Best of 2018: transformation and change

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Ian Hawkins

Change is hard to realize

If you're going to get better, you're going to have to change. And change is one of the most difficult things you can do. 

PEX Network is with you every step of your business journey, and from entrepreneurs to blue chips, one of the lines we regularly hear is that failure is the best teacher. While it's easy to say, it's hard to admit to, and that's why the whitepaper We got it wrong don't be us is so valuable: it's that rare thing, someone admitting to mistakes and what went wrong. And it's compelling reading. While avoiding mistakes isn't possible - or maybe even desireable - there's no sense in repeating history.  

Last year we looked at the emerging role of CTO - Chief Transformation Officer. This comes with a whole raft of responsibilities, and is one of those jobs that pepole can make in their own image. Is the CTO someone who can lead change? Or are they a scapegoat for doing the disruptive changes that organizations struggle to sustain? We talked to Sue Unerman who explained how the job description is evolving and responding to new challenges as they arise. 

While we're looking at challenges, we looked again at the data from the PEX Report and pulled out the differences in perceived business challenges between USA and Europe. Change might mean differrnt things to different organizations, depending on where they are focussing their efforts. More information on peers and competitors locally and globally is a great way of finding out where your strengths and vulnerabilities lie. 

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