‘This is a fantastic time to be in the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50’. – Bill Gates (Co–founder, Chairman and past CEO of Microsoft)
This fast changing environment has resulted in organisations being increasingly concerned about a number of emerging perils from today’s complex global business environment. The growing interdependency of many industries and processes means businesses are now exposed to an increasing number of disruptive scenarios. CEO’s and their leadership are faced with many such scenarios, while they strive to at least prevent margin erosion and strategise to grow margins. As business leaders, we often tend to complicate the solutions needed to address these issues or to focus singularly on increasing revenue.
In taking a step back, we thought about some of the fundamental disruptive scenarios that CEO’s and their leadership need to reflect on and probe further in their organisations. We hope to uncomplicate perceived complicated issues in nine disruptive scenarios:
These disruptive scenarios are supported by a wealth of knowledge, in – depth research and subject matter expertise (SME). This is by no means an exhaustive list.