Ecosystem Businesses Are Changing the Rules of Strategy

An article in Harvard Business Review from Julian Birkinshaw whom is Deputy Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School.

As the article concludes:

The rules of competitive strategy are not getting any simpler. But a good first step to navigating them is to understand that the traditional moat-based logic of strategy doesn’t work well in a world of platforms and ecosystems. By looking afresh at the way ecosystem orchestrators operate, and in particular at their fixation on increasing the flow of traffic through their turnstiles, strategists in established industries will be better positioned to compete with them.

A very interesting take that I could not agree with more. We are seeing service after service that is being designed as a platform to support growing ecosystems supporting both proprietary and 3rd party technology which allows greater adoption and easier adoption as long as their is a true value to the user.

Interesting times ahead…

What Insurance Policies Do All Freelancers Need?

What Insurance Policies Do All Freelancers Need?

What Insurance Policies Do All Freelancers Need?

Recently, Freelancers Union reported that “50% of U.S. jobs are compatible with remote work arrangements.” It is no surprise, then, that so many companies are hosting video meetings and conferences, allowing employees to be location-independent, and hiring more contractors/freelancers than ever before. When working as a freelancer, enjoying this kind of freedom is exciting. However, along with the perks and freedom to work when and where you want, there are also some important considerations. One such consideration is equipping yourself with the right kinds of insurance. If you are now freelancing, or are thinking about freelancing in the future, explore three categories of insurance that you should definitely have.

Remote Work Trends in 2019 Your Company Should Be Aware Of

Remote Work Trends in 2019 Your Company Should Be Aware Of

Remote work or telecommuting is fast becoming very popular in the modern workforce.

In fact, between 2017 and 2018, the number of remote workers in the U.S. increased by 22%, and companies are twice as likely to hire remote workers now than ever before. Telecommuting allows companies to cut costs in terms of overheads and office space, nourish employee work-life balance, and improve productivity. But as this particular work setup matures and 68% of the global workforce is now working remotely at least once a month, fine-tuning will be key in developing the remote workforce in general. So with that in mind, here are the top trends in remote work this year that companies need to be aware of: Return to the office.

majority of workers would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working

majority of workers would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working

A great article by Anca Alexe 13/06/2019 in European Business News I thought would be a great one to share on our remote work blog.

Visiple has long been a champion of remote and coworking spaces and we have provided the technology through our PROVMR to power several of these spaces in Boston, Connecticut, New York, Oslo, Tampa and more… Have a read.

New research by IWG suggests that businesses that do not have a flexible workspace policy – allowing employees to choose and change the workplace location – risk losing out on top talent.

83 percent of the 15,000 respondents from 80 countries around the world said they would choose a job which offered flexible working over a job that didn’t, and almost a third (28 percent) value being able to choose their work location over an increase in holiday allowance.

Romania?

Romania?

Romania has been mentioned several times as the next Berlin whereas the downtown landscape is dotted with start-ups, tech giants to be and global investment money flowing into businesses and ideas across the board. 

As entrepreneur Bogdan Florin Ceobanu wrote "New technologies, fast-growing clusters and the token economy are changing the game. UiPath reaches $1B+ valuation."