The engine of change and innovation
Change operates across different timeframes:
- Macro forces are the long-term shifts which act across all markets and societies. These form the context against which people and organizations act.
- At the other end of the scale, signals are localized and short-term expressions of change. They can occur at the level of a single country, or a community within a specific area, and will vary dependent on the target audience.
- In the middle, we have trends. These are cultural attitudes and values which emerge from the interaction between people and the planet. Trends can emerge, enter into mainstream culture and fall out of practice in response to macro forces and signals.
Importantly, this model acknowledges the role of feedback loops in terms of understanding the complexity in our world. Macro forces impact trends and signals directly but the decisions made by individuals can also ladder up to impact the world through a bottom-up response.
This framework is useful to understand the engine of change and the drive towards innovation. The latter, indeed, is the natural response to an ever-changing global landscape, the materialization of macro forces into everyday life.
Main Methodologies for Strategy Execution
Two weeks ago we went over 5 simple rules to translate...
5 Simple Rules for Strategy Execution
Last week we looked at the main pitfalls in Strategy Execution. Let's...
Pitfalls in Strategy Execution
Last week we highlighted how Strategy Execution is the act of...
Making a Strategy Execution actionable
Last week we gave a definition of Strategy and introduced the meaning of executing a Strategy. While the definition we gave was fairly comprehensive, today we would like to highlight one particular aspect of Strategy Execution: alignment. In fact, implementing a Strategy, in other words...
An introduction to Strategy Execution
If you have followed our Digital Transformation journey, it’s now time...
Harnessing the digital transformation of the Covid era
Last week we talked about the potential risks of a digital...
How to mitigate the risks?
Last week we talked about the potential risks arising during a...
Digital Transformation: the main risks
In our last episode, we “zoomed-in” in the value of having...
Successful partnership: how?
Last week we provided you with all the reasons why having...
The importance of the right partner
Last week we left off with the three practical steps companies...