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August 22, 2014

Is innovation all about managing change?

Posted by Sunil Mishra (View Profile | View All Posts) at 11:22 AM

I did an Internet search on "most innovative companies in the world". Predictably, the search engine that I used, Google was in the list along with several other new-age organizations. There was a clear pattern though - none of the lists featured top-notch business or management consulting organizations at the top. Isn't it surprising that reputed management consulting firms that drive innovation at several client organizations are not considered innovators themselves? They have the ideas and the expertise, so where do they falter?

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June 5, 2014

Systems' Integration or Organizations' Integration?

Posted by Sunil Mishra (View Profile | View All Posts) at 7:04 AM

It might be interesting to view Systems Integration work through the lens of organizational behavior. A typical vendor-client relationship between two firms is pretty unambiguous, easy to operationalize. A client organization engages a vendor for either upstream or downstream work; the vendor does it in its own setup and delivers to the client organization. The client organization evaluates the performance of the vendor, at times providing an incentive, and this easily fits into the overall supply chain with few adjustments on either side (vendor or client). Neither party is threatened in this setup.

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