Large enterprises must learn from agile start-ups – or risk stagnation

When it comes to strategy execution, smaller is better. For this reason, today’s corporate giants should look to agile start-ups for inspiration. In the modern world – where change seems to occur in the time it takes to click a mouse or tap a smartphone – newer, more agile companies are beating the long-standing industry players at their own game.

The Web future

Our interview was done by Paola Pisano, the first Councilor for Innovation of the City of Turin, who, also thanks to her historical research capital curriculum, proposes herself as a pole of attraction for a consolidated social and technological innovation through collaboration and participation, where public and private share objectives, challenges, risks and benefits, and Ricardo Viana Vargas, specialist in project management and implementation strategies based on IT tools and big data analysis for eminent global organizations, both in the private and corporate sector, both in government and non-profit areas.

Developing projects with social impact

Due to the lack of investment, everything points to the fact that without the support of the private sector, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN can not be achieved by 2030. To find out how a public-private partnership can be promoted that contributes to its achievement , the Web Summit -considered as the largest technological conference on the planet- hosted the talk between two world experts in this area: Sarah Alexander, senior executive director of the Global Innovation Fund, and Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline Initiative.

Closing the costly gap between strategy design and implementation

Even the best ideas count for little if organisations are unable to implement them effectively. Transforming strategies into results, therefore, requires not only a strong foundation, but also the closing of the gap between design and delivery...

When it comes to strategic execution, size matters—smaller is better

In today’s world, where change seems to happen in the time it takes to click a mouse or tap a smartphone, newer, agile companies are beating long-standing industry players at their own game. The taxi industry, cable television, and even banking have all been forced to reassess traditional ways of doing business thanks to nimble startups that don’t operate within antiquated systems.

Why strategy needs the human touch?

With discussions about emerging technologies taking place inside every boardroom today, it is easy to believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will one day do the job of a CEO: designing and implementing strategies. But, at the core of strategy design and delivery, there are key human factors – and that means people won’t be replaced by machines any time soon.

You must get your most talented employees out of their cocoons

Most humans are change-averse. They’re reluctant to change because they prefer stability and predictability. And although people love to talk about change in the abstract, they can’t stand to actually go through with it. That is the paradox.

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