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Buzzword bingo: Transformation, Strategy

When you hear a consultant tell you that they provide transformation strategies what do you think? Is it magic? What will the transformation bring? Do we really need to transform?

TRANSFORM: 1. To change markedly the appearance or form of: "A thick, fibrous fog had transformed the trees into ghosts and the streetlights into soft, haloed moons" (David Michael Kaplan).
2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert.
3. Mathematics To subject to a transformation.
4. Electricity To subject to the action of a transformer.
5. Genetics To subject (a cell) to transformation.
STRATEGY: 1. (Military) the art or science of the planning and conduct of a war; generalship
2. a particular long-term plan for success, esp in business or politics Compare tactics [2]
3. a plan or stratagemFREE
The modern workforce, workplace and thus the workspace.. is transforming right in front of us every day via new tools, expectations, capabilities, and capacity.  The connectedness of…