C4CM™ is the only nationally recognised qualifications centre in Change Management.
Our qualifications are work based qualifications within the Qualifications Credit Framework. In particular they deliver the change components of the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership.
Designed for professionals in the business of organisational change, C4CM™ accredits a series of short modules in Managing Change. These can be taken as classroom based courses or as online guided learning.
I have been working on a capability model for change recently and then preparing to teach a course on strategy as part of a management qualification. Putting the two together brings me to a conclusion that the one thing an organisation has to be able to do to survive is to be good at change. Michael Porter points out that operational excellence is necessary to have a profitable business but not sufficient. A strategy is necessary to fit the business into its competitive framework. However, having a strategy is no good if you can’t execute it effectively.
Businesses are starting to make their use of big data a competitive advantage. A recent report from the MIT SLoan School of Management investigates the use of data in organisations (not just business).
In the Economist recently they reported on the use of data in social science. For instance an analysis of mobile phone records that can predict with not less than 80% accuracy where you are at any time of the day. If you have a web site or use social media as part of your marketing you will be looking at data (analytics) to see where your money is having the most effect.