SOLYP-Blog

Strategic Planning: "Hey, AI, what's your opinion?"

on May 16, 2019

A guest article by Ronald Herse & Florian Dreher
 

In part I of the publication series Strategic Insights, the potential benefits of extended statistics and machine learning for strategy and planning work were outlined. As a more in-depth introduction to the topic, Part II discusses ways of increasing the quality and reliability of forecasts in planning.

Five Approaches to Strategy

on May 09, 2019

A guest article by Raphael Pfältzer
 

As business environments have grown more diverse in recent decades, picking the right approach to strategy for each context has become increasingly important. We believe there are five broad approaches to strategy:

The first hundred days: a successful start at the (first) promotion

on April 25, 2019

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Roman Stöger
 

Success or failure is decided primarily at the beginning of a new job: This applies to career starters, a change to another company and promotion to management positions. Interestingly, almost no one is systematically prepared for this.

"If the company knew what the company knows ..."

on April 18, 2019

A guest article by Ronald Herse
 

Developing a robust strategy has never been easy. High business complexity, market dynamics and shorter planning horizons create uncertainty and make it harder to make the right decisions at the right time. The half-life of a strategy becomes shorter, the importance of a strategy increases.

Data-based decision-making: tips for managers

on April 04, 2019

A guest article by Dominic Lindner
 

The hype around data is growing day by day and companies are exploring the potential of this data. From autonomous cars, engineering forecasts and chatbots in customer service, data can change entire industries. A potential is also to take decision based on data in the management. Data can provide Managers important decision-making fundamentals.

Essential Leadership Competencies in the Age of AI

on March 22, 2019

A guest article by Milon Gupta
 

As Artificial Intelligence is used more frequently, it has changed our working environment. How these changes happen is an open, designable process characterized by high dynamics as well as opportunities and risks. The only thing that‘s clear is that no organization will be able to ignore Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the long run without detriment to itself.

Manager vs Machine: Essential Skills In Times of AI

on January 30, 2019

In the past years, technology has made huge progress in the field of AI – learning software puts more and more work processes and business models under scrutiny. But in general, digital change also affects the way leadership works. Old leadership dogmas and practices are more and more under pressure to prove their legitimacy and have to be adapted to a highly dynamic environment. 

Trend Monitor 2019: Faster, Higher, Further

on January 16, 2019

The last years have shown how fast technology trends can emerge and sink into oblivion again. Experts say that 2019 could be the fastest year ever. Raise the curtain: We present our three most promising technology trends for 2019!

"To Ashes, to Dust ...": The Old Strategy Approach Gives Way to a New Understanding

on November 14, 2018

A guest article by Ronald Herse
 

Market volatility, growth, disruption, digitization, shareholder value... our current environment is characterized by constant change and ever higher speed. It has never been easy to develop working strategies and implement them with the desired results. Of course, while respecting resources, budgets and time frame.

“Everything is Possible, Nothing Will Remain the Same”: Agile Thinking and Acting in the Small and Medium Firm Sector

on November 05, 2018

A guest article by Moritz Weissman
 

Today’s complex world cannot be mastered with the help of the “old” logic. Curiosity and being prepared for change is what will be rewarded. In the media and during events, we more and more frequently meet the term “agility”. But beyond half knowledge, what’s behind this buzzword, and why shouldn’t we underestimate this topic? 

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