In their recent “Digital Leadership Report,” IT staffing provider Harvey Nash Group found that 69% of US tech leaders say they are unable to keep pace with change because of lack of talent. Harvey Nash CEO Bev White said, “businesses face a triple whammy. They lack the supply of skilled resources they need; they have not yet evolved a new and effective employee value proposition for the hybrid working world; and the needed skills themselves are changing as technology develops at an accelerated pace.”
With this perfect storm of challenges facing today’s operations— a labor shortage, skills gaps, and challenges in trying to scale teams up to meet production demands— organizations are looking for viable solutions to meet goals until they’re able to hire adequate staff. Adopting a lean model may be one helpful way to continue meeting goals during this challenging time.
Third-quarter news on the global chip shortage crisis is not much better than it was in the first quarter of 2021. In fact, it’s downright brutal. Here are just a few of the recent headlines:
“Global chip shortage ‘is far from over’ as wait times get longer,” said The Wall Street Journal.
The “semiconductor shortage that has hobbled manufacturing worldwide is getting worse,” announced the Washington Post.
“It will get worse before it gets better,” reports Fitch Solutions.
You may have heard more about ransomware attacks in the past year or so. Seemingly every week, there are new headlines about the frequency and severity of ransomware attacks. There’s a reason you’re hearing about this crime more often: as ransomware attackers develop more sophisticated ways of targeting organizations, more and more companies have been victimized.