The world is upside down because of something that can only be seen under the microscope. In the working world, however, COVID-19 accelerates changes that started long before the pandemic – and that cannot be undone once the global dangers of this virus are gone.
As terrible an occasion as it is, as innovative are the reasons why millions of people worldwide are now even able to work together productively in many, by no means all, industries while physically isolating themselves from each other.
This is only possible because digital structures turn remote business into real business. Based on
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It is nothing new that companies have to digitalise their processes in order to remain successful. However, they still neglect the fact that the implementation of innovative projects requires comprehensive changes in the entire organisation. An essential component is the availability of digital leadership skills.
BayWa AG was founded in Munich in 1923. The company with roots in cooperative agricultural trade has developed into a globally active group that serves various industries. Whether it is in agricultural trade, building materials trade or the energy industry: the group is one of the leading companies in Europe. In the wood pellets industry, BayWa AG is the market leader in Southern Germany with its Südpellets brand. How does the group design the wood pellets supplier website? How can modern content commerce for wood fuels be successful? Our new success story provides insights into the project.
It is nothing new that social networks are constantly trying to outdo each other with new trends and features. The business network LinkedIn is also increasingly relying on updates to win over users.
The newcomer platform Polywork takes a completely new approach to networking in a professional context. Unlike LinkedIn and XING, the network breaks away from stringent career paths and gives users the opportunity to exchange views on different project areas – in other words: poly + work.
Products from DIY stores pose two challenges to mail order companies: customers usually need comprehensive advice – or the products are simply too bulky for conventional shipping.
It is not without reason that many DIY stores still point to in-store pickup on their online platforms. However, this is not the case with the start-up ManoMano, which was founded in 2013 and uses precisely this service gap of long-established DIY chains to become a digital pioneer in the DIY industry.
Today is the day we celebrate digital freedom. The brand new Handelskraft Trend Book 2021 »Digital Freedom« is now available for free download – exclusively for retailers, manufacturers and publishers. Do you want to know what it is all about and how you can benefit from it? This article tells you everything you need to know.
Customer demands are constantly increasing – and rightly so to a certain extent: with the large amount of information customers have to disclose about themselves, it is understandable that they are no longer satisfied with cookie-cutter campaigns. This is precisely why it is so important to make sensible use of customer data in order to offer personalised shopping experiences. This plays a key role, especially in the retail sector, where companies have to hold their own against countless competitors.
A solution that makes this much easier is MuleSoft Accelerator for Retail – the new product in the portfolio of the Californian software company MuleSoft, which has primarily made a name for itself with its Anypoint integration platform. Find out in today’s reading tips of the week what the solution is capable of, how it optimises interaction between different systems and what »Customer ID« graphs are all about.
Everyone is talking about agile coaching at the moment. But what exactly is an agile coach? A mentor? A business consultant? The work guru from the table across the room? Or just a person who gives you a push in the right direction every now and then?
The truth probably lies somewhere in between. In today’s reading tips of the week, we dispel some prejudices and give a few useful reading recommendations along the way.
Digital success is not just a question of technology. In the end, it always comes down to the people using the technology. How well they do so depends not least on how they are introduced to the system. People are creatures of habit. They have always been. Whether in their private or professional lives: people shy away from change because it is (often) associated with hassle and stress.
»Never change a running system« is a popular argument for postponing changes. This statement is definitely true to a certain extent, but does it also justify adopting procedures and workflows that are sometimes more cumbersome even though they could be made much simpler and more efficient with minor changes? No, it doesn’t, especially not when it comes to replacing inefficient processes and thus saving time – even if this means creating trails first so that they can eventually become easily accessible paths.
Investing in user acceptance is therefore at least as important as a well thought out system selection or migration. Unitedprint, one of Europe’s leading online print shops, did just that when it migrated from Salesforce Classic as part of Salesforce Service Cloud to the modern Salesforce Lightning.
No matter what industry, no matter what channel: it is always the same with trends. Some people find them cool right away, while others think they are absolutely ridiculous. Some trends are here to stay and others are quickly forgotten or at least pushed aside.
Regardless of whether trends appear in our private lives or in business settings: it is a fact that they are only beneficial if they fit in with our lifestyle or corporate culture. If this is not the case, things look more foolish than trendy to the outside world.