Developing an understanding of the strategic potential of new technologies, and of the impacts and implications of the macro trends and megatrends is key to de-risking the future of any organisation. Collective immersion is key to surfacing diverse perspectives, inspiring better questions, and accelerating exploration.
Ecosystem enabling operating models can accelerate organisational learning and responsiveness in the face of multiple plausible futures, create synergies that improve the economics of innovation, and accelerate the iterative process of innovation, significantly reducing the time between idea and realization and scale.
There’s an urgency for leaders to focus on ESG and, for those leaders who see beyond the need for compliance, who pursue innovation in strategy, in business model design and in ecosystem interaction, there are significant opportunities to reposition their businesses for advantage in this new operating context.
If you’re not actively exploring what’s happening at the edges, you risk becoming aware of new threats to your current business model only when it’s already too late to catch the new wave of opportunity.
Much has been written about the need to review the capitalist models and the need to shift to ‘profit with purpose’ models that create ‘shared value’. Yet the rationale for creating shared value (CSV) is sometimes poorly understood, and it's important to distinguish it from corporate social responsibility (CSR).