Imagining a New Executive Office
Here are four ideas to help reshape the leadership model
The fundamental role of the C-suite has changed. In the past, the leadership team's job was to keep the existing machine humming, optimizing for efficiency and profitability. But now the challenge goes beyond delivering business results to driving transformation—in effect, building a new machine that will thrive in the future and, ideally, the present.
And the demands placed on most senior leaders of organizations have grown exponentially. Not only are they required to be constantly reinventing the company, but they must also navigate the growing expectations of employees, investors and other stakeholders who believe that corporations and their leaders should play a larger role in addressing broader issues in society that historically fell outside the purview of business. The demands these leaders face will only increase given that relentless disruption and uncertainty are now facts of life.
Who can live up to this super-human job description? It may be time to reimagine how the C-suite operates. We see four fundamental shifts that can help executive teams evolve.
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