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8
May

The age of AI – What role for the human brain?

AI and digital technologies have the capability to change the human condition in profound ways. They are, arguably, the most powerful technologies yet invented by human beings. This blog looks at the disruptions AI can bring and what can be done to deal with them. Whatever actions we consider, whether in business or society, we …

7
Sep

How Many Issues are There in Capability?

How many issues do we need to describe capability with sufficient detail so that it is practically useful? And where do these issues come from? In a previous blog entitled The Six Core Elements of Capability, we introduced the six-dimensions capability model. Each of the dimensions contains sub-elements (or sub-dimensions), which, in turn contain the …

4
Aug

How Versatile is Capability – Really?

Is the concept of capability truly versatile? That is, is it applicable to multiple functions and activities in organisations? Or is it restricted to, say, production or performance? In previous blogs we considered whether capability comprises a generic set of features that apply to all organisations, regardless of their industry, size and product range. Our answer …

15
Jul

The Six Core Elements of Capability

What are the core elements of capability that all organisations must possess, regardless of their industry, size and product range? In a previous blog, we considered whether there are core elements in capability and we came to the conclusion that there indeed are, even though they may be expressed differently from organisation to organisation. We …

5
Jul

Capability and the Truck Metaphor

On KPIs and capability.  On a long and difficult journey on a steep pass, with a heavy load at the back, we need to know where we are on the road towards the destination. And perhaps more importantly, we need to know whether the truck is in good order and its engine has enough power …

23
Jun

Capability: Is There a Generic Core?

A legitimate question with respect to capability is: does it vary from organisation to organisation? Or is there a generic set of features that apply to all organisations, regardless of their industry, size and product range? This question is important because if there isn’t a generic set of features then we are condemned to treat …