Announcing the first event of 2019 – 2020 of The Lead Creatively: Discussion Series which will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 18:00 at Alba's amphitheater. The event is organized by the SEV Center of Excellence in Creative Leadership.
The interactive speech entitled “Strategy in times of digital change: simple rules and impromptu action” will be held by Dr Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, Professor of Strategy and Marketing, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece.
In industry after industry, firms face a tsunami of digital disruption with the odds against them if we are to believe business analysts and technology gurus. While digital transformation touches almost every single sector and every stage of the value chain, digital technologies are not always disruptive; conversely, disruption often is not digital. Rather than being obsessed with digital disruption, managers, therefore, need to organize for increasing ambiguity and velocity of change caused by technology, flimsy customers, and new rivals
Facing increasing complexity, managers need to simplify decision making: simple rules, few clear guidelines (e.g., setting priorities, seizing opportunities, exit decisions) foster swift and concerted action. Rather than predicting it, companies need to discover the future as they improvise small, unplanned steps to market surprises. While in the past, firms have been addicted to routine behavior, complicated decision tools, and elaborate plans, they begin to discover what has been always the norm in jazz bands: educated spontaneity, active listening, common aims, ‘yes-and’ coordination, and rotational leadership.
In order to participate please register here no later than September 20th. A first-come first served policy will be followed.
18:00 Welcome Coffee
18:10 Presentation of the Keynote speaker | Charalampos Mainemelis, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, Director of the SEV Center of Excellence in Creative Leadership
18:30 “Strategy in times of digital change: simple rules and impromptu action” | Dr Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, Professor of Strategy & Marketing, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece.
19.15 Discussion | Coordination by Charalampos Mainemelis
20:00 Networking cheese & wine