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Be the company that your customers endorse

20 octombrie 2020 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
Be the company that your customers endorse

Most companies believe that they are customer-centric and want to know their needs. But what do customers think? According to studies conducted by Bain & Company in the US or Valoria in Romania, although 80% of companies say they offer a superior consumer experience, only 8% of customers agree. Consumer expectations are hard to exceed, […]

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Valoria survey: 63% of companies say they will change radically in the next 3-5 years due to digitalization

14 octombrie 2020 |
Valoria survey: 63% of companies say they will change radically in the next 3-5 years due to digitalization

According to the survey „The Barometer of digitalization 2020” conducted by Valoria in collaboration with Doingbusiness.ro, although only 4 out of 10 companies (41%) gave responsibility for this process to a member of management, 6 out of 10 (63%) say that their way it will change radically in the next 3-5 years due to digitalization. […]

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Engaging remotely is here to stay, forever. Are you ready?

6 iulie 2020 |
COVID-19 has suddenly transitioned the whole world to remote collaboration – remote project teams, remote sales meetings, remote learning.

COVID-19 has suddenly transitioned the whole world to remote collaboration – remote project teams, remote sales meetings, remote learning. While most organizations have adapted to the new way of working very fast, this shift has created many challenges, from logistical and operational problems to people concerns. It has now become obvious: working and learning remotely […]

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Virtual seminar on Managing Performance of Remote Teams. Shifting from Hours Worked to Results – 24 June 2020

16 iunie 2020 |

The need to ensure business continuity during the pandemic pushed many companies to leap into the unknown moving part or all their team to work remotely. Some of these companies are now happy to find the opportunities in keeping a remote workforce, and many have shifted their business model and start tapping into cost optimization […]

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Reopening and pivoting of companies

1 iunie 2020 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
Reopening and pivoting of companies

Ten weeks after many companies had to close down and send employees into technical unemployment, they are now being asked to restart their operations with the promise of even state aid. The state of emergency has become a state of alert, and the challenge of reopening and continuing business is strongly linked to the evolution […]

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The digital transformation of companies gets viral during crisis

21 mai 2020 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The digital transformation of companies gets viral during crisis

As the news releases present us with the statistics of a global social and economic disaster, alas in Romania either an increasing number of companies are facing declining demand, supply chain difficulties, lack of liquidity, but even more acute, a lack of perspective. What’s next? What will it be like after the pandemic passes? Companies […]

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7 marketing and sales challenges in the post-COVID economy

15 aprilie 2020 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Partner, Valoria Business Solutions
7 marketing and sales challenges in the post-COVID economy

From the discussions we have with the managers of the companies that we offer marketing consulting services in Valoria, most of them are already working, together with their teams, on the recovery plans in the post-COVID economy. Positive and negative scenarios are prepared, needs and purchasing behaviors are analyzed, products and services are adapted, new […]

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Clear values lead to clear decisions

10 aprilie 2020 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Partner, Valoria Business Solutions
Clear values lead to clear decisions

Pandemic. Social spacing. Frozen economies. Fluctuating exchange rates. Trade disputes. Uncertainty and concern. In this great challenge, companies look like shipwrecked boats. While governments are struggling with the critical health situation, companies are stuck in an unprecedented economic context because, with small exceptions, entire sectors of activity, for a while, have nothing to do. And […]

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People analytics – solution to the labor force crises

28 februarie 2020 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert

Digitization has its proven advantages in increasing economic competitiveness. Implementation of digital solutions is a must for sustaining competitiveness. However, before capitalizing on digital solutions, it is necessary to know them for adoption, as relevant for each company. At this time, the common challenge of companies on labor shortages highlights the data analysis solution for […]

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The success formula for 2020: Evolution. Learning. Transformation.

12 februarie 2020 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The success formula for 2020: Evolution. Learning. Transformation.

