For the last two centuries, the Hierarchy has been the dominant operating model for companies, governments, and organizations. But as the pace of change accelerates and new technologies mature, forward-looking organizations are exploring alternative, more agile and human-centered approaches
New research shows strong correlations between elements open business models and their impact on factors such as internal entrepreneurial activity, the ability to recruit and retain top talent, and financial performance. This new model of organization and its key components can be seen in a myriad of new approaches being tested in leading companies. A key focus of this virtual event will be on Haier Corporations RenDanHeYi model, one of the most developed and popular of these growing models that offers much to learn from.
Join the Beyond Hierarchy event to…
Be a part of the release and findings of Outthinker’s latest research into Business Ecosystems.
Engage with leading management thinkers Rita McGrath of Columbia Business School, Tony O’Driscoll of Duke Fuqua, Kevin Nolan of GE Appliances, Martin Reeves of the BCG Henderson Institute and Corporate Strategy Officers from across sectors in a series of discussions of the new model “beyond hierarchy” that is emerging.
Discuss key questions CEOs, Chief Strategy Officers, CHROs, and business leaders should be asking:
- Is the traditional organizational model reaching its limit?
- If so, why now? What are the drivers of this apparent change?
- Where and in what situations will hierarchy continue to be the best choice? Where will hierarchy be replaced? Where will companies need to adapt?
- What successful new organizational models can we learn from?
- What specific steps should organizations take now?
- What kinds of organizations are most likely to win if a new business model beyond hierarchy takes hold?
- What are the implications for leaders, managers, and business owners?
- What are the implications for strategy (e.g., how will sources of competitive advantage change) and organization?
In this virtual summit, we will bring together strategy executives and thought-leaders to attempt to answer some of these questions and raise new ones.
Join the event via LinkedIn Live streaming HERE.
The Agenda – Dec. 14, 2022
|10:00-10:05am||Welcome and setting the stage|
|10:05-10:25am||Unveiling Ecosystem Research Findings|
|10:30-11:20am||Interview with Kevin Nolan, CEO of GE Appliances|
|11:30-12:10pm||Thought-leader panel with Tony O’Driscoll and Rita McGrath and Martin Reeves
|12:15-1:00pm||Outthinker Strategy Network Practitioner Panel with Kyndryl (formerly IBM Global Services) and Amplify Education
Author, Speaker and Strategic Advisor. Professor at Columbia Business School.
Bestselling author, sought after speaker, and longtime Columbia Business School professor, Rita Gunther McGrath, is responsible for some of the most thought-provoking business insights over the past two decades. She is an expert in driving innovation and growth for organizations in times of uncertainty and has consistently been recognized as one of the top ten management thinkers by Thinkers50. Her latest book, Seeing Around Corners is a guide to spotting and responding to inflection points in business before they happen.
Professor, Research Fellow and Academic Director at Duke University
Tony O’ Driscoll is a professor, speaker, author, and advisor whose message emphasizes that the key digital-age differentiator is not technology, but people. He is the co-author of the new release, Everyday Superhero: How You Can Inspire Everyone and Create Real Change at Work. Tony’s current positions as adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Pratt School of Engineering afford him the unique opportunity to apply cutting-edge academic research to increasingly complex business challenges. He has spent the bulk of his professional and academic career at the nexus of business, innovation, technology, change, and learning, creating and implementing strategies that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their most valuable asset: human beings.
President & CEO of GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Kevin Nolan is the President & CEO of GE Appliances, a Haier company. GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. Kevin has overall responsibility for setting the business’ short- and long-term strategy, including technology, product innovation and product line performance. He is the former CTO of GE Appliances and Qingdao Haier. He led the Global Product and Technology Synergy Committee aimed at growing the company’s technology leadership by better connecting and leveraging the R&D resources across all of 690’s business units globally.
As a member of the senior leadership team, he focused on commercializing new technologies through new business models and partnerships. He played a key role in establishing FirstBuild, an innovation accelerator that is helping redefine how products are developed, built and sold. Throughout his career, he has continued to develop new technology with 27 patent awards, and has led the design and launch of numerous innovative appliance products.
Chairman of BCG Henderson Institute
Martin Reeves is chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, BCG’s think tank dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from business, technology, economics, and science by embracing the powerful technology of ideas. Martin is also a member of the BCG Henderson Institute's Innovation Sounding Board, which is dedicated to supporting, inspiring, and guiding upstream innovation at BCG.
Martin is a regular contributor to HBR, MIT SMR, Fortune and other management journals on business strategy and management.
A regular public speaker and a repeat TED@BCG presenter, Martin is coauthor of The Imagination Machine, an executive’s guide to systematically harnessing imagination for corporate reinvention and rejuvenation. He also cowrote Your Strategy Needs a Strategy, which proposes the “strategy palette” as a tool to enable business leaders to tune their approach to strategy to the strategic environment of each business. Martin is the editor of the Inspiring the Next Game book series, published by De Gruyter.
Since joining BCG in 1989, Martin has led a broad range of strategy assignments in the Financial Institutions, Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods and Health Care sectors. He has particular expertise in the areas of adaptive strategy, strategy for multi-business systems, sustainability strategies, ecosystem strategies, collective learning and innovation, corporate vitality, and trust.
Prior to joining BCG, Martin worked for Zeneca in Japan and the United Kingdom, where he focused on marketing and strategic planning.