Many companies are currently considering or already implementing (Cloud) platform technology. The major vendors in the current market make it easy to launch a Cloud platform. But to be honest, opening the AWS/Azure/Google online portal and enabling Kubernetes doesn’t mean you have a container platform. This is just the tip of the iceberg, a very small portion of the actual work. And it will also show you only a small share of all the benefits you can earn from working with a container platform.
Read part 2 of the blog series by Ellis and Chris, in which they share thoughts about the perception of leadership, especially in times of remote-working.
Ellis is Business Unit Manager of Xebia IT Architects (XITA), one of the business units of Xebia focusing on DevOps transformations. Chris is principal consultant in this unit and expert in behavioral management and executive coaching. There is a great opportunity in leading an expert in executive coaching, and reflection on how to lead, and be led.
This summer, I read a Harvard Business Review article* stating that, according to research, 50 to 60% of organizations expect to have to reinvent themselves to a greater or lesser extent every three years due to increasing global interconnectedness and dynamic circumstances. In the same article, reference is made to a recent study by BCG, revealing that 75% of changes do not deliver the desired result. One proposed way to boost this percentage is to "place the human at the heart of the change."
We are witnessing a radical transformation in banking industry in India. Some of the key questions which industry is seeking answer to are – How can banks already equipped with digital technology provide an improved customer experience? How Indian Banks are moving towards Digital Revolution?
Online traffic jams, overloaded IT systems, back-to-back calls, and perhaps juggling deadlines and homeschooling. The last few months have offered insight into how we work and the choices we make. It has also made us wonder: How resilient are we? One of Xebia's Business Units, Software Development, shares its findings.
Topics: Agile Software Development
Experimenting by using business simulationsShifting to a new type of organization requires more than just a change of the operating model. It also involves a change in beliefs and thinking. Com
bined, they represent paradigm shifts that change the rules of the game. Business simulations are the best way to experience these shifts by experimenting with them.
In their blog series, Ellis and Chris will talk about their experience of leadership. Ellis is Business Unit Manager of Xebia IT Architects (XITA), one of the business units of Xebia focusing on DevOps transformations. Chris is principal consultant in this unit and expert in behavioral management and executive coaching. There is a great opportunity in leading an expert in executive coaching, and reflection on how to lead, and be led.
The world is changing due to extreme events like a pandemic. The purpose of leadership therefore needs to change accordingly. The natural response to a crisis is often the opposite of leadership. With fear as a counselor, we can see a reversion to traditional control and processes. The underlying cause of this is the need for safety and security. Precisely during extreme events leaders can make the difference. In these events the market and employees need different forms of stimulation and support.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic many countries went into a lock-down forcing employees to work from home. Although the measures taken are being relaxed more people are working from home than ever before. As a manager you want to know whether your employees are as productive working at home as they are at the office. A lot of research [1,2,3] focuses on efficiency. If you are running a service business you should focus on the flow of the work instead. Three strategies are presented that minimise the effects of working remotely.