Recent events have led many organisations to rapidly adapt to the future of work and adopt technological solutions to enable their business to survive and thrive. The world is changed, in the new economic, political and societal landscape, organisations are rethinking their strategies in response to advancements in technology, social and cultural trends, political sensitivities and the rise of platforms and ecosystems. The need to reinvent is greater than ever before which makes leadership increasingly complex and requires different skills and competencies. HR can help leadership reflect on what we have learned about new ways of working and the implications for leadership.
This event will feature world-class experts from IMD Business School alongside HR practitioners. The accompanying Discussion Paper, we will discuss innovation in a crisis, digital transformation, and the implications for Leadership and business culture.
- Reflect on what we have learnt during the crisis and what lessons HR can embed within the DNA of their companies to help build more agile, resilient and successful organisations.
- Explore the ways some of the most successful organisations embrace change in order to thrive.
- Discover practical ways HR can support leadership and develop business culture in response to change.
- See how they can support organisational leaders to manage dilemmas and trade-offs in the new landscape.
Prof. Mark Greeven
Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Institute for Management and Development, IMD Business School
Mark is Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD. Drawing on a decade of experience in research, teaching and consulting in China, Mark explores how to organise innovation in a turbulent world. He has been collaborating with innovative Chinese companies and entrepreneurial multinationals to explore novel ways of organising, accelerating corporate innovation, designing business ecosystems to thrive on uncertainty. He is a fluent Chinese speaker. Mark received a PhD degree from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining IMD he held faculty positions at Zhejiang University in China and the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands.
Prof. Katharina Lange
Professor of Leadership, Institute for Management and Development, IMD Business School
Katharina joined IMD as Professor of Leadership in September 2019, where she teaches executives globally in self-leadership and cross-cultural team leadership in times of change. Her career in business education began as Program Director and Head Life Science Industries at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. Followed by Leader of the Office of Executive Development at Singapore Management University. Prior to this, Katharina worked 9 years with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting. Her PhD in pharmacology adds the empirical lens of a natural scientist to her profile. A published case study writer for Harvard Business Publishing and the SMU Case Center, Katharina was appointed as a member of the Board of UNICON, the global consortium for university based executive education in 2018. And has previously served as a board member on the Board of Governors of the German European School Singapore.