The external forces organisations are increasingly tested with provide new opportunities to create significant and lasting value for their stakeholders but also pose a number of challenges. The progressive organisations we interviewed are working constructively to find new ways to tackle these opportunities and challenges in productive ways.
We identified four forces impacting how organisations are seeking to create strategic value in Chapter 1. Organisations have to navigate these forces and their inherent challenges, relating to:
The executives we interviewed are keenly attuned to these multi-level challenges and in Chapter 2 we detail how they are initiating new ways to deal with these challenges. They are prioritising:
There are lessons to be learnt from the insights of these progressive organisations as they seek to create strategic value in these challenging and uncertain times. To help navigate your own journey in Chapter 3 we outline three important principles:
Continuous change and uncertainty in business, lack of trust in institutions and the impending fourth industrial revolution has seen progressive organisations act in new ways to transform and execute on strategy.