Competing in a Complex World
A presentation by Stephen Wilson, Managing Partner of Wilson Perumal & Company Inc.
Complexity is one of the top strategic issues facing companies today. Customers are looking for immediate availability, with broadening portfolios, through a variety of channels, and with ever increasing expectations arounds service. At the same time, many companies are struggling with internal complexity: too many meetings; slow decisions; unclear responsibilities; and inefficiency in operations.
The bottom-line: to remain competitive, companies need to learn to reduce complexity, where they can, and at the same time, reduce the cost of delivering variety to the market.
In this presentation, the speaker will share lessons from their work with leading global companies in how to think about the issue of complexity, how to quantify it, and finally how to unwind value-destroying complexity in the business.
This presentation will explore:
- How to think about the issue of complexity.
- The Big Unlock: quantifying the cost of complexity.
- Growth, scale and complexity.
- Cutting through complexity: a roadmap to attack it in your business.
About Stephen Wilson
Stephen is Managing Partner and co-founder of Wilson Perumal & Company. He works with senior leadership teams in corporations and private equity, advising them on critical strategy and operations issues.
Stephen has written extensively on the topics of growth strategy, cost-competitiveness, organizational development and in particular, on the issue of competing in today’s complex world. He is co-author of Waging War on Complexity Costs (McGraw-Hill, 2009). His latest book, Growth in the Age of Complexity, will be published in 2016.