International Business investments are prone to Political Risks. Political risk is referred to as threats to business that decisions, events, and conditions including change of leadership & unrest in a country that would negatively impact the profitability and sustainability of investments owing to political and geopolitical developments. Political leadership plays a vital role in the... Continue Reading →
Nations are characterized by their uniqueness of culture that creates a subtle identity even though it comprises varying subcultures. However, the core values and ethos remain unaltered at its deepest level over a long period though it does change over time. Though the cultures of different Nations differ, it is not easy to call out... Continue Reading →
As the world progressively becomes borderless, the factors of production capital, human resources, and technology will become increasingly mobile. The land as a production factor being the only constant and immovable. The challenge of human resource management would be then to provide critical people who will be International resources. 21st Century shall see an increased... Continue Reading →
International operations are an ever-evolving phenomenon. It is a dynamic world as the environment is volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous due to Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental & Legal interplay. Also, the organization's design must support the International Strategy a firm chooses to execute. The critical aspect is that one needs to take an informed... Continue Reading →
Business sustainability in the 21st Century demands an International presence irrespective of the type of product and services. In this global village, demand exists everywhere, and quality supplies can move quickly beyond borders. Internationalization of Marketing strategy is thus the critical aspect of business growth. International Product and Service Strategies present the following four dilemmas.... Continue Reading →
International expansion is always a strategic objective in this Globalized World. The interdependence of countries requires the movement of goods and services across the continents. Thus International Supply Chain Design is seeing a renewed focus. Supply chains are the essence of business as they satisfy the essential utilities of time, place, form & possession, of... Continue Reading →
The adage all that glitters is not gold, is a reality in International Business expansion plans. It is essential to deep dive into a lot more data, as my experience with Global Leaders is that they mostly make two common mistakes: Heavy reliance on GDP Growth Rate. Taking a gut call or being led by... Continue Reading →
International Business has existed since historic times. The approach of Mercantilism marked the Pre-World War era. Nations aspired to achieve export surplus through colonization of countries. Thus, raw material imports would come in for free, and the finished goods could then be exported back to colonies in exchange for gold or other precious resources and... Continue Reading →
The devastation of World War II led to an understanding that global cooperation is the only way for sustainable prosperity and well-being. The winds of change started with creating the Bretton Woods twins World Bank & IMF and later, GATT's creation and transformation into WTO. The rapid growth of National Economies that were collaborating through... Continue Reading →
To think that any V-shaped recovery of the economy from now onwards will be spontaneous and smooth is being naive. As a student of International Business and an Anthropologist, I have been studying consumer & business behaviors and Socio-Political behaviors, and the findings are fascinating. The economy has its own characteristics of cycles, the bust... Continue Reading →
Pandemics and significant events of such nature redefine the paradigms of existence. Purely from the observation aspect, we see organizations that are flourishing and others who have either lost out or are just about managing to survive. What creates this dichotomy?
Organisation Human Resource Dynamics must undergo a change to prosper Post-Pandemic. Reinvent your recruitment, development and performance management.
The MBTI framework has emerged as an eternal tool for Personality Typing and for knowing the individual preferences for the four dichotomies and thus, the associated impact on the collective group dynamics. I endeavour to use the framework to evolve a hypothesis for productive work from home.
Mentors come with a diversity of research and practical experiences. They are the ones who work on the entire Value Chain of the organization and behaviours.
Post COVID19 World is a new paradigm which needs tech enablement and design thinking as a norm. Learning will need invention and cash need will accelerate.
The Post COVID World is thus for Cryptobiotic Tech-Driven Design Thinking Agile Organizations driven by a strong sense of purpose and wisdom-based Leadership involved in a perpetual process of disruptive innovation.
It is best to operate in 21st Century with 21st Century Organization design. Other designs will just not do.
The VUCA Era of Design Thinking Tech Enabled Blended Learning is the norm of the day. Digital Organizations are a reality and blended learning is the key to structured learning. The point is are we readily embracing it.
Authentic Careers are the key to success in the times to come. Crafting a career based on our passion and personal mastery is the only differentiator.
Success and failure of every organization must be attributed to Senior Leadership behaviours. After all we live in the world of triggers and responses.
VUCA is all about agile behavioral modifications. Investments in learning processes at the top of the Pyramid is the key to success in the VUCA World.
Authentic Leaders shall be the most valued people assets in the times to come. Organizations devoid of them will perish.
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity define the interdependent character of the world of VUCA. Are you VUCA ready?
Managing turbulence is the key to successful stewardship. It takes focus and application of strengths to emerge successful.
Prototyping is the key to a successful and scalable start-up. Unfortunately it is a much compromised process.
Unicorn start-up entrepreneurship based on Design Thinking Principles has a high probability of success.
Managing wicked business problems is the key to innovation. Fail early fail cheap by implementing Design Thinking.
Speed and adaptability is the key to business success. All project teams must now demonstrate agile competencies to remain in business.
E-Learning learning is the new trend as technology will play a critical role in people development in future.
Doing more with less is the key to innovation. Innovation will always enable growth of implemented correctly.
Behavioural Interviews give an in-depth insight into the performance probability. Structured interviews have higher predictability of a good hire.
Wise Leadership is adapting the behaviours to deal with turbulence that we go through day in and day out.
Teams must work together for years to operate like well oiled systems. A constant churn in teams is bound to create noise in the system.
Communication is the key to success. Essentially miscommunication is the sole responsibility of the communicator.
When our ideal self is in alignment with the organisations mission and vision, job satisfaction is an immediate outcome.
Midlife crisis is an outcome of lack of alignment to our ideal self. Most professionals do not go by their inner calling and follow the predictable.
Technology and Spirituality are a powerful combination in the world of "Thought Leadership." The best amongst the best will constantly tap this synergy.
The success lies in you creating a niche for yourself through the right choice of work in line with your capabilities.
Aware leadership is the journey of Involution. The real power of leadership lies within our inner world with infinite strength.
When we learn to use our natural endowments as strengths situations are easy to manage. Its all about understanding how we are wired and learning to flex.
World Class Companies are the ones which will dominate the future. It is essential to build the competencies within.
Transcending the boundaries of space and time is the new norm of global leadership. Tech savvy is the essential competence.
Careers must be in line with our passions and ideal self. Reinventing careers is an essential component of positive living. Unfortunately very few tread this path.