The period of learning is no longer a well-defined segment in our biography. The diploma that is linked to this period of learning is the endorsement of our successful future. The competition for opportunities in our career is organized for a final decision as we learn increasingly more about the implications of technological progress in […]

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Training programs, more appreciated than benefits packages

22 ianuarie 2020 |
Training programs, more appreciated than benefits packages

In 2020, many employees are no longer looking for a job. But what do they want more? According to a research conducted by the consulting company Valoria, 42% of employees are looking for a good salary and an attractive package of compensation and benefits, but immediately after that, 35% put professional development first. In the […]

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The economic significance of the gift, from interest to altruism

20 decembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The economic significance of the gift, from interest to altruism

One does not give without expecting that one will receive something back in exchange. The unspoken truth of most individuals or companies is that giving creates an obligation. The secret invisible hand of exchange economies sets in motion capitals of relationship, goods, and services. Giving and receiving does not only mean the transfer of ownership […]

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PwC Saratoga 2019: One third of employees leave the companies voluntarily, before completing one year

19 decembrie 2019 |
PwC Saratoga 2019: One third of employees leave the companies voluntarily, before completing one year

Voluntary termination rate was 18.7% this year, with 5.1 percentage points up compared to 2017, according to the human capital efficiency analysis, PwC Saratoga 2019. A similar trend, but not of the same magnitude, is observed in the case of involuntary termination rate, with 4.1 percentage points up compared to two years ago, to 23.3%, […]

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KPMG in Romania launches The Romanian Market 2019 Customer Experience Analysis

2 decembrie 2019 |
KPMG in Romania launches The Romanian Market 2019 Customer Experience Analysis

After 10 years of global rollout, evaluating consumers’ appreciation of the experiences they have received from brands across a range of sectors in multiple countries, KPMG is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Customer Experience Excellence research in Romania. The central theme of the report is customer excellence as a source of competitive […]

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The economy of election campaign

26 noiembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The economy of election campaign

As we approach the end of the year and the discussions about the budget for 2020 are emerging, the accusations of unprofessional public money management, deficits over expectations, growth below estimations, unsustainability of certain measures take shape in the public space. The national currency collapses under the impact of reporting a very likely deficit of […]

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How does the leader of 2030 look like?

5 noiembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
How does the leader of 2030 look like?

With the reach of one billion smartphones globally in 2012, companies are entering an era of accelerated transformation. Unlike traditional companies, 21st-century companies are 10-40 times more efficient. Companies formed based on the old economy if they do not remodel their business will have their „Kodak moment”. What will be the implications? Multiple. Over 10 […]

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KPMG in Romania appoints two new partners

1 octombrie 2019 |
Gabriel Mihai Tanase, Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, and Horatiu Mihali, Audit Partner, will join KPMG in Romania’s partners team from 1 October.

Gabriel Mihai Tănase, Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, and Horațiu Mihali, Audit Partner, will join KPMG in Romania’s partners team from 1 October. The new promotions announced by KPMG in Romania reflect our trust in the success of the Romanian business environment and in Gabriel’s and Horatiu’s abilities to transform new challenges into opportunities for […]

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Corporate Sapiens – Transforming Through Mental Models

12 septembrie 2019 |
Corporate Sapiens is an executive seminar that transforms people to transform the organisation

On October 15th, together with Christophe Gillet, we break through our cognitive biases / we transform our mental models. What? Why? How? Say no more & find out more below. TAYLORISMISOVER • Disruptions and complexity create huge uncertainty for organisations & for leaders; • New initiatives must aim at transforming to survive in the new […]

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Is it really worth finding out who we are and what our potential is at 40-50 years old?

26 august 2019 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Partner, Valoria Business Solutions
Is it really worth finding out who we are and what our potential is at 40-50 years old?

Bad mouths say that it is „trendy” to do coaching. Others say it’s a waste of time or it’s expensive. Many believe that they do not fit in this approach and that they are „as good as they get”. On the other hand, young people, especially the so-called „young professionals”, choose to take coaching sessions […]

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Lights and shadows in the picture of Romanian industries

10 iulie 2019 | Articol de: Author: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert

Did you know that industrial production companies expect lower turnover in 2019 than in 2018? Or that 11% of construction and real estate firms will not increase investments in 2019? On the other hand, trading companies continue to grow this year, albeit at a moderate pace. And all this in a year when Romania’s economy […]

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