More than a feeling: why sentiment’s the missing link in professional services success

Accountability is critical in business. Professional services companies are held to high standards, and client expectations need to be met. But are the goals being measured for each project telling the true tale of success?

Companies are well-accustomed to setting statistical KPIs on which to judge project delivery. From budget to actual cost, earned value to ROI, they each provide a clear benchmark. However, projects are powered by people – and the impact of team chemistry on project performance is rarely measured.

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The Melding of Minds: How AI and Humans are Changing the Workforce

The ongoing conversation that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace our jobs has caused much concern and speculation. Workers are wondering which skills are replaceable, which will be automated, and what they can do to ensure their skills remain competitive. As an architect working on AI, machine learning and bot technologies, however, the way I see it is this: technology is going to replace tasks, not jobs.

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Do you have what it takes to be a successful self-disruptor?

Entrepreneurs have disrupted nearly every industry, developing start-ups that transform the way business is done. Airbnb for example has changed the world of travel forever. Today, this company enjoys a value of more than $31 billion. Lyft comes in at a cool $7.5 billion, after turning the taxi service industry on its head. FinTech firms like Stripe have created mobile payment solutions that are used by leading financial services companies like Visa. Even specialized services such as computer security are dominated by disruptors like Synack.

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Our Expectations Of Software Have Changed — It’s Time UX Caught Up

Last year, I argued that many enterprise software vendors are missing the point when it comes to user experience. They aim to embrace user expectations by providing a user interface that looks good on the surface without considering how people want to work with it. Here, I want to take that thinking to the next level and share an approach that challenges the predominant thinking about the way people interact with enterprise software.

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Hybrid Cloud Can Smooth the Digital Transformation Culture Shock

Digital transformation is a given across all industries in today’s economy. If a business wants to succeed, it must focus on meeting customer demand through growing and evolving the customer experience journey. The culture shock that ensues from this transformation can be difficult for people in any organization, but businesses can take measures to smooth the process.

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