 2020

Are you a Scourged Leader?

A surreal situation to a leader is to lead no one. [...]

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Published May 16, 2019

Authority and Leadership

Authority - according to the great sociologist Max Weber - can have the traditional-sacred [...]

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Published March 2, 2018

Leadership in Times of Multicultural Teams

The confluence between leadership and cultural diversity is a subject neglected in the academic production [...]

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Published February 5, 2018

How do Leaders Affect the Cognitive Diversity?

Many cases confirm that the Cognitive Diversity (groups of individuals with distinct mental maps) can promote a greater framework [...]

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