Disruption hits all industries, from free newspapers, car sharing and low-cost telecommunications. We all know examples from Airbnb and Apple, but disruption is not just something from Silicon Valley; it happens everywhere.
Listen to an extract from Disrupt or die below and discover how you can turn disruption into a competitive advantage:
”Disrupt or die” is a guide to the challenges of digital management that many executives face today. The book guides business leaders safely through disruption and provides insights and vision on the matter with lots of examples.
Our CEO, Thomas Honoré is co-author of the book, and uses his many years of top management experience in the technology and consulting industry, including Columbus, to help other executives not just getting safely through disruption, but actually turning disruption into a business advantage.
“Disruption as a concept is not new. What is different these years is the pace of change, the greater scale, and that it’s all driven by technology. This means that any executive must have a plan for how they meet the digital opportunities and threats."
Currently, many companies are going through a dramatic journey, as the market and its opportunities quickly change in character. It is all about being ready to meet disruption, especially before the competitors. As a leader, you should be able to foresee these drastic changes. But what does disruption exactly require from you as a leader?
Today, the walls of the corner office have fallen. Along with Millennials entering the labour market, technology has overtaken the exchange of knowledge and admiration has disappeared. This imposes new requirements to the manager including a significant change in leadership style.
Between now and 2050, the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 9.6 billion in 2050. This will require a 70% increase in food production, without additional land or natural resources to do so[Source: FAO, UN]. With finite resources, it will take innovation and use of new age technologies to meet the world’s food demand and serve the customers. This includes using new technologies.