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2020-09-24T14:55:13+02:00July 16th, 2020|Digital Impact|

Committing to Innovation: A discussion with Beth Comstock

In this episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast , senior partner Erik Roth talks with Beth Comstock, former vice chair of GE, about the challenges corporations face in developing breakthrough innovations. Beth is an innovation leader who spent almost three decades at GE, where for a time she headed GE Business Innovations, which develops new businesses, markets, and service models.

2020-06-15T15:36:04+02:00June 15th, 2020|Digital Impact|

The next normal in construction: How disruption is reshaping the world’s largest ecosystem

This article was a collaborative, global effort among Maria João Ribeirinho, Jan Mischke, Gernot Strube, Erik Sjödin, Jose Luis Blanco, Rob Palter, Jonas Biörck, David Rockhill, and Timmy Andersson. The construction industry, and its broader ecosystem, erects buildings, infrastructure, and industrial structures that are the foundation of our economies and are essential to our daily lives.

2020-06-12T16:37:34+02:00June 12th, 2020|Digital Impact|

The future of work in Europe

Discussions of the labor outlook in Europe are understandably overshadowed by the impact of the novel coronavirus crisis. A discussion paper by the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in Europe (PDF-1MB) takes a longer-term view of the situation, to 2030.

2020-06-02T16:32:43+02:00June 2nd, 2020|Smart cities|

The Post-Pandemic Urban Future Is Already Here

The harrowing reach of Covid-19 has prompted a surge in big urban thinking. Some of this has been cautionary in nature – warnings against long-term changes in privacy norms or reactionary rethinking about densification. Haunting images of empty cityscapes seem to embody the fear that urban space will be permanently marked by the ravages of the disease.

2020-05-28T16:37:10+02:00May 28th, 2020|PropTech|

Even the Pandemic Can’t Kill the Open-Plan Office

The call center on the 11th floor of this 19-story office building in downtown Seoul had a layout that would look familiar to many a white-collar worker: Long rows of shared desks line each side of the open floor, with a handful of smaller meeting rooms and private offices tucked into the corners.

2020-05-05T15:21:13+02:00May 5th, 2020|PropTech|

The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

Burberry store in China | Source: Burberry TORONTO, Canada – Retail is facing a monumental problem that no one seems to want to talk about. It’s that the entire economic model of revenue and profitability for retailers and the suppliers they do business with is collapsing under its own weight and soon will no longer function.

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