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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – IX

Macro-shift in the Workforce The Digital Transformation is ongoing and it is a major force in reshaping the market, in terms of value perception -thus shifting demands- and in reshaping the way the offer is created. Both of these factors are clearly affecting the workforce in volume, in quality (skills) …

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From Beer to Bits to Beer

Over this last week end we had our youngest son visiting us: he is working at one of the biggest brewery group. He is engaged in a program that takes him to experience the various aspect of the company business, from manufacturing (brewing) to logistics, from marketing to sales … …

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An accelerated shift towards Digital Transformation

Because of the pandemic companies, and public administrations, have been moving production and services to the cyberspace (as much as possible) and this is taken as an indication that the digital transformation is accelerating. For sure what is accelerating is the perceived effects, by workers and consumers/citizens, that the cyberspace …

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Data Driven Culture

I have been involved in the last two weeks in a nice initiative by TIM to create and deliver a series of “information pills” on Data Driven Culture targeted at the whole workforce (40 thousands +). I found this quite interesting and notable. Data for a Telecom Operator have been …

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Paperless Factory

It is probably more than 20 years that I have been hearing about the paperless office. At the turn of the century I was still working in a research centre of a Telecom Operator and there was a general agreement that paper was about to disappear. What I saw what …

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Long lasting pandemic effects on jobs

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the job market and on its evolution. The idea that once the pandemic will be over everything will go back to the previous normal is no longer viable. True, employment levels will start to grow but that will take time, …

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Who is pushing the cart?

The pandemic scare, and the lock-down, pushed people towards on-line shopping, also in areas where going to the shop in person used to be the norm. This is surely the case for groceries. In Italy we have seen grocery stores teaming up with delivery services (usually “riders”) to take the …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXVII

Between those business that are rooted in the physical space (like retail stores, restaurants, transport, hotels…) and those that are already living in the cyberspace (just addressed in the previous post) there are plenty of other businesses (like the whole sector of manufacturing) that are rooted in the physical space …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXVI

Companies that are working in the “cyberspace”, like software companies, are clearly in a different position from restaurants or retail stores for which the physical space is a must. This shows in the relative easiness of their shift to teleworking and most important in the lesser way they have been …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXV

a) The future of work is now, or isn’t it? In the past year we have seen, and possibly contributed to, a momentous shift in the way of doing business, courtesy of the pandemic and of related countermeasures taken by governments all over the world. Not even the world wars …

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