Challenges of a Modern-day COO


Dell’s Co-Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Whitten, recently exited the company due to a noteworthy downturn in computer demand for the company. Chuck shares a long history with the company, as he worked for 14 years as an external consultant before becoming Co-COO in 2021. It is no secret that C-suit jobs have become tougher over the years, and the pandemic hasn’t helped. Every company expects its CXOs to contribute to the growth of the company in a more direct way. Failure to fulfill that opportunity could take a toll on your career, especially with the threat of recession.

Singapore was staring down the barrel of a recession during the start of the financial year. But The official data for the first quarter shows Singapore’s economy declining 0.4 percent from the previous three-month period on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis. But things have changed in an almost magical way for the country. Singapore’s economy dodged a technical recession in the second quarter, growing 0.7 percent year-on-year and 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, according to estimates.

However, COOs in the country share the same challenges as their global counterparts. The change is happening in shut-eye time and is dynamic. COOs, especially those trying to create headway in the industry, need to comprehend that the skill sets and traits tech teams require have changed dramatically throughout the pandemic alone, let alone the constant change following the dynamic technology upgrades. COOs must adapt their strategy to match the hybrid work culture. They need to have a decisive understanding of technology and digital transformation as well. The key to success is meticulously understanding their businesses, being at the cutting edge of the latest technologies, and finding the right formula to build ERP solutions.

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