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The current crisis involving the COVID-19 pandemic is different than anything we’ve faced in over a century, one that looks to be a prolonged and possibly existential challenge for organizations. Effective leadership in a prolonged crisis with such serious consequences is absolutely necessary for an organization and its people, and requires physical, psychological and emotional fortitude. In this pandemic crisis, resilient leaders must respond and adjust...

March 26, 2020

Diversity is a reality that is becoming more and more important in modern businesses. One of the factors contributing to this diversity is the age gap between generations. It is hard for the different generations to work with each others, since each of them has its own work-attitudes and characteristics, which may result in various intergenerational conflicts. These conflicts can occur within organizations and have a negative impact on individual perform...

December 25, 2018

Digital transformation is one of the biggest culture and business transformation all over the World. As a Burgan Bank, we decided to convert bank’s work habits from conventional methods to agile / digital methods in 2016. Based on this decision, Burgan Bank has established a group of Digital Banking for future banking technologies. This group had its own IT branch in addition to Bank’s Information Technology group. In 2018, Burgan Bank upper management d...

December 25, 2018

Hybrid approach is more about a process and an initiative to design teams and organize work. It demands accountability and increased communication and collaboration between team members and with all stakeholders to ensure the project is staying on track. It also requires some great investment in establishing an effective process along with skilled resources and effective tools. It takes patience and an art of handling resistance to the change.

When we tal...

December 25, 2018

Infrastructure project environments are both dynamic and complex-staying competitive in today’s global economy means infrastructure policy makers must deliver right infrastructure projects. Senior infrastructure project practitioners face changing project requirements, as well as tight budgets and fast turnaround demands from governments. Therefore, it is essential to optimise every aspect of an infrastructure project life cycle.

Traditional project deliv...

December 25, 2018

One of the most challenging areas of implementing organisational change in large Agile environments is changing mindsets and thinking. As a result, organisation that have successfully implemented the Agile framework have said that it was one of the most difficult programs that they have embarked on. In the same breath recent statistics indicate that 70% of organisational change initiatives fail and coincidently there is evidence that demonstrates that mo...

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