Actionable insights from thought leaders
The Institute's ambition goes beyond traditional 'thought leadership'. We aim to equip business leaders with actionable insights and advance the science of management by combining our consultant’s experience 'in the field' with research into topical business issues.
COVID-19 has shown that organizations that invest in frontline managerial skills are more resilient and adaptable than their competitors, and in many, frontline management has been the initiator of multiple process improvements and new ways of working . Independent of specifically impacted industries such as aerospace, organizations that have best resisted the crisis are those that invest in their frontline managers.
The automotive industry is undergoing significant disruption as private car ownership continues to decline partially caused by the rise of shared mobility in many parts of the world. In these new ecosystems, the touchpoints with end-customers is quickly shifting away from automotive aftersales service providers (OEMs). The market is rapidly shifting from B2C to B2B2C and OEMs must shift now to take advantage of new ecosystems to survive.
Leading Chinese retailers are defining a new ‘era of belonging’ by forging stronger ties with consumers through an innovative buying experience. They are also reinventing their own business models by introducing innovative new revenue streams leveraging “retail-as-a-service” offerings. CEOs at Western retailers can learn from Chinese business practices how to combine seamless omnichannel experiences with predictive analytics, to develop
customer loyalty and to innovate creatively to introduce new revenue growth.
Today’s consumer is changing rapidly but not only due to technologically changes. Experience but also product quality, trust, and ecological concerns are making consumers more aware and more demanding. Retailers must address these drivers, using technology in innovative ways to move towards a sense of belonging that customers are seeking.
CEOs and Boards of Directors across the globe are struggling to understand how digitalization, the process of becoming a digital business, can be leveraged to achieve the growth they are seeking. However many of these same leaders are focusing primarily on operational efficiency and wonder why they are not seeing the growth results they desire. European business leaders must understand that expanding and diversifying their business model portfolio plays a significant role in realizing growth. In this report, we explain how to deliver on ambitious growth goals by business model innovation and how to move towards the new value-creative asset-light with a blended business model.