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Want to Impact Productivity, Sustainability and Value? Start With Supply Chain Efficiency.
As supply chains return to normal following the COVID shortages of the past few years, chief supply chain officers find themselves at an inflection point: balancing efficiency with output.
Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst on the Gartner supply chain organizational development team and author of this year’s Future of Supply Chain report, explains how supply chain productivity creates value for enterprises as a whole. But to do so, supply chain leaders also must incorporate sustainability, technology, AI and the human role into their strategy.
Download Now: 4 Keys to Creating a Competitive Advantage in Supply Chain
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How Far Will Your Enterprise Go With AI? Use the AI Opportunity Radar to Find Out.
How far does your enterprise want to go with artificial intelligence? Deciding this is what Gartner calls an “AI ambition” — and that's the starting point for spotting AI opportunities and executing on your plans.
To help navigate the opportunities and limitations, Hung LeHong, a Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst whose work focuses on how C-level executives can anticipate changes to business models and customer trends caused by digital business, outlines why defining your AI ambition is the first step to setting up a roadmap for implementation. He also discusses the differences between “everyday AI” and “game-changing AI,” and how leaders can use the Gartner AI Opportunity Radar to decide which ambitious path is right for their organization.
Download Guide: Use the AI Opportunity Radar to Define AI Ambition and Get Your Enterprise AI Ready
Download Workbook: Build an AI Strategy: From Setting AI Vision to Executing Value-Driving AI Initiatives
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Executives in a New Role: Here’s How to Get a Fast Start
One-quarter of executives are in the process of transitioning into a new role at any given time, and 40% say they are likely to move again within two years. If you are a seasoned executive who hasn’t signed up for a fresh opportunity, whether at your current organization or another, you likely will soon. The problem? Executive transitions are very challenging. Today’s economic uncertainty and heightened employee and public expectations make it hard to establish credibility quickly and deliver tangible impact. Plus, the ripple effect of a poor executive transition creates significant risk and expense for both the executive and their organization.
In this episode, Blakeley Hartfelder, Senior Director, Research at Gartner, discusses the reality, challenges and pitfalls of being a new executive, along with tips for establishing a successful transition plan and personal brand. She emphasizes the importance of defining and regularly updating success criteria, adopting a human-centric leadership approach and how the entire C-suite can (and should) support a successful transition.
Download Toolkit: Get a Fast Start in Your New Executive Role
Read More: 4 Ways to Ensure a New Executive Benefits Your Organization, Immediately
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Guide Your Organization With Our 2024 Future of Work Trends
Over the past four years, business leaders have had to navigate working from home and returning to the office (several times over), and now, the need for a nimble, resilient workforce. Gartner’s annual future of work trends report provides key insights and actionable strategies to navigate workplace dynamics, which this year run the gamut from managing the impact of AI to employee conflict resolution to the four-day workweek.
In this episode, Emily Rose McRae, a Senior Director Analyst in the HR practice at Gartner, outlines 2024’s nine future of work trends, the themes that have emerged, and how executives and people leaders can develop strategies to better manage their workforce.
Read More: 9 Future of Work Trends for 2024
Download Toolkit: Next Steps With Gartner’s 2024 Future of Work Trends
Best of ThinkCast 2023: Generative AI, Generative AI and More Generative AI
In 2023, ThinkCast has covered mission-critical business topics from supply chain disruptions to hybrid work to strategic planning. But one topic has dominated the conversation: generative AI.
For our best-of-the-year special, we’ve focused on three insightful angles you can use to explore generative AI. First, Gartner VP Analyst Svetlana Sicular goes over the basics of GenAI. Then, Afraz Jaffri, Director Analyst and the editor of this year’s AI Hype Cycle, explains why GenAI falls in the peak of inflated expectations. Finally, Tony Sheehan, a VP Analyst focused on education, talks about how teachers, students and educational institutions should approach AI to manage risks and open up new ways of learning.
Learn More: What Generative AI Means for Business
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Generative AI in 2024: How to Move From Experimentation to Implementation
As the end of a transformative year approaches, enterprises are under pressure to determine their approach to generative AI and other technology trends. In this episode, which first aired as part of the Gartner original video series, Top of Mind, Global Chief of Research Chris Howard discusses three broad themes that emerged in the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2024. Then he outlines how businesses can move beyond experimentation with what AI could be used for, to a comprehensive implementation plan that ultimately creates enterprise value.
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Please go back to shorter format
I really enjoyed the shorter format where you treated a specific topic after which one could reflect on the ideas discussed, formulate next steps and dig deeper. But the larger format is really distracting as you jump from topic to topic. It also is contrary to the established research on learning abilities and information absorption (smaller chunks are better.)
In any case, this podcast really provides new insights and different perspectives to issues of the day while guiding to the future. Thanks for that.
Valuable insights for leaders
Love getting into the minds of Gartner experts. The topics are spot on for what matters today. It’s like a quick take of the latest Gartner research.
Insightful and Actionable
Gartner ThinkCast provides a taste of the unique insight, research and advice available from Gartner experts. Conversational but informative, each episode provides food for thought to take back to your organization.