Is Your Company Reinventing Itself?

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elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   11/27/2012 10:35:41 PM
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With growing number of ambitious people and companies, the strive to succeed and stay on the top is pushing many firms for the theft of technology or IP. This could only get worse in the future.

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TaimoorZ   11/27/2012 5:25:57 PM
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@Ken: I agree. While many people may not give credit to the culture in a company's success or failure, I certainly think culture can play an important role when it comes to setting up the direction for future. If your culture discourages innovation and makes you avoid risks, you can never try on something new and you'll continue to stick to a strategy that has worked in the past and may not work in future.

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Re: It's Pretty Obvious
TaimoorZ   11/27/2012 5:23:38 PM
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"The idea that the job vacancies aren't matched by the available skills is a reflection of bad management preparation or that the company is experiencing a transition it isn't managing well."

@Bolaji: If the companies feel the gap in skills in terms of the requirements and what's available in the market, why don't they for trainings in the area of supply chain? Is not a good solution to bridge the gap that's causing so many problems?

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Re: It's Pretty Obvious
Bolaji Ojo   11/27/2012 4:30:56 PM
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Rich, The greater problem I've seen in the labor marketplace is the fact that companies continue to play musical chair with the same workers and managers. The idea that the job vacancies aren't matched by the available skills is a reflection of bad management preparation or that the company is experiencing a transition it isn't managing well.

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Re: It's Pretty Obvious
Bolaji Ojo   11/27/2012 9:31:20 AM
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Rich, I am a bit at a loss here. Companies of the future "must create jobs that no one can fill"? Please help me understand better what you are saying here. Are we moving so far that labor is being left far behind in terms of the skills companies need or was that a joke? If no one can fill the jobs we're all in for a rude jolt.

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Re: ownership issue
Ken Bradley   11/26/2012 8:02:41 PM
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 I am not sure that the issue is a private verse public one. The two company examples that I gave of successful transformations were public companies. The greater issues I feel are knowing where the company should be going and organizational culture resisting change. In this regard smaller companies have an advantage.

It's not easy to recognize that a company needs to change before it's too late. Giving up on what has worked in the past and embarking on a new unproven quest takes incredible courage and fortitude.

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FLYINGSCOT   11/26/2012 11:40:18 AM
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Do you think publicly traded companies (with impatient shareholdrs) can innovate enough to creat the next major breakthroughs or will it be up to privately held companies that can chase their dream unencumbered by the need to produce each quarterly result?



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