Transforminator
Thoughts about transformation and change

  • How Work Will Transform for Better or Worse…?

         A big question mark hanging over the plans of executives, workers, commercial property managers, and hospitality venues/retail around business districts is: “What is the future of (office) work?”[1]      We have some thoughts, mostly on the employee-driven side of change. This gets the most airtime—as though office workers suddenly have excess leverage. Maybe they…

  • Transformation is not just a buzzword anymore

         I’m often asked—told, really: “Transformation’s just a buzzword.” (You have to imagine the rising intonation and modifier before “buzzword” yourself.) Typically, it’s right after I disclose what I do to a middle ranking corporate or government manager. I have no choice but to say, “It certainly can be.” Digital transformation got us started…     …

  • Make Winners Out of Losers—Transformation Success Secret no. 3

         By definition, a transformation is a fundamental change to the organization that disrupts the status quo. The bigger the change, the greater the farther from the status quo of “work.” For instance, since the promise of digital transformation is to digitally streamline what is laboriously analog, the (collateral) damage to jobs is easy to…

  • 7 Powerful Transformation Trends in 2023

    In 2023, expect to see several transformation trends emerge to shape the way organizations deal with their changing worlds. As the world rapidly changes and evolves, so too businesses must adapt to stay competitive and relevant, let alone successful in the face of shifting market dynamics, customer demands, and technological advancements. 1. Digital Transformation This…

  • Rome was not transformed… in a day

    This is an op-ed piece originally published in Canadian Government Executive in January 2018. It suggests that government stick with its transformation initiatives though they may be hard. (715 words; 3 min read) Like any other consultant and successful business book writer, I pontificate like an oracle at Delphi. In my case, about digital transformation.…

  • Who says government can’t innovate?

    In fact, we’d be lost without it. Op-Ed article printed in The Ottawa Citizen The New York Times carried a story earlier this month, Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers, that accidentally challenges a common private-sector saw that government can’t innovate. Not only can it, we would be lost without it.…

  • NAFTA digital trigger

    Investing in deeper digital transformation may be the best NAFTA gift to the business NAFTA may or may not survive 2018. To prepare for its failure, Canadian businesses have investment in digital transformation for the productivity gains needed to compete successfully. If NAFTA is successfully renegotiated, the digital productivity gains will make Canadian businesses stronger…

  • Digital Transactionality

    Why Relationships and Everything Else is Different The transactionality (in personal relationships) that has exploded since the mid-nineties is the natural, if not expected result of exponentially expanding digitization. If the decaying state of interpersonal connection is a bellwether for other critical consequences of digital transformation, understanding it may provide the perspective to foresee the…

  • The Israelisation of the Information Organization

    It’s not about technology; it’s about attitudes and behaviours Even the most mundane are now information organizations and, like it or not, must operate in an increasingly hostile environment. (Cyberspace has a preponderance of terrorists.) Israel is a progressive state that has risen to the existential threats of harsh natural and human environments. In that…

  • Just One Thing

    The Secret to Transformation The real secret of successful transformation is not a set of instructions. It is flexible, universal, and works with any method at any level. The most successful changes make a single, valuable change correctly; the least are those that try to fix intractable problems by addressing everything. Adaptive Transformation™ is the…

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