Today, the world’s leading organizations are raising their sights, broadening their focus and leaning forward. These companies understand that uncertainty is still part of the business landscape; but instead of merely reacting to change, they are harnessing it and turning it into a business advantage. They recognize that, in a world that is changing rapidly, the speed with which organizations adapt has become a critical business capability.
As a result, talent is now driving decisions that touch deeply on an organization’s core strategy: How should we expand into new markets and which markets offer the best opportunities? Do we have the people we need to drive new product innovation? Is this the best company to acquire and can we integrate successfully? How should we organize our business in a post-digital world driven by social media, mobile technology, and universal access to “big data?”