|Ready? Preparing Your Organization for the Future 2013|
Strategy and General Management
Business leaders today live in two worlds, the immediate and the long-term. Given intense and growing pressures for immediate results, many leaders are caught up in a short-term trap, and many organizations are becoming exhausted with activity. But is this activity really preparing them for the future, or are they just trying to hold onto the past.
On the other side, there are fundamental trends reshaping the world in which business will compete in the future. These changes include falling boundaries between industries (e.g., with banks competing with telecommunications firms), a shifting economic center of gravity, and changing expectations – or demands – from consumers, employees and even society as a whole. Incremental change from current business models and mindsets will not adequately prepare businesses for this future.
So the question facing leaders today is how to prepare their organizations for the future, while continuing to deliver current results. This challenge is the focus of the recently published book “Ready? The 3Rs of Preparing Your Organization for the Future.” Based on interviews with 156 CEOs and other leaders from developed and high growth markets, this discovery event highlights four major challenges facing senior business leaders today: