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It’s easy enough to embrace the idea of customer obsession. Yet putting it into practice may require radically changing deeply rooted processes and longstanding silos. Find advice for transforming your organizational design, and learn the steep paybacks for doing so.

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Leadership And Innovation — Learning From The Triumph And Tragedies Of The New Space Race

Phil Brunkard November 22, 2021
Get an insightful look at the innovation lessons technology executives can learn from the new commercial space race.
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Predictions 2022: 2022 Will Go Down As The Year Executives Were Forced To Care About EX

James L. McQuivey, PhD November 3, 2021

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Learn From Amazon’s Approach To Innovation

Dan Bieler October 22, 2021
Investigate the concepts that guide Amazon’s approach to innovation. There will be elements of great relevance for your organization. You can learn from and embrace these elements to fundamentally rethink your own approach to innovation.
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What’s In A Name? “Product” Versus “Service”

Charles Betz September 20, 2021
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 One conversation I’ve found myself in over the past 20 years is the debate over IT portfolio terminology: Application Service Product Platform Why is this important? Because organizations use […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. CB Bhattacharya, University Of Pittsburgh

Abhijit Sunil August 27, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil At the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics is CB Bhattacharya. He is a world-renowned expert in business strategy innovation aimed at increasing both business and social value. He recently published his third book, “Small Actions Big Difference,” in which he […]
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Practices Deliver What Processes Can’t

Pascal Matzke June 25, 2021
Struggling to move beyond agile and scale innovation across your organization? Learn how establishing new practices can help.
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Organizational Change Is About Orchestrating Organizational Systems

Christopher Gilchrist June 1, 2021
In our previous blog, we discussed the strategic shift from efficiency to effectiveness and the organizational implications from it. One implication is the ever-quickening pace of technology advancement and how organizations position themselves to exploit that advancement at scale to adapt or create new capabilities and services. The key element here is “at scale.” New […]

Predictions 2022 Live

Set off on a confident path to business success in 2022. Discover the top trends for CIOs, CMOs, CX Leaders, and CEOs in 2022.

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Planning Your Return To Office Requires Calculating Readiness

J.P. Gownder May 18, 2021
Discover key questions that need to be answered for a successful return to office plan and how to calculate your organization's return to office readiness.
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Digital Business, Part 3: Talent Management At Mars

Nigel Fenwick May 12, 2021

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Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 8, 2021
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
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A Human-Centered, Technology-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 1, 2021
As I begin my career at Forrester, it seems proper to have my first blog introduce my coverage areas and how they interact, generate relevancy, and create value.  The nature, design, and performance of managed organizations is evolving to accommodate drastic advancements in technology. To put this into context, technology investment has increased. However, productivity has declined from these investments over […]
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Best Practices For Tech Transformation In Government

Dan Bieler September 29, 2020
Technology transformation is a fundamental pillar for reforming the overall workings of government.

Predictions 2022 Live

Chart a bold path to success in 2022. Hear our predictions for the year ahead.

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Inclusion And Diversity Research: Five Surprising Things We Learned

Katy Tynan September 17, 2020
This week, we released a report on the state of the practice of DEI: diversity, equity, and inclusion (see “The Business Of Belonging: How Equity For Employees Drives Equity For Your Brand“). In the course of the research, we interviewed a cross section of practitioners, including chief diversity officers (CDOs), researchers, consultants, and experts in […]
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Brands Must Evolve From Wholesale Suppliers To Partners

Michelle Beeson August 21, 2020
Brands have been reviewing and revamping their digital commerce strategies for some time. With consumers forced online during pandemic lockdowns across the globe, this focus on digital has only magnified. But digital commerce opportunities are not created equal for brands. Some brands are seeing significant growth in their direct-to-consumer (DTC) business and grappling with the […]
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The Future Of Banking: Invisible, Connected, Insights-Driven, And Purposeful

Alyson Clarke July 30, 2020

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The Future Of Banking Has Arrived

Jacob Morgan July 29, 2020
Forrester's latest research finds future of banking will be invisible, connected, insights-driven, and purposeful. Analysts Jacob Morgan and Alyson Clarke break it all down.
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Culture Is (Still) Not About Ping-Pong Tables And Free Meals

Katy Tynan June 2, 2020
The pandemic is forcing companies to ask: How does our culture work remotely? Start with these five activities to arrive at the answer.

European Predictions 2022

Visit our resource hub to discover the key trends impacting European businesses in 2022.

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Redesign Your Physical Location To Successfully Welcome Customers Back

Jennifer Wise May 12, 2020
To encourage customers to come back and usher in economic recovery, companies must plan to redesign their physical-location experiences to address customer fears of COVID-19 and their desire to maintain social distancing.
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Entering The New Normal: How To Safely Bring Your Workforce Back

Stephanie Balaouras April 20, 2020
New Pandemic Management Protocols provide guidance on how to bring employees back to work safely and effectively.
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B2B Marketing Should Organize Around The Customer In 2020

Lori Wizdo January 23, 2020
The theme of Forrester’s “Predictions 2020: B2B Marketing And Sales” report was “accelerating response to the great expectations for the B2B buying experience.” The report made five unique calls; one of them was mine: The number of organizations with audience-based structures will more than double. Since we published the report late last year, I’ve had […]
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