Management Team Development
The digital age is ripe with opportunity. Organisations can now engage with customers and employees like never before, and the virtual environment holds the potential to drive operational efficiencies, save time and money, and open the exploration of new commercial avenues. When it’s far cheaper to build an app than a manufacturing plant, there are greater returns to be gained for significantly lower investment.
Successful digital leaders and teams think and act differently. Successful digital economy organisations have a number of essential leadership and organisational capabilities like discipline and focus, agility, connectivity, openness and transparency, empowerment and alignment.
Organisations that successfully transform with the digital world have a clear vision of what digital means to them. They define their desired outcomes, and they focus relentlessly on achieving them. These organisations are agile: They think fast, decide fast, execute fast, fail fast, learn fast, and scale fast. Agile businesses run planning and execution in parallel, investing in scenario planning so that they can act promptly when opportunities arise. Agile organisations are connected organisations. Connected businesses create ecosystems made up of networks of people, from both within and outside of the organisation, who can drive change. People must collaborate, solve problems, and think creatively to meet customer expectations in the digital economy. Open organisations thrive in this climate by being deliberately transparent about their ethics, responsibilities, decisions, and practices.
In the digital economy, value is found in three assets: people (both customers and employees), data, and products. In the industrial age, value came from machines. With the digital revolution, value comes from technology, data, and algorithms. But now and in the future, value will come from people. People bring the creativity and discipline needed to understand and use technology to bring about transformational change.
We work with the executive management and the management teams to develop organisational and leadership capabilities. The leadership teams have to lead from the front. Hence, it is important for them to have these leadership traits and capabilities. Whether it is development of a business unit leadership or the executive management, we provide that trusted advisor support mechanism and positive challenge to facilitate cross-functional strategy, design thinking, customer experience journey, ideation and innovation workshops. We have flexible commercial models of engagement to kick start executive management development with intensity and then taper it down to enablement and support modes. We understand that the development of executive management is complex and sensitive. We therefore structure our engagements in flexible modules in a non-intrusive way, giving the management their own space and freedom to act, develop and harness the potential opportunities.