Storytelling is a key part of our shared human experience. It has long connected people across cultures and brought together groups who may seem like they have nothing in common, through tales of success and learnings. But what is often forgotten is the power of storytelling, especially in business.
By focusing on both the needs of your customers, as well as those of your employees, you can ensure that everyone’s best interests are taken into consideration when making decisions or driving forward key initiatives within your organisation.
Executives have an enormous opportunity to use technology to help them scale solutions, offer customer-centric products and services, and pioneer new, immersive forms of engagement in today’s business landscape that’s dominated by technology.
There is substantial research showing that people who are successful in a holistic way—not just at making money—have high emotional intelligence. Do not confuse intelligence quotient (IQ) with EQ. Effective leaders allow themselves to be emotional privately. They process it, then come back and give the public their best selves, communicating constructively and listening more than talking.
Security culture is not something that can be built overnight. Having said that, sustained investments in security culture will bring better security RoI in the long run and help organisations build a human defence layer that every industry today desperately needs.
Organisations can no longer afford to separate their ‘employees’ from the ‘humans’ they are in their personal capacity, nor will they be able to separate their business purpose from that of the teams bringing this purpose to life.
Employees are pretty observant; they do not miss much. The actions and behaviours they see modeled and the ideals their immediate supervisor appears to value will inform their decisions and behaviour at work. If they see a management team that prioritises tasks, efficiencies, and productivity (job functions), then that is what they will focus on—often at the expense of the company’s own mission.
Who hold the onus of managing generational diversity then? Is it the more mature generation i.e., boomers and Generation X or the relatively younger generations millennials and Generation Z? Undoubtedly, this onus lies with every generation.
Running a company in today’s world is anything but easy as leaders face a perpetually unsteady state that impacts their decision-making. Courageously pursuing positive ideas will provide the ballast needed to navigate today’s unsteady waters.
The metaverse has actually been around for quite a while now, especially in gaming. It holds a lot of promise for marketing and sales. But are brands listening?