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  1. Digital Transformation Leaders Game

    You can't lead a digital transformation alone

    The success of your digital transformation depends on the agility of your organisation. You need to constantly evaluate opportunities and take action, preferably faster than your competitors. This is where the leadership challenges lie. Together with his team, Professor Stijn Viaene has developed a leadership model and a game, the Digital Transformation Leaders Game. This is a light-hearted way of gaining insights into the different types of leadership which contribute to the success of your digital transformation.

  2. Flexible working in hospitals

    Flexible working in hospitals: how to make it a success

    Flexible working is all the rage these days, and hospitals can't escape the trend either. The white paper ‘Flexible working in hospitals: OM and HRM perspective’ by our MINOZ research centre is the fruit of last year's efforts. It examines what flexible working means for the organisation and the employee, how the two perspectives can be brought into balance and which forms of flexible working are relevant for hospitals. Illustrated with practical examples, it offers food for thought for organisations which would like to introduce flexible working themselves.

  3. M&A Monitor - acquisition prices at absolute peak

    Acquisition prices in Belgium reach absolute record heights

    The Belgian mergers and acquisitions market gradually seems to be reaching its peak. It is not just the number of transactions but also the selling prices which rose for the fifth year in a row in 2017. The highest valuations are found in the real estate sector followed by pharmaceuticals, technology and healthcare. The demand is greater than the supply and competition is increasing. In addition, more and more foreign players are showing an interest in Belgian companies. In view of the anticipated further growth in 2018, there is a danger of overheating. These are the main conclusions of the M&A Monitor, an annual survey which involves over 150 Belgian mergers and acquisitions experts and advisers.

  4. White paper priorities in healthcare

    Setting Priorities in Healthcare

    Healthcare organisations are under growing pressure to give patients better outcomes and add value for all stakeholders. And in recent years, there has been an increase in innovation across the sector – with the arrival of emerging technologies and pharmaceutical
    advances that have the potential to enhance the lives of patients around the world.

  5. How do you ensure a successful diversity policy?

    Diversity in the workplace goes far beyond ethnic, cultural or religious differences – and research shows it can lead to better performance and greater creativity. But organisations don’t always implement diversity policies effectively – partly because there are misconceptions about the role managers play. So Professor Katleen De Stobbeleir has developed a theoretical framework to chart the impact managers have on how successful a diversity policy is.

  6. The data-driven project manager

    Data-driven project management in clear language

    Professor Mario Vanhoucke has eight academic books to his name. But his latest title, The Data-Driven Project Manager, is written in the form of a story. It follows Emily Reed – a young project manager who uses data to make decisions. The characters and dialogues are all based on real people and Mario’s years of professional experience.

  7. Condition-based maintenance

    Smarter maintenance means cheaper maintenance

    Thanks to the fourth industrial revolution, we’re increasingly able to connect machines with each other and with the internet. This gives us remote access to data about a machine’s condition – but how can we use this data to plan maintenance and reduce costs? Professor Robert Boute joined forces with several colleagues to develop algorithms designed to help.

  8. The Agile Leader's Scrapbook

    Write your own agile story

    How do you become an agile leader - really? “You need to develop an ‘and-and’ mindset, because right from the start you are confronted with a double challenge: identify and build on everything that is relatively immune to the impact of volatility in your operating environment, while simultaneously experimenting with new systems, ideas, products and processes wherever possible.” With this scrapbook, Professor Herman Van den Broeck and Professor Barney Jordaan want to help leaders find a “sweet spot” – not necessarily a perfect balance – between stability and agility, between roots and wings, or what they term “rooting” and “soaring”.

  9. Petrochemical sector

    Digitising the petrochemical supply chain

    “Digitisation has already disrupted several industries. We wanted to assess its impact, analysing not only its challenges, but also its opportunities, to understand how digitisation can add value to the petrochemical supply chain,” recalls Caroline Ciuciu, CEO of EPCA, the European Petrochemical Association. Professor Ann Vereecke and her team, in close collaboration with EPCA, set out to find answers.

  10. Eandis Chair team

    “Smart meters accelerating change”

    With the smart metering proof of concept and pilot phases completed, Eandis can take pride in the upcoming roll-out of an ambitious project that started way back in 2007. Heads-up with Jean-Pierre Hollevoet from Eandis, Professor Behzad Samii and researcher Olga Varganova.