Remote work seemed to become the standard in a post-Covid-19 world. However, with recent announcements regarding the purchase, leasing and building of offices by Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet, we can’t take the “everyone is going to work-from-home” trend as a done deal.
When reviewing an idea, my advice to leaders is to focus on strategic alignment. Leaders need to provide clear strategic guidance on the arenas they want their innovation teams to explore. It is on the basis of this guidance that they can then evaluate whether an idea is worth investing in.
Last month, the FDA announced the 12 winners of it’s Low or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge, which was part of the New Era for Smarter Food Safety initiative. The initiative aims at achieving end-to-end traceability throughout the supply chain.
Digital tools enabled by advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can help companies uncover the fastest and most effective path to abating the O&G industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The time to prepare for change is not when it hits. It’s before it hits, and during times of relative calm. Reacting to change in the moment keeps you forever on the defensive, and the consequences can be severe.