Archived Articles

Below is a list of archived articles.

Mar 12, 2008 - Adapt or Die

Ray Kurzweil, possibly the world’s most famous serious futurist, claims that all technological knowledge and biological systems, like interest on returns reinvested, increase at compound or exponential rates. He says this exponential curve has already reached the critical trigger point whereafter the development of all biological and human created technology will accelerate explosively transforming everything we do with ever increasing speed.

Blast off is already well underway!

Just to emphasise this point, within 2 – 5 years you should be able to  

  • Make presentations to your clients or watch high definition TV with the image projected onto a wall with stereo sound from your cell phone
  • Speak to prospective clients and work colleagues in their home language whether Cantonese, Russian or Arabic using simultaneous language translation. This also means Chinese, Russian and Arab competitors will be able to converse with your customers in English. Frightening!
  • Utilise your computer to manage a myriad of gadgets and appliances in your home and office. The days of missing keys will soon be over!
  • Speak directly to your computer and receive a reasoned reply.
  • Get your computer to do research on the internet for you
  • Request your computer to undertake a great deal of the routine work that currently takes up a great deal of your time
  • Attend virtual meetings without leaving your office
  • Provide your clients with face to face communications when they phone in. At last we will be able to see those anonymous faces of the people at call centres. And they will be able to see just how fed up we are!

While all this happens, customer and employee expectations, aspirations and values will change so much as to be virtually unrecognisable.

Have you re-engineered your organisation to be 'change loving', flexible and nimble enough to beat your current and future competitiors?  Read on to discover what do you need to do today to become a future winner.  

Jun 28, 2007 - Strategic Planning for the 21st Century
Our clients around the world report favourably on their ability to transform their organisations as successful enterprises despite the current uncompromising business environment
Jun 20, 2007 - Corporate Reinvention Experts
Companies face an array of daunting new challenges: the commoditisation of knowledge, the emergence of ultra-low cost competitors, the rapid growth of employee and customer power, unrelenting change and collapsing barriers to entry.
 
These unprecedented problems demand unprecedented solutions – solutions that will only emerge when top management learn to innovate as boldly in the area of leadership as they do around products, services and delivery.
Aug 16, 2006 - Beat the Monday Blues
Three quarters of us are miserable every Monday morning because we hate the thought of going back to work.
 
This is confirmed by a series of recent reports which confirm a survey of three million employees in 60 countries around the globe. 
 
The number of people taking sick leave peaks on Mondays and customer service is never worse.
 
So how can we all beat the Monday blues?
 
One business expert has found the answer and he is taking on the bosses.
 
Aug 15, 2006 - Raising Morale and Productivity
Recently I organised a workshop which was attended by executives from twenty organisations to seek solutions to one of our most vexing problems - how to raise morale and hence productivity in our shops, offices, factories, warehouses and hotels.
 
As might be expected, the participants developed a long and varied list of reasons why morale and productivity is so low in many businesses.
 
A new raft of non-traditional solutions is needed
 
When we turned our attention to finding solutions to these problems, it soon became apparent that non-traditional solutions would be needed to provide managers and employees with relief from some of the pressure they are faced with in their daily lives.
 
Recommendations made were divided into two groups:
 
·         Those to be implemented by companies within a specific geographic area or working in the same industry
 
·         Those to be implemented by individual organisations.

Corporate Reinvention Experts
 
Today, companies face an array of daunting new challenges: the commoditisation of knowledge, the emergence of ultra-low cost competitors, the rapid growth of employee and customer power, unrelenting change and collapsing barriers to entry.
 
These unprecedented problems demand unprecedented solutions – solutions that will only emerge when top management learn to innovate as boldly in the area of leadership as they do around products, services and delivery.
 
The problem facing most Executive Teams is that they do not possess the experience or technology to create either strategic plans or a leadership culture which fully integrate the creation of sustainable competitive advantage and growth with energising the creativity and talents of their people.
 
We at FWI have built our business around
  • Enabling executive teams to identify future niches and positioning with a high probability of sustainable growth and profitability
  • Becoming a strategy focused enterprise
  • Creating a climate for continual innovation and change
  • Reinventing the ethos, essence and spirit of your organisation
  • Winning the pride, commitment and loyalty of your employees Gaining client excitement and loyalty thereby increasing your profitability and future prospects.
If you would like to discuss creating a vibrant enthusiastic workforce dedicated to delivering on budget, on spec and on time with the passion and creativity to ensure the future success of your organisation, give our CEO, Alan J Whitaker, a ring on + 44 79 6022 7478 or e-mail him at alan@futurewinners.com