Why businesses must slay the sacred ‘proof of concept’ to adopt digital transformation

If the Coronavirus outbreak has taught business leaders across industries anything so far, it’s that embracing technology should be a huge part of any business’ plans. This doesn’t mean welcoming new tools hurriedly, uncritically and with open arms; but diagnosing your opportunities and pain points and defining a technological vision that can benefit your company […]

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  • 2 m read

Why tech fluency is a leadership imperative

Every disruption – whether driven by a crisis like Covid-19, a swift move by a competitor or shift in consumer demands due to an emerging technology – has a monumental opportunity nested inside of it. As a leader, it’s your job to guide your organisation to take advantage of that opportunity. But in order to […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 6 m read

Leaders need to embrace #MentalHealthAwareness now more than ever

In a year during which families and colleagues have been prised apart and forced inward, we can truly say that #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek has taken on new importance. But even without the trials of this fraught period, there has been a mental health epidemic brewing in the world of work for years – so much so that […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 10 m read

Emergence CEO David Poole talks corporate resilience in The Sunday Times

The challenges thrown up by 2020 have shown the increasing importance of corporate resilience and contingency planning in uncertain markets. The survival and continued success of a business has come to rely on the organisation’s ability to innovate and adapt to circumstance while maintaining the vision of a long-term roadmap. In this Sunday Times exclusive […]

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How executives can lead the way in uncertain times – and plan for the unexpected

resilience /rɪˈzɪlɪəns/ noun 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. So, how’s the new decade going so far? Not as planned, I don’t imagine – but that is sort of the point. Without wanting to immediately mention a certain pandemic, one of the messages I want to hammer home in this article is […]

  • By David Poole
  • 4 m read

Post-COVID business strategies will be defined by corporate resilience and virtualization

As businesses lick their wounds after a bruising few months, the smartest organisations will be looking for strategic improvements – not just panic responses to a pandemic. Who is looking beyond immediate recovery, towards virtualization and cloud migration? Which businesses are remodelling their vision for the next ten years rather than the next ten months? […]

  • By Nisha Deo
  • 2 m read

We’re about to see an automation rush – but first there is groundwork to be laid

Automation adoption is about to accelerate, but success is far from guaranteed. With economic recovery at stake, businesses risk making the same short-termist mistakes that have seen automation investments fail to succeed at scale over the past decade. Before rushing into quick fixes, business leaders should remember the old adage: haste makes waste. 

  • By James Hall
  • 3 m read

COVID-19 measures are shining a spotlight on the pros and cons of AI implementation

Coronavirus has highlighted the importance of modern technologies. From Zoom to Miro, many of us wouldn’t be able to work remotely without these tools in place, and it’s been great to see them stepping up to the mark to make their tools readily available to support people and organisations during this time. Effectively, technology has […]

  • By Katie Gibbs
  • 13 m read

How to thrive in uncertain times

The first half of 2020 will go down as one of the biggest opportunities in our lifetimes to learn about leadership, resilience and creativity. Some companies are already showing that no matter how hard it gets out there, the right doses of realism, compassion and creativity can see them through with their stakeholder goodwill intact. […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 8 m read
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