Lessons from the silk road
Journey to Global Agility

The quest to become more strategically or operationally agile, notably by reducing complexity.

Lessons from the silk road

Journey to Global Agility

The quest to become more strategically or operationally agile, notably by reducing complexity.

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IMD’s professors identify and address the seven transformation journeys that are reshaping corporations today.

Global Agility
Professor William A Fischer on moving to where the ideas are flowing

Extract from a Wednesday Webcast: “Mini-Series (Part 4): Agility โ€“ Idea Flow is Critical,” interviewed by Paul Hunter. This webcast is part of the virtual services available exclusive to members of the Corporate Learning Network (CLN).

Global Agility
Professor Pasha Mahmood on responding to emerging customer needs

Extract from a Wednesday Webcast: “Frugal Innovations,” interviewed by Paul Hunter. This webcast is part of the virtual services available exclusive to members of the Corporate Learning Network (CLN).

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Striving for strategic nimbleness: Companies must work to improve their vigilance, versatility and velocity โ€“ the 3Vs to success
The misfortunes of giants such as Kodak and Nokia have shown that deep pockets and cuttingedge research count for little unless allied to strategic nimbleness. With companies now exposed to unknown and remote competitors, game-changing technologie…
01 April 2014
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Bavaria’s mix of tradition and innovation
Founded in 1680, Netherlands-based Bavaria is one of Europe’s oldest family-owned beer producers. It has a reputation for operating efficiency and brewing knowhow but by 2007, as its main western European markets matured and the global industry co…
01 May 2013
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Balancing local flexibility with global efficiency: Five steps for competing in highly dynamic markets
Over the years, we have heard countless stories of multinationals struggling to take advantage of their global scale. However hard they try, they never quite manage move away from the business unit and functional silos, and gain the desired econom…
01 March 2013
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Anchored agility: The holy grail of competitiveness
Many large organizationsare faced with a central dilemma: How to balance local flexibility and global efficiency. The five guidelines below appear to be associated with the successful organizational journey from a siloed structure to one that is g…
21 June 2013
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Reinventing the Swiss watch industry: Management lessons from Nicolas Hayek of Swatch
The 20th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie opens in Geneva from January 18 through January 22. It comes off a year in which the Swiss watch manufacturers, battered by the world recession, are just beginning to recover from a nearly 25% de…
01 January 2010
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From blind spots to strategic intelligence: Ensuring growth options are exploited
Nothing breeds success like success, at least according to the old proverb. However, this is not always the case when it comes to business growth. Many organizations, from Polaroid to Sony, have become victims of their own success: they achieved e…
01 April 2010
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