I think it’s safe to say that the world is advancing at an expedited rate with all the disruptive technologies emerging around us. The world is becoming more foreign by the day to those that fail to adapt to its changes. New technologies have created a new ecosystem that have put their analog competitors at a disadvantage. An example of this is the rise of online services such as Netflix, which one could consider major contributors to the downfall of your traditional Blockbuster stores. This new age of smart businesses led by ’smart leaders’ is evident in the emerging digital top performers. To become a digital disruptor or even just to survive in this new economy, your business needs to become ‘Future Fit’.
So what do I mean by Future Fit? Many people mistake the idea of being Future Fit as being driven by technology. Yes, technology plays a big part in the characteristics of being Future Fit, but there are multiple other variables to consider as part of the equation; such as having a strong leadership capable, creating something people can follow, leading with optimism, communicating effectively, embracing cultural change in the business and focusing decisions on values and not on technology.
“This new world comes with new expectations. Therefore to join those that are spearheading the direction of a digital world you require new behaviours, actions and authentic ownership of the digital change.”
Our Future Fit expert and Heavy Chef behind our next masterclass, Mike Perk, says “This new world comes with new expectations. Therefore to join those that are spearheading the direction of a digital world you require new behaviours, actions and authentic ownership of the digital change.”
Digital growth can benefit your business by deriving more revenue from physical assets while enhancing profitability and your ability to achieve higher market valuations. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to create a positive and resonating future focused vision that your employees embrace. This change should be communicated in stories that resonate and, actions that show intent. It will help initiate that drive for innovation. And remember, don’t base your decisions on technology, base them on your values.
The need for digital transformation and becoming Future Fit is not a secret anymore, yet South Africa still lags in this race when compared to other countries. Why? We have very few organisations that realise their full potential of growth through digital maturity. This is a leadership responsibility. Are you as fit as you think you are for the future? Well I guess only time will tell.
Don’t waste time looking or waiting for a cure, whilst you could prevent your business from being listed in the archives of those that failed to adapt. Discover the secrets of being a Future Fit leader by attending our upcoming Masterclass with Mike Perk. Mike will reveal the patterns that Future Fit leaders around the world are exhibiting and set you on a path to building your fitness in those competencies. He will focus on areas such as vision setting, organisational structure, team mobility and Culture.
Come and learn:
the proven attributes and action that Future Fit leaders around the globe exhibit.
how to engage in critical thinking, through carefully facilitated exercises and discussion.
a better understanding of their role in the digital transformation process.
the first steps of action they need to take in order to create a truly ‘future-fit’ team.
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