De weg naar agility (en 10 andere topartikelen uit internationale media)

FM.nl verzamelt wekelijks 10 spraakmakende artikelen uit internationale media. Lees over o.a. de succesfactoren voor agility en de 6 ochtendroutines die u

1. Zero-based Budgeting Is Surging
Zero-based budgeting, where an organization formulates a budget from scratch each year instead of basing it on what happened the previous year, has been around as a concept since the 1970s. However, adoption of the methodology was quite limited until the past few years, according to new research by Accenture Strategy.

2. He Started His Company for $10,000. He Sold It for $600 Million Five Years Later
Peter Rahal started RxBar, a protein-­bar company known for its sleek, minimalist packaging, in 2012. Five years later, he and co-founder Jared Smith sold their startup to Kellogg for $600 million. 

3. 3 5-Minute Skills That Will Make Any Day a Success
Here are three skills you can develop in 5 minutes or less that can improve the quality of your life and take you where you need to go: towards a healthier, well-balanced, optimistic, and more productive version of yourself.

4. 4 ways innovative companies set themselves apart
Consider how you used to book a hotel room or flight 25 years ago, or how and where you watched a movie, or hailed a ride from the airport. Companies that have thrived as innovators have capitalised on digital advances more than their peers have, and as a result, they have built strong brands that customers keep coming back to. 

5. Activate agility: the five avenues to success
In a time of rapid change and unprecedented complexity, only the nimble survive! In 1935, the life expectancy of an S&P 500 company was 90 years. By 2010, it was 14 years and studies show that it’s getting even shorter. No wonder more and more companies, who are tired of change fatigue and endless restructuring, are looking at how they can become a more agile organization and retain their competitive advantage.

6. 6 Highly Productive Morning Routines That Don't Require Getting Up Insanely Early
Early mornings are often touted as the key to success--getting up at the crack of dawn is a daily habit you must cultivate to get more out of your day and maximize productivity. Yet, despite our best intentions to rise early without a groan, many of us continue to reach for the snooze alarm--only to later berate ourselves for not instantly becoming morning people. When we're told a morning routine will transform our day, will success always be outside our reach because we are late to rise?

7. Leadership books for volatile and uncertain times
Leaders – especially those in the federal government – are facing some extraordinary challenges these days. Our volatile, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous world, or VUCA as the military and intelligence communities call it, seems to be running at a fever pitch. Yet leaders are still expected to have the answers and provide stability. There are a number of books I would recommend that are inspiring and offer a range of insights into dealing with the daunting personal and workplace challenges faced by federal leaders in these times.

8. A new posture for cybersecurity in a networked world
Until recently, financial firms and governments were the primary targets of cyberattacks. Today, with every company hooking up more and more of their business to the Internet, the threat is now universal. Consider the havoc wreaked by three recent events. From 2011 to 2014, energy companies in Canada, Europe, and the United States were attacked by the cyberespionage group Dragonfly. 

9. Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail
In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet of Things, and transforming business models for its industrial offerings. GE also went to work on transforming internal processes like sales and supplier relationships. Some performance indicators, including service margins, began to improve.  The company received much acclaim for its transformation in the press...

10. The highest ROI you can make today
“Your employees are your biggest asset”, is a saying that is bandied around a lot and although most companies will pay lip service to this, how many truly put their staff first before their profits/deadlines/political decisions? As employees become more skilled and therefore more in the driving seat when it comes to choosing which companies to go to and stay at, it is increasingly important for employers to take heed and really put their employees first. But what does this really mean? What is putting your employees first? And why does it matter?