Indonesia is not the easiest place to start a business. But, according to the world bank that has upgraded Indonesia’s status to “Upper Middle-Class Income” country is one of the reasons why you should do business in Indonesia.
When we assume the position of the ‘expert’, it can change how we look at a problem; it limits our ability to be open to challenging our belief system (which is often formed off a sample size of one), to unlearning.
We all know when we see great leadership. We identify it, point it out and it imprints on our minds forever. Yet in research completed by Grenny and Maxfield for their book Crucial Conversations, they found that when we are in a situation that requires us to show leadership, for example calling out poor behaviour, having a difficult conversation or holding people accountable, 72% of us will fail to do anything.
In our earlier article entitled “In Creating A High-Value Anthrophillic Organisation, Start with Culture!”, we shared a new perspective of viewing organisational culture that is naturally transformative.
This era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) or digital transformation sees technology and how it is used becoming the competitive differentiators for companies.
In the past 150 years, technology has grown exponentially and now that we are literally catching up with ourselves so that we can effectively operate in a world where we have become increasingly reliant on machines not only for comfort, but for survival, it is time to stand still and contemplate what that means for us when it comes to earning a living.
There are some that will say that the 4th Industrial Revolution has indeed already reared its head. Yet, there are also those that maintain that it is still a distance away. One way or the other, there is no point to hiding in the shadows of our former state.
This is the third in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and what we can do to ready ourselves for the workplace of the future.
Every company expects productivity improvements of about 30-40 per cent every year. The only way to deliver it is to use digital technology: Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, chatbots and so on are now terms every business has to grapple with.
Effective listening is the ability to actively comprehend information given by a speaker regardless of any form of communication.