Long before the Robotic Process Automation giants, before the FinTech industry investment boom, as Blackberry phones were taking over the world (remember them!) and Analytics capability was growing in the imagination of the business world, I set up a LinkedIn group.
Guest post by Mike Rose
I have had a few conversations recently about how organisations, particularly leaders, adapt to the digital world. The image above is a typical way that we might illustrate the way a company is structured, but more than that, it could be the way that we view sectors or even everything. Humans construct hierarchy in order to manage complicated things.
By Chris Argent, Founder, Generation CFO
I think the marketeers have got us accounting and finance people wrong…
The current messaging around technology adoption seems to be driven by three fairly negative statements;
- accountants and finance are missing out on all new technology benefits
- they are all doing something wrong or badly
- what we are doing is going to be automated; redundancy is imminent!
Whilst parts of these messages are possibly true, life isn’t so black and white, life isn’t changing at break neck speed and there is always another way of seeing the problem (and solution) especially if you know the profession as I do (and not just the marketing keywords).