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The CEO - Lost in space and time?

Being a CEO today is a very different experience than it was even a decade ago – in the past a new CEO would know the space where their company operated and be given time to effect change. This has been transformed – space has expanded, while time has contracted dramatically. How can CEOs...

Future of mobility – Driving differentiation in a world of...

Mobility systems face increasing pressures from rising demand and new market entrants. The latest Arthur D. Little Urban Mobility Index shows that mobility systems in the average city operate at less than half of their potential – this article explains the five key dimensions that players must...

Innovating in the digital age – Successfully combining...

Digital technologies are poised to have fundamental impact on innovation management. Drawing on a unique global study carried out by Arthur D. Little, this article explains the three areas where digitalization will impact innovation management, the state of adoption, perceived benefits, and the...

Key risk indicators as a value driver

“The increasingly complex, interconnected and global nature of the risks we face demands greater understanding and ‘air time’ at board level and regular, in-depth discussion with relevant market-facing executive teams.”Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman, National Grid PLC and Tate & Lyle PLCFrom...

Partnering for success in the digital era

The traditional make or buy models for driving growth are being disrupted by digitalization, which is putting the focus on partnerships as a growth strategy for businesses. This article explores what this means for companies and outlines the skills and processes they require to successfully embrace...

The Breakthrough Incubator - how to create and rapidly...

Despite businesses focusing their efforts on improving breakthrough innovation performance, many still fail to create sustainable new businesses of scale. The Breakthrough Incubator model, a new approach built on radical collaboration across the innovation ecosystem, covering the entire process...
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Driving adoption in digital transformation

When it comes to delivering effective digital transformations, human behaviour is often overlooked in favour of a focus on technology. Based on our experience and research, we outline how organizations can truly engage their people by understanding their behaviors, and consequently, ensure that...

Sustainable portfolio steering

Understanding the sustainability risks and opportunities across the product portfolio is vital to creating tangible business value. However, assessing every product in-depth, in every market, can appear daunting. This article outlines how sustainable portfolio steering can provide a simple and...

Ambidextrous organizations – How to embrace disruption and...

In competitive markets businesses need to embrace two sets of capabilities that are often seen as complete opposites – they have to be fast & creative, while also being productive & scale driven. This article explores how businesses can become truly ambidextrous, providing an outline model...

Balancing the positives and negatives – The rise of the...

Expanding markets such as electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and consumer electronics are driving enormous interest and investment in the battery sector, from both incumbents and new players. Based on a new ADL study, this article explores the drivers, challenges and likely outcomes in the...