Latin America’s economy is suffering. Yet it also has some bright lights. Porsche Consulting’s office in São Paulo supported two Brazilian corporations that posted record sales in 2020—despite the pandemic. Or precisely on account of it.
Everyday operations at many companies are determined by a constant pressure to change. Yesterday’s guidelines no longer apply to today’s world. The mere appeal to rational thought alone is not enough to bring everyone on board. Intuition plays a key role in successful change management. And it all begins in the minds of top managers.
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH has developed a technology that binds highly volatile hydrogen gas with oil. This achievement led to the company being nominated for a 2021 German Entrepreneurial Award (Deutscher Gründerpreis). Porsche Consulting will be supporting Hydrogenious’s efforts to further scale up its activities.
When – seemingly overnight – a pandemic changed the way the world worked, Porsche’s consultants had to come up with clever ways to complete projects without letting clients down.
In this time of crisis, many companies are switching to manufacturing essential products, launching initiatives, and sending their employees to places they are needed. A look at their reasons.
Digital innovations not only simplify the lives of doctors and patients but can protect them too. With that aim, GE Healthcare—a manufacturer of medical systems—wants to do away with waiting rooms.
Interview: Swiss emergency medical director Aristomenis Exadaktylos urges better preparations for epidemics.
Battling the coronavirus is part of everyday operations at Munich’s Rechts der Isar Hospital. Commercial director Dr. Elke Frank sees opportunities now to catch up on digitalization.
The Covid-19 pandemic sent shock waves through businesses and the economy. In consequence, sustainability could fade into the background—or become an even more important factor for success.
Crises tend to hit people and organizations unprepared. Strong personalities are then needed, who can see the big picture and act calmly. What exactly are the qualities of outstanding crisis managers?
Early warning systems buy time and provide a basis for prompt action. They use data to gain insights into potential future scenarios. But they run up against limits, especially in connection with pandemics.
Acting swiftly and authentically, ensuring transparency, building trust—the demands placed on communicating with stakeholders are especially high in a crisis. In such situations social media are both a blessing and a curse.
Interview: Lockdowns have deeply shaken global supply chains. Expert Edwin Keh from Hong Kong advises companies to gain deeper insights and make security a priority in their strategic considerations.
The Covid-19 crisis has not affected all parts of the economy equally. For some industries it has even brought more opportunities than challenges. We present crucial considerations for top managers in fields from mechanical engineering to financial services.
The coronavirus has accelerated digital transformation in many sectors. It has revealed deficits, but also released new energy. We look at five industries and their digital futures.