“With the pace of change — I think, without argument — being faster than it’s ever been, and the pace of innovation being the same, it requires that we build organizations that can seize opportunity as it presents itself and stave off issues as they present themselves; because each of those will be appearing more rapidly today than in the past.”
– Peter High, President of Metis Strategy
Welcome to OneTAKE Live! In this episode, host Ian Barkin welcomes back Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and host of the Technovation podcast. This time around, they’ll be discussing Peter’s new book, the state of digital transformation today, and why organizational nimbleness will be a crucial variable for survival ahead.
In today’s business environment, it’s important to be nimble — but that doesn’t just mean being fast. Organizational nimbleness means constantly being prepared to pivot, never settling for business as usual, and adopting a mindset that sees change as an opportunity to build something better. True nimbleness as a company can be difficult to achieve, but your ability to manage change quickly and efficiently is directly connected to the survival of your business, as Peter explains:
“This is not a natural state of being — this is not a comfortable way of managing, necessarily — but boy, it sure is necessary. When you compare 1955, when the average company in the S&P 500 remained there for 61 years, to today, when the average tenure is closer to 15 — wow, you really need to make sure that you are the one that is doing the reinvention and that you’re the one that’s pushing your company to compete with itself.”
In addition to Peter’s work with Metis Strategy and his podcast, he’s also a regular columnist for Forbes. His third and latest book, Getting to Nimble: How to Transform Your Company Into a Digital Leader, is now available on Amazon.
Join us as we learn more about the value of organizational nimbleness in the future of work on OneTAKE Live!