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Brightline: employee engagement is key to delivering a successful transformation

Transformation is often a difficult, expensive and doomed organisational endeavour. According to Harvard Business Review, 70 percent of large-scale digital transformations fail to meet their goals, with $900bn being wasted on restructuring efforts in 2018 alone. Yet, a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal indicated that transformation risk remained the number one concern among directors, CEOs and senior executives. Clearly, not everyone has been put off by past failures.

It has become increasingly clear that organisations need support to deliver changes that work for their employees, customers and bottom line. At Brightline, we have developed a guide for transformation that helps organisations and their leaders achieve sustainable performance improvement. The Brightline Transformation Compass, as it is known, is built around five mutually reinforcing building blocks: the North Star; Customer Insights and Megatrends; the Transformation Operating System; Your Volunteer Champions; and Inside-Out Employee Transformation.

Transforming Against Crisis

In this keynote session, we learn how leaders in business and government are predicting in a world of constant change and disruption. We analyze the idea of opportunity in chaos and ask how a 'crisis' mode of operations can help organizations, from startups to global giants, better prioritize, mobilize resources to realize their innovative ideas.

Discovering talent: The silver lining of crisis

93 percent of high performing organizations believe crisis uncovers talented leaders, said Ricardo Viana Vargas, Executive Director, Brightline Initiative at People Matters TechHR 2019. Let’s take a look at what organizations need to focus on to make the most of a crisis.

Experts foresee high-value blockchain construction industry use cases

Business and management experts Don Tapscott and Ricardo Viana Vargas foresee that blockchain construction use cases could deliver significant value to the construction industry. They have recently commented on the importance of blockchain in this industry in a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article.

Making failure work

For all organisations and managers failure is a recurring reality. But despite failure being all pervasive, few individuals or organisations respond positively. Making failure work productively requires managers to recognise that plans need to be adaptable; failure must be built into the culture and everyone attuned to fail fast, adapt and learn.

How Blockchain will change construction

Blockchain technology is among the most disruptive forces of the past decade. Its power to record, enable, and secure huge numbers and varieties of transactions raises an intriguing question: Can the same distributed ledger technology that powers bitcoin also enable better execution of strategic projects in a conservative sector like construction, involving large teams of contractors and subcontractors and an abundance of building codes, safety regulations, and standards?

Four tenets to build a workforce that can turn ideas into reality

Many people around the world have been shocked by the gridlock and uncertainty that has crippled the Brexit negotiations between Great Britain and the European Union. Ricardo Vargas is not among them. As the Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative, a think tank operated under the auspices of the Project Management Institute, Vargas has spent most of his professional life studying the gap between ideas and execution. When he looks at the Brexit situation, Vargas sees a classic example of failing to find the ways and means to deliver on an idea.

Learn from experts at People Matters TechHR certification workshops

People Matters TechHR has always experimented with the new-be it formats, speakers, or experiences. Continuing our journey of six years, with two large events, one in India and one in Singapore, at TechHR, we continue to bring in the most progressive speakers, the most experimentative companies, the most relevant products to provide you with an immersive experience like no other conference in the world. Why should this year be any different?

Zaatari documentary

The scenery of Zaatari - Memories of the Labyrinth is one of the largest refugee camps in the Syrian War, located in the Mafraq desert, on the Syrian border with Jordan since 2012. In just four years, Zaatari became the third country and the fifth largest center in financial transactions. The documentary focuses on the human side and seeks to understand how more than 80,000 refugees attempt to rebuild their lives, overcoming the traumas of war. The film chronicles the day-to-day lives of characters struggling to keep their memories alive. The idea is to show how these lives are being redone.

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