Category: Other News, Views and Research

2019 TMT Value Creators Report

Strong value creation in the TMT sector benefits the overall economy, as technology and digitization pervade even the most basic industries. Digitization is creating the same sort of fundamental shift that occurred a century ago with electrification, only exponentially faster.

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Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organisations, and How to Become One

Companies increasingly rely on diverse, multidisciplinary teams that combine the collective capabilities of women and men, people of different cultural heritage, and younger and older workers. But simply throwing a mix of people together doesn’t guarantee high performance; it requires inclusive leadership — leadership that assures that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued and sense that they belong, and are confident and inspired.

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CEO Benchmarking Report

In January of 2019, The Predictive Index™ surveyed 156 CEOs, presidents, and chairpeople. They asked a slew of questions that cut to the heart of what drives them, what their challenges are, and what keeps them up at night. Their answers revealed the patterns of high-performing CEOs and allowed us to explore the executives’ inner thoughts and biggest weaknesses.

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Strong and Weak Technologies

Technologies – from smartphones to cloud to video to the internet – usually arrive in pairs: a “strong” form and a “weak” form. Strong technologies adapt the world to themselves, building from first principles; weak technologies, on the other hand, adapt to the world as it currently exists.

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Spectrum supports the Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy in March 2017.
The initiative was established to encourage organisations to deliver greater parity amongst their technical staff. The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking.

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21 Lessons From Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letters To Shareholders

Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon’s shareholders. Over the last two decades, these letters have become an unparalleled source of insight into how the world’s richest man — and his company — think about customers, innovation, building products, and more.

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Television’s $30 billion battlefield

Traditional media segments – music, newspapers, magazines, and radio – have faced major disruption as a result of new digital pathways, formats, devices, and changes in consumer behaviour. All media segments, that is, except for television.

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The Board’s Role in Strategy in a Changing Environment

As change in the business environment accelerates, companies and their boards of directors must follow suit. Given the greater variety of business environments and the growing importance of non-competitive forces, corporate strategy is becoming more complex — and an increasingly important driver of performance. Furthermore, directors are facing calls from other stakeholders, including management and investors, to be more deeply involved in setting strategy.

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