Open, as an adjective, means to allow access or passage. Something that’s open is not closed; it’s exposed, unlocked. There’s often a positive connotation with the word open—whether someone’s waiting with open arms, an establishment is open for business, or a business leader is open to suggestions, open sounds inviting and encouraging, probably because it generally is.
At the beginning of each year, many headlines read similar to the one heading this article. There are predictions to contemplate, trends to watch, warnings to heed, and tips to act on or at least consider as businesses enter a brand-new year.
Many of today’s mainstream media news headlines focus on the downsides of technology and the tech workplace, whether it’s cybercrime, election hacking, or sexual-harassment coverups.
The benefits of a digitally enabled supply chain are well known and well documented, but many organizations leave value on the table by continuing to treat the supply chain as a support function and nothing more.