Date of publication: 2017-07-09 03:31
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Other businesses are building digital or service wrappers around traditional products. A national post office is creating a free digital mailbox attached to each physical mail address that companies can use as a substitute for a person’s physical mailbox. A business credit company is developing a digital business for some credit products that requires less involvement than their traditional high-touch offerings.
Several companies in our study are offering self-service via digital tools. These tools allow the customer to save time, while saving the company money. Many companies are now offering customer apps to enhance customer touch points. In one hospitality company, smartphone apps are linked to the customer’s profile, enabling integration across SMS, apps and social media efforts. A media company offers apps with geo-localization and augmented reality to help customers find interesting places to visit and provide special offers via vouchers and e-couponing.
Automation can enable companies to refocus their people on more strategic tasks. A manufacturer has begun to centralize the HR function, allowing economies of scale through self-service while freeing HR people to “focus on enlarging manager skills, rather than counting days off.” A specialty materials company has automated many R&D processes. Automation allows researchers to focus on innovation and creativity rather than repetitive efforts. It also creates streams of data that can be useful in later data mining efforts.
An MBA graduate of Darden Business School at the University of Virginia, Mr. Dekel served on the student admissions committee. He has helped a wide range of applicants, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, to gain admission to top MBA programs. Prior to joining The MBA Exchange, Mr. Dekel&rsquo s professional experience included business development with a leading realty investment trust, project management with a civil engineering firm, nonprofit management, as well as serving with distinction in the Israeli Defense Force. He speaks fluent Hebrew and holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Ms. Francis has advised a range of applicants with diverse backgrounds in gaining admissions to top-tier graduate schools. While attending HBS, she was a consultant to non-profit organizations and wrote one of the first web-based cases now taught in a second-year course. Ms. Francis's professional history includes equity research, private equity, asset management marketing, and management consulting at leading companies such as Accenture, Goldman Sachs, The Hartford, and T. Rowe Price. She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
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I wanted to take a moment to thank you for pairing me with Micah. Your judgment was spot-on. We've accomplished a lot together and still have some work to do, but I know I couldn't have made it this far without him. He's challenged me to consider aspects of my candidacy that I never would have before, which have resulted in a better representation of who I am. All the while, he's made this exhausting process as pleasant as possible, reassuring me during my times of uncertainty. I'm sure it's a testament to your entire organization, which I have greatly enjoyed working with.
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