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How Japan can make digital ‘big moves’ to drive growth and productivity

– The country could build digital talent and applications across major areas of industry and government to improve digital competitiveness.

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Why is Japan's sales productivity so low

– The objective of sales efficiency reform is not to reduce the number of sales staff, but to achieve significant improvement in... the skills and save resources toward new customer development and to grow the company. In addition to recent work-style reforms, the COVID-19 pandemic has promoted telecommuting and a decline inface-to-face sales. These trends are bound to bring significant changes in sales activities, and this paper identifies seven key points for effectively improving productivity.
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How Japan’s medtech leaders can use M&A to create a competitive advantage

– Companies that invest inorganically during a downturn generally emerge stronger than their competitors. Japanese medtech companies... have the cash, the incentive, and the opportunity to do just that.
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Organizing for speed: Agile as a means to transformation in Japan

– Japanese working practices may help or hinder the adaptation of agile approaches that can increase an organization’s speed... and customer centricity. Addressing five main areas can allow leaders to master the transition to enterprise agility.
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A ‘GOLD standard’ in brand growth for Japan’s pharmaceutical market

– Our GOLD standard will help transform your pharmaceutical brand and achieve accelerated growth.
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The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout

– A realistic assessment of the heroic effort to administer billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to an agonized global population... is necessary—the stakes could not be higher.

Using digital transformation to thrive in Japan’s new normal: An urgent imperative

This article is intended to provide leaders across public and private sectors with a perspective on how to leverage the recovery... from this COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to accelerate digital transformation in Japan.
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Climate risk and response in Asia: Research preview

– Get an early view on how climate risk could affect the region, with a look at both physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts.
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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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What makes Asia−Pacific’s Generation Z different?

– Gen Zers in the Asia–Pacific region aren’t like their older siblings. Here is what you need to know.
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Asia wealth management post-COVID-19: Adapting and thriving in an uncertain world

– Asia’s wealth managers—new entrants and incumbents alike—must reinvent themselves as agile and flexible organizations... in order to succeed for the long term once the pandemic is past.
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The Future of Work in Japan

Digitization has played a key role in reducing the spread of the virus and promoting a safe recovery. Now, it’s even more critical... to the country’s longer-term economic health.

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