Research, stories & insights on transitioning to an agile operating model
Since the year 2000, 52% of the S&P 500 have disappeared; gobbled up by competitors, withered into obscurity, or cast outright into the history books. And while consultants and authors have produced a seemingly limitless library of frameworks, strategies, and best practices for avoiding disruption, the carnage continues. Because while the diagnosis is simple — big companies fail because they’re slow — the treatment plan is much more difficult to define.
A recent Gartner study found that CEOs are more focused on “simple” growth (revenues, sales, market share) than anything else in 2019. At Unilever, chasing simple growth means rethinking how it takes new products and partnerships to market, putting the customer first and creating a new way of working that reduces bureaucracy and constraints.