Before the pandemic, medium-to-large sized organizations approached transformations with a carefully crafted multi-year view. Businesses focused first on the development of a targeted end-state, and then it's delivery through the execution. There were parts of transformational work, mainly delivery, which leveraged the Agile mindset; while the planning remained largely a waterfall-like exercise. The pandemic is demanding that the companies ensure alignment with the ever-changing customer needs at all times, and deliver with an ever-shrinking time-to-market. There is need to drive organizational transformations with an iterative mindset towards a scalable culture of innovation.

Through this talk, I will share an organizational transformation framework I have developed over the last year. I have also field tested this approach with clients in three industries. It leverages an iterative approach to transform a company towards a highly adaptable business model. It is designed to deliver business agility (ability to strategically pivot) by ensuring alignment across a business' stakeholders during highly unpredictable situations and offers an approach to achieve faster ROI.

I will present this framework supported by the latest industry data and mini case-studies from its practical application at the client firms. The talk can be conversational, engaging with the audience. I will share a mix of theory (the framework) based on practical world-view (data, market research) and direct practical application to delivery business agility (mini-case studies). The focus will be to provide audience with practical takeaways, which can be directly applied at their organizations. The end result for the audience will be a step-by-step approach towards developing highly-adaptable business models, as we settle down for a possible wave-2.

The audience level can be a mix of intermediate and advanced. I can adjust the delivery as needed, based on the audience engagement and reaction.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • What is an organizational transformation and how has this evolved during COVID? - 5 mins
  • The transforming strategy - 10 mins
  • The transforming governance - 10 mins
  • The transforming planning - 10 mins
  • The transforming ROI - 5 mins
  • Leadership required to scale - 5 mins
  • Q&A - 15 mins

Learning Outcome

  • What factors are impacting business success during the pandemic?
  • What perspectives are needed to successfully transform towards business agility and a culture of innovation?
  • What is the practical approach towards a scalable, results-driven business model, during the unpredictability?

Target Audience

Decision makers interested in transforming their organizations to deal with the pandemic's unpredictability and developing highly-adaptable business.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some experience with business/ digital transformations in any capacity at their organizations will be helpful context.

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