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  • Building Momentum and Strategic Growth

    , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    acquisition cloud

    The recent acquisition of SymQuest Group continues an important business strategy at Konica Minolta.

    By joining our family, SymQuest Group further transforms us as a technology leader with strength in the IT services and office automation sectors. This is another important step in our overall strategy to aggressively grow our core business while continuing to expand our IT services, solutions and ECM business, in essence the Konica Minolta brand.

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    Leadership, Strategy, Thought Leaders

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    Diversity in the Work Place

    , Senior Vice President, Marketing

    I recently attended a Women in Strategy Summit in New York City, which highlighted many amazing women that were leading strategy and innovations within their organizations. It really brought to light that while there continues to be discussions on the gender gap (read Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In”), another emerging conversation is centered on diversity – in gender, in race, in age and in creative thought.

    Diversity in the work place is one of the key drivers to fostering creativity and innovation in business. Studies have proven that project teams with members who have diverse backgrounds and experiences not only help shape the final outcome but enable the team to be more effective at the process of managing innovation. Forbes conducted a 2011 survey of 321 global organizations with over $500M in annual revenue and 85 percent agree or strongly agree that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace. (more…)

    Corporate Citizenship, Leadership, Strategy, Thought Leaders

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