World Strategy Week happened!
Did you Miss It? Here are the recordings!
Many people attended World Strategy Week. We had 5 sessions on Innovation, Sustainability, Collaboration, People and Data.
Did you miss it and think “I wish I could have attended the webinars but I had meetings!”.
Don’t Worry. The World Strategy Week recordings are available to you for purchase.
5 Webinar Recordings from World Strategy Week 2016!
Mega forces are at work, shifting global and local economies. Innovation, sustainability, collaboration, sharing and data are among the biggest drivers of change.
World Strategy Week with the theme "SHIFT: Strategy in a changing world," will offer global virtual events to explore:
- How these mega forces are changing global and local economies?
- What these economic drivers mean for the future of today's organizations?
- How strategists and leaders should factor these forces into strategy formulation?
What was in the webinars?
Thanks are due to all our great moderators for engaging the panelists and the participants. We had some great questions and discussion around the issues. Thanks are due to iBossWell, our sponsor for World Strategy Week and Thanks to David Willden, the Chair of World Strategy Week 2016.
On Innovation, we heard more about the process in companies such as Apple and how each innovation builds upon the success of other inventions. For an invention to become a major innovation, there needs to be many other things to be ready including infrastructure and enabling development technology. There was discussion on creating environments of success. Neelima Firth moderated questions around how innovation works in governments, and recognizing innovation after the event. There was quite a lively discussion around large companies needing to reinvent themselves and what they could do to create an innovative environment in their companies for growth and survival.
Gil Friend moderated Sustainability and Strategy, and how organizations manage handling activities either now, or considering them later. There was insight on sustainability and the positive effect or negative effect it can have on brand equity. The panelists described strategy as ‘winning in the long term’ and how designing for sustainability of the company, the brand, the product and the culture. Unilever, the large brand conglomerate has embraced sustainability as a corporate strategy and have stated that “Unless we change direction, models show that the models show that the profit of the entire consumer goods sector could be wiped out by 2050.”
The panelists were lively on the issue of Collaboration and Strategy and described the importance of workplace organization, structure and processes. Jim Stockmal moderated the panel and we had a good discussion on the productivity and non-productivity of meetings. Some amazing statistics on the high cost of meetings and the importance of conversation and collaboration with a models and tools for facilitated discussions. There was also a review of the workplace design to make conversation easier and we had insight into Asics and the design of their workplace to create engagement with their employees and their customers through a campus environment.
Denise McNerney moderated People and Strategy and we opened with the comment that different people have different needs to be productive, engaged and fulfilled. We talked about creating business models so that ’work’ does not feel like ‘work’ and understanding the different and individual motivations. ‘Purpose’ is increasingly important to employees and working for an organization with a social purpose that is aligned with them is of high value. They went through 8 ongoing trends for stakeholder engagement including the explosion of knowledge, instant communication and greater interconnectivity.
We were led by our panelists not to fear big data in our Data and Strategy session. Alan Leeds moderated the panel by setting the stage defining what data is and what it means to organizations, people and governments. We heard from governments and how data needs to be turned into useful data to provide meaningful information that effects performance. There may also be untapped value on older ‘dark data’ that could provide new discoveries. As a society we need to consider application strategies that access and process a large amount of unique data and provides useful content and information.
We hope that World Strategy Week provided insight into strategies that organizations, practitioners, and experts are using to survive and grow.