Fortune convened a group of prominent members of corporate boards about the BOD role to address Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer comments on the massive change in the making in business because of new attitudes, values, and actions brought about by the confluence of a –
- technological revolution
- mental health issues and personal matters
- perception of racial and social injustices
- climate crisis in making
- rethinking of the nature and purpose as well as the where and when of work
Because of the significance (individually and in aggregate) of these changes, former Unilever CEO Paul Polman posed the following observation to the group –
Extending on this, with the same observation being applicable to many C-Suite Executives in established enterprises, there are significant obstacles to effecting change to –
- Innovate for Impact
- Successful Digital Transformation
…. to expand business opportunities, increase relevance and revenue, create new value and wealth, etc.
In this context, it’s easy to see there are huge challenges – and huge opportunities !
And depending how well you “ overcome the unknowns and Do The New “ or “ continue with the familiar and Ride the Status Quo “ – will determine the future – yours and your organization.
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Nov 23, 2021 Fortune / CAIL Innovation commentary firstname.lastname@example.org 905-940-9000