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Want to unlock more value? Focus on true costs

For many business leaders, the heat is on. They face inflation, supply chain disruption, labour shortages, and pricing pressures. Protecting margins while meeting customer needs and navigating economic uncertainty is crucial. However, many lack transparency and granularity in actual cost structures.

The world needs talent – especially the highly skilled

The world is in a permanent state of change amid technology, economy, consumer and climate change demands. Although there have been remarkable leaps in automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), company leaders will continue to need highly skilled talent to meet their business needs.

Overcoming resistance to changing your current operating model

Business leaders are not always willing or able to take on the challenge of transforming the existing operating model. They face resistance due to turf wars, internal bureaucracy, legacy working methods, technology debt and corporate politics. In fact, over 31% of business leaders consider resistance to change within their organisation a pivotal barrier to redesigning the operating model.

Everything’s better in the metaverse

What sound better encapsulates the early 2000s than a dial-up internet tone? That shrill shriek of robotic beeps and high-pitched ringing signalled your entry into the World Wide Web – at that stage, a few basic HTML-coded pages of text and perhaps an image that took forever to load.

CSPs at the centre of SME transformation

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role in the global economy and offer an untapped opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). As they emerge from the pandemic, SMEs have been spending more across a range of technologies, with spending on IT and digital services set to increase by 7.6% CAGR to reach $1.7 trillion by 2026.

SA’s digital skills shortage is an untapped industry

Over the past few years, the world has seen a massive wave of digital advancement – especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ways in which we engage with others and our work have been permanently altered. Digital innovation has become a real necessity.

Mine(d) over Matter – the future of autonomous operations

As self-driving industrial vehicles mature and the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as wireless connectivity become more widespread, the mining industry in South Africa has shown a growing interest in automating haul trucks and other mobile equipment.

The delicate balancing act of SA interest rate increases

For banks, disruption has become business as usual. Besides the ever-changing customer expectations, banks are under pressure to defend their market share against increased competition and the digitisation of the financial services landscape by neo-banks and FinTechs.

Be the very model of a modern CEO

To expediently adapt a famous observation, we do not only live interesting times but challenging ones as well and the only way we are going to navigate through our myriad problems is for a new type of leadership philosophy to emerge. It means CEO’s need to radically rethink their entire purpose and the way in which they plan operate and execute and to become more tuned into the zeitgeist. It is time to leave the ivory tower and take a reality check.

Fostering a sense of belonging for employees?

Our new research reveals the benefits of workplace diversity, inclusion, and belonging in efforts to bridge the widening talent gap. This Accenture People Experience 2022 Study finds that leaders can unlock up to 5x more human potential by better managing peoples' everyday work experiences.


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