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  I speak with companies often that have been faced with the reality that they need to evolve, but for a plethora of reasons are stuck standing still. In all fairness, I also talk with companies quite regularly that impress me with their abilities to steer, shift, and adapt in ways that are leading-edge, innovative, and – most importantly – meeting the needs of their customers in ways others simply haven’t thought of or acted…

Companies that have traditionally maintained transactional relationships with their customer have spent the last decade or so espousing the importance of customer centricity. There have been a variety of permutations of this through different sectors, but it’s been particularly interesting to see the way that telecommunications providers have sought to position themselves in the eyes of their customers. On the product side, you can boil it down to three points of change: improving the actual…

 KONE’s Head of Service Transformation Change Management, Henrietta Haavisto, talks with Sarah about where companies commonly fall down with change management, how change management needs have changes as service has evolved, and provides tips for successful execution of change.    

Service organizations across the globe are painstakingly aware that the historical break/fix service model is no longer satisfying customers. Rather, customers are demanding outcomes – uptime, peace of mind, and results. The adaptation necessary to meet these ever-increasing demands is no small feat, which is why we see plenty of companies struggling to evolve. There are those, though, which have tackled this transformation with steely resolve and are leading the charge in delivering what today’s…

As we all shamble, bleary-eyed back to our desks, I know what your first thought is: We can officially start unwrapping some of those technologies that have been a little too cutting-edge to be worth considering in 2019. There’s certainly no shortage of digital ink that’s already been spilled about 5G, something that’s existed more as a marketing gimmick up until this point (I don’t remember such self-congratulatory fanfare for LTE). But now that it’s…

I was asked to be interviewed recently on a podcast titled Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work, which is a podcast intended for those responsible for educating and preparing the next wave of field technicians. It was a lot of fun to participate, and when the episode goes live I will share on social as well as Future of Field Service. In the meantime, I wanted to share a snippet of a question asked…

There are those things in your work life that you just never forget. Consider yourself fortunate if you have a few to reflect on over the years. One for me is the first time I tried to explain what was in my head to a data scientist. Let’s break down that sentence a bit, first “what was in my head;” not an easy process, regardless of the topic. My married readers have firsthand experience in…