8/16/21

Listening Time:

40 min

Episode 121: How Global Companies Adapting to Succeed in the Face of Ongoing Disruption—with Jim Hemerling

The world is not going to go back to “business as usual.” So what do we need to do as consultants to help our clients adapt and embrace the continually transformation that the new unpredictable era will demand.


In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Jim Hemerling a leader in Boston Consulting Group’s People & Organization and Transformation practices and co-author of Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution. He shares how companies can pursue growth strategies, operating models, and organizational structures that enable them to thrive in the uncertain times.

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Episode Details

Jim Hemerling encourages business leaders to go beyond great and adopt a new playbook that will help their companies become resilient in the face of even the most volatile situations.


In this episode, we talk about:


  • Recognizing that the world is constantly being disrupted by the forces of social tension, climate change, economic nationalism, and technology.

  • Shifting the focus from shareholders to all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and the impact on society more broadly while still delivering for shareholders.

  • Moving from sporadic transformation to “always-on transformation”

  • Looking at how companies grow, operate, and organize and examples of companies who have transformed

  • Engineering ecosystems through developing new integrated network and managing them for mutual benefit

  • Embracing three fundamental new ways of thinking about organizations and combining to create powerful innovations in organization

  • Approaching transformation and leadership through three elements: the head, heart, and hands


For more information about Jim Hemerling:
https://www.bcg.com/about/people/experts/jim-hemerling

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-hemerling


Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution.

https://www.bcg.com/featured-insights/beyond-great-book