Issue 164 - 03 | Futureproof: 8 Ways to Win the Innovation Long Game

By Alice Mann
Published May 16, 2018 2:00 p.m.
“The future is at your doorstep. It’s a drone. And it’s delivering the 3D printed bespoke shoes you ordered just a few hours earlier from your driverless car.

Ok, that exact scenario may only play out in the virtual pages of Wired, but it’s also likely to be a totally unremarkable event in three years. What is certain is that the kind of disruptions in supply chain, product design, material sourcing, and online retail that the drone delivery suggests are already happening. The future, it’s also clear, doesn’t have to arrive in glitzy packaging to have a major impact on how we do business. Technological innovations like intelligent buildings, AI, or robotics will transform energy consumption, leadership, and people practices in innumerable ways. Rapidly changing demographics and cultural norms will transform how we develop talent. Dynamic markets in the developing world and an era of regulatory uncertainty will make investing and planning more complicated. The future always looms large. So how do successful leaders plan for it?”

About Alice Mann | Alice Mann advises senior executives to build their leadership teams and design their organizations to achieve their mission and strategy. Mann has consulted with and coached scores of leaders of global Fortune 500 companies, preeminent non-profits, and social enterprises to inspire and deliver strong performance results. Mann is a former vice president at JPMorgan Chase, where she led large post-merger reorganization efforts. Mann holds a PhD and MA in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University and a BA in history from Reed College. Additionally, she earned a two-year organizational dynamics certification from the William Alanson White Institute. Mann has also taught a graduate course called Leading People at Columbia University. She lives in New York with her family.

http://www.mannadvisors.com/

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